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
Magazine 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
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 lifestyle 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, individuals and families will find a wide range
of apartment options to fit their needs in
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.
With a population of over 12, 100, Cornelius is a small city situated in the fertile
Tualatin River Valley, 26 miles west of
Portland. At first glance, Cornelius is
an agricultural paradise, where rolling
hillsides, vineyards and farms abound.
However, those in the know have discovered that beneath the rural exterior,
Cornelius is home to hidden gems and
world-renowned amenities, such as world-class wineries and one of the oldest golf
courses in the Pacific Northwest.
During summer months, visitors can pick
strawberries, lavender, lilies, dahlias,
gladiolas and a host of other floral varieties at local farms. Family-owned farms
are well known throughout the area for
plump, delicious berries, which sell at
area farmers markets and grocery stores.
If golf is your game, play a round at
Forest Hills Golf Course. Built in 1927,
Forest Hills is a challenging course with
18 holes of rolling terrain among scenic
Oregon produces 99 percent of the nation’s
hazelnuts (also known as filberts). At
Oregon Orchard Hazelnuts, a co-op of
Hazelnut Farmers of Oregon, shoppers are
greeted with a variety of hazelnut products,
including roasted, salted, hickory-smoked,
chocolate-covered and fruit-flavored.
Situated in the Chehalem Mountains
American Viticultural Area (AVA),
Cornelius is also home to three wineries:
Ardiri Winery and Vineyards, with spectacular views of the Tualatin Valley