As one of America's up-and-coming cities, Portland, Oregon, has drawn much interest among people who inquire about homes for rent. By reputation, the city is bursting with young people who enjoy the outdoor lifestyle, microbreweries, coffee and music scene that have become famous in the area. In addition, great investment in technology -- specifically green research -- has transformed the region into an area that is both prosperous and trendy.
For these reasons, Portland's surrounding towns and cities have also enjoyed attention from prospective renters. People who rent homes in Hillsboro, Oregon, have found a comfortable city that owes as much of its culture to its high-tech companies as it does to its charming wineries.
Homes in Hillsboro are often rented by professionals who have taken advantage of the favorable job market in what has become known as the Silicon Forest. Intel has long had a presence in the area, and SolarWorld operates a Hillsboro plant, the Western Hemisphere's largest producer of solar wafers, crystals and cells.
When residents in Hillsboro homes are designing the technologies of the future, it's likely that they're taking part in some of the classic components of local culture. The city is home to several unique performance groups, including the 60-person Oregon Chorale, a men's barbershop chorus, and the contributors to the Hillsboro Artists' Regional Theater. On weekends, residents in Hillsboro homes can be seen strolling the two farmer's markets -- one downtown, and one in Orenco Station.
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