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Natural Beauty & Vibrant Community: Living in Beaverton, Oregon

January 31, 2019

Showcasing an incredible mix of natural beauty and exciting attractions, Beaverton, Oregon, is a fantastic place to call home. With a population of 90,000, Beaverton is home to everything from wineries and international restaurants to Nike’s global headquarters. Living in Beaverton, Oregon, is the best kind of adventure—keep reading to find out why!

Outdoor activities

Beaverton has a network of more than 30 miles of hiking trails, 25 miles of bike paths and 100 parks—the city prides itself on having a park within a half mile of every home. Residents also enjoy eight swim centers, six recreation centers and about 1,500 acres of natural areas, as well as golf courses and sports fields. Nearby Forest Park is one of the nation’s largest urban forests, stretching for more than seven miles along the eastern slope of the Tualatin Mountains. Along the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, popular recreational activities include water skiing, camping, hiking and fishing.

Beaverton is also within a few hours of a range of natural wonders, from the Oregon Coast and Columbia River Gorge to Mt. Hood and the Willamette Valley.

International cuisine

Foodies will find a lot to love about Beaverton, which hosts the Beaverton Farmers Market—the largest “all-agricultural” market in the region. In recent years, the city has gained recognition for its variety of acclaimed restaurants, especially its collection of authentic Korean eateries. Downtown Beaverton also showcases treasures like family-owned Syun Izakaya , a Japanese restaurant that has previously been recognized by The Oregonian A & E and Zagat.

This lush agriculture area is also home to two wineries: Cooper Mountain Vineyards and Ponzi Vineyards’ Historic Estate.

Find favorite spots of your own with this convenient walking map of downtown Beaverton.

Local culture and events

Living in Beaverton means never running out of things to do! The Beaverton Arts Commission provides exciting activities and unique programs throughout the year, including The Beaverton Arts Mix, which features nearly 1,000 works from more than 80 Oregon artists. Community events truly offer something for everyone, from dance performances and parades to outdoor movies and half-marathons. Find a calendar of annual Beaverton events here.

If Beaverton seems like the perfect place for your new home, check out Kemmer Ridge! Our beautiful Beaverton community features:

  • New homes from the upper $400s
  • Seven two- and three-story floor plans
  • 3 to 6 bedrooms and up to approx. 3,160 sq. ft.
  • Close proximity to shopping, dining and Winkelman Park

 

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