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About The Area

The cities of Corvallis and Albany are situated in the heart of Oregon's Willamette Valley, along the Interstate 5 corridor, with quick and easy access to almost any environment or activity you would care to contemplate. A couple of hours drive time takes you to a host of places...the city of Portland is less than 90 minutes away. On the scenic Oregon coast the city of Newport and it's attractions are close enough to make for a fun and easy Sunday drive. If you are a skier, there are a number of ski resorts within easy reach; with Mt. Hood offering about the only year round skiing in the U.S.

Corvallis and Albany qualify as small cities, with both cities having populations of around 45,000. The surrounding area is primarily open agricultural land, since the Willamette Valley produces most of the grass seed for the United States (and about 80% of the world's Rye grass seed). The people who live here tend to have a more relaxed way of life. They have pride in their schools and children and don't suffer from some of the more stressful elements of city life (including high crime rates).

Economically speaking, the area is home to a growing number of high-tech firms with Hewlett-Packard and Teledyne Wah-Chang being some of the more notable entries on the list. Corvallis is also home to Oregon State University and enjoys the benefits a large university can bring to a community.

Interesting Facts About the City Of Corvallis

The highest education level in the State
The second highest income level in the State
The birthplace of computer inkjet printing technology by Hewlett-Packard Computer giant
Hewlett-Packard's largest campus
Home of Nobel Prize-winner, Linus J. Pauling
A graduate of Oregon State University invented the computer mouse
USA Today listed Corvallis as 4th in the nation for the number of patents issued
Biz Demographics placed Corvallis 7th in the nation for great places to do business
Bike USA listed Corvallis, 9th in the nation as a Bicycle Friendly City
Bike at Work listed Corvallis 9th in the nation as a car free community
"National Arbor Day Foundation" awarded Corvallis "Top Tree City" 2002
1994 study rated Corvallis one of ten best college towns
Orange County Register picked Corvallis "Best Pac-10 Campus" (2002)
Men's Journal rated Corvallis 8th in the nation as a great place to live
Frommer's Cities Ranked & Rated Corvallis 10th best city in the nation of any size.