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    A
  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Cedar Mill is a suburb of Portland with a population of 17,050. Cedar Mill is in Washington County and is one of the best places to live in Oregon. Living in Cedar Mill offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Cedar Mill there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Cedar Mill and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Cedar Mill are highly rated.
About Cedar Mill...
Population
17,050

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$518,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,114
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Cedar Mill Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    27%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Cedar Mill

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$114,909
National
$55,322
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Cedar Mill Reviews

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Cedar Mill is a suburb within the Portland Metro area with various shops and eateries–franchises and locally-owned– that offer hospitable services. Almost everywhere has bike lanes and is in walkable distance. Although the weather remains rather wet, dreary, and dull throughout the fall, winter, and part of springtime, the temperature may reach upwards of 90° during the summer! If one were to live anywhere in Oregon, especially the city of Portland, I wholeheartedly recommend this area because of its quaintness, central location within Portland, and its abundance of attractions such as ponds, forests, hiking trails, night life, and rivers. In addition, it is located only an hour from the Oregon coast and approximately an hour and a half from Mt. Hood. Overall, great town to have grown up in, I will cherish it forever!
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Good walkability, a lot of trees and parks, easy to find grocery stores, pet stores, Home Depot, close to other large box stores when needed. Several decent restaurants around. Very close to Sunset Transit Center and freeway interchanges, so easy to get downtown or to other parts of the local PDX area. Real estate prices are very high in Cedar Mill area, even condos are pretty expensive. We rent, and our rent is slightly less than the close-in Portland area, which is why we moved here. We're able to get everywhere we want easily and our apartment doesn't break the bank. We're a close drive to Forest Park and not far from the Banks-Vernonia bike/running trail, both of which we use a lot. Cedar Hills marketplace is nearby, with a Winco, Powell's Books and other big stores. There's a great Market of Choice right here in Cedar Mill.
I like Cedar Mill there are a lot of things close like restaurants, walking trails, grocery stores and close distance to downtown or a public max station. The community is well kept by the shops and housing such as garbage, landscaping and appeal. I feel better when I live in a place that is well kept and people have pride in where they live.