Best Places to Live

Corvallis, OR

Population: 54,981
Lainey Dyer

This university town likes to live green and clean in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Corvallis has strong community and civic engagement and ranks in the top 5 for high wage job growth, top 20 for a educational attainment and offers easy access to broadband. Growth combines with affordability in the area with household income growth ranking in the top 20, while affordable housing and food expenditures also rank in the top 20. The city is well-rounded with creative class workers and a culture scene, ranking in the top 20 for both of these areas. And while transportation is on the expensive side, daily commute time is fairly reasonable (ranking in the top 20). Corvallis ranks on our Top 10 Best College Towns and Top 100 Best Places to Live.