Living in the Portland Metro Area Suburbs


Niche Places to Live offers rankings and statistics on every neighborhood and city in the U.S. to help people find the best places to live, visit, and raise a family. Niche considered crime, public schools, cost of living, job opportunities, and local amenities. Ranking are based on data from the U.S. Census, FBI, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plus other sources.

Where are the best suburbs to live in Oregon? Consumer research site in their 2016 ranking says your best bet is Washington County. Fifteen of the communities out of the 25 best Oregon suburbs are in Washington County. Here are the top 10:

  1. Bethany  Washington County
  2. Cedar Hills Washington County
  3. Cedar Mill  Washington County
  4. Oak Hills  Washington County
  5. Lake Oswego  Clackamas County
  6. West Slope  Washington County
  7. Raleigh Hills  Washington County
  8. Beaverton  Washington County
  9. Rockcreek  Washington County
  10. West Linn  Clackamas County

Nine Reasons for Living Outside the Portland City Limits

The Oregonian/OregonLive has a number of slideshows on their website and here is one that you might enjoy:

“Ahhh, the Rose City. Home to world-class food and cultural institutions, quirky neighborhood stores, gorgeous architecture, rich history — and civic pride that borders on hubris. Tell a Portlander you live in the suburbs and get ready for a quizzical look of pity that screams, Why? We get it, Portland has a lot to offer. But don’t write off the burbs just yet. Here are nine reasons why living outside the Portland city limits might be a good bet.”