Murrayhill Neighborhood, Beaverton

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The Murrayhill area Beaverton is known for its serene park-like setting, manicured lawns and upscale shopping center.  Residents enjoy this semi-swanky area that boasts its outdoor mall with bistros, cafes and quaint local boutiques.  Catering to higher than average income households, it’s generally regarded as a well-planned community, white collar, no riff raff type or obnoxious living.  Good luck making it as a modern-day hippie here, you’ll need it.  Jump in the Acura MDX and swing by Starbucks on the way to the office instead!  More on Beaverton real estate and Portland neighborhoods…

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You’ll find this is an established south Beaverton area of homes built within the last 25 years built to higher standards and much thought given to its curved street design.  Manicured landscaping is a must throughout and green grass during the summer, no dried out lawns here.  There is a homeowners association.  It’s a lushly green and mature tree setting with elegantly winding roads broken up by nicely edged sidewalks and greenbelts.  Being one of Beaverton’s finest neighborhoods and homes do get significantly more lavish as you drive higher up in elevation.  Some homes have mountain or territorial views.  As an owner in the area you’ll have access to a recreation center with community rooms and several pools.  Overall the neighborhood presents itself very well with homes sitting on larger than average lots (7000’ or more).  A convenient location not too far from highway 217.   Walkscore rates this home setting as “somewhat walkable”, near 50. Browse all Murrayhill Homes for Sale and have a look for yourself.

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This is definitely considered above average Beaverton real estate.  You’ll find Murrayhill homes for sale are a step up in finish quality while embracing larger lot sizes as well.  House pricing compares to other high-end southwest locations and tends to run near $400k.  Entry level pricing of $200k is available in nearby townhouse complexes that ride on the area’s coat tails but are not actually part of the home owner’s association.  Detached home prices start near $300k for an 1800 sq. ft. 3 bedroom 2+ bath home and quickly push $500k for something near 3000’.  Luxury Beaverton real estate is also available here, mostly perched near the highest elevations.  Estates are architecturally beautiful, set on manicured ground and can run as high as $1m for a top end setting.  Buyers here are looking to live in a well-regarded, safe Beaverton area of mainly white-collar neighbors.   Compare these Murrayhill homes for sale to other Beaverton homes.

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Driving through the area you’ll pick up on the traditional use of brick accent and exposed aggregate drives.  Home styles are most always 2 story designs with 2 car attached garages in front.  Lot sizes are more generous which lends itself to a larger footprint than other Beaverton locations.  Detached homes are most prominent, built around the 1990’s, but a few townhouse locations exist.  Owners enjoy separated living areas.  Open floor plans or master bedrooms on the main floor are not common, it’s pretty much traditional layout only.  Family rooms are situated off the kitchen, most with 8’ ceiling heights.  Exterior lap siding, a wood shake or Presidential composition asphalt style are required by the association (I believe).  Sizes average 2500’+ for single family homes but range from 1700’ to over 6000’.  Condos and townhouses 900 – 1400 sq. ft.  Properties average 7500’, limited view lots.  A good alternative to close-in upscale Portland neighborhoods.

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• Local Information • Local Features • Local Perks
Surrounding Neighborhoods Bull Mountain
Sexton Mountian
Cooper Mountain

Distance to Downtown Portland About 20 minutes to downtown Portland, 10 minutes to downtown Beaverton, 40 minutes to airport (60 with traffic), 20 minutes to Hillsboro high-tech.

Public Transportation Bus routes on Murray Blvd and Scholls Ferry road.  Car dependant for mostcommuters.  Not a big bike to work community.  Average Walkscore!

Demographics Predominantly white collar well behaved individuals, kids are respectful as they come.  Mix of baby boomers, generation x and their children.  Well above Portland average income households.

Local Shopping Murrayhill shopping center, drycleaners, boutiques, cafés, several restaurants, banks, a bit of everything.  5 minutes tops to Washington Square, 10 minutes to downtown Beaverton shopping and farmer’s markets  (Walkscore near 50, “somewhat walkable”).  Walkers and jogger are everywhere but good access to bus and public transportation.  Click one of the Murrayhill homes for sale examples and select “details” text for Walkscore maps and listings of local business, plus other cool detail.

Main Grocery Haggens Food and Pharmacy, Safeway.  Both are on Murray Blvd under 1 mile away.

Crime Low.   Portlandmaps.com is a good source of crime and statistical data.

Parks Murrayhill park, ponds and fountains, lots of sidewalks.

Attractions Price!  Definitely more house for the money and still considered Beaverton.  Cost effective west-side Portland option

Zip Codes 97007  Try our Portland home search and use zip codes or many other parameters.

School Ratings Above average public schools.  Cooper Mountain elementary 9, Nancy Ryles elementary 8, Highland park middle 7, Southridge high school 9.  Ratings are based from 1 (worst) through 10 (best) and come from the greatschools.org website at time of writing.