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Pros

-Attractive downtown
-Arts and culture
-Educated population

Cons

-Economic cycles
-Cost of living
-Clouds and rain


What Bert Has To Say About Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro Metro Area


Today’s Portland area is a wonderfully well-evolved, progressive and cosmopolitan Pacific Northwest center located at the junction of the Willamette and Columbia rivers, Originally founded as a trading center, Portland first grew during local gold rushes but then evolved first into a forest and food products processing and shipping point, now more recently into a center for the knowledge economy. The greater Portland area includes Vancouver, Washington across the Columbia River. South of the Columbia, numerous neighborhoods and communities spread east, south along the Willamette River, and west up into wooded plateaus west of downtown.



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Quick Facts About Hillsboro


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Hillsboro is 4.60 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Hillsboro jobs have Increased by 3.01 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Hillsboro's cost of living is 29.30% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Hillsboro's population is 102,347 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 172.78 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 24 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Hillsboro is $313,500. Home appreciation the last year has been 19.21 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Hillsboro public schools spend $9,928 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 24.6 students per teacher in Hillsboro.

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Living in Portland
I have lived here for about a year and made a big mistake. I moved here in the summer and thought that it was the most incredible place on the planet. Great fruit,... (read more)
Why Live in Hillsboro, Oregon
This is a friendly town to live in. People smile much of the time. There are eateries of many nationalities. As a person in a wheelchair, Hillsboro makes a fine place to... (read more)
Great place to raise a family
We have lived in Hillsboro for 26 years now. Our 3 children have gone only to the local schools and for the most part we are satisfied with the teachers and the system... (read more)
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