Beaverton is a medium-sized city located in the state of Oregon. The city has a population of 94,865 residents. With a population density of 4,848 people per square mile, Beaverton is well above the nation's average density level. According to the most recent Census, 75% of Beaverton residents are White, 11% Asian and 2% Black. Beaverton is known to be family friendly as more than 76% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 56% of residents also have children under the age of 18.
If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very daunting task. However, it could also be a great experience if you are willing to get to know the town before actually living in Beaverton, Oregon. To help you find the best places to live in and around Beaverton, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, cost of living, employment, housing and more.
The livability score in Beaverton is 78 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 89th percentile of all cities across America. Based on this score, Beaverton would be considered a very livable city! If we examine each of the categories on their own, we see that Beaverton ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (A), education (B+) and housing (B-). There is at least one category that you should be aware of in Beaverton. The following was graded with a disappointing score: cost of living (F).
Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Beaverton has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.
Low violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, assault) is a must for most people when searching for a new area to live. At 174 crimes per 100,000 residents, Beaverton has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.
Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Beaverton is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Beaverton come in at $303,500, which is 22.8% higher than the Oregon average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Beaverton, the home price to income ratio is 5.1, which is 10.9% higher than the Oregon average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Beaverton area were 5% and 5 year appreciation rates were 9.6%.
|Average one way commute||25min||23min||26min|
|Workers who drive to work||68.3%||71.4%||76.4%|
|Workers who carpool||11.2%||10.3%||9.3%|
|Workers who take public transit||10.0%||4.4%||5.1%|
|Workers who bicycle||1.1%||2.4%||0.6%|
|Workers who walk||3.4%||3.9%||2.8%|
|Working from home||5.1%||6.4%||4.6%|
|Airports (within 30 miles of city center)||0 (1)||6||354|
|Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)||0 (3)||29||711|