The City of Tualatin, population 27,500, is a dynamic, vibrant community ideally located just 12 miles south of Portland and 30 miles north of Salem, the state capitol. Situated at the intersection of Interstate highways 5 and 205, Tualatin is a short distance to adventure: skiing, snowboarding, and sledding on majestic Mt. Hood in the Cascade Mountain Range; family-friendly summer water activities on the central Oregon Coast; national-level wind-surfing or parasailing on the mighty Columbia River, while enjoying the striking natural beauty of Multnomah Falls in the Columbia Gorge National Recreation Area. Tualatin is a bicycle friendly community with bike lanes throughout the City and access to the regional cycling route network.
Tualatin’s population is well-educated, diverse, and involved in community and school activities. There are excellent educational opportunities available through the Tigard-Tualatin School District and numerous colleges and universities within easy commuting distance. Tualatin enjoys a high quality of life; In the most recent resident satisfaction survey, 88% of residents rated the overall quality of life in Tualatin as “excellent” or “good”, and 92% reported they would recommend the community to others and plan to stay for the next five years. Residents take great pride in and appreciate the amenities such as award-winning parks, unique shopping, dining establishments and a low tax rate.
The city features a balance of high-quality residential areas, along with multiple commercial and industrial zones. Tualatin is a mid-sized city with a big city attitude and spirit. Tualatin is one of Oregon’s most livable cities; a 30+-year Tree City USA, it has an extraordinary landscape, painted with charm, opportunity, and accessibility. The center of downtown is anchored by a public/private plaza project, Tualatin Commons, which consists of mixed-use buildings surrounding a three-acre public lake.