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Places With The Best Housing In Oregon 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score79
  • Raleigh Hills, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,046
79
  • Cedar Mill, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,993
75
  • Lake Oswego, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 38,065
79
  • Bethany, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,819
73
  • Happy Valley, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,474
77
  • West Haven-Sylvan, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,131
82
  • West Slope, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,650
69
  • Bull Mountain, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,684
75
  • West Linn, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,242
79
  • Oak Hills, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,678
75
  • Garden Home-Whitford, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,291
68
  • Damascus, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,842
79
  • Rockcreek, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,384
76
  • Wilsonville, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,814
77
  • Tualatin, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,024
82
  • Sherwood, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,965
76
  • Ashland, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,002
  • I lived in Ashland for three years and every day marveled at the incredible beauty. Generously green and lush, this is a highly walkable town with an almost picture perfect community. For it's small
72
  • Cedar Hills, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,135
75
  • Tigard, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 50,787
  • The community of Tigard, OR is a remarkable and underrated place. I relocated to Tigard, OR in my late 20's and took a teaching position there, leaving in 2010 after a two-year stay. With a population of
68
  • Portland, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 620,589
  • Portland is underwhelming. The bones of the waterfront are great but have not been leveraged. As you walk down the boardwalk, it simply looks like an industrial wasteland. City center is not focussed.
69
  • Oatfield, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,592
78
  • Beaverton, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 94,865
  • I have lived in the Pacific Northwest all my life and have had frequent trips to Beaverton, Oregon, since I'm only 20 minutes away. Let me tell you, you won't get bored in Beaverton, as there's always
73
  • Hood River, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,476
79
  • Bend, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 84,416
  • I lived in Bend for 2 years and I doubt I'll ever find as incredible a place as Bend Oregon! Its population and size was PERFECT! Big enough to have great restaurants, parks, shopping, festivals,
75
  • Oregon City, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 35,057
  • Oregon City is the southern baby sister of West Linn and Lake Oswego, located North West across the Willamette river from her. This historically rich community brands its self as "The end of the Oregon
75
  • Hillsboro, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 100,462
  • Having lived only a short distance from Hillsboro, Oregon, my entire life I can truly say it's the best of two worlds. About 15 miles east are the attractions and restaurants of the state's biggest city,
75
  • Canby, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,218
70
  • Oak Grove, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,848
78
  • Corvallis, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 55,766
  • This place is awful. Expect to pay high prices for rent. There are no jobs unless you are part of the university, hewlett-packard, or the hospital. I'm still trying to understand why people love the
70
  • Aloha, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 54,908
  • I lived in Aloha, Oregon for quite a few years. I recently returned to Aloha to find parts that I remembered with a great fondness had turned into the biggest nightmare. They had become filthy and
69
  • Mount Hood Village, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,231
66
  • Troutdale, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,535
73
  • Milwaukie, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,643
77
  • Silverton, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,585
72
  • Scappoose, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,901
65
  • Brookings, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,390
71
  • Gladstone, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,850
73
  • Jennings Lodge, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,727
71
  • Eugene, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 161,649
  • I grew up in Eugene and moved back after getting a couple degrees elsewhere and serving in the military. Crime was pretty bad when I was growing up (one of my former classmates is on death row and
76
  • Sandy, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,369
63
  • Seaside, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,514
  • After reading the review of Seaside, Oregon, I had add the reality check. This is a tourist town. Jobs are seasonal, low paying and scarce in the off season. It rains a lot in the fall, winter and
71
  • Forest Grove, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,214
73
  • Newberg, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,749
69
  • Astoria, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,595
69
  • Gresham, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 110,042
  • My husband and I have lived in Rockwood for a few years now, and the livability hasn’t improved at all. This entire area lacks valuable commodities of any kind, and there are hardly any grocery stores or
73
  • Keizer, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 37,497
62
  • Fairview, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,215
69
  • Molalla, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,867
64
  • Deschutes River Woods, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,993
67
  • Warrenton, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,260

Housing is one of the most important factors when deciding where to live in Oregon. Housing prices continue to rise, but there are still some deals to be had. When searching for a new home, you want to ensure that home prices in that area are appreciating, but you also need to ensure that the home prices will fit within you budget. AreaVibes used science and data to create a list of the best cities in Oregon to buy a new home with a population over 5,000 people.

The cities listed above have been chosen as the best places to buy a new home in Oregon as they have seen high appreciation rates combined with a solid income to home price affordability ratio. High appreciation rates are a good indicator that the home will continue to increase in value, while the affordability ratio ensure that homes in that area are affordable based on the median household income to home price ratio.

To further narrow your search results for the best places to purchase a new home in Oregon, you can use the filters. Start by selecting cities and/or neighborhoods, city size based on population, categories (amenities, crime, cost of living, education, employment and weather) as well as home/rent prices to ensure that the cities fall within your budget.