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For some, it’s easy to imagine their ideal home, no matter location. Whether a wrap around porch, modern appliances, or a finished basement that sits at the top of their must-have lists, some will sacrifice location for the house of their dreams. However, must know that when it comes to real estate, location is everything.

And, in recent years, location and home amenities have blossomed in tandem, with the most sought after neighborhoods containing many dream homes. I can’t talk about the wonderful homes that the Portland Metro and Clark County areas can offer enough. Need more convincing? Visit Change Realty LLC. to see some of the spectacular listings available NOW! Downtown Portland

I almost forgot about the cherry on top–Oregon has been named the top moving destination in the United StatesFor the third year in a row. In fact, in the last six years, the number of individuals making the move to the Beaver State has increased by ten percent.

So, whats the appeal?

Jobs. The tech boom has played a big part in creating jobs out on the west coast. Portland and Hillsboro have long been nicknamed the “Silicon Forest” to California’s Silicon Valley due to its attracting a multitude of tech companies and startups to open up shop out in the Pacific Northwest, creating numerous jobs for its inhabitants, and attracting people from all over the country.

Quality of life. The cost of living is much lower out in Oregon, allowing people to really spend their money effectively and indulge in their passions without worrying they’ll break the bank. Known for its environmentally friendly communities, variety of outdoor recreational activities and eclectic art scenes, moving to Oregon would be a great option for any individual or family. However, with Oregon sitting at the top of the must-live list for the past three years, the prices of homes in Portland, Oregon’s biggest city, have increased by almost eleven percent since October 2014.

Ahead of the curve. I already mentioned the explosive tech boom occurring in the “Silicon Forest” region of Oregon, however, Oregon has been ahead of the curve for quite some time. Practicing environmentally sustainable habits years before it was trendy to do so, Portland is known as one of the most innovative cities in the United States when it comes to urban planning? Example: it was one of the first cities to build a light rail instead of a highway back in 1986.