Top Cities to Move to in Oregon

Oregon’s unique features and hipster reputation attracts many people to the area. With everything from iconic cities to beautiful coastlines, few states can rival its beauty. Oregon is also well-known for its food and brews. The state is the home state of the Nike headquarters and residents pay no sales tax. If you’re one of the many thinking about moving to the sixth-fastest growing state, consider choosing one of these top cities as your new home.


Portland’s reputation precedes it. With urban gardens, famous bike trails, amazing food, and (arguably) the best coffee in America, the city is an awesome place to live. The city has a great mix of natural and man-made wonders, like the Hoyt Arboretum and the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Portland is also widely known for its music and art scene.


While it is home to Willamette University, Salem isn’t your typical college town. The city is also the state’s capital. It’s perfect for families because of its kid-friendly museums, riverfront carousel, and great minor league sports teams. Salem is nicknamed Cherry City because of the abundance of the fruit trees around the city and Capital Mall.


Home to Oregon State University, Corvallis is only an hour from the coast and less than 90 miles from a ski slope. Like much of the state, the city is well-suited for its opportunities to get active, with more than 60 miles of trails to bike or hike.


Bend is a mid-sized city that is perfect for outdoorsy and adventurous types. Located in the desert next to mountains, there’s plenty to do, including hiking, boating, skiing, and camping. The city even has an extinct volcano to explore. Bend is also one of the sunniest cities in Oregon, boasting about 300 days of sun every year.

This is a guest post contributed to by Valley Brokers, a real estate company serving the Willamette Valley area.


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