Lane County Real Estate and Community Information

Home buyers looking for the perfect area to move to in Oregon should look no further than Lane County. The fourth most populous county in Oregon, there are around 360,000 residents in the county. This area is the ultimate haven for anyone who loves the great outdoors. Its western border lies along the Pacific Ocean. Willamette Valley occupies the center of the county, and the Cascade Mountains form its eastern border. This makes for beautiful countryside for horse enthusiasts to explore and enjoy. There is a diverse array of communities within Lane County, from the more metropolitan area of Eugene to more rural towns. Regardless of what you are looking for, you will find it in this wonderful county.



Parks and Recreation in Lane County

With a stunning natural landscape and temperate climate, there are plenty of ways to spend time in the great outdoors in Lane County. Lane County Parks Division operates 73 parks throughout the area. These parks have many amazing amenities for residents to use, including athletic fields, basketball and volleyball courts, boat ramps, dog parks, forested areas, playgrounds, and so much more. The Cascade Mountains and Willamette National Forest offer opportunities to explore nature, hike, camp, and fish.


Whether you want to ride on the shores of the Pacific Ocean or in lush forests, horse owners will find many spectacular horse riding trails in Lane County, including:

Baker Beach Trail #1368 (Baker Beach Road, Florence)

Bobby Lake Trail #3663 – PCT Section (Waldo Lake Road 5897, Oakridge)

Betty Lake Trail #3664 (Waldo Lake Road 5897, Oakridge)

Elijah Bristow State Park (Wheeler Road, Dexter)

Howard Buford Recreation Area (34901 Frank Parrish Road, Eugene)

Jim Weaver National Recreation Trail (Waldo Lake Road, Oakridge)  

Larison Rock Trail #3607 (Highway 58, Oakridge)

Lily Lake Trail #1397 (Baker Beach Road, Florence)

Middle Fork Willamette Trail #3609 (Highway 58, Oakridge)

Rockpile Trail #3632 – PCT Section (Forest Service Road 2160, Oakridge)  

Siltcoos Recreation Area (Highway 101, Florence)


Equestrian culture is thriving throughout Lane County. Ranchers in the area offer guided mountain trail excursions and corral rides. There are many facilities where riders of all skill levers can take classes, including Triple Rise Equestrian Center (85687 Pine Grove Road, Eugene) and Oregon Horse Center (90751 Prairie Road, Eugene). These centers also sponsor horse shows throughout the year.

Education in Lane County

The Lane Education Service District (1200 Highway 99 North, Eugene) supports the school districts throughout the county. Students in kindergarten through 12th grade are educated at one of 16 local public school districts. Each of these districts is dedicated to academic excellence and providing a wide variety of extracurricular activities for their students. For more information on the schools within these districts, please click on the links below.

Bethel School District | 4640 Barger Drive, Eugene

Blachly School District | 20264 Blachly Grange Road, Blachly

Creswell School District | 998 West A Street, Creswell

Crow-Applegate-Lorane School District | 85955 Territorial Road, Eugene

Eugene School District 4J | 200 North Monroe Street, Eugene

Fern Ridge School District 28J | 88834 Territorial Road, Elmira

Junction City School District | 325 Maple Street, Junction City

Lowell School District | 65 South Pioneer Street, Lowell

Mapleton School District #32 | 10868 East Mapleton Road, Mapleton

Marcola School District | 38300 Wendling Road, Marcola

McKenzie School District | 51187 Blue River Drive, Finn Rock

Oakridge School District | 76499 Rose Street, Oakridge

Pleasant Hill School District | 36386 Highway 58, Pleasant Hill

Siuslaw School District | 2111 Oak Street, Florence

South Lane School District | 455 Adams, Cottage Grove

Springfield Public Schools | 525 Mill Street, Springfield


Health and Transportation in Lane County

Residents in Lane County have access to many excellent medical facilities. There are several urgent care and family medicine practices located in the communities throughout the county. There are 5 comprehensive hospitals in Lane County that  provide general and surgical medical services as well as emergency services, including:

McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center | 1460 G Street, Springfield

PeaceHealth Cottage Grove Community Medical Center | 1515 Village Drive, Cottage Grove

PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Medical Center | 400 Ninth Street, Florence

PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend | 3333 RiverBend Drive, Springfield

PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center University District | 1255 Hilyard Street, Eugene

Travelling throughout Lane County and the rest of the Oregon is easy due to the excellent transportation network. Interstate 5, which links the major cities between Seattle and San Diego, runs directly through Eugene. The other major roadways within the county include Oregon Routes 58 and 126, which run west to east, and US Route 101, which runs along the coast. The Amtrak Cascades passenger train makes daily stops at Eugene Station (433 Willamette Street, Eugene). This allows residents to conveniently travel throughout the Pacific Northwest by connecting them to Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver B.C. For residents looking to travel beyond the immediate region, whether for business or pleasure, Eugene Airport (28801 Douglas Drive, Eugene) offers flights to 10 major cities.