What are your criteria for choosing a place to live? Does it include good schools? Liberal attitude? Low taxes? Lots of jobs? Lovely natural beauty? How about a low crime rate?
If the latter is your priority, then welcome to Clackamas County, where a recent study shows that five of the 10 safest places to live in Oregon are located. West Linn, where less violent crime occurs per capita than any other place in the state, is the safest. Also on the list are Canby, Lake Oswego, Milwaukie and Wilsonville. Curiously, not in the top ten are any communities east of the mountains, on the coast, nor south of Corvallis.
Finally, for those with truly inquiring minds, we must mention that West Linn has only 30 other cities in the entire U.S. which are safer.