Small-Town Living with Big-City Convenience in Eugene, Oregon
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Located in Lane County, at the southern end of the Willamette Valley, Eugene is a city with diverse interests and amenities.  Also called the “Emerald City” and “Track Town, USA”, Eugene, Oregon is home to three universities, two colleges and one community college, enjoying the economic and cultural benefits of being a college town.  Sporting events and arts festivals, concerts and museums, educational programs, conferences and theater provide a constant buzz of activities in Eugene.
But besides its college roots, Eugene is home to a wide range of businesses, including being where the well-known companies Nike and Taco Time were each founded.  Eugene and its directly adjacent neighbor, Springfield, also house two separate world-class medical organizations.  These two hospitals have multiple medical and urgent care centers throughout the community, and provide healthcare for much of the southern half of Oregon.   Eugene is also home to some of the best eye and orthopedic surgeons on the west coast.  Alternative
Eugene, Oregon Statistics
Population- 159,190
Elevation – 430 ft
Average Rainfall – 46.1 in
Average Snowfall – 4.9 in
Average Winter Temp – 44.3ºF
care also has a very strong foundation in Eugene, with acupuncture, chiropractic, naturopathic, integrative, and bodywork clinics in many locations around the city.

Live, Work and Play All in One Place

Eugene is notable for its natural beauty, and has two rivers running through it – the Willamette and the Mckenzie.   Recreational opportunities abound, including bicycling, running, river rafting, rock climbing, kayaking and hiking, plus boating and water recreation in the nearby reservoirs. Eugene's city slogan is "A Great City for the Arts and Outdoors", and it lives up to its motto. 
 
Besides having quick access to freshwater lakes and rivers, Eugene is only 75 minutes from the Oregon coast, with ocean beaches, recreation, dining, and shopping all available.  The Oregon Coast is famous for whale watching, sand dunes, tidepools and beachcombing. 

Food and Shopping, Music and Festivals

Eugene has an excellent selection of food, shopping and entertainment.  Choices are important to Eugenians, as is evident by the large variety of stores and restaurants.   The food scene has long included great Thai, Japanese, Indian, Mexican, Middle  Eastern, French, and continental eateries, as well as every
incarnation of pizza, patisserie and American restaurants you are likely to encounter. 

Health conscious Eugene also has quite a good selection for dining and an excellent in-store selection of vegetarian, vegan, raw and organic food.  Eugene has many extremely-well-stocked health food and natural food stores, as well as Farmer’s Markets and local Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs).  

Besides well-known national retail stores, like Nordstroms, Nike, Gap, TJ Maxx, Trader Joe’s, and Costco, Eugene also has a diverse array of specialty stores providing goods from all over the world.  Buying local is also important to Eugene residents, as the 45 year old Eugene Saturday Market reveals.  This Saturday Market is the oldest weekly open-air crafts market in the US.  Items sold at the Eugene Saturday Market must be handcrafted by the seller, or the seller’s immediate family.
Yearly Festivals in Eugene, Oregon
Art and the Vineyard - the main fundraiser for the Maude Kerns Art Center.
Asian Celebration
KLCC Microbrew Festival
Mt. Pisgah’s Wildflower Festival
Mt. Pisgah’s Mushroom Festival
 

Eugene – Comfort and Culture

The mild weather, reasonable property prices, natural beauty, and wide array of entertainment, shopping and educational opportunities draw people to Eugene, Oregon, from all over the world.  Will you be one of them?

To learn more about living in Eugene, Oregon or the surrounding areas, contact:

Rosemary Crieger, Broker
Kim Crieger Goodwin, Principal Broker
Crieger Goodwin Real Estate Sales
541-485-5212

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