Hillsboro, OR

Overview

Hillsboro is a rare gem -- and not just because of its emerald green landscape. With the snow-capped peak of Mount Hood in the background, dazzling parks and public gardens, and sparkling lakes, Hillsboro's multi-faceted charm just gets better when you factor in the frontier-style, historic downtown and its proximity to Portland, just 19 miles east. And as part of the Silicon Forest, Hillsboro also provides a strong economy with companies like Intel headquartered here. With more than 20 city parks, Hillsboro takes full advantage of its natural beauty. When you rent in Hillsboro, you'll be able to go hiking in Noble Woods Park, walking and biking on Rock Creek Trail, picnicking in Magnolia Park, and bird-watching in Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve. Historic Downtown Hillsboro is filled with popular shops, restaurants, cafes, and bars, and numerous shopping plazas such as Tanasbourne Town Center and the Streets of Tanasbourne make living in Hillsboro as convenient as it is exciting.

7 Neighborhoods in Hillsboro, OR

  • Central Hillsboro

    Central Hillsboro, located about 20 miles west of downtown Portland, Oregon, is a close-knit, community-oriented neighborhood that provides opportunities for working families and professionals alike. Close enough to Portland to make an evening out an easy trip, this hotspot for both industry and community events lies in the heart of the Silicon Forest, named for nationwide companies such as Intel that have campuses in the area.

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  • Northeast Hillsboro

    Commerce meets suburbia in Northeast Hillsboro, where people seeking a space to expand their careers find dozens of high-level economic opportunities in this neighborhood. Families will also find quiet streets stacked with multi-story homes.

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  • Northwest Hillsboro

    Experience classic Pacific Northwest style in Northwest Hillsboro, a mostly residential neighborhood known for its top-rated schools and large Intel facility. A varied blend of detached homes and modern apartment buildings line well-planned streets, and cool Oregon evenings see crowds of locals out for walks and bike rides under soaring pine trees. Northwest Hillsboro sits at the edge of Hillsboro, just two miles from downtown. For the best views of rolling farmland and wooded acreage, look for apartments along NW Evergreen Road.

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  • Sommerset West-Elmonica South

    Sommerset West-Elmonica South is a small neighborhood that sits between Portland's popular Hillsboro and Beaverton suburbs. Located in the Tualatin Valley, just 11 miles west of the city, Sommerset West-Elmonica South combines the best amenities of both Hillsboro and Beaverton. Hillsboro is the center of Portland's "Silicon Forest," aptly named for the many high-tech companies based there. Beaverton is slightly larger than Hillsboro and is home to the Nike world headquarters. Sommerset West-Elmonica South is a popular residential choice because of the easy commute to the city and bustling tech scene.

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  • Southeast Hillsboro

    Hillsboro, Oregon, lies tucked away in the Tualatin Valley, along Highway 26, about 20 miles from Portland. Hillsboro attracts residents and visitors alike with its lush Northwest scenery, its proximity to both Portland and natural wonders like Mount Saint Helens, the Tillamook State Forest and the Oregon Coast. You'll find Hillsboro to be a very low-key respite to the larger and denser Portland.

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  • West Hillsboro

    The West Hillsboro neighborhood nestles in the Tualatin Valley at the base of the Oregon coastal range. Residents enjoy big-city conveniences in a small-town-style community. Located 21 miles west of downtown Portland, US-26 W provides a convenient commute as does the bus and light rail system. Plentiful rentals make West Hillsboro a popular lifestyle destination.

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  • West Union

    Located about eight miles northeast of downtown Hillsboro, the rural neighborhood of West Union has an idyllic beauty. While it may have the feeling of a small town, West Union still has some local entertainment options. Out of this World Pizza and Play has that classic combination of pizza and arcade games. When residents feel like getting dinner or having a night out, ABV Public House and the Rock Creek Country Club serve as this neighborhood's most popular options.

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