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Places With The Best Housing In Oregon 2018

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  • Baker City, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,757
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  • 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,
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  • Madras, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,504
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  • Junction City, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,735
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  • 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
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  • Hayesville, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,653
  • I experienced a good stay while living in Hayesville Oregon. The city is located in Marion County Oregon. Hayesville is just outside of Salem Oregon. The urban town is very budget friendly. Homes and
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  • Salem, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 161,975
  • Salem is often unfairly dismissed as boring and frequently treated like the bland stepsister of Portland.How unfortunate because Salem has so much to offer: beautiful parks, gardens and public
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  • Wilsonville, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,814
  • My family and I have been living in Wilsonville 3 years and have enjoyed our stay in this progressive and event-filled suburb of Portland Oregon. Wilsonville has great educational districts and all of
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Scappoose, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,901
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  • Woodburn, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,765
  • Woodburn, Or is a great place to visit no matter the season you're visiting. In the fall, The Woodburn Outlet Center is the perfect place to get new clothing for back to school, or filling up a college
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  • 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
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  • Albany, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 51,919
  • I lived in Albany, Oregon for almost six months back in 2005. I relocated to California from Albany only because my husband had a military transfer that we could not refuse. While living in Albany I
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  • Tualatin, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,024
  • Tualatin is a beautiful little city just outside Oregon. I have been living in Tualatin for years now and I simply love it. The city is beautiful and well maintained and it has a high standard of living.
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  • North Bend, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,635
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  • 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
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  • Rockcreek, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,384
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  • 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
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  • Jennings Lodge, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,727
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  • 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
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  • Raleigh Hills, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,046
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  • Fairview, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,215
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  • Springfield, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 60,611
  • I moved to Springfield, OR after living on the east coast for ten years. When I got to the west coast, I was a little shocked at the difference in weather, but I have been here for two years now and love
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  • Troutdale, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,535
  • Troutdale is a place where one does not have to go far to be surrounded by nature! Living in Troutdale is comparable to living in a forest at times, and I personally find it to be therapeutic. Coming
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  • Canby, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,218
  • The city of Canby is very special to me and my three boys in a very particular way. Living in Canby reminds me of a story that I read years ago when I was in high school. The story talked about a mission
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  • Umatilla, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,986
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  • Milton-Freewater, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,059
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  • Sandy, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,369
  • I am living in Sandy, Oregon home and I love this community. Known as the “Gateway to Mount Hood,” this area is absolutely beautiful. This community is located between Mt. Hood and Multnomah Falls, so if
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  • Cedar Hills, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,135
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  • White City, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,709
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Prineville, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,419
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  • Molalla, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,867
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  • Silverton, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,585
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  • Four Corners, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,963
  • I love the city of Four Corners Oregon. This city has a lot to offer because it is simple but close to the big city. With the location of the city close to Salem, it becomes a part of the Salem
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  • McMinnville, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 33,724
  • I just moved from McMinnville due to the increase in homeless people and crime. The city does not know what to do and there are large loopholes in local laws which allow RVs, buses, cars to park for days
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  • 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
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  • The Dalles, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,276
  • I adore living here; I cannot think of another place I would rather be. It is a small quaint diversified community with friendly people. There is an array of outdoor activities to partake in. Thus, I am
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  • Eagle Point, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,790
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  • West Haven-Sylvan, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,131
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Oak Grove, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,848
  • Oak Grove would be a much better place to live if someone would take an interest in improving two things: the terrible schools and the high crime rate. Living in Oak Grove is becoming more and more
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  • Astoria, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,595
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  • Garden Home-Whitford, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,291
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Sheridan, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,054

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.