There’s much to celebrate in Beaverton’s Highland neighborhood. Residents enjoy ample parks and nature areas, as well as close proximity to restaurants, shops and the Nike campus. From the Beaverton Transit Center, the Red and Blue Max lines offer a 30-minute trip to downtown Portland. And the city of Beaverton has taken on the goals of cultural inclusion, public safety and long-term livability. Its progress has been noted by the National Civic League and livability.com, which ranked Beaverton the No. 3 Best Place to Raise a Family in the U.S.
Highland families have a multitude of close-by choices when it comes to green spaces to romp through. Residents can hit Hyland Forest Park, the paved Fanno Creek Greenway Trail or the skate park at Evelyn M. Schiffler Memorial Park. And nearby in central Beaverton, the Beaverton Farmers Market is a paradise where foodie families can pick up fresh veggies along with artisan cheeses, breads and more. And the city of Beaverton also hosts a number of events, including Welcoming Week, slated for September 10-19, 2021. Welcoming Week, which includes the popular Beaverton International Festival, is a way to celebrate diversity and to connect refugees, immigrants and those born in the United States.
On Southwest Allen Boulevard, Ikenohana serves up outstanding sushi and tempura. Or, farther east on Allen, go for the boss grilled chicken at El Jefe Mexican Grill. The carne asada tacos and fresh salsa aren’t to be missed, either! Both restaurants have offered takeout during the pandemic.
“We live in Hyland Hills and have such a wonderful block of humans. Block parties, neighbor gatherings … (pre-pandemic) we had soup nights where everyone brings a favorite. We’d gather at the bistro table in the front yard of Mr. Nader, our 80-year-old Iranian neighbor, on summer evenings, bringing the party to him.”
— Carli Schultz, Highland resident and mom to an 11-year-old son.
$552,000 Median home value in Highland
$1,250 Median rent in Beaverton for a two-bedroom apartment
Sources: Zillow and Zumper
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