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By Cindy Westfall, ABR,GRI | Agent in Tualatin, OR
  • Tualatin Oregon-Highlighting the Fox Hill Neighborhood

    Posted Under: General Area, Schools, In My Neighborhood  |  November 19, 2010 3:52 PM  |  549 views  |  1 comment

    Tualatin, Oregon has several sections and neighborhoods and  today I'm going to start with highlighting the Fox Hill neighborhood.  I will admit that I am partial to it as I had the pleasure of living there for several years and got to know several very nice people. I loved that this was the type of neighborhood that people got to know you and your family..and vice versa.

    Fox Hill is tucked behind the Legacy Meridian Park Hospital and is bordered between Borland Rd. and Nyberg Ave. This neighborhood is an established neighborhood with most of the homes having been built in the mid to late 80's.

    Sitting in a fantastic location for easy access to both I-5 and I-205, this neighborhood has it all. Within minutes you can visit Browns Ferry Park with it's natural bird sanctuary that runs along the Tualatin River. I have walked many a mile here!

    Unlike many newer neighborhoods, you will find homes in Fox Hill that have larger lots, mature, established landscaping, and tree lined streets. I have started to see some changing here as many of the original owners are starting to downsize and younger families are moving in.

    Fox Hill is actually comprised of Fox Hill and Bridgeport with this section in the Tigard-Tualatin school district and Fox Hill Park in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District. Both are in Clackamas county whereas most of Tualatin is in Washington county.

    I can't talk about Fox Hill without mentioning the annual 4th of  July parade. This starts and ends at Bridgeport Elementary and all the neighbors line up every year to watch all the marchers, fireman, and neighborhood police. This is not just for folks that live in here, people from all over Tualatin come for the fun. http://www.tualatinlife.com/May%20Pages/parade.html

    Of course you can't have any neighborhood without a bit of controversy, and Fox Hill has been in the news of late with the new Stafford Hills Racquet & Fitness Center being built across from Browns Ferry Park. http://staffordhills.com/  This upscale club is to scheduled to be completed in Fall of 2011 and sounds like it will rival another local club; Club Sport.

    The building of this club has many homeowners concerned about the extra traffic and reduced property values of the homes that once backed to somewhat of a greenspace and will now back to a parking lot. I do know that of the people that I have talked to about it, some were looking forward to it and thought it would increase the property values, while others are not happy at all. This is one of those that we will just have to wait and see.

    I do know that when the new when Nyberg Woods shopping center was being built, I had concerns of extra traffic there, but to date I haven't noticed much extra and the stores are convenient ,so hoping this is the same with the club.

    If you are looking to move to Tualatin, take a drive through the Fox Hill neighborhood and check it out.

    Here are a few links that you might find helpful:

    The City of Tualatin offical page: http://www.ci.tualatin.or.us/

    The Tigard-Tualatin School District: http://www.ttsd.k12.or.us/ 

    The West Linn-Wilsonville School District: http://www.wlwv.k12.or.us/

    The Tualatin Times: http://www.tualatintimes.com/news/index.php

    I'm sure I have missed some things here, so please feel free to comment and add things about this neighborhood!

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