Hillsboro Apartments for Rent
Hillsboro, OregonHillsboro is about 20 miles west of Portland, Oregon. The drive from Hillsboro to Portland takes about 30 minutes to an hour, depending on traffic. Temperatures throughout the year in this area are affected by the vicinity to the ocean, but range from about 30 degrees Fahreneheit to 80. The population is about 88,000. It is a mostly White community (70%), but has some good diversity, with an almost 20% Hispanic population, and a number of Asian and American Indian faces. Economically, Hillsboro is generally middle class, with an average household income of about $50,000; for families it's about $57,000. Hillsboro is on one of the MAX light rail lines into Portland, so public transportation is accessible and a good option.
Hillsboro is also home to "Silocon Forest" area, a home to a number of technology companies campuses, including Sun Microsystems, Yahoo!, and TriQuint Semiconductor.
Apartments and Neighborhoods in HillsboroYou'll want to orient yourself based on one of the 8 planning areas of the city and their multiple neighborhoods. For example, there is an East planning area, inside of which is the neighborhood of Tanasbourne, and another area where the Oregon Health & Science University is. The Hillsboro airport is in the north-central planning area. The Northwest area includes the Glencoe neighborhood. The West planning area has the neighborhoods of Dennis, Garibaldi, and Connell. Central is downtown, Jackson Botton, Henry, and Eastwood. South has Rood Bridge, River Road, and Minter Bridge. Southeast is Reedville and Witch Hazel.
Some of your apartment complex choices include Highland Court Apartments right near route 26, Thorncroft Farms on Thorncroft Drive, Verandas at Hazel Grove on NW Overlook, and Commons at Dawson Creek on NE Shute Road.
Things to Do in HillsboroCheck out local radio station KUIK on AM radio for interesting community banter. For arts and culture, there's Hillsboro Actors Repertory Theatre, the Hillsboro Symphony Orchestra, and a men's barbershop chorus. Hillsboro is also near wine country. Take your pick of winery tours, or try all of them (but maybe not in the same day). Wineries in the area include Helvetia Winery and Vineyards, Lion
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