Corvallis : Oregon

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What it's Like to Retire in Corvallis

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. 

Photo with the Cascades Range in the background courtesy of Wikipedia and Oakcreek. Aerial view of the campus courtesy of Wikipedia and the University.


Where to Retire in Corvallis and Home Prices

The median price of a home in Corvallis in late 2014 is around $260,000, as it has been for the past couple of years.


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.


Who will like retirement in Corvallis

Those looking for work will do well in Corvallis, particularly with the university. 


Local economy is driven by

the university


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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Facts about CORVALLIS
  • State: OR
  • Environment: College Town,
  • City Population: 50,001-100,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $200,001-$300,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: 2000-4000
  • Total Crime Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 111-120 (high)
  • Culture Index: 111-120 (high)
  • State Sales Tax: No
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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