Best Places to Live

Eugene, OR

Population: 159,615
LIV
SCORE
652
Brian McCord

If you crave fresh air and natural beauty, Eugene is the place to be. This beloved college town is full of hiking and biking trails and thick forests throughout the city, along with impressive mountain views.

Nicknamed “Emerald City” and home to the University of Oregon, Eugene features 23 distinct neighborhoods that provide residents with a variety of housing options. Three hospitals serve the area, and one of the city’s famous attractions is a weekly Eugene Saturday Market. Appearing four times on our Best Places to Live list, people of Eugene take pride in their tight-knit community and enjoy locally sourced restaurants, several nightlife venues and a growing craft beer scene.

Find out more about why Eugene is a Top 100 Best Place to Live.

Eugene, OR Ranking Data

Civic
67
Demographics
39
Economy
67
Education
77
Health
59
Housing
75
Infrastructure
54