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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13010 SW WEIR RD
$239,900
House
3 beds
2 baths
1,176 sqft
7,405 lot sqft
1 days on site
 Courtesy of Realty Direct Northwest
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5690 SW 152ND AVE
$375,000
House
4 beds
3 baths
2,156 sqft
8,712 lot sqft
0 days on site
 Courtesy of Ken Miller & Associates
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12020 SW CAMDEN LN
$159,000
House
2 beds
1.1 baths
1,112 sqft
2,178 lot sqft
0 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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14525 SW MAGPIE LN 201
$185,000
Townhouse
2 beds
2 baths
1,165 sqft
- lot sqft
0 days on site
 Courtesy of The Carl Group, LLC
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17295 SW WHITLEY WAY
$189,500
House
3 beds
1.2 baths
1,201 sqft
871 lot sqft
2 days on site
 Courtesy of Summa Real Estate Group
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16825 SW WHITLEY WAY
$312,000
House
3 beds
2.1 baths
1,809 sqft
6,970 lot sqft
2 days on site
 Courtesy of Windermere Stellar
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14362 SW Rancher LN L37
$369,990
House
4 beds
2.1 baths
1,837 sqft
- lot sqft
0 days on site
 Courtesy of Cascadian South Corp.
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290 NW 116TH AVE 106
$235,000
House
2 beds
2.1 baths
1,104 sqft
- lot sqft
3 days on site
 Courtesy of Hasson Company Realtors
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15913 SW MORTONDALE LN
$209,900
House
2 beds
2.1 baths
1,303 sqft
871 lot sqft
2 days on site
 Courtesy of RE/MAX Equity Group
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14635 SW CAROLWOOD DR
$359,000
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House
3 beds
2 baths
2,136 sqft
8,276 lot sqft
1 days on site
 Courtesy of Keller Williams SunsetCorridor
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14300 SW ROCKLYNN PL
$199,900
House
2 beds
1 baths
1,087 sqft
4,356 lot sqft
4 days on site
 Courtesy of RE/MAX Equity Group
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14978 SW EMERALD CT
$325,000
House
3 beds
2.1 baths
1,574 sqft
8,276 lot sqft
4 days on site
 Courtesy of Hasson Company Realtors
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11845 NW STONE MOUNTAIN LN 305
$149,000
Condo
1 beds
1 baths
694 sqft
- lot sqft
4 days on site
 Courtesy of Keller Williams SunsetCorridor
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12755 SW NIGHT HERON LN 100
$233,500
House
3 beds
2.1 baths
1,541 sqft
871 lot sqft
5 days on site
 Courtesy of ZAD Realty & Property Mgmt,LLC
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6990 SW LOMBARD AVE
$189,000
Open House

Sun Oct 19th 11am-3pm

House
3 beds
2 baths
1,104 sqft
12,632 lot sqft
2 days on site
 Courtesy of Elite Realty
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9090 SW REBECCA LN
$359,900
House
4 beds
3 baths
3,260 sqft
8,712 lot sqft
5 days on site
 Courtesy of RE/MAX Equity Group
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13830 SW SCHOLLS FERRY RD
$229,900
Townhouse
3 beds
2.1 baths
1,477 sqft
- lot sqft
1 days on site
 Courtesy of RE/MAX Equity Group
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7380 SW WILSON CT
$195,000
House
2 beds
2 baths
1,310 sqft
- lot sqft
5 days on site
 Courtesy of Windermere Realty Group
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14844 SW CONOR CIR
$199,000
House
3 beds
2.1 baths
1,453 sqft
1,742 lot sqft
5 days on site
 Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Seal
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6905 SW IMPERIAL DR
$210,300
House
3 beds
1 baths
1,008 sqft
8,712 lot sqft
0 days on site
 Courtesy of Front Door Realty
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9545 SW NEW FOREST DR
$359,000
Open House

Sun Oct 19th 1pm-3pm

House
3 beds
3 baths
2,510 sqft
7,405 lot sqft
2 days on site
 Courtesy of RE/MAX Equity Group
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9442 SW 164TH AVE
$289,950
House
3 beds
2.1 baths
1,640 sqft
5,227 lot sqft
0 days on site
 Courtesy of Walczyk Associates Realty
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16255 SW GAGE LN
$224,900
House
3 beds
2.1 baths
1,527 sqft
871 lot sqft
8 days on site
 Courtesy of HomeSellers-White Realty
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7555 SW 149TH AVE
$349,900
House
3 beds
2.1 baths
1,838 sqft
6,098 lot sqft
0 days on site
 Courtesy of Round Stone Properties, LLC