Overview of Beaverton
Living in Beaverton
Beaverton apartments for rent offer access to an extremely livable community, according to AreaVibes, which gave Beaverton a rating of 79 for its local amenities, high income per capita, stable housing market and high graduation rates. Beaverton was also rated as one of the best places to live by CNN/Money Magazine.
Roughly 42 percent of homes in Beaverton are renter-occupied, so it shouldn't be hard to find the perfect rental in this community. The majority of homes were constructed post 1970, so anyone looking for a bit of historic charm may not be able to find it here. However, there are plenty of options for modern constructions here. This is very progressive city, and renters many notice an abundance of environmentally friendly amenities, including electric vehicle charging stations and solar panels.
Beaverton Apartments and Cost of Living
Apartments in Beaverton are about 15 percent more than the median price for the rest of the state, which is likely a representation of the local amenities and close proximity to downtown Portland. The overall cost of living is also 10 percent more expensive than Oregon's average index.
If you'd like to follow the trends and be environmentally conscious, you may want to consider finding Beaverton apartments for rent in one of Beaverton's pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods. Central Beaverton, Denny Witford/Raleigh West, Vose and West Slope are the most walkable communities in Beaverton. The city as a whole is somewhat walkable, so renters may want to take advantage when possible. The average commute time is about 13 percent longer than Oregon, and a gallon of gas is 1 percent more expensive.
Apartments in Beaverton Work and Study
Because apartments in Beaverton are so close to Portland, you can easily commute downtown for employment. As the city has always been a leader in innovation, Portland is home to some of the most prosperous businesses in the environmental industry. Some of the top employers in the area include Beaverton School District, Boeing, Bonneville Power Administration, Columbia Sportswear, City of Portland and Freightliner LLC.
Students living in Beaverton apartments will have some opportunities for education in the community, such as Portland Community College, Willow Creek, but the majority of area schools are located in downtown Portland. Beaverton is a great place for students attending the University of Portland, Portland State University or Portland Community College, Downtown Center, because the commute is very short.