Best Places to Live in Oregon

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What you need to know about Oregon

Oregon’s landscape ranges from the windswept Pacific coastline to the Cascade Mountains. Between dense evergreen forests are unique cities where individuality and creative expression are celebrated. Eugene, Salem and Portland are among the best places to live in Oregon. Home to Nike’s world headquarters as well as Harry and David and Graphic Arts Center Publishing, Oregon’s economy revolves around technology, tourism and agriculture. The University of Oregon and Oregon State University are the state’s top colleges.

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Climbing mountains, swimming in lakes, drinking beer: Who's in?
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The Beaver State has several scenic, thriving communities
10 Things to Do in Oregon
Discover the best things to do in Oregon, from top attractions and events, to great West Coast experiences and stunning views.

Population

3,900,343
Up by 4%
Ashland Oregon
Why Ashland, OR is One of the Best Places to Live in America
Arts, education and adventure give Ashland an edge
Eugene OR
8 Reasons to Move to Eugene, OR
Great schools, craft beer, and outdoor recreation options are just a few things that stand out for this college town
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The 5 Most Affordable Cities in Oregon
Can't afford Portland but want that Oregon vibe? We've got the affordable options for you.
Oregon affordable cities
The 5 Most Affordable Cities in Oregon
Can't afford Portland but want that Oregon vibe? We've got the affordable options for you.
What the Festival in Dufur, Ore., hosts the Northwest's largest pool party.
Top 10 Summer Music Festivals in Smaller Cities 2016
Summer music festivals can be found all over the U.S., and these smaller cities have ones that can rival the biggest
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The 5 Best Cinco de Mayo Celebrations
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Housing

Homes Owned 62%
62% Complete
Homes Rented 38%
38% Complete

Median Home Price

$234,100
Higher than the national average
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Featured Cities

Latourell Falls in the Columbia River Gorge, near Gresham, OR
Why Gresham, OR is a Great Place to Live
Located just east of Portland, Gresham offers all the amenities of a big city, while retaining its small-town charm.
Why Bend, OR is a Best Place to Live
The jewel of central Oregon has year-round amenities that are the envy of much larger metropolitan areas
Things to Do in Ashland, OR
With beautiful outdoor havens and a creative culture, Ashland has a lot to offer

Median Household Income

$50,521
Lower than the national average

Education

Bachelor’s Degree 30%
30% Complete
Graduated High School 90%
90% Complete

Residents

Most residents are
5-17 Years old

More About Oregon Cities

Why Ashland, OR is One of the Best Places to Live in America
Arts, education and adventure give Ashland an edge

8 Reasons to Move to Eugene, OR
Great schools, craft beer, and outdoor recreation options are just a few things that stand out for this college town

The 5 Most Affordable Cities in Oregon
Can't afford Portland but want that Oregon vibe? We've got the affordable options for you.

The 5 Most Affordable Cities in Oregon
Can't afford Portland but want that Oregon vibe? We've got the affordable options for you.

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The 5 Best Cinco de Mayo Celebrations
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Why Gresham, OR is a Great Place to Live
Located just east of Portland, Gresham offers all the amenities of a big city, while retaining its small-town charm.

Why Bend, OR is a Best Place to Live
The jewel of central Oregon has year-round amenities that are the envy of much larger metropolitan areas

Things to Do in Ashland, OR
With beautiful outdoor havens and a creative culture, Ashland has a lot to offer

Why Corvallis, OR, Is a Best Place to Live
Citizen involvement, commitment to green living and near-perfect location make this university town a standout

Gresham, OR Turns Waste Into Energy
City wastewater treatment plant has gone from power consumer to power producer

Why Salem, Oregon is a Top 100 Best Place to Live
Salem, Ore., ranked on our 2015 list due to its amenities, education options, and access to quality and affordable health care.

Why Eugene, OR is One of the Best Places to Live in the U.S.
The University of Oregon and a year-round climate attracts residents who eagerly participate in community-improvement projects.

Things To Do in Eugene, OR
Eugene is best known for its outdoor activities and natural setting, the University of Oregon, and eclectic shopping and local businesses.

Things To Do in Salem, OR
Salem, OR offers a great place to enjoy the outdoors or lean about the city's historical past.

Best Places to Live in Oregon