About the Eugene area

EARS member stations have a reach that extends from the Pacific Ocean into the Cascade Mountains, and up and down the I-5 corridor. A mix of urban and rural communities, the region is experiencing rapid growth.

Eugene

Hailed as one of the most livable cities in the country, Eugene is home to the University of Oregon and the Hult Center for the Performing Arts. Approximately 137,000 people live in this thriving, eclectic community.

Springfield

With a population of over 55,000, Springfield is the second largest city in Lane County. The city lies between the McKenzie and Willamette Rivers in the heart of the Willamette Valley.

Junction City

Junction City, home of the Scandinavian Festival, is located 14 miles north of Eugene in Lane County and has a population of approximately 5,229.

Creswell

Creswell, a community of approximately 4,247 people, lies 18 miles south of Eugene-Springfield, north of Cottage Grove, along Highway 99 and Interstate 5.

Harrisburg

Bordered by the beautiful Willamette River, The award-winning city of Harrisburg, located 25 miles north of Eugene, is home of 3,300 citizens.

Cottage Grove

Cottage Grove is situated in central western Oregon at the southern end of the Willamette Valley where the Cascade Mountains touch Oregon’s coastal range. Located 20 miles south of Eugene, it is home to approximately 9,000 people.

Florence

Situated at the mouth of the Siuslaw River between the Pacific Ocean and the coast range, Florence is located on the central Oregon coast approximately60 miles west of Eugene. This charming seaside town has a steadily growing population of more than 7,000.