8 Best Neighborhoods in Beaverton OR: Where to Live in Beaverton

Beaverton Best Neighborhoods

Conveniently located in the Tualatin Valley, the city of Beaverton sits between two major regional highways and connects to the region’s bus and light rail transportation, making getting to work or play quick and easy. Beaverton is only seven miles west of downtown Portland in the heart of the “Silicon Forest,” whose high-tech manufacturing businesses provide stable, sustainable jobs for the region. Head east on Highway 26, and you’re in Cannon Beach and the Oregon Coast in under an hour and a half.

Beaverton is regularly named a best place to live for its dynamic food scene, outdoor resources, and active communities. Its neighborhoods are lush, tree-filled, and green, containing more than 90 park sites in the greater Beaverton area. Here are highlights of some of the best neighborhoods in Beaverton.

Sexton Mountain

Sexton Mountain is a residential community with abundant parks and interconnected trails. Most homes are single-family, three- to four-bedroom properties built by 1995. Some apartment rentals and townhouses built in the 2000s are also available. The median value of homes for sale in Sexton Mountain is around $450,000.

Sexton Mountain’s neighborhood community association is active and organizes events like block parties and local arts programs. Students in Sexton Mountain typically attend Sexton Mountain Elementary School, Highland Park Middle School, and South Ridge High School, all in the Beaverton School District. Sexton Mountain Elementary has an active parent-teacher group that supports programs like a running club, STEAM programs, and a school carnival.

Shopping in Sexton Park differs from other Beaverton neighborhoods due to its residential setting. There are fewer big-box stores in favor of smaller, independently owned restaurants and services. However, Sexton Market still offers much in the way of dining and coffee shops and conveniently has multiple grocery stores, restaurants, hardware stores, and beauty services.

Sexton Mountain Amenities

  • La Provence
  • Sexton Mountain Park 
  • Trails and play structures abound at the area’s seven local parks
  • Winkelman Park and off-leash dog park

Cedar Hills

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Cedar Hills is one of Beaverton’s most sought-after neighborhoods for its central location, shopping, and numerous parks and trails. About 9,000 people reside in this lush suburban community. Homes for sale in Cedar Hills list for $630,000 and are typically around 1,800 square feet.  

Cedar Hills borders Highway 26, making it convenient for commuting throughout the Portland metro area. It also houses the Sunset Transit Center’s Tri-Met Light Rail and bus lines, making it close to everything Portland offers.

Those looking for the most amenities will prefer this neighborhood in the heart of Beaverton. Cedar Hills has numerous shopping options, from convenient big box stores like Office Depot and PetSmart to local dining standout Decarli.

Cedar Hills Crossing is Beaverton’s largest shopping center, with 70 shops, restaurants, a bowling alley, and a 16-theater cinema. It boasts local chains like Powell’s Books, arguably the country’s most important independent bookstore, McMenamin’s Pub, and a New Seasons Market. 

Cedar Hills Crossing’s service offerings make it a one-stop shopping experience, with spa services, pilates, a health center, and multiple medical, dental, and vision offices.

Cedar Hills Amenities

  • West Hills Racquet & Fitness Club
  • Tualatin Hills Nature Park
  • Cedar Hills Recreation Center 
  • Costco
  • McMenamins Rock Creek Tavern 
  • Nike corporate offices are next to Beaverton’s Cedar Hills neighborhood


Say aloha to Aloha (pronounced “a-LOW-ah”), a suburban community with a mix of residential and commercial areas near West Beaverton. Aloha is known for its convenient location:  its main thoroughfare is the Tualatin Valley Highway, and it is bordered by two other highways, connecting Aloha to Portland and nearby cities. 

While it might seem like a neighborhood of Beaverton, Aloha is actually an unincorporated community of Washington County. It has all the amenities of a small city, like its own post office, library, and schools, but gets its government services from nearby communities of Tualatin, Beaverton, and Hillsboro

Homes for sale in Aloha begin in the mid-$500s and consist primarily of three to five bedrooms. One of the area’s largest employers, Intel, has its campus in Aloha.

This delightful community has neighborhood parks scattered throughout. Aloha is also home to several small shopping centers with larger retailers, like Safeway, surrounded by various smaller restaurants and services like Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant. During summer, buy direct from farmers, food vendors, and artisan creators at the Aloha Community Farmers’ Market.

Aloha Amenities

  • The Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club
  • 649 Taphouse and Bottle Shop
  • Nonna Emilia’s 
  • Don Chilitos Mexican Grill
  • Monteaux’s Public House
  • Hazeldale Park/Dog Park

Five Oaks

Five Oaks is home to about 21,000 residents, so there are various home styles in this large, residential neighborhood. Most homes were built between 1970 and 1990 and feature a one- or two-car garage, two to four bedrooms, and multilevel living. The average price of homes for sale in Five Oaks is between $400,000 and 500,000, with a  median monthly rent of about $1,500.

Five Oaks has an active community association that meets monthly. In 2018, Five Oaks won neighborhood of the year in the Neighborhoods USA Beautification contest for park restoration and habitat improvement.

