Many parks and an attention to the environment make Eugene an attractive place to live, along with recreational opportunities and a focus on the arts. Nicknamed The Emerald City and home to the University of Oregon, Eugene is near the confluence of the McKenzie and Willamette rivers and 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.
- Our 5th annual ranking of the best places to live in America includes familiar names and deserving newcomers.
- Our third annual ranking of the best small to mid-sized cities in the U.S.
- Our second-annual ranking of the best small to mid-sized cities in the U.S.