Eugene Real Estate & Homes for Sale in Oregon
With nicknames such as "The Emerald City" and "Track Town USA," Eugene was originally named for the settler Eugene Franklin Skinner who built a cabin within the boundaries in 1846. The city of Eugene is Oregon's second largest metro area covering over 41.5 square miles and with more than 160,000 residents. Eugene is located about two hours south of Portland,within an hour of the Oregon coast and Cascade Mountains, and is on the Willamette River, which joins with the McKenzie River to the north of town.
This city stronghold has a varied and self-contained economy base with assorted industries providing employment. Industries include educational, health and social services, retail trade, manufacturing and professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services. Students in grades K-12 are accommodated by schools of the Eugene School District. Those in pursuit of a degree in higher education have access to many accredited local universities and colleges, including the University of Oregon.
Recreational amenities and attractions within the Eugene community are bountiful and varied. Outdoor recreational facilities available to Eugene residents include Willamette National Forest and Jasper State Recreation Site. Other attractions within the Eugene community include Hendricks Park Rhododendron Garden, the Lane County Fair held in August, the Oregon Bach Festival, Eugene Opera, Eugene Symphony, and Eugene Ballet.
Eugene residents enjoy an enriched arts culture, big city amenities, breathtaking natural surroundings and a safe, family-oriented community. Real estate options in Eugene consist of single-family homes, estate properties, condominiums, townhouses, investment properties such as duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes, and apartments, and land lots.
Eugene City Guide