In our supportive and friendly neighborhoods, shopping is plentiful and the range of affordable housing options means there are homes to fit all lifestyles and all income ranges. The air is delightfully clean and fresh, the commutes are easy and people are just plain happy in Lane County. Cost of living in Lane County is lower in many of the consumer price categories than in surrounding states. We have a strong non-profit social service safety net and two major regional hospitals.
Superb climate, natural playgrounds and exceptional surroundings offer a diversity of healthy, entertaining activities. Culture and arts are well established and supported throughout Lane County. See, hear and feel the magic at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts considered one of the finest facilities of its kind in the United States. Cultural opportunities and events of all types fill the calendar year round.
A premium is placed on education in Lane County with a local commitment to its enduring tradition of educational excellence. Year after year our schools perform at or near the top in SAT & ACT scores. We have two major universities nearby – Eugene’s nationally acclaimed University of Oregon and Oregon State University in Corvallis. Lane Community College boasts a small business management program of national renown.
From sea level to ski level Lane County has it all. Here you’ll find water sports that include white water rafting, world famous fly fishing on the McKenzie River, water skiing, salmon fishing and sail boating. Savor the beauty of nature while golfing at one of more than 19 stunning courses! Enjoy world-class athletic performances. Thrill to PAC-10 football games at the 90 million-dollar University of Oregon’s Autzen Stadium, home of the Fighting Ducks. Other sports include PAC-10 basketball, soccer and golf. Also known as the running capital of the world, the University of Oregon hosts major track meets, and the U.S. Team Olympic track trials. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy jogging, hiking or biking on more than 170 miles of scenic urban and rural trails. And within easy driving distance, downhill and Nordic skiing can be enjoyed at Mt. Hood, Hoodoo Ski Bowl, Willamette Pass and a U.S. Olympic Ski Team training site, Mt. Bachelor.