Oregon

Oregon

Best affordable suburb: Cedar Mill
Nearest major city: Portland
Population: 14,462
Median household income: $84,226
Median home price: $465,500
Unemployment rate: 4.3%
Violent crime index: 26

Cedar Mill, an unincorporated area about seven miles west of downtown Portland, has a half-dozen parks and is close to shopping centers at Portland State University. About 42% of residents are married with children. The average commute is 21 minutes.