The city of Tigard, Oregon is located in the Portland metropolitan area.
People who prefer a calm environment will enjoy Tigard. There are over 50 green spaces close by for residents to enjoy, such as Summerlake Park and Fanno Creek Park, and they are very well-situated, making it easy to get to them from a large number of locations within this part of the Portland metropolitan area. This city is also quiet, as the streets are generally peaceful - although there are still several louder sections, especially around the railway line, Pacific Highway or Beaverton Tigard Freeway.
In Tigard, about 60% of buildings are single detached homes, while the remainder are mainly large apartment buildings and small apartment buildings. This part of the Portland metropolitan area also has a good selection of housing sizes - properties range from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Home owners occupy about 60% of the units in the city and 40% are rented. This part of the Portland metropolitan area did not experience a single housing boom; the construction of new buildings in Tigard is spread throughout several decades in recent history.
It is often feasible for property owners in Tigard to do their grocery shopping by walking. A limited variety of restaurants and cafes can be found as well. In terms of education, it is a reasonably short walk to reach primary schools from any location in Tigard. In contrast, residents may consider it difficult to get to high schools on foot. Besides public schools, there are private elementary and high schools.
Commuting by car is very easy in Tigard. It is a rather short drive to the nearest highway, such as Pacific Highway, from anywhere in this city, and it is very easy to park. On the other hand, the public transit service in this part of the Portland metropolitan area is not very frequent. Nevertheless, residents benefit from the Tigard Transit Center with access to the Commuter Rail. There are about 10 bus lines crossing the city, and bus stops are ordinarily a short walk away. There are relatively few pedestrians out on the streets of this city, although many common errands can be run on foot.