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What is life and the people like in Tigard?

Asked by Sarah, Tigard, OR Thu May 15, 2008

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We have lived in Tigard for approx 12 1/2 years. We love Tigards proximity to Portland without living in the "big" city, Wine Country and the winery tours, Pacific Ocean and crabbing, Mt Hood and skiing. Tigard seems to be central to alot of activity. Commuter rail will be open soon with a stop in downtown Tigard. We are looking to relocate to Colorado as soon as possible. From our home we have a beautiful valley view, and we are in the flight path of the hot air ballons from the Tigard Balloon Festival. Tigard is a great place to live.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun May 25, 2008
Tigard is a very pleasant place to live. Good schools, good stores, easy to get around. There are plans to improve the downtown area, you can get there by MAX. The library is fantastic.
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Tigard is about 8 miles from downtown Portland. It has a small hub of shops that are not really planned for easy access because of the bridge and road access for people that live around there to get to with out getting in your car and driving. No sidewalks in most older areas unless in is a newer development that required them sice most of the homes were build in the 1950-60's are the suburbs were growing. Homes sit on larger lots but there are many newer developments all around Tigard. Close to the largest shopping center Washington square. I think most all of the people in Oregon are friendly and you will see this as you are out walking people will say hi to you as you pass.

Tom Inglesby, Broker
ABR,CRS,CLHMS
RE/MAX Equity Group Inc
Portland, Or 97239
503-495-5416
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 9, 2008
Tigard has some nice areas most of them are near where Tigard meets up with neighboring Beaverton and Tualatin. Such as the area around the Washington Square mall and up near the Murry Hill and Scholls Ferry areas. However, a majority of the city sufferes from a severe lack of basic things like sidewalks. In many areas Sidewalks on higher traffic roads are non-existant, creating very dangerous situations for pedestrians. As an example there are apartment complexes on 72nd Ave near the 217 freeway that are a less than a 10 minute walk from Movie theaters, McDonalds and shopping. The proximity to 3 different major roads means 72nd Ave gets a high volume of traffic, but the street doesn't have sidewalks between the apartment complexes and the Theaters, and there is a blind hill to boot. Needless to say this creates a very dangerous situation for the children living in those apartments. There are similar issues on Hall Blvd another high volume street that is lacking in sidewalks as well.

Also, the city of Tigard lacks the vision and transparency in how it is run compared to the neighboring cities (I suggest looking at the websites for the different cities you are comparing)
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon May 19, 2008
Tigard is a lovely bedroom community of Portland located just minutes from downtown in one direction and Oregon's wine country in the other. It has homes that range in price from just over a million dollars to the entry level market. Old town Tigard is lined with some fun shops and restaurants and more major shopping is available at the regional mall "Washington Square" which boasts a Macys, Nordstrom, Pottery Barn, Sears, JCPenney and Dick's Sporting Goods to name a few. Each year following Portlands Rose Festival, Tigard has the Festival of Balloons where dozens of hot air balloons are launched from Cook Park located just behind Tigard High School. They even do a night launch when the balloons are lit up at night. Lots of fun. It's an involved community where folks care about what's going on.

Julie Fugate
Principal Broker
Keller Williams Realty Southwest Portland
(503)522-1900
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu May 15, 2008
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