5 Best Portland Suburbs

We love helping buyers pick their next best place to live and enjoy helping sellers transition to their next best location. As part of our work, we get to explore and enjoy every suburb around Portland, Oregon and share that with our clients.

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5 Best Cities to Live in Close to Portland, Oregon

August 11, 2023

Across the country, many people are moving from city centers to smaller locales in search of more space, more privacy, and a quieter, more enriching quality of life. While not to the degree of more populous areas like New York and the Bay Area, many Portland, Oregon residents have also shifted toward suburbia. Think the suburban lifestyle might be for you? Read on. We looked at the many desirable and highly livable cities and towns surrounding Portland, many of which offer the serenity so many are looking for these days, while still being infused with a little bit of Portland. Here are our top six picks (we updated this article and added a sixth choice in 2023). 1. Tualatin, Oregon...

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Top 5 Most Affordable Portland, Oregon Suburbs: 2023 Report

April 7, 2023

For those looking to buy a home in 2023, the prospect may seem daunting when facing high mortgage interest rates and rising prices. But in fact, the housing market of 2023 is much cooler overall than last year and prices have currently stabilized. They are projected to rise only slightly in the spring compared to recent years and begin to drop again in the fall. So the conditions for buying a home this year may be more favorable than you think. We have observed the trend of home buyers preferring the suburbs over the city of Portland over the last few years, and their popularity has naturally led to rising prices as buyers compete for available homes. As a result,...

5 Best Cities to Live in Close to Portland: 2021 Update

April 23, 2021

While the market for homes in Portland is seeing high demand, the suburbs are even hotter. After a year of pandemic living, the space offered by suburbs and small cities close to Portland only gets more appealing. Flight to the suburbs has been particularly strong in dense (and expensive) areas like New York City and San Francisco. Here in Portland, we may not have experienced as drastic a shift. But the suburbs surrounding the metro area are still booming – and they have a lot to offer when it comes to quality of life. Intrigued? If you’re interested in a more suburban lifestyle, you’re in luck. The Portland area boasts some of the most charming suburban areas you can find....

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5 Best Cities (Suburbs) Near Portland – 2019 Update

November 5, 2019

Aren’t all suburbs cities? No! Driving around Portland’s metro area, it can be difficult to tell where one city ends and other begins. What some home buyers don’t realize is that some suburbs of Portland aren’t even cities at all. Should that matter to home buyers? We think so! Governance has a huge impact on quality of life and will impact your real estate investment down the road. City governments are local and tend to have better responsiveness for their citizens. Taxes collected locally will go directly back into the community.  Of course, that doesn’t mean you should avoid buying a home in an unincorporated community, but there are some things to be aware of. Unincorporated communities (also known as...

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Best Cities to Live in Close to Portland

November 1, 2016

Are you looking for a great place to live but don’t think Portland is a perfect fit for you? Boy, have we got options — and I’m not just saying that because I’m a real estate agent! Money Magazine and retirement advisor SmartAsset both released research last month that highlighted two fantastic places to live that are very close to Portland. Beaverton, a city of 94,000 nestled in the hills west of Portland, has received a lot of media attention in the last year, and it’s well deserved. This most recent accolade from Money Magazine puts them in the Top 10 Small Cities in the United States. (Portland was named “Best Big City in the West” in the same report.) What...