Beaverton has the great outdoors in its backyard. Rolling hills, lush forests, rivers and wetlands abound in the Beaverton area. Ocean beaches and mountain skiing are little more than an hour away from Beaverton in either direction. In the city itself, there are 100 parks encompassing 1,000 acres – more designated “green space” than most cities of its size. The city features 30 miles of hiking trails, a 25 mile network of bike paths, and there is a park located within a half mile of every home.
Beaverton’s Farmer’s Market, held from June to October, brings nature’s bounty from local farms to Beaverton’s sidewalks.
Abundant hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, swimming pools, tennis courts, softball fields and golf courses enhance the recreation opportunities that Beaverton has to offer. Golfers have many courses to try, including Progress Downs Municipal Golf Course in the Beaverton area. Progress Downs (public) is an 18 hole course that is open all year. This excellent course has a driving range that is double decked, covered and lighted.
Residents of Beaverton enjoy easy access to a well planned transportation network and the entire Portland metropolitan area, as well as to the westside’s largest shopping district. It is well known for its many attractive and well planned neighborhoods, which offer a mix of high quality, diverse homes and affordable family housing. Two major highways and several large arterials serve the area, with an international airport only minutes away. All this and more contribute to Beaverton’s growing popularity as a great place to visit, live and do business.