living in greater eugene

Greater Eugene is Greater Living.

Living is a perfect balance of work and real-life. Greater Eugene is a great place to achieve this goal.

Living Here – the last great place on the west coast.


“Welcome to the 10-minute commute.”

Living Here – the last great place on the west coast.

“Welcome to the 10-minute commute.”

Imagine the Perfect Place.


Imagine waking up in a place you love. In a place where the tap water tastes great. In a place where your morning commute takes 10 minutes, coffee stop included. Imagine being able to use your capital to grow your company, not pay your rent or pay for bandwidth. Imagine being surrounded by qualified employees eager to make a difference. This is not a fantasy. This is living in the last great place on the West Coast to start and grow your business. This is Greater Eugene.


 

Median Home Values vs.
Lane County


San Jose

$842,200

  • Expensive
  • Living space
  • Hi-tech
  • Yikes

Seattle

$612,400

  • Expensive
  • Low crime
  • High Traffic
  • Yikes

This is the Place You’ve Been Looking For.


  • Abundant, qualified workforce
  • Lower cost of office space
  • Public, affordable fiber/broadband
  • Low cost of living
  • High quality of life
  • Thriving Arts and Culture
  • No congestion
  • Easy access to a wide variety of outdoor activities

Imagine the Perfect Place.


Imagine waking up in a place you love. In a place where the tap water tastes great. In a place where your morning commute takes 10 minutes, coffee stop included. Imagine being able to use your capital to grow your company, not pay your rent or pay for bandwidth. Imagine being surrounded by qualified employees eager to make a difference. This is not a fantasy. This is living in the last great place on the West Coast to start and grow your business. This is Greater Eugene.

Median Home Values vs.
Lane County


San Jose

$842,200

  • Expensive
  • Living space
  • Hi-tech
  • Yikes

Seattle

$612,400

  • Expensive
  • Low crime
  • High Traffic
  • Yikes

This is the Place You’ve Been Looking For.


  • Abundant, qualified workforce
  • Lower cost of office space
  • Public, affordable fiber/broadband
  • Low cost of living
  • High quality of life
  • Thriving Arts and Culture
  • No congestion
  • Easy access to a wide variety of outdoor activities
 

The Cost of Living Here*

This will give you a general idea of the Cost of Living in the Greater Eugene area compared with other areas of the country.

*Calculations via salary.com

The perfect place for your family


Surrounded by the great outdoors and populated with great schools, Greater Eugene is a wholesome place to raise a family. A low crime rate and a high graduation rate combine to put Greater Eugene on the map when it comes to quality of life. With nationally famous University of Oregon right around the corner, kids don’t have any problems keeping their eyes on the prize.

2 Top Ten Oregon Schools in Greater Eugene

 

The Cost of Living Here*

This will give you a general idea of the Cost of Living in the Greater Eugene area compared with other areas of the country.

*Calculations via salary.com

The perfect place for your family


Surrounded by the great outdoors and populated with great schools, Greater Eugene is a wholesome place to raise a family. A low crime rate and a high graduation rate combine to put Greater Eugene on the map when it comes to quality of life. With nationally famous University of Oregon right around the corner, kids don’t have any problems keeping their eyes on the prize.

 

Leisure, Recreation and Sports


Lane County offers outstanding year-round recreational programs for people of all ages and abilities. Residents can bicycle around town or off road, watch a PAC-12 sporting event, fly fish on the McKenzie River, ski the Cascade Mountains, and enjoy the Pacific Coast’s beaches. From sea level to ski level, Lane County has it all. Many internationally known professional track and field athletes reside in Lane County. Eugene in known as Track Town USA and was host to the U.S. Olympic Track and Field trials in 2008 and 2012.

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To find out more about the goodness that is Greater Eugene slip us your name and email.

Leisure, Recreation and Sports


Lane County offers outstanding year-round recreational programs for people of all ages and abilities. Residents can bicycle around town or off road, watch a PAC-12 sporting event, fly fish on the McKenzie River, ski the Cascade Mountains, and enjoy the Pacific Coast’s beaches. From sea level to ski level, Lane County has it all. Many internationally known professional track and field athletes reside in Lane County. Eugene in known as Track Town USA and was host to the U.S. Olympic Track and Field trials in 2008 and 2012.

Leisure Activities


Although, the Eugene/Springfield area has been described as the “running capital of the world” by the New York Times, the region also offers a wide variety of recreational activities. For more detailed information visit Travel Lane County at Eugene Cascades and Coast.

