With a population of 97,000, Hillsboro is the county seat and maintains a steady population growth due to the huge presence of Intel and other high-tech companies. While enjoying the livability of a small agricultural area, Hillsboro is moving into the future as one of Oregon’s fastest growing communities. Median income is $61,073 with a cross between engineers and agricultural workers. The city owns the 7000 square foot multi-sport Hillsboro Stadium used by high schools, colleges, and national sporting events such as minor league baseball and Special Olympics.
Homes in Hillsboro neighborhoods are more affordable that most of the other Westside suburbs because it sits fifteen miles west of downtown Portland. The majority of homes are in newer neighborhoods of detached and attached single family homes. You can find small acreage homes and executive level estates as well. There are a number of really nice neighborhoods with Orenco being the most famous. The MAX line (light rail) was built to bring Hillsboro residents into Beaverton and downtown Portland. It is possible to catch the MAX and be walking into the Zoo at Washington Park in less that twenty minutes.
Hillsboro is large enough to have a significant amount of shopping opportunities and a quaint downtown. Other than cultural events, you would never have to leave if you didn’t want to. Less than an hour from the coast and two of Oregon’s best beach towns Seaside and Cannon Beach, make weekend day trips an easy adventure.
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