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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16159 SW AUDUBON ST 104
$235,000
Open House

Sun Oct 26th 1pm-4pm

Townhouse
3 beds
2.1 baths
1,478 sqft
- lot sqft
0 days on site
 Courtesy of RE/MAX Equity Group
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7676 SW CRESMOOR DR
$199,900
House
2 beds
2 baths
1,306 sqft
3,049 lot sqft
0 days on site
 Courtesy of Mountain View Realtors LLC
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13765 SW HARNESS LN
$395,930
Open House

Sun Oct 26th 1pm-3pm

House
4 beds
3 baths
2,936 sqft
8,276 lot sqft
0 days on site
 Courtesy of Meadows Group Inc., Realtors
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15523 SW STONE RIDGE CIR
$279,900
House
3 beds
2.1 baths
1,972 sqft
1,742 lot sqft
0 days on site
 Courtesy of John L. Scott
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9960 SW TRAPPER TER
$113,950
Condo
2 beds
2 baths
1,102 sqft
- lot sqft
0 days on site
 Courtesy of Windermere West LLC
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13885 SW Meridian ST 133
$164,900
Condo
1 beds
1 baths
595 sqft
- lot sqft
0 days on site
 Courtesy of John L. Scott
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13885 SW Meridian ST 316
$196,900
Condo
2 beds
2 baths
985 sqft
- lot sqft
0 days on site
 Courtesy of John L. Scott
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6150 SW ALICE LN 304A
$144,900
Condo
2 beds
2 baths
905 sqft
- lot sqft
0 days on site
 Courtesy of RE/MAX Equity Group
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15600 SW BRIGHTON CT
$490,000
Open House

Sat Oct 25th 12pm-2pm

House
4 beds
3.1 baths
3,100 sqft
8,276 lot sqft
0 days on site
 Courtesy of Redfin
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15730 SW STARLING LN
$319,900
House
3 beds
2.1 baths
1,803 sqft
1,742 lot sqft
1 days on site
 Courtesy of Diamond Group Properties, Inc.
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16715 SW BASELINE RD
$162,500
Townhouse
3 beds
2.1 baths
1,436 sqft
- lot sqft
1 days on site
 Courtesy of Windermere Charbonneau
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13895 SW BARROWS RD 103
$175,000
Townhouse
2 beds
2.1 baths
1,068 sqft
- lot sqft
0 days on site
 Courtesy of Premiere Property Group, LLC
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14640 SW CAROLWOOD DR
$295,000
Open House

Sun Oct 26th 1pm-4pm

House
3 beds
2 baths
1,601 sqft
7,405 lot sqft
1 days on site
 Courtesy of John L. Scott
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6825 SW PRINCESS AVE
$244,900
House
3 beds
1 baths
1,008 sqft
9,148 lot sqft
1 days on site
 Courtesy of Trio Realty, LLC
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7120 SW QUEEN LN
$299,900
House
4 beds
2.1 baths
2,205 sqft
3,485 lot sqft
1 days on site
 Courtesy of Premiere Property Group, LLC
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10245 SW 144th AVE Lot 1
$424,990
House
3 beds
2.1 baths
2,717 sqft
- lot sqft
1 days on site
 Courtesy of Cascadian South Corp.
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12840 SW HARLEQUIN DR
$357,500
House
3 beds
2.1 baths
1,883 sqft
4,792 lot sqft
2 days on site
 Courtesy of Windermere Stellar
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5690 SW 152ND AVE
$375,000
House
4 beds
3 baths
2,156 sqft
8,712 lot sqft
3 days on site
 Courtesy of Ken Miller & Associates
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13010 SW WEIR RD
$239,900
House
3 beds
2 baths
1,176 sqft
7,405 lot sqft
4 days on site
 Courtesy of Realty Direct Northwest
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5076 SW ROCKLYNN PL
$204,950
House
2 beds
2 baths
1,100 sqft
2,614 lot sqft
4 days on site
 Courtesy of R. Collin & Associates, Inc.
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12020 SW CAMDEN LN
$159,000
House
2 beds
1.1 baths
1,112 sqft
2,178 lot sqft
3 days on site
 Courtesy of RE/MAX Equity Group
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6075 SW 130TH AVE
$205,000
House
3 beds
1.1 baths
1,352 sqft
1,742 lot sqft
1 days on site
 Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Real Estate
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17295 SW WHITLEY WAY
$189,500
Open House

Sat Oct 25th 1pm-4pm

House
3 beds
1.2 baths
1,201 sqft
871 lot sqft
3 days on site
 Courtesy of Summa Real Estate Group
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14525 SW MAGPIE LN 201
$185,000
Townhouse
2 beds
2 baths
1,165 sqft
- lot sqft
4 days on site
 Courtesy of The Carl Group, LLC
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14362 SW Rancher LN L37
$369,990
House
4 beds
2.1 baths
1,837 sqft
- lot sqft
5 days on site
 Courtesy of Cascadian South Corp.