 
 

Community & Senior Centers


  • Public and private pools, including the Lively Park Swim Center, the first indoor wave-action swimming pool in Oregon
  • 99 city parks in Eugene and Springfield – over 2,000 acres in all
  • Internationally recognized gardens at Eugene’s Hendricks Park, with more than 6,000 rhododendrons and azaleas
  • 170 miles of national award-winning running and bicycle paths
  • 19 public and private golf courses

Outdoor Enthusiast


Virtually every kind of recreational environment can be reached within a 90-minute drive from Eugene/Springfield.


  • In town, hiking options include Spencer Butte and Mount Pisgah Arboretum — both provide stunning views of the Willamette Valley.
  • The Willamette and Siuslaw National Forests, and Oregon Dunes National Recreational Area provide hiking, camping and picnicking activities. Hikers can explore four wilderness areas totaling 430,000 acres and including the famous Pacific Crest Trail.
  • Numerous Lane County parks and recreation facilities.
  • The Cascade Mountains offer cross-country skiing and three fully developed downhill areas. Mt. Bachelor, in central Oregon, is gaining an international reputation for quality skiing virtually year round. Oregon’s largest ski area, Mt. Bachelor has been the training camp for the U.S. Ski Team for more than 30 years, with 10 lifts offering 60 runs. Hoodoo Ski Bowl and Willamette Pass ski areas have 22 and 29 runs, respectively, served by 8 lifts. All the areas provide Nordic trails as well.
  • The Pacific Ocean, the McKenzie and Willamette Rivers, and dozens of lakes and reservoirs provide endless opportunities for fishing, rafting, boating, swimming, water skiing, kayaking, canoeing and wind surfing. There’s plenty of world famous fly fishing on the McKenzie River.
  • Fern Ridge Reservoir, west of Eugene, hosts more boaters than any Oregon lake, and is a favorite spot for wind surfing as well.
  • Sportsmen also find the area a paradise for hunting and fishing. Deer, duck, geese, elk, China pheasant, and other game are available during the regular hunting season. The Pacific Ocean, coastal rivers, mountain streams and lakes provide excellent sport fishing for salmon, steelhead, trout and other game fish.
 
 

University Sports

Enjoy world-class athletic performances:

  • PAC-12 football teams – University of Oregon Ducks and the Oregon State University Beavers
  • The Fighting Ducks thrill fans at the University of Oregon’s stunning Autzen Stadium.
  • PAC-12 basketball is played in the intimidating “Pit,” which has also been home to the NCAA women’s finals.
  • University of Oregon’s Hayward Field, at the center of Track Town USA, seats 10,000 for a full array of men’s and women’s track and field events, including US Olympic Trial competitions and NCAA finals.
 

Especially for Kids

Kid Sports

Kidsports Program organizes athletic activities in a variety of sports for youngsters interested in after-school training and competition. Each year, 10,000 boys and girls participate in volleyball, basketball, soccer (fall and spring), football, baseball, tennis, and softball.

Competitive Sports

Eugene Emeralds – Baseball

PK Park is the home of the Eugene Emeralds, members of the Northwest League and the Class A short-season affiliate of the Chicago Cubs.

Eugene Timbers Fútbol Club

A network club of the Portland Timbers, ETFC is a top-quality soccer program for competitive youth players in the Eugene-Springfield area. All training is provided by professional USSF-certified coaches.
We offer programs for kids of all ages. Our youth and high-school teams play in the Oregon Youth Soccer League against the best teams in the state, and sometimes travel further to play in showcase tournaments and regional championships. We also offer introductory programs for younger kids, starting at four years old for Little Timbers.

U.S. Basketball Academy

Young basketball enthusiasts are able to enjoy the U.S. Basketball Academy. The Academy, located near Blue River (approximately one hour from the metropolitan area), includes six full-size outdoor courts, one gymnasium with two courts, ten dormitory cabins, five coaches’ cabins, a meeting/dining room and a 450-seat amphitheater. The one-week camp sessions are available for youths age 8 to 18. Scholarships are available for each weekly basketball camp.

 

Leisure Activities


Although, the Eugene/Springfield area has been described as the “running capital of the world” by the New York Times, the region also offers a wide variety of recreational activities. For more detailed information visit Travel Lane County at Eugene Cascades and Coast.

Community & Senior Centers


  • Public and private pools, including the Lively Park Swim Center, the first indoor wave-action swimming pool in Oregon
  • 99 city parks in Eugene and Springfield – over 2,000 acres in all
  • Internationally recognized gardens at Eugene’s Hendricks Park, with more than 6,000 rhododendrons and azaleas
  • 170 miles of national award-winning running and bicycle paths
  • 19 public and private golf courses

Outdoor Enthusiast


Virtually every kind of recreational environment can be reached within a 90-minute drive from Eugene/Springfield.

