There is no doubt that the Old Town area of Hillsboro, Oregon is one of the best places to live and invest. This was the core of the City from day 1 and only in recent decades has that changed as growth moved further out to the edges of town. The charm of these historic blocks has never been in question with Main Street being the place where locals would come to catch movies, sit at a classic soda fountain, and stroll through quaint shops. You will want to consider this area for a new home and investment- Historic Downtown Hillsboro Homes For Sale.
The Old Town area is home to Washington County Courts and Planning and Building as well as the amazing new Hillsboro City Hall and Civic Center. As growth in the outer areas has wrapped up this once forgotten area is back on track with many new businesses opening up and some incredible eateries and places to recreate. The MAX light Rail will bring you into Down Town and from there you can see all you need to as a way to get acquainted. Here is a great Map to get you oriented about this terrific part of Hillsboro which Kirra and Dirk, owners of Platform Realty, are putting a 5 Star Buy rating on as of 2016.
Here are all fo the properties currently listed in Downtown Hillsboro, Oregon for sale – Call us today for showings and to get started with a Purchase!
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About Downtown Hillsboro, Oregon
Once a tiny settlement extending a mere three blocks in each direction of the courthouse at East Main Street and First Avenue in what is now historic Downtown, Hillsboro today encompasses 24 square miles. Its population of over 90,000 ranks it first among Washington County cities.
When early pioneers first reached the Tualatin Valley in the 1840s, most residents lived on farms or were engaged in milling and timber work. Soon they founded building, trade and retail businesses. With the arrival of the railroad in 1870s, the Tualatin Valley became the breadbasket for the river port city of Portland, supplying dairy products, fruits and vegetables as well as timber products.
Originally called East Tualatin Plains, Hillsboro was named for David Hill, one of the adventurers who traveled the Oregon Trail by wagon train to find a new life in the Oregon Territory. This county seat in the early 1850s took the name Hillsborough when Hill donated a portion of his land claim for the courthouse, located in Downtown. The name gradually was shortened to Hillsboro.
During World War II, Hillsboro was the residence of many new Oregonians who had come north to work in the shipyards of Portland. After the war, city fathers began luring businesses to Hillsboro to create a new economic base. Business leaders formed an industrial development corporation, and the city annexed land to the north and east and laid out industrial areas. By the 1970s, the Hillsboro area had won Intel’s first plant site outside California and spinoff companies from Tektronix.
Hillsboro is the government seat of Washington County and a thriving center of agriculture and high-technology industry. Hillsboro has the distinct advantage of being geographically close to Oregon’s bounty. It is within 30 minutes by car of Portland, 60 minutes to the Oregon Coast and a short drive to golf courses, wineries, hiking, boating, fishing, hunting and sight-seeing. Although Hillsboro has experienced rapid growth, it has retained its small-town charm and tradition–which is especially prevalent in the historic Downtown core – the heart of Hillsboro.
Incorporated in 1876, Hillsboro has grown from a small farming community and government center into a modern city of over 95,000 residents. It is the largest city in fast-growing Washington County.