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Business Insider named Eugene top 10 of the best American cities to live comfortably on $40,000 a year

Livability index: 59

Population: 358,300

Median housing price: $222,000

Sunny days per year: 155

Nestled in the lush Willamette Valley, Eugene has “carefully cultivated its image as an outdoor-lover’s paradise,” according to AARP The Magazine. Its high concentration of nature mavens — including the area’s college students and retirees — frequent farmers markets, vineyards, hiking and biking trails, museums, and galleries.

Entrepreneur Magazine named Eugene the top town in the country for “Green
Scenes: Where capitalism meets ecoconsciousness.”

Eugene was named in the 20 Best Towns of the Future “Energy-Smart Cities” by Sunset Magazine for its use of more than 85% of energy from renewable resources.

The UO ranks 106 in the “Best National Universities” list of top tier institutions in U.S. News Media Group’s 2014 America’s Best Colleges rankings of 1,800 schools.

Eugene was designated a Gold Level – Walk Friendly Community by the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center.

Eugene was ranked 8th Best Place to Live in the U.S. for 2014 by Livability.com.

Oregon ranked among top ten in the country in Forbes.com’s list of Best States for Business.

Locally-owned businesses are at the heart of the American economy. They create jobs, boost local economies and add vibrancy to nearby communities. The Washington Post ranked Eugene as the 16th best city in the country for independent businesses.

Eugene’s Willamette River trail has been named one of the top 19 urban bike paths in the country by USA Today. The trail, officially called the Ruth Bascom Riverbank Path System, is ranked No. 10 on the newspaper’s list.

 

Eugene was named in the 20 Best Towns of the Future “Energy-Smart Cities” by Sunset Magazine for its use of more than 85% of energy from renewable resources.

The UO ranks 106 in the “Best National Universities” list of top tier institutions in U.S. News Media Group’s 2014 America’s Best Colleges rankings of 1,800 schools.

Eugene was designated a Gold Level – Walk Friendly Community by the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center.

Eugene was ranked 8th Best Place to Live in the U.S. for 2014 by Livability.com.

Oregon ranked among top ten in the country in Forbes.com’s list of Best States for Business.

Locally-owned businesses are at the heart of the American economy. They create jobs, boost local economies and add vibrancy to nearby communities. The Washington Post ranked Eugene as the 16th best city in the country for independent businesses.

Eugene’s Willamette River trail has been named one of the top 19 urban bike paths in the country by USA Today. The trail, officially called the Ruth Bascom Riverbank Path System, is ranked No. 10 on the newspaper’s list.

 

 

Known as TrackTown USA, this outdoors-minded community has produced many great Olympic runners, the innovative Nike mega-company, landmark sports venues and a host of sporting events from popular marathons to five U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field.

Eugene is also a robust college town with several institutions of higher learning, including Lane Community CollegeNorthwest Christian University and the University of Oregon.

Duck fans cheer on local sports at Autzen Stadium and at local sports bars pouring regional microbrews. Craft beer is cherished here, and you can get a taste of the local flavor along the Eugene Ale Trail.

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Livability.com ranked Downtown Eugene as among the top 10 downtowns in the country for mid-sized cities.

Eugene ranked number five among Top Ten Green U.S. Cities compiled by the Mother Nature Network.

Where to Retire magazine featured Eugene as one of the eight low tax towns in the January-February 2014 issue.

South Eugene High School was ranked number seven of 77 Oregon schools ranked among the 2014 U.S. News Best High Schools.

Sold Above Listing Price

Priced right, this Camp Creek property sold above listing price with multiple offers. Judy negotiated back and forth to help the Seller sell their property for $11,000 above their asking price.

Testimonials

"We were looking for an agent that knew the area, and we heard good things about Judy Casad. When we first met her she impressedus very much and seemed very sincere. Judy sold our rental within a month and made it so easy. We know we made the rightdecision, Judy made everything seem possible and easy, Judy worked very hard to sell our home.Judy was always pleasant and always had a smile on her face.
Judy knows her work and always on top of things.Judy was always clear on everything. She was always here in our home with paper work for us to sign, and always on top of things."

– Avalos, CA

“Judy is first and foremost trustworthy.  She is knowledgeable, and easy to work with. With my family recently relocating to the area, Judy made us feel welcome long before we considered looking for a new property.  Judy provided to be very valuable with her knowledge and insight into the community we now call home.  We don’t consider Judy just our real estate agent, we consider her our friend.  We would strongly and highly recommend Judy to anyone looking for property.  You were truly a pleasure to work with!”

– Josh & Tia Cloke, Blue River OR

“We really appreciated how friendly and understanding Judy was as we searched for our first home.  We were all over the board, looking at raw land, and country properties before we decided to look at houses in Eugene.  Judy was kind and patient through the whole process, and was never overbearing or pushy.  She helped us through every step of the complicated home buying process, and was as excited as we were when we finally got the keys!”

– Sarah Ward & Rob Miron, Eugene OR

"Judy Casad’s professionalism came through in all my dealings with her.  There were immediately many, many offers to respond to and Judy did so in a timely manner.  I had confidence she would relay my requirements and needs to the potential buyers and help me with a successful sale, which she did.”

– Mary Sooh, Springfield OR

"This was our first experience buying a home in our latter years and my husband suffered a brain hemorrhage and so our roles completely changed.  I was very dependent on Judy's help and she was there for us!"

 – A&J Kaiser, Eugene OR

Judy Casad Real Estate Broker-Realtor-Agent

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Lane County's largest business organization working to advance the interests of local business. Advocate for a vigorous regional economy and creating a shared sense of community that values the contributions of a healthy local economy. The Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce is an excellent source of relocation information, local business statistics and networking.

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Tune in with Eugene's vibe at one of the city's many events and happenings. Discover its vibrant performing arts scene ranging from the Oregon Bach Festival to impromptu jams at local bars. Cheer on the Oregon Ducks at a home game or immerse yourself in downtown Eugene's colorful Saturday Market. Eugene's reigning Slug Queen makes appearances at special events! Run the Eugene Marathon or indulge in a delicious farm-to-table dinner paired with local wines at downtown restaurant.

From children's activities to collegiate lectures, Eugene's calendar of events is packed with plenty of fun things to do. Don't forget to peek next door at Springfield's calendar too!

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Restaurants

Drawing from the agricultural abundance of the Willamette Valley, Eugene presents outstanding culinary dining. Eugene's restaurants range from fine dining to food carts, with an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients.

Lunch outside at a winery restaurant overlooking row upon row of grapes, or sip beer at a downtown brewery while watching cyclists and college students cruise past. Make sure to treat yourself to a sweet indulgence at one of Eugene's many coffeehouses and bakeries.

Shop Eugene's farmers' markets or health food stores and pack a picnic to enjoy on the banks of the Willamette River or atop Skinner Butte.

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