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Safest Cities In Oregon 2021

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score86
  • West Linn, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,242
  • Moving to West Linn, OR was one of the best decisions of my life! It's a great city with a lot of family oriented activities that happen all year long. There are parks a plenty with wildlife and nature…[read more]
74
  • Molalla, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,867
85
  • Sherwood, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,965
  • Living in Sherwood has been nothing short of amazing. In my opinion it is the perfect place to raise a family, and eventually retire. From the quiet, safe neighborhoods, to the fantastic school systems…[read more]
84
  • Raleigh Hills, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,046
85
  • Lake Oswego, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 38,065
  • I just loved living in Lake Oswego, Oregon. This city is located on the border of the Willamette River, just eight miles south of Portland, Oregon. In the early 19th century this charming city was a…[read more]
85
  • West Haven-Sylvan, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,131
77
  • West Slope, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,650
85
  • Cedar Mill, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,993
  • I experienced a fantastic time while living in Cedar Mill Oregon. The city is located in Washington County. Cedar Mill is close to the Portland Oregon Metropolitan area. The town is a great little…[read more]
79
  • Scappoose, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,901
80
  • Bethany, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,819
  • Bethany is a fast-growing city that is becoming an appealing city to raise a family. There's lots of great attractions that are unique to the area, so you can organize a visit with family and friends…[read more]
78
  • Happy Valley, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,474
  • I seriously thought it was some sort of joke when the wife mentions that we would be living in Happy Valley, Oregon. I mean seriously, no place with "happy" in its name could actually be a happy place,…[read more]
67
  • Umatilla, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,986
83
  • Garden Home-Whitford, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,291
65
  • Monmouth, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,919
76
  • Bull Mountain, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,684
72
  • Canby, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,218
  • One of the major problems is infrastructure such as the water smells and it tastes like bleach I would not drink the water buy bottled water. The roads are awful. They keep trying to build expensive…[read more]
72
  • Cedar Hills, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,135
83
  • Rockcreek, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,384
81
  • Keizer, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 37,497
  • I've been living in Keizer for almost a year now and really like it so far. I've grown up on the west coast and Keizer immediately felt like home to me. One thing I like a lot about the city is that it…[read more]
79
  • Milwaukie, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,643
  • I love living in Milwaukie, OR. It's conveniently located in between several thoroughfares so you can get anywhere you want easily. As a mom, I'm so glad that the schools are amazing, and that the…[read more]
58
  • Independence, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,982
84
  • Oak Hills, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,678
  • Impressive is an understatement to describe the experience I have had living in Oak Hills, OR. I love living in this place as it provides an environment and infrastructure for growth. The access to local…[read more]
78
  • Bend, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 84,416
  • I moved here in 2009, the unemployment was high but I found a job. Rentals were everywhere and you could get a 2 bedroom apartment for around 585-600. Ten years later, part time 15 hour a week jobs are…[read more]
69
  • Damascus, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,842
  • Damascus is an unincorporated city in the State of Oregon. This small town is almost entirely suburban, with most local amenities being within a traveling distance. We are located about 30 minutes east…[read more]
79
  • Central Point, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,793
  • My family loves Central Point, OR. Very nice, small town feel. Nice parks & neighborhoods, great for families. The downside? The Rogue Valley is like a bowl and it gets fogged in in winter and in the…[read more]
75
  • Silverton, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,585
82
  • Wilsonville, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,814
  • My wife and I lived / worked in Beaverton for 28 years before retiring. We moved to Wilsonville for a slower pace and much less traffic while remaining close to children and grand children. Walkability…[read more]
79
  • 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…[read more]
73
  • Forest Grove, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,214
  • Want to correct other review. The Enchanted Forest is in Salem, not Forest Grove. The Pacific College helps to bring in cultural events. The Grand Lodge brings in Music. Yes, the town is pretty quiet…[read more]
80
  • La Grande, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,079
  • I like how people are nice and they care about people i like how they are never rude and you can always make a friend there but scene I moved to california in 2015 it is hard to make friend but in church…[read more]
78
  • Gladstone, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,850
  • Living in Gladstone has been quite an experience, with all the natural beauty that can be found in Oregon state there is always something new to experience. Gladstone is a small town not far from…[read more]
73
  • Lebanon, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,162
  • My family and I created spectacular memories while living in Lebanon Oregon. The city is Linn County. Lebanon is southwest of Salem Oregon. This is a great place with friendly people. Here, there are no…[read more]
70
  • St. Helens, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,169
  • I call St. Helens, Oregon my home and have for 16 years now. This is a small-town and if you are looking for a slow-paced lifestyle, then this is the place for you. The local crime rate is low and…[read more]
63
  • Talent, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,323
  • BEAUTIFUL area, super friendly people, safe & quiet place to live. Not a night-life kinda town, not a lot of events but plenty of outdoor activities for everyone! I was surprised by the number of…[read more]
80
  • 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…[read more]
73
  • McMinnville, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 33,724
  • When i moved here there really wasn't much traffic in town but we've become quite a crowded little town and growing. Utilities are ok we have some of the best water in the state but trash has gotten out…[read more]
71
  • Eagle Point, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,790
78
  • 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,…[read more]
62
  • Milton-Freewater, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,059
70
  • Oatfield, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,592
  • I live in Oatfield, Oregon and overall this is an okay place to live. Living here provides me with the basics, but I have lived in better places. My largest concern with this area is that the crime rate…[read more]
64
  • Mount Hood Village, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,231
72
  • Albany, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 51,919
  • The good: nice people, traffic isnt bad...weather is ok. The bad: Lots of meth addicts. Impossible to get a job. Please take note, jobs require written and spoken ENGLISH, usually a degree, pass a…[read more]
78
  • 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…[read more]
68
  • Florence, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,597
  • Theres rain. A lot of it. Not much at all for children to do. In fact its considered a retirement town. Theres a casino there. That people are still trying to get rid of. And its been there for…[read more]
66
  • Seaside, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,514
  • I've lived here for three years and I'm impressed that a town of only 6,000 residence has this breadth of shopping and dining. There are two malls (outlet mall on the highway and carousel mall downtown),…[read more]
78
  • Dallas, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,175
  • My family has been living in Dallas, OR since I was a baby. I am grown and married with a family of my own now, and I still live in this beautiful community. We love it here. This is one of the best…[read more]
61
  • Brookings, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,390
56
  • Winston, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,364
69
  • Cornelius, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,241
  • Family was an intrinsic part of the culture while living in Cornelius Oregon. Cornelius has a above average school system with a positive graduation rate. I appreciate the school's efforts to keep my…[read more]
76
  • 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…[read more]

Low crime rates are an important factor when determining the livability of any given city in Oregon. Finding the safest places to live in Oregon can be challenging, especially in larger cities which tend to have more crime. Luckily, AreaVibes has done all the heavy lifting for you. Using science and data, AreaVibes has created a list of the safest places to live in Oregon with a population over 5,000.

The Oregon cities listed above have impeccably low crime rates when compared to other cities in the state. How did we choose the safest places to live in Oregon? To create the list, we looked at both property crimes (burglary, theft, vehicle theft) and violent crimes (murder, rape, robbery, assault), then calculated the number of crimes per 100,000 people so that all cities are compared equally. Higher weights were given to violent crimes.

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