The jewel of Five Oaks is the city’s Howard M. Terpenning Recreation Complex, a 92-acre compound with several amenities, including: 

  • A swimming pool
  • An aquatic center
  • A fitness center
  • A tennis center with 15 courts
  • Soccer, lacrosse, football, softball, and baseball fields
  • A roller hockey rink
  • Skate parks
  • Basketball courts
  • Several playgrounds
  • A 10-acre natural area with several miles of walking trails 

Five Oaks Amenities

  • Waterhouse Powerline Park trail system 
  • Golden Valley Brewery and Restaurant 
  • Oyatsupan Bakers
  • Fred Meyer

Neighbors Southwest/Murrayhill

At the far southwestern tip of Beaverton sits the crown jewel of neighborhoods:  Southwest and Murrayhill, typically just called Murrayhill. This well-planned, established community consists of luxury homes, townhouses, condominiums, and apartments. Most homes sit on larger-than-average lots built in the last 25 years, and there are many new builds as well. Murrayhill homes are often two-story with attached two-car garages; some even provide owners with territorial or mountain views. 

Murrayhill is bisected diagonally by a connected network of parks, trails, and ponds into a verdant community of private, peaceful cul-de-sacs. Murrayhill Park has tennis courts, picnic benches, and a playground with a play structure, climbing web, and swings. Progress Lake Park provides an active water play and trout fishing destination.

Murrayhill is within the Beaverton School District and includes Nancy Ryles Elementary, Highland Park and Conestoga middle schools, and Southridge High School. There are also private, charter, and magnet schools nearby.

Neighbors Southwest/Murrayhill Amenities

  • Ava Roasteria and other great coffee shops and bakeries abound
  • Murrayhill Pond 
  • Café Murrayhill
  • Progress Ridge Town Square 
  • Murray Scholls Town Center 
  • Private Murrayhill Recreation Association clubhouse 

South Beaverton

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Tree-lined South Beaverton is a well-established neighborhood of primarily single-family homes. It was developed between the 1950 and the 1990s, and, like most Beaverton developments, homes tend to be stylistically similar, with mostly single-family properties in the community. The average price of homes for sale in South Beaverton is between $450,000 and $650,000.

Anchoring South Beaverton is Hyland Woods, a 30-acre forested park of mature Douglas Fir forest. It is home to an innovative 1.5-acre nature play area that encourages free play and nature exploration off-trail. Parks are sprinkled throughout South Beaverton, adding to its outdoorsy atmosphere.

South Beaverton Amenities

  • Conestoga Recreation and Aquatics Center 
  • Greenway Town Center 
  • Downtown Beaverton
  • Southridge High School

West Beaverton

West Beaverton sits just west of downtown Beaverton south of Highway 26, the highway that goes into downtown Portland. It is a quiet, private, and peaceful neighborhood with slightly larger homes, leading to its slightly higher home prices. Townhouses start at $300,000, and single-family home prices range between $500,000 and $800,000. Most were built in the 1970s and 1980s.

West Beaverton is full of parks and green spaces, such as Burntwood Park, which covers 7.5 acres and follows the Westside Regional Trail as it runs up from the Sexton Mountain neighborhood along the powerline corridor. The park also has a playground and picnic area within walking distance of many of the homes in the southern half of the neighborhood. Other local parks include Mt. Williams Park, Brookhaven Park, and Lowami Heart Woods, among others.

West Beaverton Amenities

  • Lowami Hart Woods Natural Area and Johnson Creek
  • Parks connect to Beaverton’s trail system
  • Safeway
  • Shari’s Cafe and Pies


Vose has a much more urban feel than other neighborhoods in Beaverton because of its busy restaurant, bar, and cafe scene and the apartments and condominiums interspersed in these commercial zones. Vose is the third most walkable neighborhood in Beaverton and is highly bikeable.

Right at the intersection of SW Allen Boulevard and SW Lombard Avenue in the northwest part of the neighborhood, there's a cluster of casual restaurants ranging from Mexican to pizza to bakeries, as well as several other services. The local elementary school is in the southern portion of the neighborhood near Fanno Creek Greenway, the largest local park, which features popular ADA-accessible walking and biking trails with chances to see wildlife.

Vose’s location adjacent to Highway 217 makes it easily accessible but gives it an industrial feel along that freeway. Some smaller, older homes (some nearly 100 years old) are mixed in with commercial buildings, differing this neighborhood from other parts of Beaverton.

Vose Amenities

  • BG Cartel, a permanent food cart pod
  • Loyal Legion
  • The Sudra
  • Timbers Training Center
  • International School of Beaverton

Beaverton Is Highly Desirable for Home Buyers

Beaverton’s well-established, tree-lined neighborhoods make it a desirable place to put down roots. It has a wealth of dining options, a vibrant bar and restaurant scene, and convenient amenities, giving lucky residents everything they need in a large but convenient area. Living in Beaverton grants access to some of the area’s largest employers, major highways, and public transportation to make commuting realistic. This Oregon city has something for everyone!

Ready to find your new home in Beaverton? Contact Matin Real Estate at (503) 622-9601 today to get in touch with a local real estate agent and discover the perfect Beaverton home for you.

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