Corvallis : Oregon


What It Is 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 was 59,922 during the 2020 census. 

Aerial view of the campus courtesy of Wikipedia and the University.

Here is Topretirements Mini-Guide to Retirement in Oregon


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.


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.


Valuable Links

City of Corvallis


What people are saying about Corvallis

Corvallis livability
Corvallis is a lovely town, but it\'s also the allergy capitol of Oregon--lots and lots of grass-type plants grown commercially and absolutely miserable for those suffering those types of allergies. Otherwise, worth checking out.
Posted by brambles on March 25, 2020

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