The City of Hillsboro in Metro Portland
Hillsboro is part of the Metro Portland and has a proven track record of growth and expansion since the late 1800's. The City of Hillsboro is currently the 5th largest city in the State of Oregon. Growth during the late 1990's and into the first decade of the new century has helped create overall stability and sustainability to the City of Hillsboro as well as the local economic areas. [Hillsboro Economic Development Council Report] With the Silicone Forest centered in the heart of Hillsboro it's a great place to live and work.
"Best described as an uptown hometown, Hillsboro is a well planned growing community with a strong, diverse economic base. We are the high tech corridor for the state while, at the same time, farming and timber are important parts of our economy. Hillsboro is a safe and affordable community and a place that we are proud to call home." ~~ The City of Hilllsboro
The growth of Hillsboro's Silicon Forest has planted many global employers such as Nike, Intel, Tektronix and IBM -- to name a few -- into the Hillsboro landscape. This offers residents of Hillsboro the convenience of their commute to those working in these industries. Business parks and high-tech campuses are interspersed throughout many desirable Hillsboro neighborhoodsand finding the right home shouldn't be a problem.
Schools in Hillsboro, Cultural and Outdoor Activities
- Hillsboro School District
- HILLSBORO ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Brookwood ~ Butternut Creek ~ Eastwood ~ Farmington View ~ Free Orchards ~ Groner ~ W.L. Henry ~ Imlay ~ Indian Hills ~ Jackson ~ Ladd Acres ~ Lenox ~ Lincoln Street ~ W. Verne McKinney ~ Minter Bridge ~ Mooberry ~ North Plains ~ Orenco ~ Paul L. Patterson ~ Quatama ~ Reedville ~ Rosedale ~ L.C. Tobias ~ West Union ~ Witch Hazel
- HILLSBORO MIDDLE SCHOOLS ~ R. A. Brown ~ Evergreen ~ J. W. Poynter ~ Miller Education Center Middle Schol Program ~ South Meadows
- HILLSBORO HIGH SCHOOLS ~ Century ~ Glencoe ~ Hilhi ~ Liberty ~ Miller Education Center
- Hillsboro Public Library
- Hillsboro Air Show
- Hillsboro Farmers Market ~ Orenco Station Farmers Market ~ Tanasbourne Farmers Market ~ Downtown Hillsboro Farmers Market ~ Hillsboro Farmers Market Courthouse Square ~ Hillsboro Tuesday Farmers Market
- Hillsboro Airport
- Airway Science for Kids
- Hillsboro Flying Club
- Hillsboro Airport Business Association (Aviation Trade Association)
- Premier Jets (Aircraft Charter) - Life Guard Air Ambulance
- Washington County Fair Complex
- Hillsboro Parks & Recreation - Hillsboro's Department of Parks and Recreation operates more than 20 facilities, including Hillsboro Stadium. There are 23 parks, two sports complexes, the Walters Cultural Arts Center, the Shute Park Aquatic and Recreation Center, and three other mixed-use facilities. The city also owns the Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve along the Tualatin River on the south side of the community.
One of my favorite parks in Hillsboro is Rood Bridge.
Calling Hillsboro Home
Hillsboro has had some major renovations in the past few years, focusing on the Orenco Station area in particular. Orenco Station has a great shopping center at the heart giving this a very local, community feel. Brownstone townhomes make this an extremely attractive area. An active Saturday Market offers shoppers fresh produce from local family farms that have been in the area for many years. Fruits of the season, and fresh greens are a main staple of the Saturday Market fare. The added feature of having the MAX -- Metro Portland's light rail train system -- with many stops along the way, offering commuters a quick ride into work is another great advantage. Hillsboro is about one hour's drive away for the Oregon Coast(heading due west), and heading east, how about skiing year-round at world renowned Mt. Hood.
"Orenco Station has been closely studied nationally and internationally as a case study of transit-oriented and New Urbanist development in a suburban context. Bruce Podobnik, a sociologist at Lewis and Clark College, completed a study in 2002 that showed comparatively high levels of resident satisfaction and "social capital", or interaction between neighbors. Transit use was also relatively high in the study—22% for commuting, versus about 6% in the region overall."
Work or play the City of Hillsboro is a good place to call home!
Map of Hillsboro