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Places With The Best Housing In Oregon 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score81
  • Raleigh Hills, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,046
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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
82
  • 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
84
  • 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
79
  • 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,
84
  • West Haven-Sylvan, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,131
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  • West Slope, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,650
80
  • Bull Mountain, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,684
84
  • 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
82
  • 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
79
  • Garden Home-Whitford, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,291
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  • 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
83
  • Rockcreek, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,384
77
  • 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
79
  • 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.
83
  • 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
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
73
  • Cedar Hills, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,135
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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
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.
75
  • 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
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
74
  • 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,
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
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,
76
  • 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
71
  • 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
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
71
  • 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
71
  • Mount Hood Village, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,231
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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
76
  • 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
78
  • Silverton, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,585
73
  • Scappoose, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,901
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  • Brookings, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,390
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  • 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
75
  • Jennings Lodge, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,727
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  • Eugene, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 161,649
  • Hi..I live at Westside Quads..I've lived here about a year and five months...Its been a good little pad to lay your head down and have your own little space if your in school or working..or just
76
  • 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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  • 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
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  • Forest Grove, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,214
  • Forrest Grove is such a great community to raise a family. It's just a short commute from Portland and has all the pleasantries of a small town community. It's not a very busy town during the school
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  • Newberg, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,749
  • Hello, dear people who choose to move here in newberg oregon. As you know we got all the amenities and dream places to go, but unfortunately getting hired on for a job here is tough. Hope you're rich in
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  • Astoria, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,595
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  • 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
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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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  • Fairview, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,215
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  • Molalla, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,867
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  • Deschutes River Woods, OR
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,993
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  • 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.