With a diverse economy, strong schools and outstanding parks and recreation access, Tigard is one of the most livable cities in Oregon. Today, nearly 52,000 residents call the state’s 12th largest city home.
Since it was incorporated in 1961, Tigard has grown into a desirable and affordable community in the Portland metro area. Residents have access to 18 miles of trails spread throughout the city and nearly 550 acres of parks and open spaces, used by everyone from sports teams to active seniors to families. The city also boasts two popular farmers markets that provide fresh, local produce from May through October.
Residents have a range of public transportation choices to nearby Portland, Beaverton and Hillsboro with two transit centers (Washington Square and Downtown Tigard, WES a rail transit connecting Wilsonville, Tualatin, Tigard and Beaverton with further connection to MAX, a metro area light rail system. A future light rail line is expected to serve the community by 2027.
Tigard plays an important part of the vibrant west side of the Portland region, where unemployment was pegged at 3.5% in October 2018.