The Whiteaker Neighborhood
Improve your quality of life by relocating to the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region in beautiful Oregon, where a diverse array of activities and adventures are easily accessible.
Located at the center of western Oregon, our region, also known as Lane County, stretches from the Oregon Coast through the southern section of the Willamette Valley to the Cascade Mountains. One could feasibly spend the morning hiking or skiing in the mountains, have lunch and do a little shopping in Eugene, and then drive to the coast for sunset and a stroll on the beach! But why rush? When you live here, you can do all of that at your own pace.
The diverse geography and temperate climate provide an ideal niche for every outdoor enthusiast. Eugene - Springfield is known for its extensive network of bike paths, jogging paths, hiking trails and public transportation routes, and has earned the reputation of TrackTown USA. Surfers, ocean fishermen and boaters are drawn to the rugged coastline; while snowboarders, skiers, anglers, whitewater rafters and kayakers embrace the mountains. Ranked in Livability's Best Places to Live, Eugene gets extra points for its great downtown — with its many performing arts venues, farm-to-table restaurants, outdoor markets and boutique stores. The University of Oregon (UO) campus adds collegiate sports and academia to the smorgasbord of local culture. Lane Community College, Bushnell University and Oregon State University (OSU) extension offerings round out the plethora of educational offerings.
Lane County is the fourth most populous county (following Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties). Since the 1980s, population in the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region has been growing at a slow, steady rate. Eugene is the designated county seat.
In 2008, Portland State University conducted a Population Forecast for Lane County 2008-2035. This report is full of statistical information about Lane County and the Eugene - Springfield populous area. You can also read their annual estimated population survey.
If you are moving to the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region, we welcome you home! The region's technology and innovation sectors have been garnering attention, the craft beer scene is burgeoning and, of course, green businesses and sports continue as a source of community pride. According to United Van Lines' annual National Movers Study, Eugene-Springfield continues to attract inbound moves. Retire in the All-America town of Cottage Grove, raise a family in Springfield, open a business in Junction City, further your education in Eugene, embrace country living in Veneta or discover peaceful solitude along the McKenzie River.
The top employing industries in the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region include government, educational and health services, retail trade, profession and business services, leisure and hospitality, manufacturing and the tech industry. Some of the larger employers include Lane County, City of Eugene, the University of Oregon and Lane Community College.
Looking to relocate your business? Be sure to visit the chamber of commerce offices throughout the area.
If you are relocating to the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region, a local real estate professional can help you find homes in your price range. Long-term and short-term house rentals are also available, particularly in Eugene's university neighborhoods and in beach or mountain communities. Find extended stay housing and vacation rentals conveniently close to PeaceHealth's RiverBend Hospital and the University of Oregon.
Audition for a role in local theater, join a singing group, attend an artist workshop or sell your wares at an artisan market. If sports are your thing — join a local club sport, coach the kids, work out at the gym or get outside on the miles of chip trails and bike paths. The local community centers are active with classes and field trips or you can enroll in adult education opportunities at the local colleges. Farmers markets are widespread across the region, and you may also wish to grow your own garden. From pruning fruit trees to felting wool to gentle yoga or swimming competitively — the opportunities for community connection and self-care are bountiful.