Eugene, Oregon

Eugene is located at the south end of the Willamette Valley, near the confluence of the McKenzie and Willamette rivers, about 50 miles east of the Oregon Coast. It was incorporated in 1846. Eugene had long been the second-largest city in Oregon with a population of 160,561, over time however it is now considered third, combined with its Springfield metropolitan surroundings. Eugene has a median age of 35 and a median income of $45,573, and is home to the University of Oregon, along with 4 other colleges.

The city enjoys temperatures that can vary from cool to warm, with warm, dry summers and cool, wet winters. Spring and fall are also moist seasons, with light rain falling for long periods. The average temperature is about 52 degrees. The city is also noted for its natural beauty, recreational opportunities, and focus on the arts. Eugene’s slogan is “A Great City for the Arts and Outdoors.” It is also referred to as the “Emerald City”, and the “Track Town USA” - as the Nike corporation starting in this town. Read more...

Florence, Oregon

Florence is located on the Oregon Coast at the mouth of the Siuslaw River immediately north of Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area and was incorporated in 1893. Originating as a mill town, it has evolved to a city known for it’s beautiful evergreen forests, sparkling lakes and rivers, towering dunes, and the dazzling Pacific Ocean view, making this town a spectacular vacation destination. Florence has an approximate population of 8,484, with the median at of 59 and a median income of $32,203. The city enjoys over 160 days per year of sunshine, with summer temperatures averaging the upper 60’s and winter temps in the high 30’s respectively. Florence’s laidback atmosphere and accessible location make it an ideal location to live and work. Read more...

Portland, Oregon

Portland, incorporated in 1851, is the largest city in the state of Oregon and is located in the Willamette Valley region of the Pacific Northwest, between the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains. Portland’s population is approximately 603,106, with a median age of 36 and a median income of $55,571, and there are six public school districts as well as a few private ones. The city is also home to Portland State University, which has been named among the top 15% of American universities by the Princeton Review for undergraduate programs.

The climate is marked by warm, dry summers where temperatures can get up over 90 degrees as well as damp, cool-to-chilly winter days with an average of 45-degree temperatures in the winter. Comparative to other cities in the Northeast region it is said to receive the warmest average temperatures, the highest sunshine hours, and the lowest inches of rainfall in the area. This kind of weather is perfect for growing roses, which this city has been known for over a century and nicknamed for, “City of Roses”. Read more...


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