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

Beaverton Real Estate & Homes for Sale

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11845 NW STONE MOUNTAIN LN 303
$129,900
Condo
1 beds
1 baths
672 sqft
- lot sqft
0 days on site
 Courtesy of RE/MAX Equity Group
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14255 SW ROCKLYNN PL
$186,500
House
2 beds
2 baths
1,100 sqft
3,049 lot sqft
0 days on site
 Courtesy of RE/MAX Equity Group
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Open House
14235 SW BARROWS RD
$234,900
Open House

Sat Nov 8th 3pm-5pm

House
3 beds
2.1 baths
1,431 sqft
436 lot sqft
0 days on site
 Courtesy of Redfin
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7755 SW 136TH AVE
$449,000
House
5 beds
3 baths
3,496 sqft
14,810 lot sqft
0 days on site
 Courtesy of Soldera Properties, Inc
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10080 SW FLICKA PL
$435,000
House
5 beds
3 baths
2,793 sqft
10,454 lot sqft
0 days on site
 Courtesy of RE/MAX Equity Group
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645 NW FALLING WATERS LN 303
$199,900
Condo
2 beds
2 baths
1,119 sqft
- lot sqft
0 days on site
 Courtesy of The Force Realty Portland Met
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17680 NW FIELDSTONE DR
$379,900
House
4 beds
2.1 baths
2,152 sqft
7,405 lot sqft
1 days on site
 Courtesy of Caliber Real Estate
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Open House
14325 SW BARROWS RD
$185,000
Open House

Sun Nov 2nd 12pm-2pm

Townhouse
2 beds
2.1 baths
1,109 sqft
- lot sqft
2 days on site
 Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Seal
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7240 SW HYLAND PARK CT
$320,000
House
3 beds
2 baths
1,827 sqft
4,792 lot sqft
1 days on site
 Courtesy of Park Place Real Estate, Inc
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16952 SW WHITLEY WAY
$244,900
House
4 beds
2.1 baths
1,515 sqft
2,614 lot sqft
1 days on site
 Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Portland Premiere
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14336 SW Rancher LN L39
$354,990
House
3 beds
2.1 baths
1,744 sqft
- lot sqft
0 days on site
 Courtesy of Cascadian South Corp.
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5625 SW Elm AVE
$250,000
House
3 beds
1.1 baths
1,416 sqft
9,583 lot sqft
2 days on site
 Courtesy of Calibre Real Estate
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13295 SW HAZEL ST
$191,550
House
2 beds
1 baths
1,186 sqft
8,712 lot sqft
4 days on site
 Courtesy of Tree City Real Estate
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6600 SW SUSSEX ST
$158,000
Condo
2 beds
2 baths
1,100 sqft
- lot sqft
1 days on site
 Courtesy of Meadows Group Inc., Realtors
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14840 SW SANDHILL LOOP
$155,000
Townhouse
2 beds
2 baths
1,182 sqft
- lot sqft
3 days on site
 Courtesy of Hasson Company Realtors
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13025 SW Combine ST
$264,900
House
3 beds
2 baths
1,140 sqft
6,970 lot sqft
3 days on site
 Courtesy of RE/MAX Equity Group
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13060 SW ALLEN BLVD
$176,900
Open House

Sun Nov 2nd 1pm-3pm

House
3 beds
2.1 baths
1,446 sqft
1,742 lot sqft
7 days on site
 Courtesy of Windermere Stellar
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7676 SW CRESMOOR DR
$199,900
House
2 beds
2 baths
1,306 sqft
3,049 lot sqft
4 days on site
 Courtesy of Mountain View Realtors LLC
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7080 SW TIERRA DEL MAR DR
$380,000
House
4 beds
2 baths
2,344 sqft
15,682 lot sqft
7 days on site
 Courtesy of Real Pro NW.com
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15523 SW STONE RIDGE CIR
$279,900
House
3 beds
2.1 baths
1,972 sqft
1,742 lot sqft
7 days on site
 Courtesy of John L. Scott
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13765 SW HARNESS LN
$395,930
Open House

Sun Nov 2nd 1pm-3pm

House
4 beds
3 baths
2,936 sqft
8,276 lot sqft
6 days on site
 Courtesy of Meadows Group Inc., Realtors
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6150 SW ALICE LN 304A
$144,900
Condo
2 beds
2 baths
905 sqft
- lot sqft
4 days on site
 Courtesy of RE/MAX Equity Group
13 Photos
Open House
16159 SW AUDUBON ST 104
$235,000
Open House

Sun Nov 2nd 1pm-4pm

Townhouse
3 beds
2.1 baths
1,478 sqft
- lot sqft
6 days on site
 Courtesy of RE/MAX Equity Group
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13885 SW Meridian ST 133
$164,900
Condo
1 beds
1 baths
595 sqft
- lot sqft
7 days on site
 Courtesy of John L. Scott
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13995 SW SPIREA ST
$259,000
House
3 beds
2 baths
1,402 sqft
7,405 lot sqft
6 days on site
 Courtesy of NW Real Estate Investment Grp