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The scenic city of Eugene, Oregon is near the western coast of the state. It is the second largest city in Oregon and serves as the Lane County Seat. Eugene has a population of almost 157,000 and the Eugene real estate market continues to grow. The city has a mild climate; the average temperature is 52°F. Snowfall is sporadic and rare.
Eugene is located at the south end of Willamette Valley, nestled near the confluence of the McKenzie and Willamette rivers which can offer prime water access real estate. The city is bordered on the northeast by Coburg Hills, a range of foothills with a peak elevation of approximately 2,000 feet. Eugene’s western borders include Mount Pisgah, home to Howard Buford Recreation Area and Mount Pisgah Arboretum.
Eugene has all the modern amenities of a bustling metropolis but is steeped in a rich history. The city was founded in 1846.
Oregon Bach Festival, KLCC Microbrew Festival, Oregon County Fair and the Saturday Market are all annual celebrations. The Cuthbert Amphitheater offers summer seasonal music concerts in an outdoor setting, promoting music for all generations. Eugene’s museums can accommodate both the eclectic and inquisitive. Oregon Air and Space Museum, Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Conger Street Clock Museum, Science
Factory Children’s Museum & Planetarium and Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art all make Eugene their home.
Eugene is nicknamed “The Emerald Valley” because of its lush landscape. Nature enthusiasts have plenty of options like the Willamette National Forest, Alton Baker Park and Owen Memorial Rose Garden. The city has several premier golf courses including Laurelwood, Oakway, and River Ridge.
The University of Oregon is located in Eugene, OR. College athletics is a storied tradition in the town. The NCAA Football Division 1 team, Oregon Ducks, is a member of the Pacific 12 Conference. The university has been the recipient of 14 NCAA team championships and 60 NCAA individual track & field titles.
The Eugene community is served by four high schools, they include: North and South Eugene, Churchill and Sheldon. According to Great Schools, the nation’s leading nonprofit that measures school performance, Eugene has several schools that have done exceptionally well. Among them are Charlemagne at Fox Hollow Elementary School, Edison Elementary, South Eugene High School and Crest Drive Elementary School.
Prospective residents of Eugene have a wide array of communities to choose from. Eugene is home to a few gated communities, like Songbrook and Gainsborough. These communities feature club houses, picturesque walking paths, and security.
Eugene homes for sale come in many different styles and price points to to choose from with the option to purchase single family residences or condos. Many neighborhoods are located with convenient access to amenities, attractions and schools and residences reaching farther out into the country offer serenity and large property lots between neighboring residents.
In 2011, the median home/condo price in Eugene, OR was around $200,000. Contrasted with 2000 when the median home/condo price was $145,000. In a little over a 10 years, property values appreciated almost 28%, even in the worst economy in decades. Even with an increase in property values, buyers can take advantage of short sales and foreclosures available in Eugene for an impressive deal on real estate.
Eugene offers all the variables of lifestyle in one place and is an ideal home for families, seniors, outdoorsmen and young couples looking for their place to settle. Feel free to search for properties in Eugene and throughout Oregon conveniently on this website using the Property Search tool, or browse Tom’s featured listings for premier, hand picked properties. You can also get local school information, community profiles and more, all right here!
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