Best Places to Live

Eugene, OR

Population: 159,615
LIV
SCORE
583
Jeff Adkins

Near the confluence of the McKenzie and Willamette rivers is Eugene, nicknamed "The Emerald City" and home to the University of Oregon. Natural beauty, recreational opportunities and a focus on the arts add to the community’s quality of life, while 23 distinct neighborhoods in Eugene provide residents with a variety of housing options. It's clear to see why Eugene is a Top 100 Best Place to Live. Three hospitals serve the area, and one of the city’s most famous attractions is a Eugene Saturday Market that opens every Saturday morning from April through November.

Eugene, OR Ranking Data

Civic
54
Demographics
30
Economy
42
Education
73
Health
69
Housing
60
Infrastructure
66