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Apartments for Rent in Hillsboro, OR - 376 Rentals available

Renter's Guide to Hillsboro

You’ll love living in Hillsboro, Oregon! If you want to be part of a progressive and vibrant city, this is the place to be. There are green hills, mountains, and it's not far from Portland. And you'll definitely enjoy all the restaurants, nightlife, and downtown activities in Hillsboro.

The city is 24 square-miles, making it roughly 6 times smaller than Portland, which is about 20 miles away. Hillsboro is also 10 miles from Beaverton and just under 30 miles from Vancouver, WA.

NerdWallet ranked Hillsboro #9 on their list of Cities on the Rise in Oregon, and #3 on their list of Healthiest Cities in the United States.

The weather in Hillsboro can be very pleasant in the summer, with temperatures averaging in the mid 70s to low 80s. Average winter temperatures are in the mid 40s, though they do occasionally drop below freezing at night.

The city receives around 38 inches of rain per year. Snow is a little rarer, with just 5 inches annually.

Hillsboro, OR Demographics

  • Total Population162,448
  • Female 80,982
    Male 81,466
  • Median Age32.44

Cost of Living in Hillsboro, OR

The cost of living here is a little lower than in Beaverton and Portland. Dinner for two at a mid-range restaurant, like the Orenco Station Grill, costs around $60, while a domestic beer to go with your meal will be about $5.

Basic utility services for a 915 square-foot apartment in the Beaverton area, including Hillsboro, cost an average of $141/month, which is a little higher than Portland, where the same utilities average $125/month.

Bus service in Hillsboro is provided by TriMet, with monthly passes starting at $100. Ride sharing services are also available through Uber or Lyft, as well as 24-hour taxi service.

According to the Tom Tom Traffic Index, the Portland area, which includes Hillsboro, is tied for the 8th most congested city in the country.

Hillsboro, OR Average Rent

  • Hillsboro, OR Average Rental Price, February, 2017$1,387/mo
  • Studio$1,192
  • 1 Bedroom$1,246
  • 2 Bedrooms$1,413

Hillsboro, OR Apartment Rent Ranges

  • $701-$1,0002%
  • $1,001-$1,50072%
  • $1,501-$2,00024%
  • > $2,0002%

Hillsboro, OR Rent Trends

Average Rent All Rentals Studio 1 Bed 2 Beds 3 Beds
February, 2017 $1,387 $1,192 $1,246 $1,413
May / 2016 $1,386 $1,119 $1,269 $1,445
Jan / 2016 $1,295 $1,027 $1,179 $1,332
Sept / 2015 $1,306 $1,024 $1,188 $1,372
May / 2015 $1,281 $1,097 $1,137 $1,348
Jan / 2015 $1,120 $960 $997 $1,162
Sept / 2014 $1,089 $892 $962 $1,143
May / 2014 $1,082 $871 $965 $1,139
Jan / 2014 $1,048 $795 $905 $1,063

Average rent is projected to grow by 9% in 2016 compared to 2015.

Please note that projected rent growth is calculated at city level.

Average rent values on this page are aggregated from data from the following zip codes: 970069712397124

Living in Hillsboro, OR

NerdWallet ranked Hillsboro #6 on their list of Best Cities for Renters in Oregon.

That's because the city is dedicated to serving the residents and the businesses that call the area home. It's filled with everything from family farms to leaders in the high-tech industry. And you'll also find lots of hometown pride in Hillsboro. This healthy, outdoor-friendly, and thriving city is a great place to call home.

But living in Hillsboro does have a few downsides. Although there are beautiful surroundings, it can get quite gloomy – you can expect about 140 sunny days out of the year, and many people find the constant rain and overcast skies to be a downer.

Things to do in Hillsboro

There are more than 24 parks in Hillsboro, including Dairy Creek Park, which spans 24-acres and includes trails, soccer and softball fields, and plenty of areas to enjoy a picnic. Nearby Rood Bridge Park is another great choice nestled along the Tualatin River, with paths around the lakes, ponds, and rivers.

The Washington County Museum is a great place to explore the region’s history, and follows the settlers and trappers who helped changed the region.

Downtown Hillsboro is filled with dozens of local businesses, restaurants, retail shops, and more. Check out the farmers market during the day, and then stick around for a block party. Or meet up with friends to go bowling, before enjoying a night out at the bar.

Annual events are huge here and include Celebrate Hillsboro, which has live music, arts and crafts vendors, and more.  Check out the Hillsboro Farm to Table & Block Party, featuring beer gardens, kid’s activities, and entertainment on the city's closed streets.

For baseball fans, the Hillsboro Hops play at Ron Tonkin Field and are affiliated with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

For big league action, all you have to do is head into Portland, which is home to the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers and soccer’s Portland Timbers. The University of Portland and Portland State University provide NCAA Division I action for college sports fans too.

Portland is a great place to spend the day. From its parks and gardens to the many restaurants and boutique stores, it's certainly a pretty unique place to visit. Portland’s Children Museum and Oaks Amusement Parks are just some of the great things to do with the kids. Or you can pick apples at any of the various orchards, from July to August.

Employment and Economy

Manufacturing is the major industry of Hillsboro, making up 25% of the city's jobs, followed by health care, education, and government. Technology is a major player in the region too, with Intel being the largest employer. This has earned Hillsboro a reputation as Oregon’s Silicon Forest.

Nearby Portland is home to the headquarters of two Fortune 500 companies, Nike and Precision Castparts, along with other high-profile outdoor supplies companies, like Adidas, Dr. Marten’s, and Columbia Sportswear.

Hillsboro, OR Households

  • Total Number of Households59,720
  • Family 40,832
    Non-family 18,888
  • Children 22,730
    No Children 36,988
  • Average People Per Household2.71
  • Median Household Income$62,865
  • Median Household Disposable Income$51,577

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Education in Hillsboro

Hillsboro's public schools are part of the Hillsboro School District. For higher education, you have the Oregon Health and Science University campus, right in Hillsboro. And nearby Portland is home to Portland State University, which also boasts NCAA Division I athletic teams. PSU was ranked as one of the best colleges for undergraduate study, as well as one having one of the top 25 best urban planning programs in the country.

Then there's a campus of Portland Community College in nearby Beaverton.

Hillsboro, OR Education Statistics

  • No High School7%
  • Some HighSchool7%
  • Some College31%
  • Associate Degree10%
  • Bachelor Degree31%
  • Graduate Degree14%

Tips for Renting in Hillsboro

You’ll love living in Hillsboro, OR.  But first, let's take a moment to share some of the local tenant laws.

Oregon does not allow for rent control, so once your lease period ends, your landlord can increase the rent as much as they see fit. But they have to give you 90 days’ notice.

If repairs need to be made and the landlord refuses to make them, you're able to take care of the repairs on your own and deduct the cost from your rent. But you have to provide written notice to your landlord first, as well as provide receipts for the work once it's done.

Rental agreements vary from place-to-place. Make sure to read yours in its entirety so you understand what the landlord expects of you and vice versa.

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