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Living a College Town Lifestyle in Corvallis, Oregon

Corvallis is a the home of Oregon State University. The city is located in the west-central part of the state, just above Eugene and south of Portland. It is also about 45 miles east of Newport and the Oregon coast. Corvallis has a higher education rate per capita than any other city in Oregon. The population is just over 54,000.

Where to Retire in Corvallis and Home Prices

The median home value in Corvallis in mid-2022 was $511,627, according to Zillow, and up 21% over the past year.

What Is Special about Corvallis

It is home to Oregon State University and its more than 200 academic degree programs. Corvallis is also a very green city, one of the biggest buyers of energy produced from renewable resources in the country. Like most places in Oregon, Corvallis is close to plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation. 

What Is Not Special about Corvallis

Corvallis is generally not viewed as being as exciting as some of its other Oregon competition such as Portland, Eugene, and Medford.

Climate and Physical Environment

Temperatures year round are mild, with warm dry summers and wet winters. 

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Corvallis is home to the Corvallis Art Center, the Peavy Arboretum, and the Fairbank Gallery. Corvallis is also certified as a Tree City USA, with at least 47 public parks. 


Crime in Corvallis is low.

Medical Facilities

Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center


Corvallis is served by Greyhound and two inter-city buses. Corvallis is also a very bike-friendly community; with nearly 10% of commuters biking to work every day, Corvallis has the highest percentage of biking commuters in the US.

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