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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6755 SW JUNIPER TER
$339,950
House
3 beds
2 baths
1,757 sqft
7,405 lot sqft
1 days on site
 Courtesy of John L. Scott
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842 NW 118TH AVE
$284,900
Townhouse
3 beds
2.1 baths
1,371 sqft
- lot sqft
2 days on site
 Courtesy of Premiere Property Group, LLC
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13925 SW Meridian 103
$164,900
Condo
1 beds
1 baths
595 sqft
- lot sqft
2 days on site
 Courtesy of John L. Scott
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13325 SW PEARL ST
$219,900
House
3 beds
1 baths
915 sqft
9,583 lot sqft
2 days on site
 Courtesy of RE/MAX Equity Group
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10690 SW DAVIES RD
$114,950
Condo
2 beds
1 baths
893 sqft
- lot sqft
3 days on site
 Courtesy of Oregon Realty Co.
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15528 SW STONE RIDGE CIR
$258,000
House
4 beds
2.1 baths
1,862 sqft
1,307 lot sqft
0 days on site
 Courtesy of Meadows Group Inc., Realtors
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14591 SW REDBUD WAY
$215,000
House
2 beds
2.1 baths
1,337 sqft
2,178 lot sqft
3 days on site
 Courtesy of Keller Williams-PDX Central
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16730 SW IVY GLEN ST
$419,900
House
5 beds
2.1 baths
2,545 sqft
9,148 lot sqft
0 days on site
 Courtesy of RE/MAX Equity Group
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1932 SW 144TH AVE
$285,000
House
2 beds
2.1 baths
1,379 sqft
1,307 lot sqft
3 days on site
 Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Real Estate
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13240 SW BARBERRY LN
$315,000
House
4 beds
2 baths
1,809 sqft
5,227 lot sqft
4 days on site
 Courtesy of Change Realty, LLC
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246 SW VALERIA VIEW DR
$299,000
House
3 beds
2.1 baths
1,869 sqft
2,614 lot sqft
3 days on site
 Courtesy of Keller Williams SunsetCorridor
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15735 SW KINGFISHER LN
$329,000
House
3 beds
2.1 baths
1,651 sqft
2,614 lot sqft
4 days on site
 Courtesy of Oregon First
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7470 SW 142ND AVE
$325,000
House
3 beds
3 baths
1,936 sqft
10,019 lot sqft
3 days on site
 Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Real Estate
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14220 SW WILSON DR
$299,990
House
4 beds
2 baths
1,972 sqft
10,019 lot sqft
2 days on site
 Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Seal
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17340 NW WOODMERE CT
$350,000
House
4 beds
2.1 baths
2,357 sqft
7,405 lot sqft
0 days on site
 Courtesy of Meadows Group Inc., Realtors
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12470 SW 9TH ST
$225,000
House
2 beds
1 baths
800 sqft
- lot sqft
0 days on site
 Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Real Estate
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14520 SW GRAYLING LN
$125,000
Condo
2 beds
2 baths
966 sqft
- lot sqft
0 days on site
 Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Profes.
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13995 SW 20TH ST
$315,000
House
4 beds
3 baths
2,103 sqft
7,841 lot sqft
5 days on site
 Courtesy of Keller Williams SunsetCorridor
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14755 SW 6TH ST
$265,000
House
3 beds
2 baths
1,200 sqft
6,098 lot sqft
2 days on site
 Courtesy of Century 21 Wright & Assoc.
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13550 SW HART RD
$324,900
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House
3 beds
2 baths
1,432 sqft
9,148 lot sqft
2 days on site
 Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Profes.
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13750 SW STIRRUP ST
$305,000
House
3 beds
2 baths
1,797 sqft
8,276 lot sqft
5 days on site
 Courtesy of Better Homes & Gardens Realty
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9380 SW 146TH TER
$99,900
Condo
1 beds
1 baths
753 sqft
- lot sqft
7 days on site
 Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Portland Premiere
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12600 SW CRESCENT ST
$169,600
Condo
2 beds
2 baths
1,231 sqft
- lot sqft
7 days on site
 Courtesy of REALHome Services & Solutions
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Open House
720 NW ALTISHIN PL
$455,000
Open House

Sun Sep 21st 12pm-3pm

House
4 beds
2.1 baths
2,536 sqft
7,405 lot sqft
4 days on site
 Courtesy of Keller Williams SunsetCorridor
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16620 SW IVY GLEN ST
$469,950
$10,000 Price drop Sep, 18
House
4 beds
2.1 baths
2,950 sqft
7,405 lot sqft
7 days on site
 Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Profes.