Progress Ridge Living – The Community & Lifestyle You Crave
A growing trend right now in the United States is for people to move to communities where walkability is more than a hip marketing pitch, it’s a way of life. In fact, one survey found 56% of millennials and 46% of baby boomers prefer to live in a more walkable, mixed-use, town square-style community. Imagine stepping out your front door and instantly being on your way to work, shopping, or meeting friends. You get the perfect blend of convenience, healthy lifestyle and social engagement…and maybe even higher property values! If lifestyle is an important factor in your next move, here are a few reasons to consider Progress Ridge Living:
Progress Ridge Living provides the opportunity to work, shop, socialize, and live within a blossoming community. Progress Ridge TownSquare is a 20-acre open-air walkable retail village between the Murray Hill neighborhood in Beaverton and Bull Mountain in Tigard. Living in the Progress Ridge area provides the perfect blend of:
- Eating –Whether you are looking for a burger or sushi, you’ll find the right restaurant in Progress Ridge TownSquare. Stop by the patisserie for dessert, enjoy Vietnamese meals, or grab pizza and beer with your pals. Then, head over to one of the coffee shops. It’s all available here!
- Shopping – Upgrade your bicycle, take a trip to the hardware store, and purchase a new mattress all in one trip. Don’t forget to shop at the market, grab some toys for the kids, try on some new shoes, and create your own personal style at a boutique clothing store. So drop by and shop till you, well, you get the idea.
- Relaxing – Head to the salon, get some tanning in, take your weekly Pilates class, have your nails done, and meet your friends for a movie without having to jump in a car. There’s an athletic club, laser hair removal, a chiropractic office, a dentist, and pretty much any other health and beauty service you can think of all in one place.
We didn’t even mention the dance center, mail center, bank, or cell phone store. There’s just too much to cite in one short article.
Progress Lake – The Local Fishing Hole
Progress Lake park is a major highlight of the area. It is a man-made 4-acre lake that was converted from an old rock quarry. Stocked with rainbow trout and open for fishing since 2012, it is a local favorite spot. The 50-foot depth keeps trout healthy regardless of the weather, so there’s always something to catch. Imagine taking the kids fishing, bringing your catch home, having it for dinner with some locally grown veggies from New Seasons Market you pick up along the way, and not being car dependent. What a relaxing, stress-free, and healthy way to spend a day with the family!
Living a Social Lifestyle in Progress Ridge
Here are some of the best places in Progress Ridge TownSquare to meet up with friends for lunch, after work, or on the weekends:
Ava Roasteria – If you’re a freelancer, you may spend more time working here than at home thanks to the top-notch coffee, light food menu, and free wireless internet access. But it’s also a great place to meet up with friends on Friday and Saturday nights and support local musicians and artist. Plus, it’s open 24 hours!
La Provence – Step up to a gorgeous wrap-around espresso and pastry counter to place your order. Not to be missed are the full-service bar and the chocolate case filled with delectable goodies. The French-inspired menu is also sure to delight! It’s the perfect place to meet up with friends and satisfy a sweet-tooth at the same time.
New Seasons Market – Locally sourced fruits, veggies, nuts, dairy products, and wine make this a great place to shop. Plus, you can enjoy organic bread baked fresh each day, pick up some of the freshest seafood the Northwest has to offer and get some quality meats from the butcher. This is a great place to grab something fast with friends if you want to eat local and organic food.
Stein Distillery – If you and your friends enjoy farm-to-table spirits, then Stein Distillery is the stop for you. They offer unique products like straight rye and bourbon that have been aged for two years in American oak. Plus, they literally own the farm that grows the grain they distilled.
Cinetopia – This luxury theater boasts “living room” style theaters, so you can enjoy all the comforts of home while watching a movie on the big screen. Seats are extra wide, there is a ton of leg room, stadium viewing makes every seat perfect, and there is a full-service restaurant and bar for a casual bite to eat or a drink before/after your movie. It’s perfect for date night or for an evening with friends.
Big Al’s – It’s tough to describe Big Al’s in one paragraph, so just imagine an entire center designed to support parties for both young and old. There are 42 bowling lanes, a 7,000 square foot arcade, a lounge area with a private bar, video games, pool tables, a golfing simulator, and a private party room that has the best seats in the house for the 55’ HD projection screen. Plus, you can watch all the biggest pro and college sports events on the big screen without reserving the lounge, so you don’t have to worry about whose house to go to for the big game anymore. You’ll just meet at Al’s!
A Healthier Lifestyle, A Sense of Belonging, and Convenient Amenities Await
There’s a ton of new construction because people want to live an active lifestyle and have “sense of place.” They desire to live in a community where they can be walking down the sidewalk and run into neighbors and friends. It is no wonder Progress Ridge is one of the hottest areas to move to right now.