Livability

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Hillsboro is consistently ranked as one of the best places in America to live and retire. The city's proximity to jobs, recreation, and cultural amenities, as well as it's "small town" charm, makes Hillsboro an attractive community for new residents and local employees. Below are one-page quick reference guides, courtesy of the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce.

Cost of Living Comparison
 
 Location Cost of Living Index  Housing Index Utilities Index  Transp Index  Health Care Index

(% above or below the US Average)

Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX Metro Area -4.0% -9.7% 1.5% -2.3%

3.5%

Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ Metro Area -4.1% -5.2%    -3.4% 0% -2.8% 
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC Metro Area -3.6% -18.1% 5.4% -3.3% 2.8%
Atlanta-Sandy Springs, GA Metro Area 0% -2.6% -6.5% 5.0% 1.4%
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY Metro Area -4.7% 1.4% -1.8% 2.1% - 7.7%
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO Metro Area 9.6% 30.2% -5.5% -1.6% 7.7%
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area 29.5% 66.8% -16.5% 19% 10.5%
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area 40.3%  83.9%  7.7%  21.1%  20.5.7% 
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 40.3%  113.3%  15.6%  32.7%  9.3% 
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metro Area 76.4% 219.4%  8.2%  32%  18.1% 

 Source: ACCRA Cost of Living Index, 2015

Housing Values

Portland Region Home and Rental Values (January 2016)
City Home Value   Annual Change  Median Rent  Annual Change 
West Linn $441,600 9.9% N/A N/A
Tualatin; $379,400 11.2%  N/A N/A
Portland $350,500 17.3%  $1,700 12.7%
Beaverton $309,200  13.5%  $1,500 7.6%
Hillsboro $294,000 12.7%  $1,650  8%
Gresham $257,900  13.3%  $1,600  10.7%
Vancouver, WA; $243,900  12.1%  $1,450 5.5%

Source: zillow.com (1/16)

 

Median Sales Price of Existing Single

Price (Q4 2015) Annual Change  
Source: National Association of Realtors, Q4 2015
 Arizona      
  Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ $221,000  10.3%
  Tucson, AZ $185,800  6.7%
 California      
  San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos $546,800  10.9% 
  San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA $940,000  9.9% 
 Nevada      
  Las Vegas-Paradise, NV $220,500  9.0%
New Mexico      
  Albuquerque, NM $171,600   -1.5%
Oregon      
  Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro $318,800  10.3% 
Washington
   
  Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue $385,300   9.5% 

 

 

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