linear trail popular with bicyclists, hikers, and
equestrians. The community was named for
John and Nancy Banks, who owned a nearby
dairy farm, and was incorporated in 1921.
Beaverton, Oregon is a suburb on the
western border of Portland, and is one of
the fastest developing areas in Oregon.
Beaverton is the fifth-largest city in Oregon
with over 95,000 residents, making it the
second-largest Portland suburb. Beaverton is
a robust community with large headquartered companies, the third-largest school
district in the state, and strong citizen and
business involvement, yet maintains a
friendly and accessible persona that makes
Beaverton a desirable place to live and work.
Beaverton citizens are actively involved with
the City, as its engaged residents and local
businesses collaborate, to help shape the
direction of the community.
Beaverton is seven miles west of Downtown Portland, in the heart of the “Silicon
Forest”, whose high tech manufacturing
jobs provide the livelihood, and stable,
sustainable jobs for the region. Over 300
high tech companies are located in the
Beaverton/Washington County area,
including Intel and Tektronix. Beaverton
is also home to athletic footwear and
apparel company, Nike, and food manufacturer, Reser’s Fine Foods. Scores of other
companies large and small contribute to a
strong local economy.
Beaverton was named one of the 100 Best
Places to Live in America by Money Maga-
zine in 2010 & 2012 for providing ample
opportunities for its residents to stay active.
And, in 2009 Beaverton was named the best
place to raise kids (Top 10 Best Places to
Raise Your Kids, Business Week) due to the
parks located within a half mile of every
resident, a 25-mile network of bike paths,
and highly regarded public and private
Housing options in Beaverton range from
single family houses on quiet cul-de-sacs to
urban-core condominiums near shops and
light rail transit stations. From new developments to established neighborhoods,
Beaverton’s got it. For those who prefer the
urban lifestyle, The Round offers urban life-style living, complete with light rail transit
to Downtown Portland or Portland International Airport. A drive around the area
will avail a variety of condominiums and
townhomes of all styles and price ranges.
Every neighborhood within Beaverton also
provides plenty of options to rent. Near
schools, near shopping, or the country,
Beaverton residents enjoy a vast array of
life-enhancing amenities including the
region’s largest farmers market, a new
library, more than 100 parks, bike paths
and hiking trails, and an award-wining and
highly utilized parks department – Tualatin
Hills Park & Recreation District. The
district provides boundless opportunities
for recreation including organized sports,
special-interest classes, as well as over 200
parks with over 60 miles or trails that link
neighborhoods to schools, playgrounds,
nature, shops, and restaurants.
There are over 38,500 students in 46 schools
from grades K- 12 in the Beaverton School
District. Beaverton is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in Oregon, with over 90
different languages spoken in area schools.
Beaverton students’ SAT scores consistently rank among the nation’s highest.
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