Eugene, Oregon, located in the Willamette Valley, is sixty miles east of the Oregon coast and is the county seat of Lane County. Eugene has a population of more than 153,000 people and is the home of the University of Oregon.
Because of its beautiful scenery, the city has been nicknamed “The Emerald City.” With all of this natural landscape, it is easy to find outdoor activities to in which to participate and hiking, kayaking, and rafting are just some of the outdoor adventures waiting in Eugene.
The climate is a Mediterranean-like and offers mild, cool winters and warm, dry summers. The average temperature run anywhere from 45 degrees Fahrenheit to 80 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the year.
Not only is Eugene a city full of outdoor activities, it is chock full of art and culture, representing many of the area’s different groups. There are many museums and libraries as well as the opera, ballet, and symphony. Eugene is also home to more than 20 private art galleries.
This is a popular place for nature enthusiasts, art lovers and retirees. If this sounds like you, take a look at Eugene.