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Making the Cut

Published: September 06, 2017

Rankings of Eugene, Cascade & Coast Communities

Eugene, OR — At Travel Lane County we want every visitor to understand that the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region has enriching, authentic, approachable experiences for all ages and abilities. Fulfilling this brand promise relies on our visitor industry members and partners. While Oregonians desire to keep the magic of Oregon their own little secret, the word is definitely getting out. Check out the newest rankings within the Eugene, Cascades & Coast regi on:

Eugene Ranked number 12 in SportsEvents Magazine's Top 12 Outdoor Adventure Sports Spots!  
After reviewing destinations from across the country, SportsEvents Editors compiled a Facebook ballot with a list of 25 outdoor sports destinations that are known for adrenaline-pumping adventure sports. From those 25 “Outdoor Adventure Sports Spots," fans were asked to vote for their top picks. 

1. San Marcos, Texas
2. Asheville, North Carolina
3. Medford, Oregon
4. Outer Banks, North Carolina
5. New York’s Adirondack Coast
6. Redding, California
7. Billings, Montana
8. Snohomish County, Washington
9. Columbia, South Caroli na
10. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
11. Ocala/Marion County
12. Eugene, Oregon

Eugene Ranked number 5 in Sunset Magazine's 10 Best College Towns in the West
"These college towns get straight A’s for top-notch education and lifestyle beyond campus–places with a covetable food scene, plenty of outdoor oerings, solid real estate value, and above all, great-neighbor potential," noted Stephanie Granada.

1. Albuquerque, NM
2. Berkley, CA
3. Bozeman, MT
4. Claremont, CA
5. Eugene, OR
6. Fort Collins, CO
7. Honolulu, HI
8. Logan, UT
9. Pullman, WA
10. Tempe, AZ

Florence Ranked number 1 Oregon Retirement Community for Recreation & Social  by smartasset™
SmartAsset evaluates factors such tax burden, medical care and recreation and s ocial opportunities. Florence rose to number 1 on the top 10 Oregon communities for recreation and social opportunities.  Here's the top 10:

1. Florence
2. Roseburg
3. Brookings
4. Ontario
5. Grants Pass
6. Hood River
7. Junction City 
8. Lebanon
9. Sutherlin
10. Dallas


Author: Andy Vobora

Vice-President of Stakeholder Relations, Travel Lane County
541.501.9398 | 541.743.8770

Travel Lane County markets and promotes the Eugene, Cascades and Coast region as a destination for travel, conventions, sports, meetings and events. It serves as a private, nonprofit association dedicated to economic development through visitor spending, which pumped more than $783 million into Lane County, Oregon's economy in 2019.