About Beaverton
The Meridian at Murrayhill - Beaverton, Oregon

Beaverton is well known for its many attractive and well-planned neighborhoods. Nestled in the heart of the Tualatin Valley, Beaverton is just seven miles west of Portland, combining the best of the energy of a big city and the peaceful surroundings of a country setting. There is no shortage of activities for the intrepid adventurer in Beaverton; your opportunities are limited only by your imagination!

Residents enjoy easy access to a complete range of community services, including the Portland Metropolitan West-side's largest shopping district and dozens of churches serving all denominations.

Beaverton has a vast amount of "Green Space" with over 100 parks encompassing 1,000 acres. A park is located within a half mile of every home and the city features 30 miles of hiking trails and a 25 mile network of bike paths.

Beaverton Residents are Able to enjoy many outdoor activities with ski slopes and ocean beaches a little more than an hour away.

Transportation

As the "hub" of Washington County, Beaverton is centrally located and easily accessible from every direction. The city is served by Highway 26 and Highway 217, and is only minutes from Interstate 5. Average commute time for residents of Beaverton is approximately 20 minutes. Additionally, ongoing projects to improve roads and arterials within Beaverton continue to ensure that commuters have a variety of options at their fingertips.

Commuters who use public transportation can find easy access to buses and light rail from any area of Beaverton. The Portland-Metro area's award-winning public transportation system, TriMet, carries over 300,000 riders daily on weekdays. With the opening of the new airport Light Rail Line, commuters can travel from Beaverton to Portland International Airport in just an hour for a fraction of the cost of airport parking or taxi service. In addition, a commuter rail line from Wilsonville to Beaverton is available now.

Education

Families in Beaverton are served by the Beaverton School District, the third largest district in Oregon. With enrollment of over 35,000 students in 46 schools, the Beaverton School District proves its high standards repeatedly in standardized tests. Students of all ages enjoy a low student ot teacher ratio, average 25 students per teacher.

Additionally, public education in the Beaverton School District leaves students well-prepared and eagerly anticipating college. Beaverton students benefit from the strong bond between the community and the school district; all schools have easy access to the latest technology.

Business

There's no question that the economy of Beaverton and its surrounding communities has a huge technology base; in fact, the ear is nicknamed "The Silicon Forest". However, the area has a strong diversity of industries and employers, and that diversity gives Beaverton a strength and richness that goes far beyond just technology. Of the various employment sectors in Beaverton, the largest include technology and manufacturing, appare, and export trade.

The local economy is strong, and the variety of businesses provides a great deal of opportunities for every employment situation. From work at home opportunities to part time or job share opportunities, to traditional full time employment, every family can find something to meet its economic and career needs.