I live in Portland. Beaverton is an incorporated city nearby, home to Nike Empire and other notable companies. It is a sprawling community of single-family homes and a barely identifiable downtown core dominated by car lots and small businesses peddling the quaint and insignificant.
It's a bedroom community, striving to identify as something else, something more localized.
The auto rules the place; its streets are wide and unfriendly. To walk there is to stroll in a concrete desert. In short, Beaverton has a lot to offer as a workplace, but a couple of freeways and space-eating commuter roadways gut its essence and make it particularly unappealing to the eye and soul--not to mention walkers.
The planners messed it up years ago, creating a plainly unattractive Nowheresville.
It hasn't anything to offer, though it is serviced in part by Tri-Met's trains and buses, which is not enough to entice.
Retire in Beaverton!
Good lord, no way!