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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17289 SW WHITLEY WAY
$189,900
Open House

Sat Oct 4th 1pm-4pm

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3 beds
1.2 baths
1,203 sqft
871 lot sqft
0 days on site
 Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Profes.
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605 NW 118TH AVE 105
$234,900
Townhouse
2 beds
2.1 baths
1,124 sqft
- lot sqft
1 days on site
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10575 SW COTTONTAIL PL
$254,500
House
3 beds
2 baths
1,140 sqft
5,227 lot sqft
0 days on site
 Courtesy of Hasson Company Realtors
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9805 SW DAPPLEGREY LOOP
$434,500
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Sun Sep 28th 12pm-3pm

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4 beds
2.1 baths
2,516 sqft
9,148 lot sqft
2 days on site
 Courtesy of Century 21 Wright & Assoc.
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780 NW 118TH AVE
$238,000
Townhouse
2 beds
2.1 baths
1,051 sqft
- lot sqft
3 days on site
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12340 SW CADY LN
$224,900
House
3 beds
2.1 baths
1,570 sqft
871 lot sqft
3 days on site
 Courtesy of M Realty LLC - L.O.
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14880 SW MOCKINGBIRD CT
$379,900
House
4 beds
2.1 baths
2,681 sqft
7,405 lot sqft
3 days on site
 Courtesy of Meadows Group Inc., Realtors
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7190 SW HYLAND WAY
$300,000
House
3 beds
2 baths
1,692 sqft
4,356 lot sqft
2 days on site
 Courtesy of RE/MAX Equity Group
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14627 SW GRAYLING LN
$99,999
Condo
1 beds
1 baths
676 sqft
- lot sqft
4 days on site
 Courtesy of Windermere Stellar
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6755 SW WHISTLING CT
$244,900
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Sun Sep 28th 12pm-2pm

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3 beds
1 baths
1,260 sqft
7,841 lot sqft
0 days on site
 Courtesy of Xanadu Real Estate, LLC
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10324 SW TRAPPER TER
$145,000
Condo
2 beds
2 baths
1,440 sqft
- lot sqft
3 days on site
 Courtesy of Barbara Nelson Realty Gp., LLC
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7913 SW CONNEMARA TER
$185,000
House
2 beds
2 baths
1,134 sqft
1,742 lot sqft
4 days on site
 Courtesy of The Broker Network, LLC
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11855 NW STONE MOUNTAIN LN 403
$205,000
Condo
2 beds
2 baths
1,093 sqft
- lot sqft
4 days on site
 Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Profes.
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6767 SW 160TH AVE
$364,900
House
4 beds
2.1 baths
2,200 sqft
6,970 lot sqft
4 days on site
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14155 SW 140TH CT
$325,000
House
4 beds
2 baths
2,032 sqft
7,841 lot sqft
1 days on site
 Courtesy of RE/MAX Equity Group
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10215 SW 144th AVE L4
$469,990
House
4 beds
2.1 baths
2,874 sqft
- lot sqft
0 days on site
 Courtesy of Cascadian South Corp.
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10691 SW CELESTE LN
$299,000
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Sun Sep 28th 1pm-4pm

House
3 beds
2.1 baths
1,653 sqft
3,049 lot sqft
0 days on site
 Courtesy of VIP Real Estate Solutions
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9917 SW TRAPPER TER
$154,900
Condo
3 beds
2 baths
1,480 sqft
- lot sqft
2 days on site
 Courtesy of Windermere Stellar
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15495 SW SPARROW LOOP 103
$190,000
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Sun Sep 28th 12pm-3pm

Condo
2 beds
2.1 baths
1,129 sqft
- lot sqft
1 days on site
 Courtesy of M Realty LLC - L.O.
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14374 SW Rancher LN L36
$359,990
House
3 beds
2.1 baths
1,744 sqft
- lot sqft
6 days on site
 Courtesy of Cascadian South Corp.
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14396 SW Rancher LN L35
$367,990
$5,000 Price drop Sep, 27
House
4 beds
2.1 baths
1,837 sqft
- lot sqft
4 days on site
 Courtesy of Cascadian South Corp.
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14390 SW Equestrian LN L53
$389,990
House
4 beds
2.1 baths
2,114 sqft
- lot sqft
7 days on site
 Courtesy of Cascadian South Corp.
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6745 SW SCHOLLS FERRY RD 18
$109,000
Condo
2 beds
2 baths
1,039 sqft
- lot sqft
7 days on site
 Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Portland Premiere
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6235 SW 148TH AVE
$224,900
House
2 beds
1.1 baths
1,387 sqft
5,227 lot sqft
8 days on site
 Courtesy of RE/MAX Equity Group
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6755 SW JUNIPER TER
$339,950
House
3 beds
2 baths
1,757 sqft
7,405 lot sqft
8 days on site
 Courtesy of John L. Scott