Tualatin, Oregon..A Great Place To Call Home!
Tualatin, Oregon (pronounced TU-AAH-LA-TIN) is a wonderful suburb city about 11 miles or 20 minutes south of downtown Portland. Many move to Tualatin to take advantage of its desirable location along I-5 and I-205 highways as well as having the WES rail system(Westside Express Service) for ease of commuting to other cities.
At its center is Tualatin Commons on the Lake where many events are held throughout the year from The Crawfish Festival, Summer Concert series, Farmer’s Market, Artsplash and the Giant Pumpkin Regatta…to name a few. Once a pet food factory, Tualatin Commons is now a 19 acres of restaurants, condos, offices, surrounding the 3 acre lake.
For 25 years, Tualatin as been honored to hold the “Tree City USA” title by the Arbor Day Foundation and it’s no wonder with having around 260 acres of beautiful parks, natural areas and greenways to enjoy.
Homes in Tualatin typically run from a $100,000 condo to several million dollar estates. The average sales price is currently at $321,000 and the median sales price at $286,000. There are many styles of homes to choose from at all price ranges. Most of Tualatin is in Washington County, but there is a section by Meridian Park Hospital that is in Clackamas County.
One of the misconceptions about Tualatin..and Portland in general is that you’ll find homes on huge lots. With The Urban Growth Boundary, many of the newer homes are close together and on an average lot size of 6,000sf. Yes, there are homes that do have larger lots that can be up to an acre, but not many. Typically there is a trade off with having a large lot but older home that often needs updating…or a newer home with updates, but on a smaller lot.
If you’re thinking of moving to Tualatin, here are some links to help you. I know when I moved to Tualatin in 2000, I would have loved to have this information at my fingertips! If you have any questions, feel free to contact me and I’ll be happy to help in any way I can.
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- Places of Worship
Shopping: Tualatin has many choices for shopping. Bridgeport Village is an upscale outdoor shopping experience but if you prefer indoor shopping, the Washington Square Mall is just 10 minutes away in Tigard.
Schools: Most of Tualatin is in the Tigard-Tualatin School District, but there is a part of Fox Hill Park that is in the West Linn-Wilsohool District. Click the school links above for more information
Cindy Westfall ABR,GRI
Premiere Property Group
5000 Meadows Rd., Ste. 150, Lake Oswego, OR 97035
2013 FIVE STAR REAL ESTATE AGENT
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