5 Best Portland Suburbs

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5 Best Cities to Live in Close to Portland: 2022 Update

May 16, 2022

Across the country, pandemic life has driven people 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 residents have also made the shift 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 five picks. 1. Tualatin, Oregon Population: 27,942 Median Home Price: $630,000 County: Washington Distance to Portland: 12.3 mi,...


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...