Here are the top ten towns to raise a family in the wonderful state of Oregon. Drumroll, please!
McMinnville is a wonderful city in Yamhill County, with amazing access to delicious food and wine. It's a nice place to settle down with your family, and has good schools, a strong sense of community, and access to day cares. However the crime rate is average, as are the housing and access to libraries.
Independence is a lovely small town in Polk County and it's a good place to raise a family, with a low crime rate, good community, and access to libraries and day care.
Molalla is a small city in Clackamah County. It has average safety, schools, and access to daycares, and above average community, access to libraries, and housing.
The beautiful city of Bend in central Oregon is a great place to settle down, especially if you love the outdoors. The city has pretty good schools and strong sense of community, although the crime rate isn't particularly low.
Hunker down in the coastal town of Warrenton to raise a family. The seaside city is located in Clasop County and has a very low crime rate, a good sense of community, and access to day cares and housing, although the schools are only average.
Canby is a lovely town in Clackamah County that's great for raising kids. Canby has a low crime rate, pretty good schools, and good community, although it doesn't have great access to day cares or libraries.
Corvallis is the home of Oregon State University, and besides being a great college town it's also a wonderful place to raise a family. It's safe, friendly, and has good schools.
Newberg is located in Yamhill County and has a low crime rate, great schools, and a strong sense of community.
Here's a photo of the public library.
Hillsboro is a wonderful place to hang your hat and start a family. The Portland suburb has good schools, accessible housing, access to day cares, and a pretty low crime rate.
Beaverton is the #1 place to raise a family in Oregon. The lovely Portland suburb is close to the city yet has a much lower crime rate, great schools, a sense of community, and easy access to day cares and grocery stores.
Did you grow up or raise kids in one of these towns? What other cities are good places to raise a family in Oregon? Share your thoughts in the comments.