Great Place to Live
Eugene is home to friendly, outgoing people; an environment with something for everyone – from the rugged outdoors to quiet gardens to bustling city streets; and residents that appreciate healthy lifestyles, cultural diversity and the arts. First-rate services, excellent educational opportunities, top-notch health care and four fabulous seasons offering a year-round symphony for your senses.
Eugene sees, on average, 50 days below freezing, 14 over 90 degrees and 144 days of precipitation, 4.9 inches of which is snow.
Average Low Temperature For January....................... 34°F
Average High Temperature For January.......................47°F
Average Low Temperature For July............................. 51°F
Average High Temperature For July.............................82°F
High school graduates, persons age 25+................. 93.8%
Bachelor’s degree or higher, persons age 25+......... 39.0%
source: U.S. Census QuickFacts
Check out what others are saying about the Eugene/Springfield area:
Entrepreneur Magazine named Eugene the top town in the country for “Green
Scenes: Where capitalism meets ecoconsciousness.”
Eugene was named in the 20 Best Towns of the Future “Energy-Smart Cities” by Sunset Magazine for its use of more than 85% of energy from renewable resources.
The UO ranks 106 in the "Best National Universities" list of top tier institutions in U.S. News Media Group’s 2014 America's Best Colleges rankings of 1,800 schools.
Eugene was designated a Gold Level - Walk Friendly Community by the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center.
Eugene was ranked 8th Best Place to Live in the U.S. for 2014 by Livability.com.
Oregon ranked among top ten in the country in Forbes.com’s list of Best States for Business.
Locally-owned businesses are at the heart of the American economy. They create jobs, boost local economies and add vibrancy to nearby communities. The Washington Post ranked Eugene as the 16th best city in the country for independent businesses.
Eugene’s Willamette River trail has been named one of the top 19 urban bike paths in the country by USA Today. The trail, officially called the Ruth Bascom Riverbank Path System, is ranked No. 10 on the newspaper’s list.
Livability.com ranked Downtown Eugene as among the top 10 downtowns in the country for mid-sized cities.
Eugene ranked number five among Top Ten Green U.S. Cities compiled by the Mother Nature Network.
Where to Retire magazine featured Eugene as one of the eight low tax towns in the January-February 2014 issue.
South Eugene High School was ranked number seven of 77 Oregon schools ranked among the 2014 U.S. News Best High Schools.
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