Lane County Oregon, nestled in the Willamette Valley, has access to everything imaginably possible to comfort and feed one’s adventure. With a growth rate of 4.02% and a median household income of just over $47,000, it’s an exceedingly comfortable place to reside and purchase a home. Lane County has been experiencing so much growth because it’s home to some of the most scenic and iconic mountains, lakes, rivers, and waterfalls in Oregon. Many natural wonders are close by with less than a couple hours drive. You can visit places like Crater Lake, the Oregon Coast, Cascade Mountains, Multnomah Falls and Old Growth Forest all in a short outing.
If you are more of an urbanite we have hundreds of miles of walking and biking paths within the Eugene/Springfield city limits. For our hikers, there are several buttes (mini mountains) to climb and if you’re in need of a more intense workout there is a rock climbing wall on Skinner’s Butte right in the heart of Downtown Eugene. A little known fact about Eugene is that before it received its current name it was called Skinner’s mud pit. Thank Goodness it’s not so muddy anymore and has a more flattering name!
With many great and beautiful places to reside in Lane County, the Eugene/Springfield area are the most populated, they offers a small, but encompassing metro area that all can enjoy with plenty of access to shopping and leisure activities. Each city in Lane County offers a unique perspective for folks looking to place roots and make a home. Eugene & Springfield are separated by the Willamette River and a freeway. These two cities offer a plethora of entertainment and goings-on. Local art walks, farmer’s markets, weekly Saturday Market, great coffee shops, fresh caught crab and Chinook salmon. There is always plenty to do and an abundance of local activities to get involved in. We have festivals, concerts and shows all year round, with really no harsh winters.
If you’re looking for smaller communities to settle into we have many: Cottage Grove, Creswell, Philomath, Sweet Home, Corvallis and many more smaller communities that offer outstanding and comforting places to plant some roots and make a home purchase. These are some of the reasons why I love living in the Pacific Northwest and why I feel you would too! If you would like more information about the unique characteristics of each community and neighborhood within Lane County OR, please don’t hesitate to contact us at any time and we would be happy to introduce you to our beautiful area.