  • In town, hiking options include Spencer Butte and Mount Pisgah Arboretum — both provide stunning views of the Willamette Valley.
  • The Willamette and Siuslaw National Forests, and Oregon Dunes National Recreational Area provide hiking, camping and picnicking activities. Hikers can explore four wilderness areas totaling 430,000 acres and including the famous Pacific Crest Trail.
  • Numerous Lane County parks and recreation facilities.
  • The Cascade Mountains offer cross-country skiing and three fully developed downhill areas. Mt. Bachelor, in central Oregon, is gaining an international reputation for quality skiing virtually year round. Oregon’s largest ski area, Mt. Bachelor has been the training camp for the U.S. Ski Team for more than 30 years, with 10 lifts offering 60 runs. Hoodoo Ski Bowl and Willamette Pass ski areas have 22 and 29 runs, respectively, served by 8 lifts. All the areas provide Nordic trails as well.
  • The Pacific Ocean, the McKenzie and Willamette Rivers, and dozens of lakes and reservoirs provide endless opportunities for fishing, rafting, boating, swimming, water skiing, kayaking, canoeing and wind surfing. There’s plenty of world famous fly fishing on the McKenzie River.
  • Fern Ridge Reservoir, west of Eugene, hosts more boaters than any Oregon lake, and is a favorite spot for wind surfing as well.
  • Sportsmen also find the area a paradise for hunting and fishing. Deer, duck, geese, elk, China pheasant, and other game are available during the regular hunting season. The Pacific Ocean, coastal rivers, mountain streams and lakes provide excellent sport fishing for salmon, steelhead, trout and other game fish.

University Sports

Enjoy world-class athletic performances:

  • PAC-12 football teams – University of Oregon Ducks and the Oregon State University Beavers
  • The Fighting Ducks thrill fans at the University of Oregon’s stunning Autzen Stadium.
  • PAC-12 basketball is played in the intimidating “Pit,” which has also been home to the NCAA women’s finals.
  • University of Oregon’s Hayward Field, at the center of Track Town USA, seats 10,000 for a full array of men’s and women’s track and field events, including US Olympic Trial competitions and NCAA finals.

Especially for Kids

Kid Sports

Kidsports Program organizes athletic activities in a variety of sports for youngsters interested in after-school training and competition. Each year, 10,000 boys and girls participate in volleyball, basketball, soccer (fall and spring), football, baseball, tennis, and softball.

Competitive Sports


PK Park is the home of the Eugene Emeralds, members of the Northwest League and the Class A short-season affiliate of the Chicago Cubs.
A network club of the Portland Timbers, ETFC is a top-quality soccer program for competitive youth players in the Eugene-Springfield area. All training is provided by professional USSF-certified coaches.
We offer programs for kids of all ages. Our youth and high-school teams play in the Oregon Youth Soccer League against the best teams in the state, and sometimes travel further to play in showcase tournaments and regional championships. We also offer introductory programs for younger kids, starting at four years old for Little Timbers.
Young basketball enthusiasts are able to enjoy the U.S. Basketball Academy. The Academy, located near Blue River (approximately one hour from the metropolitan area), includes six full-size outdoor courts, one gymnasium with two courts, ten dormitory cabins, five coaches’ cabins, a meeting/dining room and a 450-seat amphitheater. The one-week camp sessions are available for youths age 8 to 18. Scholarships are available for each weekly basketball camp.

Moving Here

Moving here is as easy as giving us your email. We’ll host your transition team, set up meetings with real estate agents, put you in touch with local financial and employment resources, give you a tour of the region and generally make you feel welcome.

 
 

Starting Here

We have resources that can guide you through the startup phase, help you secure capital and employees, and show you the various incentives Greater Eugene can offer the next generation of businesses.

Growing Here

If you have outgrown your current surroundings or just wish to move to a more hospitable climate, we have plenty of room to grow. Drop us a line and we’ll be happy to show you all the advantages of growing your business here in Greater Eugene.

 

Moving Here

Moving here is as easy as giving us your email. We’ll host your transition team, set up meetings with real estate agents, put you in touch with local financial and employment resources, give you a tour of the region and generally make you feel welcome.

Starting Here

We have resources that can guide you through the startup phase, help you secure capital and employees, and show you the various incentives Greater Eugene can offer the next generation of businesses.

Growing Here

If you have outgrown your current surroundings or just wish to move to a more hospitable climate, we have plenty of room to grow. Drop us a line and we’ll be happy to show you all the advantages of growing your business here in Greater Eugene.