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Featured Apartments in Tigard, OR
Come and enjoy the summer season here at beautiful Englewood Terrace!
Tigard OR, 97223
Convenient Location. Located on a Secluded Hillside. Oversized Floorplans.
Tigard OR, 97224
Charming apartment homes in park-like setting with Washer & Dryer, Reserved Carport, and Easy Access to Hwy 99, Hwy 217, and I-5
Tigard OR, 97223
Experience the comforts of home at Meadow Creek apartments.
Tigard OR, 97223
Urban Convenience In A Country Setting... Spacious Floorplans... Professional On Site Management...
Tigard OR, 97224
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Overview of Tigard
Tigard is the 11th largest city in Oregon, located just south of Portland. Hailed as a clean, livable and affordable community in Washington County by the city’s website, Tigard has the refreshing spirit of a small town with the necessities of a modern city. It is a thriving area that showcases western history, the natural beauty of the environment and friendly, generous neighbors. Look for Tigard apartments for rent and become one of more than 49,000 residents who live a very high quality of life.
Living in Tigard, OR
Wilson Tigard established Tigardville in 1852 in the area then known as East Butte. He built the East Butte School, the Tigard Store, a meeting hall, a blacksmith shop and the Emanuel Evangelical Church to support the town’s rapidly growing population of new German settlers. In 1910, the Oregon Electric Railway led to the development of a Main Street area that brought Tigard into a new era of commercial growth.
The city was officially incorporated in 1961 as Tigard, after the name was changed in the early 20th century to distinguish it from the town of Wilsonville located further down the railroad. Today, Tigard has made a new commitment to “going green” with a Main Street improvement project aimed at creating safe, sustainable growth for the city.
Tigard Work and Study
The Tigard campus of Everest College may be the only school in town, but residents here are perfectly situated to attend classes in downtown Portland. Universities here include Portland Community College, Portland State University, Reed College, Lewis & Clark College, Concordia University, National College of Natural Medicine, Multnomah University, University of Western States and Warner Pacific College, among others. Portland is also home to the Art Institute of Portland, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Oregon College of Art & Craft and the Western Culinary Institute, all of which work to flare the creativity of local residents.
For those seeking work, the Portland metropolitan area is home to the headquarters of Nike and Precision Castparts, which both made the 2012 Fortune 500 list and employ hundreds of local residents. Many Tigard residents also own their own companies or franchises. The city is home to more than 300 local businesses recognized by the Chamber of Commerce that share a network of connections, knowledge and potential and help fuel the strong local economy. Rent a Tigard apartment, and join the thriving business community found downtown.
Rentals in Tigard, OR and Cost of Living
Tigard residents enjoy the beautiful surroundings and outdoor lifestyle of western Oregon without paying high rent prices. United States Census Bureau statistics indicate that the average apartment here costs $864 a month. That’s $50 less than the Oregon state average, which is a major incentive drawing new residents into the area who want the laidback qualities of Oregon with the urban conveniences of nearby Portland. Tigard also received a cost of living index of 101.3, which is very consistent with the national average of 100. With 13 distinct neighborhoods in the city, apartments in Tigard are sure to please.
Tigard Attractions and Special Events
Tigard is home to the largest crawfish festival west of the Mississippi River and many other unique events throughout the year. The Tigard Area Farmers Market, Tigard Festival of Balloons and September Bike Commute Challenge are located right in town. Residents here also travel to Portland to take part in the Portland Rose Festival, Portland Jazz Festival, Waterfront Blues Festival, Christmas Festival of Lights, the Portland Sunday Market, Mt. Hood Jazz Festival, The Bite of Oregon, Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts and the LPGA Safeway Classic, among others.
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