Beaverton is a city that is located seven miles west of Portland in the Tualatin River Valley in Washington County, Oregon, United States. Beaverton is the second largest incorporated city in Washington County and sixth largest city in Oregon.
- Total population in 2010: 89,803
- Dominant race: White
- Languages spoken: English
- Total area covered: 18.7 square miles
- Probability of natural disasters: Chances of earthquake is higher than Oregon
- Creeks: Messinger Creek, Johnston Creek, Ash Creek, Ball Creek, Hall Creek, Summer Creek, Rock Creek and Spring Creek.
- Valley: Tualatin River Valley
- Beaverton receives 36 inches of rain per year. July has the highest temperature at around 70 degree Fahrenheit. The coldest month is December at around 38 degree Fahrenheit.
- Best time to visit is September and October.
History & Culture
- Beaverton was originally the home of native people, who called themselves Atfalati. In the late 1700’s the population of Atfalati declines and the Native Americans occupied Beaverton. In 1847, Lawrence Hall bought a land comprising of 640 acres, which is now Beaverton and built a grist mill.
- Beaverton was incorporated in the year 1893.
- The city of Beaverton offers many events and intercultural activities throughout the year. These events are amusing because people get to meet their neighbors, socialize, and feel like one happy community.
- Median family income in 2009: $71,303
- Cost of living index in Beaverton as of 2012: 101.5 (U.S. average is 100)
- Unemployment rate: 7.0%
- World top companies such as Nike, Tektronix and IBM are located in Beaverton.
- World headquarters of Nike is located in Beaverton. Beaverton is located in the heart of Oregon’s Silicon Forest and is home to many technology companies.
- Reser’s Fine Foods has its headquarters in Beaverton since 1960.
- Beaverton is now emerging as venture of Bio Science firms including, Blacktoe Medical, Welch Allyn, Inovise and Micro Power Electronics.
- Cedar Hills Crossing and Washington square are famous shopping mall in the city of Beaverton.
- Cooper Mountain Vineyards and Ponzi Vineyards are popular grape productions.
- Beaverton has numerous golf courses including Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club, Progress Downs Municipal Golf Course and Pumpkin Ridge.
- Tourist places: Tualatin Hills Nature Park, Veterans Memorial Park, City Park Fountain, The Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, The Jackson Bottom Wetlands and the Fernhill Wetlands.
Few quick facts you need to know when you are traveling to this city:
- Common mode of transportation: Many people drive their own car, while some carpool or take the public transportation.
- Zip codes: 97005, 97006, 97007, 97008, 97075, 97076, 97077, 97078.
- Crime rate index 32%.
- Nearest airport: Portland International Airport and Hillsboro Airport.
- Railway stations: 3 Amtrak train stations within 30 miles of the city center.
- There are 600 bus stops and 20 bus lines serve parts of Beaverton.
- 7 MAX stations and 2 WES stations are also a part of transportation.
- Nearest cities: Portland, Cedar Hills, West Slope, Oat Hills, Tigard, King City and Aloha.
- Hotels: Hilton Garden Inn, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Comfort Inn & Suites, Shilo Inns, Pepper Inn, Homestead Studio Suites and Courtyard by Marriott.