Quality of Life in Hillsboro
In addition to being a great place to earn a living, Hillsboro is also a wonderful place to have a life.
Situated just west of Portland (Most Livable City in America, Monacle, 2014, and Top Moving Destination, United Van Lines, 2014), Hillsboro provides easy access to a wealth of diversions both within and beyond its boundaries—from the beautiful Oregon Coast to Portland, and to the majestic Cascade Range, including Mount Hood.
There’s plenty to enjoy right in Hillsboro as well, from visual arts, classes and live performances at the Walters Cultural Arts Center to shows at Bag & Baggage (the local professional theater company)—both located within the city’s historic Downtown district.
Between the historic Downtown core and new developments at Orenco Station, Amberglen and Tanasbourne, you’ll find a wide range of shopping amenities, from local independent retailers to well-known national chains. These and other neighborhoods throughout the city offer a variety of housing options as well, including single-family detached housing (new and historic), and modern urban townhomes and apartments.
Reflecting Hillsboro’s diverse population, there’s an impressive assortment of restaurants from which to sample—including local Japanese restaurant, Syun, that Zagat has rated among the top 15 in the U.S. You’ll also find top-notch cuisine from Vietnam, Mexico, Italy, China, Thailand, India, Lebanon, the Mediterranean, and more.
There are many recreational opportunities in Hillsboro too, including people parks, dog parks, trails and recreational complexes within easy reach—all well-cared for and continuously expanded to meet the needs of a growing and active community. Hillsboro is also home to the minor-league-champion Hillsboro Hops baseball team that plays every season at Ron Tonkin Field.
Quality of life is important to Oregonians, and the Greater Portland area–of which Hillsboro is a part–leads by example. Portland has been recognized repeatedly by national publications that rank it at or near the top of the list for its pedestrian and transit friendliness, greenness, healthiness, public parks, and biking opportunities.