Living in Eugene

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Eugene, Oregon, is a diverse and eclectic city located in the southern end of the Willamette Valley between two buttes and the scenic Willamette River.

Framed by rolling wine country, agricultural lands, and lush green forests, Eugene offers easy access to stunning natural beauty as well as endless outdoor adventures.

Eugene integrates the surrounding natural environment through extensive parks and path systems—no matter where you are in the city, you are surrounded by the dynamic beauty of the great Northwest.

With a strong counter-culture heritage stemming from the 1960s, Eugene has long been an epicenter of green, sustainable lifestyles and values.

Eugene is a quintessential college town that frequently turns up on lists of the best places to live, as well as lists of green and bicycle-friendly cities.

The cost of living in Eugene compares favorably to many schools in larger cities.

Whether on campus or off, you'll find a community that embraces students seeking everything from arts and nightlife to sporting events and family-friendly recreation.

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