Tigard, OR 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

2 Communities in Tigard

Overview

Tigard is a city located in Western Oregon near Portland. The city offers active adults scenic nature views and a wide variety of shopping and entertainment options. Tigard’s close-knit community features several events and festivals throughout the year, including a local farmers market for residents to enjoy.

Climate & Geography

Residents of the city will enjoy the warm summers and mild winters. Summer highs reach the low 80s and winter lows fall into the mid 30s, making the climate in Tigard fairly moderate. As expected, Tigard receives much less snow than the national average, averaging just 2 inches per year.

Tigard is located southwest of Portland in the Willamette Lowlands, west of the Cascade Mountain Range. Fanno Creek and Summer Creek run through Tigard. The Tualatin River borders the city’s southern edge.

Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment

Tigard features a variety of recreational activities, offering active adults everything from serene natural parks to a lively downtown area. Cook Park, Tigard’s most popular outdoor destination, features natural areas, walking trails, and a butterfly garden.

Those looking for shopping options in Tigard will find that there are a number of opportunities nearby. Bridgeport Village is a shopping center located in Tigard that offers locals plenty of shops and restaurants to choose from.

Besides that, the city hosts several community events and festivals throughout the year in vibrant downtown Tigard. Tigard Farmers Market is held seasonally in the downtown area for locals to pick up fresh produce, plants, and other goods.

Portland is also a short drive away for anyone who wants a bigger city experience.

Cost of Living & Taxes

The overall cost of living in Tigard is higher than the state and national averages. This is due to the higher cost of housing in Tigard, which is above the state and national averages. Grocery, health, and utility costs are all at or below the national average.

Oregon is considered moderately tax friendly for retirees. Social Security benefits are not taxed, however all other forms of retirement savings income are taxed with no deductions or exemptions available. Pensions are also taxed, but some residents may be eligible for a credit worth up to 9 percent of the pension income. Additionally, there is no sales tax in Oregon.

Health Care

Tigard residents will find that there are a number of top rated hospitals in the area. Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center, located in nearby Tualatin, is ranked as the No. 9 hospital in the state by U.S. News, and rated high performing in three procedures and conditions. OHSU Hospital and St. Vincent Hospital East Pavilion are ranked the No. 1 and No. 2 hospitals in the state. OHSU Hospital is nationally ranked in six specialties and rated high performing in four specialties and eight procedures and conditions. St. Vincent Hospital East Pavilion is rated as high performing in two specialties and nine procedures and conditions.

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