Located in the heart of the Tualatin Valley, midway between Mt. Hood and the Oregon coast, Beaverton combines the best of a big city and the peaceful surroundings of a small town. Just seven miles west of downtown Portland, Beaverton is Oregon’s sixth largest city and the second-largest incorporated city in Washington County.
Beaverton is home to nearly 100,000 people of all ages and backgrounds. One in three residents identify as a person of color, roughly 20 percent were born outside of the U.S., and more than 100 languages are spoken in the Beaverton School District. This richness of cultural diversity is what makes Beaverton such a vibrant city.
Filled with eclectic charm, downtown Beaverton is a collection of mid-century shop fronts, turn-of-the-century landmarks and the latest in mixed-use development. Beyond the city core are opportunities for shopping, entertainment and exploration.
With over 100 parks encompassing 1,000 acres, there is a park within a half mile of every home, 30 miles of hiking trails, and a 25-mile network of bike paths. Ski slopes to the east and ocean beaches to the west, as well as forests all around, provide additional opportunities for recreation.
Beaverton is located in the heart of Oregon’s “Silicon Forest.” Here focus on innovation and entrepreneurship has cultivated startups and grown established companies in a diverse range of industries.
Home to 11 well-planned, distinct neighborhoods, Beaverton offers more opportunities for neighbors to have fun and make a greater impact on the community. Along treelined streets, neighbors are often out jogging, biking, dog-walking, and enjoying everything the city has to offer all year long. From outdoor plays and concerts to art, multicultural festivals and celebrations, Beaverton’s annual events help bring the community together.
Welcoming residents and visitors alike, Beaverton is eager to share all that makes it the best of Oregon.
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Families in Beaverton are served by the Beaverton School District and families who desire a private school education have numerous options. Oregon’s best private schools are located within minutes of the city, and all of them provide highly rated educational programs.
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Weather & Climate
Although the Pacific Northwest is known for wet winters, you’ll be surprised to know that Beaverton averages only 36 inches of rain per year - which is less than Baltimore, Maryland, with 41 inches, and Miami, Florida, with 56 inches.
In the dry months, June through September, Beaverton receives less than five inches of rain total. The average temperature in the summer is in the 80s and, because of the northern latitude, the total number of hours of daylight in the summer can reach almost 16 hours (sunrise at 5:21 am and sunset at 9:02 pm).
In the wintertime, it is not uncommon to experience minor snowfalls of a couple of inches, but major snowfall occurrences are rare.