Tualatin, Oregon is located in the state's northwest corner. With close proximity to Portland and 30 minutes from the capital of Salem via Interstate 5, Tualatin is a great commuting location to numerous job opportunities. Over 80 percent of residents polled say Tualatin is a wonderful place to live.
Up 18.1% since 2000, Tualatin's population in 2014 was 26,907 according to City-Data.com. Residents enjoy ample green space. Sports fields, basketball and tennis courts can be found at the Atfalati, Community, Jurgens and Ibach Parks. The latter also includes a nationally recognized educational playground. Brown's Ferry Park offers opportunities to observe river wildlife from a rented kayak or canoe. Tualatin Commons is a large plaza overlooking the city's lovely lake and is the site of several festivals and events.
The majority of Tualatin residents attend schools within the Tigard-Tualatin School District. Tualatin Elementary, Edward Byrom Elementary and Tualatin High School have scored a 9 out of 10 rating from GreatSchools.org. The MITCH Charter School received a similar rating. A small section of the city is serviced by the West Linn-Wilsonville School District where the Stafford Elementary School has received a 10 out of 10 rating. Tualatin has several private school options also.
The Tualatin Valley is home to both professional and community theater productions. Terrific art galleries are located at the Oregon College and Pacific University campuses. The Tualatin River Greenway Trail treats visitors to facts from the past as they meander along the river on foot or bicycle. Shoppers will be impressed with the tax-free options available. Bridgeport Village is a 28-acre outdoor shopping center featuring upscale shops, celebrated eateries and an IMAX theater. Nyberg Woods features popular shopping and food chain stores. Nyberg Rivers is the newest retail property in town providing a combination of retail stores and innovative restaurants.
The current median home value here is $433,200 having increased 9.3 percent since last year. Zillow.com predicts an additional increase of 2.7 percent this year. Tualatin's median list price is $459,975. Zillow.com also projects a very healthy real estate market here. Renters will see a rent index of $2050.