Community Information

Just Some Of Corvallis'

AWARDS & RECOGNITION:

  • Farmers Insurance Group – #1 Safest US City Under 150,000 residents

  • Benton County “Oregon’s Healthiest County” – Consistently #1 or in the top 3   Gazette Times 2017 article: “Benton County ranked best in the state in several broad areas that influence health, particularly health behaviors, clinical care and socioeconomic factors. For example, Lower-than-average levels of smoking, obesity, physical inactivity and teen births. Only 13 percent of Benton County residents lack health insurance, compared with 17 percent for the state as a whole, and the county has substantially better-than-average numbers of primary care doctors and mental health providers per capita. The county also has high educational attainment rates, low unemployment and a violent crime rate less than half the state average.”

  • The Most Fitness-Friendly Cities for 2016 - SmartAsset.com - #3  (17% of commuters in the city get to work by either walking or biking. That’s the highest rate of any city in SmartAsset’s study.)

  • Forbes list of top places to retire – 2016

  • Expedia’s top 25 cities for the spring season “Celebrating the change in season in these top destinations

  • American Institute for Economic Research - #7 Best College Town – 2010, 2008, 2016

  • Forbes #19 Best Small Places for Business & Careers – 2010 

  • RelocateAmerica.com – Top 100 Best Places to Live & #6 Top Recreation City – 2010 

  • Bicycling.com #2 Best Small Bicycling City in US - 2010 

  • EPA - #1 Greenest City in America – 2009 

  • Sunset Magazine – Top Ten Favorite Eco- Friendly Cities - 2009 

  • Forbes 5th Smartest City in America - 2008 

  • AARP - #3 Longest Life Expectancy in US - 2008 

  • Home of two-time Nobel Prize Winner Linus J. Pauling (Chemistry, 1954; Peace, 1962) and the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University