Tigard in Washington County was incorporated in 1961 and has grown to house over 51,000 residents. Located 10 miles southwest of Portland, it has become one of the metro area’s most affordable and desirable neighborhoods. People come here to take advantage of strong schools, a diverse economy and to enjoy its outstanding natural spaces.
Residents have access to almost 550 acres of open spaces. These include parks and 18 miles of trails. Cook Park is Tigard’s largest park and spans 79 acres. It has five picnic areas and assorted sports fields, which are surrounded by wooded areas, wetlands and a butterfly garden. Because of its location on the Tualatin River banks, Cook Park provides easy boating access to many miles of picturesque waterways. The wetlands are home to river otters, great blue herons and other wildlife.
Tigard is home to Summerfield Golf and Country Club, a 9-hole semi-private course that was designed by Ted Robinson Sr. It has a 30.7 USGA rating and a slope rating of 96. It has two sets of tees to accommodate various skill levels. From the longest one, the course measures 2,353 yards.
Because of various public transportation options to nearby Beaverton, Portland and Hillsboro, commuting is a breeze. Local shopping options include Washington Square Mall and Bridgeport Village. For recreational day trips, the Columbia Gorge, the Cascade Mountains and Oregon’s beaches are all easily accessible.
Tigard has a historic downtown area that is pedestrian-friendly and provides an array of unique shopping venues and eclectic eating establishments. It also has access to bike/pedestrian trails and maintains convenient transit connections. LED street lights and public art offer a fresh vibe to this walkable area.
Homes in Tigard consistently appreciate in value at a higher rate than the national average. The median value per home is $349,000, and listings come in at approximately $213 per square foot. Tigard real estate is more affordable when compared to adjacent suburbs.
Tigard has 11 public schools. Five of them have GreatSchools ratings of 8 or higher. The area is also served by three private schools. Over 40 percent of the adult population has a four-year college degree, and almost one in 10 adults has a master’s.