Where in Beaverton Should I Live?
Beaverton is a great city located just west of downtown Portland along Sunset Highway. It’s easily accessible from the Beaverton Tigard Highway which runs North and South, the Sunset Highway or Highway 26 which runs East and West from downtown Portland out to the ocean, or from I5 up the Beaverton Tigard Highway from the south. It’s home to several different neighborhoods and communities and is a popular choice for those moving to the Portland Metro area.
The farther you get from the Beaverton Tigard Highway or Highway 217, the longer the commute will be so if you’re looking to have a shorter commute round into downtown Portland you may want to choose some of the neighborhoods closest to the highway such as Cedar Hills, Vose, and Five Oaks. These three neighborhoods are specifically close to Highway 26 and Highway 27 but the Cedar Hills area is located at the intersection of 217 and 26 making it ideal for those that commute to downtown Portland.
Cedar Hills also has plenty of great schools including two middle schools and several elementary schools. On the corner of Murray and Jenkins Road are several shopping malls, Costco, restaurants, and parks making it ideal for folks that live in the Cedar Hills neighborhood. This is probably one of the most popular neighborhoods considering the residential neighborhoods are close to parks and schools yet you’re just seconds away from most shops, markets, and daily necessities.
Other neighborhoods that are set a little way from the major freeways are Sexton Mountain and Aloha. These communities are primarily residential with several neighborhood parks and community recreational facilities. Sexton Mountain has over seven parks in its vicinity and makes a great location for those that are looking for single-family homes, duplexes, and a quiet more peaceful setting.
Aloha is located along the Tualatin Valley Highway just off the Tualatin Hills Nature Park. Along this major highway are several general necessities such as shops, markets, and restaurants and the Aloha High School is also in this neighborhood. This is a collection of residential communities and industrial and commercial neighborhoods as well making it a good walking neighborhood.
On the East side of the Beaverton-Tigard Highway you’ll find several more high and homes surrounding the Portland Golf Club and the Redtail Golf Course. This is also a collection of residential neighborhoods interspersed with parks and commercial or retail neighborhoods.
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