Beaverton OR: Portland’s Oldest Suburb


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Beaverton Oregon was the first real suburb of Portland and boasts a current population of about 98,000 (large by Portland standards). Growth began around 1970 with the dawn of production housing. Since Beaverton is full of streams and creeks that wander through many of the neighborhoods, greenbelts, areas of untouched land that are owned by the public, are common in the community. Greenbelts prevent any construction within 100 feet of the stream or creek, resulting in homeowner privacy and beautiful views.

Sitting just 7 miles west of downtown Portland, neighborhoods in Beaverton fall within all price ranges. The nicest and most expensive is Murray Hill (starting at $550k).  The Murray Hill community was intentionally planned to preserve the rich landscape of Oregon and protect resources natural to the area. The community possesses striking but complementary architecture, unique open spaces, street views, and Town Center amenities.

Along the Beaverton valley, you can find neighborhoods starting around $370k, dating from the 1970s to the early 2000s. There is very little new construction in Beaverton. In fact, the newer the house, the smaller the lot size, which is true of all the Portland Metro areas due to the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) see link below. In 2016 Beaverton was named ‘One of the best places to live’ by Money Magazine.  Beaverton (2018) was voted the best City in Oregon by the Wall Street Journal.

The Beaverton School District is highly rated and is the second-largest in the state. Our school boundaries do not match up with our City boundaries so a good portion of NW Portland is served by the Beaverton school district. Like Portland, the Beaverton High Schools specialize in individual subjects or talent/interest areas. An independent school Report by Niche is a good resource.

beaverton farmers marketOne of my favorite things to do on a summer Saturday is to visit the Beaverton Farmers Market. It is the largest farmers market in the country. Located in the revitalized old downtown area which boasts an impressive library and lots of public spaces, it is a major tourist attraction.

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