Dusk over Downtown Eugene
Eugene is a special place to live, work or play.
Downtown Eugene: Downtown Eugene is the social, economic and cultural heart of the community. It’s where you can take in a show, engage with local government, or meet up with friends for coffee or a night on the town. Eugene is a place where many are choosing to live for it’s great quality of life. See for yourself why Moon Mountain is a such desirable place to call home.
Oregon is often ranked as a top wine destination.
Wineries: Often ranked as a top wine destination, the South Willamette Valley of Eugene, and Cascades & Coast region is crisscrossed with scenic wine trails. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon tasting award-winning wines in tasting rooms overlooking the vineyards just 30 minutes from the Moon Mountain neighborhood.
Parks & Open Spaces: Eugene, is graced with several thousands of acres of publicly owned natural areas. There are over 3,000 acres of wetlands, over 30 miles of creeks and waterways, and over 2,000 acres of upland forests, prairies, and savannas. These areas support a wide diversity of plants and wildlife, including many endangered and rare species.
The Willamette River runs through Eugene, Oregon
Willamette River: The largest cities in Oregon all sit beside its banks. It flows through farmland and forest with its source waters high in the Cascade Mountains. The Willamette River connects people. Accessing the river by motorboat or paddling vessel is fun way to experience nature and history. If being on the water isn’t of interest to you, find a nice place along the river banks to watch for birds and fish on the Ruth Bascom Bike Path which follows the river through Eugene.
Bicycling: is a fast growing, efficient, and healthy transportation option in Eugene. Grab your bike to have fun, get fit, and start out your day energized! Eugene offers an extensive network of bike lanes, neighborhood greenways, and a shared-use path network to get you where you need to go.
Museum of Natural and Cultural History
Museums: From traditional history museums to interactive science exhibits to prestigious art galleries, the Eugene region is rich in prized collections, cultural artifacts and antiques. Throughout the county view historical landmarks from lighthouses to covered bridges, explore delightful small-town museums and walking tours. The University of Oregon is also host to a multitude of diverse museums and exhibits.
Fun Facts about Eugene:
- Nike was founded in Eugene and is a very common spot for track and field championship type of events
- Nicknames include Emerald City (for the green lush forestry) and Track Town, USA because Eugene is a hot spot for some of the best athletes the world has seen
- Championship City—Eugene will host the Track and Field World Championships in 2022