6.8 out of 10


45.4892287033505 -122.797574528043
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Pest Free
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Gym & Fitness
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Families with kids



"Busy for a secondary freeway but lots of retail!"

I live just off of TV Highway in Beaverton - and its my highway of choice for getting around anywhere. It starts at Highway 26 just west of the zoo at Sylvan and ends in Hillsboro. It used to be THE highway into Hillsboro from the zoo, before 26 (sunset highway) was layed down. Its a two lane each way highway, and although it technically IS a highway, the speed limit varies from 35 mph to 45 mph - with 45 mph being the highest. There are also several speed traps along it. The worse one being right after the 185th cross street, just past REOS RIBS as it is 35 mph through there, however if you are coming FROM 185th, either direction onto TV highway going East, there is no posted speed sign until you see the speed sign for 45 mph just past the shell station - so you assume its 45 all along there (or you are supposed to just know the limit is only 35) so alot of people go 45 mph and the cops sit at REOS RIBS with the speed machine and pop everyone as they whizz past. And the cops ALWAYS show up at court, so theres no getting away with not paying the fine!

TV Highway can be really busy because its completely businesses. At the Sylvan end there are all the car lots and at the Hillsboro end there is the movie theatre (Stadium on tv highway) and the Esplanade shopping center which has the big safeway and Target and various other stores.

TV Highway is also the street that goes into downtown Beaverton, and takes you to the TJ MAX parking lot which is right behind the Beaverton Transit Center, for the MAX.

Highway 217 also intersects TV Highway (after which TV Highway is called 'Canyon Road'... and continues up to Sylvan under that name, but its all the same road).

To be honest I much rather drive on TV Highway as far as possible rather than go on Hwy 26 - particularly at commuter traffic time, as it can be much quicker to access hwy 26 at Sylvan rather than taking it from Tanasbourne.

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