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Intel Area | Homes for Sale Around Intel Hillsboro Campuses

ALL ABOUT: THE INTEL HILLSBORO CAMPUS AREA

The Intel campuses located in Hillsboro, Oregon are home to more than 16,000 employees, featuring several beautiful headquarters throughout the city. Intel is the largest employer in the state of Oregon, bringing a wide variety of passionate people to the heart of the Northwest. Hillsboro is the center of the Silicon Forest, the Pacific Northwest's hub of technology, offering thousands of career opportunities. No other place in Oregon beats Hillsboro's combination of cutting edge technology, close community, and healthy agricultural sector, with the resulting real estate and business opportunities of the ara. Since the establishment of the first Intel Hillsboro campus in In 1979, the company has proceeded to build several other centers of production and technology throughout the city, including the The Hawthorn Farm campus, the Jones Farm campus, and the Ronler Acres campus. Intel Oregon offers a state-of-the-art wafer fabrication development and manufacturing campus dedicated to Intel chip designs and processes. Intel Oregon also houses the world's first 300mm Research and Pathfinding Laboratory where employees develop silicon technologies that are two to three generations ahead of Intel's current manufacturing processes. While situated for easy access to all that the city of Portland has to offer - including a line of the MAX light rail system - Hillsboro is a metropolis in its own right. Hillsboro is one of the largest cities in Oregon, with all of the resources, dining, shopping, and real estate opportunities of a good-sized city. Don't be fooled by Hillsboro's high tech reputation, because although the area is a national leader in technological industry, the city truly has a small community atmosphere making it a perfect environment in which to grow families and careers.

INTEL AREA LOCATION

Hillsboro is located in Eastern Washington County in the Tualatin Valley - the Tualatin River forms part of the city's southern border - located immediately west of Beaverton and 17 miles away from downtown Portland. Each Intel Campus provides amenities for its employees and their families, including

  • Campus Stores
  • Child Care Programs
  • Fitness Center
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Basketball Courts
  • Cafeterias
  • Inter-campus Shuttles
  • Commute Reduction Programs
  • and Health Services

Hillsboro is a perfect central location for exploring everything Oregon has to offer: just a little over an hour drive from the coast, mountain skiing, the Columbia Gorge, and acres of the best of the many Willamette Valley Vineyards. Hillsboro esidents enjoy easy access to a well planned transportation network and have the privilege of being situated near major highways and interstates.

The Hillsboro area is known as the "Silicon Forest" and has grown into a thriving economy supporting more than 4,500 companies, including some of the leading employers in the county.  More than half of the manufacturing jobs in the region are in technology, and Intel is a leading employer in the Northwest.

INTEL AREA HOMES: HILLSBORO NEIGHBORHOODS AND SCHOOLS

The neighborhoods that surround the Intel Campus are a varied, rich selection of the best of Oregon. Currently, the City of Hillsboro is is divided into 8 planning districts, each containing a variety of neighborhoods. Several large districts include Tanasbourse - home to OHSU's west campus - Orenco, West Union, Jackson School, Glencoe, Reedville, Downtown Hillsboro, Jackson Bottom, and the largely agricultural neighborhoods of Minter Bridge, Rood Bridge, and River Road.

Hillsboro is home to several creeks and wildlife areas including Dairy Creek, McKay Creek, Rock Creek, Dawson Creek, and Turner Creek. Hillsboro is surrounded by other vibrant suburban communities, including Aloha, Cornelius, North Plains, Reedville, Scholls, and West Union.

Although the Pacific Northwest is known for wet winters, you’ll be surprised to know that Hillsboro averages only 37 inches of rain per year - which is less than Baltimore, Maryland with 41 inches and Miami, Florida with 56 inches.

Families in Hillsboro are served by the Hillsboro School District. The district is a unified school district with twenty-three elementary schools, four middle schools, and four high schools. The district also operates the Miller Education Center, an alternative school, the Hare Field athletic complex, and City View Charter School. The school district covers Hillsboro, Scholls, Reedville, North Plains, West Union, and other surrounding communities.

If you're interested in Hillsboro Real Estate, land and homes for sale in Hillsboro, or have any questions about relocating to Portland and Portland area suburbs, don't hesitate to contact the McDonald Group Realtors, your guide to Hillsboro Real Estate.

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ENTERTAINMENT

Hillsboro is layered in lush forests, rivers, wetlands, rolling hills and carefully manicured streets. Hillsboro's Department of Parks and Recreation oversees more than 23 parks, the Hillsboro Stadium, Shute Park Aquatic center, and Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve along the Tualatin River. Local golf courses include the 27-hole Meriwether National Golf Course and the 36-hole Reserve Vineyards and Gold Club. With miles of hiking trails and bike paths sprinkled throughout the area there is a park located well within a mile of every Hillsboro home. Hillsboro's annual Fourth of July Parade is the second-largest Independence Day parade in Oregon, drawing large crowds and great costumes from the whole community. The Hillsboro Airport is home to the Oregon International Airshow each summer, the Washington County Fair is held each year at the county fairgrounds next to the airport, and Shute Park hosts summertime concert series Showtime at Shute. View the Hillsboro calendar of events to see what's coming up!

