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Redmond 10th, Bend 11th among Oregon's 'Best Cities to Live'

Cities larger than 2,500 judged by various factors

The website ChamberofCommerce.org recently released its 2019 report detailing the best cities to live in for each state -- and in Oregon, Redmond just makes the Top 10 at No. 10, followed by Bend at No. 11.

The organization said, "The comprehensive analysis behind this report looks at cities with populations over 25,000 and covers five essential factors: employment, housing, quality of life, education, and health. In total, over 2,500 cities were examined and given rankings on a per-state basis."

ChamberofCommerce.org said it "intends to highlight the cities that have either improved overall livability for their residents or have upheld their existing high standards." 

The top three cities in Oregon on this year's list, for example, are Corvallis, Lake Oswego and Hillsboro. The report only examined cities over 25,000 population.

You can see the complete list of Top 25 rankings for Oregon cities at: https://www.chamberofcommerce.org/best-cities-to-live-in-oregon

According to the US Census Bureau, tens of millions of Americans relocate every year to improve their living situation in one way or another: some for reduced cost of living and housing, others for better employment opportunities, and others for an improved quality of life outside of finances. The Best Cities to Live report gives these families a concrete list of cities to consider before making the big move.

Researchers at ChamberofCommerce.org gathered information from both the U.S. Census Bureau and the Centers for Disease Control for over 2,500 cities. Rankings were then determined by designating different sets of data to one of the aforementioned five factors (employment, housing, quality of life, education, and health) and assigning appropriate weights to each.

Lastly, they said, it should be noted that a handful of cities were omitted due to lacking requisite information.


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