10 Things to Know Before Moving to Beaverton

1. Beaverton’s Business

Nike Headquarters, Beaverton

Beaverton is home to the world headquarters of Nike, Inc. Well, technically Nike’s headquarters are surrounded by the city of Beaverton, but are within unincorporated Washington County.

2. Beaverton’s Business Part 2 (ft. Potato salad)

Potato Salad

Reser's Fine Foods, processor and distributor of fresh prepared foods, has housed its headquarters in Beaverton since 1960. The company grew from a potato salad business started by Mildred and Earl Reser in 1950. It looks like Beaverton figured out how to get rich off potato salad before the Kickstarter campaign did.

3. Hyland Forest Park

Hyland Forest Park

Hyland Woods is a 30-acre forest located in Beaverton. The soft-surface trails offer a great space for walks or runs under the Douglas-fir branches. In 2013 volunteers and contractors installed 12,000 native trees and shrubs throughout the park.

4. Parks and more parks

Beaverton Parks

Beaverton ranks third out of Oregon’s 20 biggest cities for its parks per capita. It has over 100 parks for a total of 1,000 acres. The city says a park is located within a half mile of every home, and the city features 30 miles of hiking trails and a 25-mile network of bike paths.

5. Small town feel

Beaverton open space

Even though Beaverton is the sixth biggest city in Oregon its natural spaces and community keep the hectic city feel at bay. It has the third lowest crime rate of Oregon’s big cities. Beaverton is seven miles west of Portland, in the Tualatin River Valley, and its 18.6 square miles are home to about 90,000 residents.

6. Have you seen this… chicken?

Reddit Beaverton post

Keeping with the small town feel, Beaverton residents keep an eye out for each other’s cats, dogs and even chickens. And they are incredibly polite about it.

7. Ten tiny dances

Beaverton 10 tiny dances

During the summer downtown Beaverton features five 4x4-foot stages showcasing the talents of master-level dancers. The 10 dances are ethnic and contemporary in style, and the event is free to the public. The event is centered around the local farmer’s market.

8. Car dependent

Beaverton commute

Beaverton has the 5 th longest commute of Oregon’s 20 biggest cities at an average of 24 minutes. Its Walk Score shows it is a mostly car dependent city with the most walkable Beaverton neighborhoods being Central Beaverton, Vose and Neighbors Southwest.

9. Pooches on Parade

Pooches on parade

Beaverton celebrates its community each year with a parade including floats and a marching band. This year they teamed up with the Oregon Humane Society to add dogs in costumes as the leaders of the parade.

10. Home Sweet Home

Jenkins Estate main house Beaverton

Twenty percent of Beaverton’s homes on the market are affordable for a family earning the median income of $56,123. The city also has the 11th lowest cost of living of Oregon’s 20 biggest cities.

Beaverton Real Estate & Homes for Sale

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5486 SW ALGER AVE H-1
$68,000
Condo
1 beds
1 baths
631 sqft
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0 days on site
 Courtesy of Windermere Community
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1080 SW 170TH AVE #200
$169,900
Condo
3 beds
2.1 baths
1,460 sqft
- lot sqft
0 days on site
 Courtesy of Keller Williams SunsetCorridor
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8560 SW 165TH AVE
$389,698
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4 beds
2.1 baths
1,962 sqft
5,227 lot sqft
0 days on site
 Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Profes.
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14305 SW Equestrian LN L42
$394,990
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4 beds
2.1 baths
1,837 sqft
- lot sqft
0 days on site
 Courtesy of Cascadian South Corp.
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14645 SW TOPAZ LN
$359,900
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3 beds
3 baths
2,404 sqft
6,970 lot sqft
1 days on site
 Courtesy of RE/MAX Equity Group
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15119 SW CANYON WREN WAY
$255,900
House
2 beds
2.1 baths
1,460 sqft
1,307 lot sqft
1 days on site
 Courtesy of Whittle Family Realty LLC
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6150 SW ALICE LN 301A
$79,900
Condo
1 beds
1 baths
651 sqft
- lot sqft
1 days on site
 Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Profes.
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16650 SW OREGON JADE CT
$615,000
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3 beds
3 baths
2,926 sqft
- lot sqft
0 days on site
 Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Profes.
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8705 SW CURRY CT
$360,000
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4 beds
3 baths
2,330 sqft
10,890 lot sqft
3 days on site
 Courtesy of World Wide Realty Inc
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11450 SW CINDY ST
$299,000
House
3 beds
2 baths
2,112 sqft
9,583 lot sqft
3 days on site
 Courtesy of Diamond Group Properties, Inc.
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15139 SW CANYON WREN WAY
$254,000
House
3 beds
2.1 baths
1,570 sqft
1,742 lot sqft
4 days on site
 Courtesy of Windermere Stellar
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15240 SW LARK LN
$475,000
House
4 beds
2.1 baths
2,818 sqft
7,405 lot sqft
4 days on site
 Courtesy of Meadows Group Inc., Realtors
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17297 SW WHITLEY WAY
$172,750
House
3 beds
1.2 baths
1,203 sqft
1,307 lot sqft
4 days on site
 Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Portland Premiere
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12010 SW FINCH ST
$450,000
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4 beds
2.1 baths
2,665 sqft
10,454 lot sqft
0 days on site
 Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Seal
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824 NW 118TH AVE
$239,900
Townhouse
2 beds
2.1 baths
1,129 sqft
- lot sqft
5 days on site
 Courtesy of Windermere West LLC
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10215 SW 144th AVE L4
$449,990
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4 beds
2.1 baths
2,874 sqft
- lot sqft
6 days on site
 Courtesy of Cascadian South Corp.
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335 SW 169TH CT
$419,500
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3 beds
2.1 baths
2,549 sqft
6,970 lot sqft
5 days on site
 Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Portland Premiere
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11675 SW 12TH ST
$234,900
House
3 beds
1 baths
1,462 sqft
7,841 lot sqft
1 days on site
 Courtesy of John L. Scott RE Portland S.
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14350 SW Equestrian LN L55
$372,990
House
3 beds
2.1 baths
1,972 sqft
- lot sqft
0 days on site
 Courtesy of Cascadian South Corp.
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7114 SW MURRAY BLVD
$139,900
Condo
2 beds
2 baths
1,052 sqft
- lot sqft
7 days on site
 Courtesy of Premiere Property Group, LLC
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10789 SW HERON CIR
$393,000
House
4 beds
2.1 baths
2,581 sqft
8,712 lot sqft
7 days on site
 Courtesy of Windermere Community
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14103 SW COMPASS DR
$349,995
House
3 beds
3.1 baths
1,748 sqft
1,742 lot sqft
7 days on site
 Courtesy of D. R. Horton, Inc Portland
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709 NW 118TH AVE
$235,000
Condo
2 beds
2 baths
1,196 sqft
- lot sqft
6 days on site
 Courtesy of Hasson Company Realtors
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8790 SW CORTEZ CT
$425,000
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4 beds
2.1 baths
3,188 sqft
8,276 lot sqft
4 days on site
 Courtesy of Premiere Property Group, LLC
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15270 SW SPARROW LOOP 103
$195,500
House
2 beds
2.1 baths
1,083 sqft
436 lot sqft
1 days on site
 Courtesy of RE/MAX Equity Group