  • Hillsboro Farmer’s Market: The Hillsboro Farmers' Market is a seasonal outdoor event that supports the local farming and small business community. Each market features fresh local produce and specialty foods, garden products, arts and crafts, live music and educational information. You'll find fresh, locally grown produce and flowers, Arts and Crafts, Prepared hot food and processed goods such as jams, jellies, bakery goods, and nuts, Chef Live! demonstrations, music by local artists, and Festivals and Events (Dogs at the Market, Kids Day, Salsa Contest, Recycling Day, and more!). The Saturday Market takes place in Historic Downtown Hillsboro, the Sunday Market takes place at Orenco Station and the Thursday Market takes place at the Tuality Hospital Campus.
  • Oregon Zoo: One of the best zoos in the country, and the oldest zoo west of the Mississippi, the Oregon Zoo is home to hundred of animals, plant species, and fantastic exhibits. During the summer the zoo is host to a concert series, and in the winter produces a holiday light show viewed from the train.

  • Cooper Mountain Vineyards: Cooper Mountain Vineyards was the first U.S. winery to gain label approval for a no-sulfite-added wine under the new National Organic Program standards in 2002. The “Made with 100% Organic & Biodynamic® Grapes” certification is proudly displayed on their labels and they are more than happy to share their story.
     
  • Portland Children’s Museum: located in Portland's Washington Park, adjacent to the Oregon Zoo. Founded in 1946, Portland Children's Museum is the sixth oldest children's museum in the world and the oldest West of the Mississippi. The 50,000 sq. ft. Museum receives over a quarter of a million visits from children and their families every year. The Museum uses cognitive science and child development research to inform environments and programs that promote healthy cognitive, social, emotional and physical development. The Museum's myriad exhibits, including Water Works, The Dorothea Lensch Play-it-Again Theatre, Building Bridgetown and the Baby's Garden,along with the Museum's art studios, The Clay Studio, The Wonder Corner and The Garage encourage playful inquiry, cultivate creative expression and help children learn how to learn.
     
  • Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District near Hillsboro serves approximately 200,000 residents in Washington County. It provides 200 parks spread over 1,600 acres with 30 miles of hiking trails and a 25-mile bike path network. Two "must see" trail destinations include the 219-acre Tualatin Hills Nature Park and historic Jenkins Estate on Cooper Mountain. 

FAVORITE SHOPPING

The Candy Basket: 248 E Main St Hillsboro, OR 97123 This classic candy shoppe will take you back to the days of buying penny chocolates and large jars of sour gummies. Find some rare candy treats, order candy by the pound, and browse the extensive collection of gifts. This place is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth, located in the heart of Downtown Hillsboro.

Cedar Hills Crossing: 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton, OR 97005 (503) 228-4651: This mall has all of your typical clothing stores, boutiques, department stores, and restaurants, with one major difference: a Powell's Bookstore. If you've been to the Downtown Portland Powells, get ready to have a slightly smaller City of Books close to your Hillsboro home! In my opinion, the Cedar Hills Powell's is better organized, and hosts some of the best author events. If you're tired of big box bookstores and Starbucks, check out the Powell's at CHC, with its independent coffee shop and amazing selection of new and used books. It's a local institution!

FAVORITE RESTAURANTS

Residents of the Intel area have immediate access to the best of Downtown Portland, but local areas of Hillsboro are quickly rising in recognition of high quality restaurants. Hillsboro is incredibly diverse, and you can see the rich culinary traditions in the high-quality ethnic restaurants around Hillsboro, as well as great spots specializing in Northwest cuisine.

Heveltia Tavern - 10275 NW Helvetia Rd. Hillsboro, OR 97124 - Known for serving some of the best traditional burgers in the Portland Area, Helvetia (pronounced hel-VAY-sha) draws burger lovers by the thousands to their country spot. Get the Jumbo burger, and on nice days, dine on the back patio. Walk through the no-minors part of the tavern to get there after placing your order at the bar. Yum!

Syun Izakaya - 209 NE Lincoln St Hillsboro, OR 97124 - Rated one of the top Japanese restaurants in America by Zagat Survey, one of The Oregonian's top 100 restaurants, and featured in Bon Appetit Magazine, this is the premiere Japanese and sushi restaurant in Washington County. Located in the old library building in downtown Hillsboro, the quaint atmosphere will surround you with a relaxing and comfortable environment to enjoy one of the delicious lunch specials, award-winning dinner entrees, or the extensive sake menu.

Cornelius Pass Road House: 4045 NW Cornelius Pass Rd. Hillsboro, OR 97124 - This former six-acre farmstead is today a colorful oasis, part of the McMenamins family of restaurants and breweries, with buildings and barns that date to the mid-1850s. Here you'll also find one of McMenamins' top-producing breweries, and the modern-day Imbrie Hall Pub (built from the timbers of Portland's historic Henry Weinhards brewery). You may also enjoy the cozy wee bar known as the Little White Shed, along with plenty of outdoor summer seating.

Insomnia Coffee Company: 5389 W Baseline Rd. Hillsboro, OR 97123 - A true community spot, the owners of this wonderful coffee shop built this home-away-from-home themselves from the ground up, painting the walls, installing the pine flooring, and gathering furniture and equipment. You'll love this relaxing and familiar environment while enjoying the best espresso, brewed coffee or brewed tea and pastries in town.

 

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