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AmberGlen is a neighborhood on the east side of Hillsboro, a town of around 100,000 people west of Portland, Oregon.

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AmberGlen (green) relative to Portland and Hillsboro (red). Map data ©2017 Google.

AmberGlen has a mixture of residential and commercial areas as well as some educational and healthcare institutions. 

The neighborhood is close to US-26 and the Blue MAX light rail line, two convenient connections to the Portland area.

AmberGlen has several options for outdoor recreation: a number of parks, a walking/running/biking trail, and a few playgrounds. The neighborhood is both runner and biker-friendly with sidewalks usually separated from the street and bike lanes on many roads.

In 2010, the city of Hillsboro adopted the AmberGlen Community Plan, which outlined a vision of AmberGlen as a denser, more urban, pedestrian-friendly neighborhood.

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AmberGlen Community Plan Concept Map. Source:  City of Hillsboro.

In the years since, some progress has been made towards the plan’s vision: the AmberGlen Central Park is now officially public and new apartment buildings have been popping up. However, the plans for a denser west AmberGlen with restaurants, shops, and public transit are yet to be realized.