Located in Washington County about 15 minutes from downtown Portland, Beaverton is home to the headquarters of many large corporations, including Nike and Tektronics. Intel also has multiple campuses in the neighboring area of Hillsboro, making Beaverton a convenient place close to many employers and downtown Portland.
Hwy 217 runs through Beaverton while Hwy 26 provides the main route to downtown Portland, about 15 minutes away. Beaverton is also well served by bus, the WES commuter rail and the MAX light rail.
Home styles in Beaverton range from new Northwest craftsman houses to mid-century modern ranch homes. Beaverton residents also enjoy close proximity to Cedar Hills Crossing—a shopping center with a New Seasons Market, WinCo Foods, Powell’s Books and a large multiplex theater. The Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation District serves Washington County residents with more than 200 parks as well as six recreation centers and swim centers.