|Livability in Lane County
Lane County is comprised of over 108 cities and towns. Among them, Eugene is one of the largest cities in the area. Many parks and an attention to the environment make Eugene an attractive place to live, along with recreational opportunities and a focus on the arts. Nicknamed The Emerald City and home to the University of Oregon, Eugene is near the confluence of the McKenzie and Willamette Rivers and features 23 distinct neighborhoods that provide residents with a variety of housing options. Three hospitals serve the area, and one of the city's famous attractions is a weekly Eugene Saturday Market.