Living in Eugene

Oregon became a state on February 14th, 1859. It is the 33rd state in the Union. As of 2013, the population was 3,930,065. The area codes of Oregon include 971, 503, 458 and 541. Oregon is the only state in the United States that has a double-sided state flag.

Eugene is a great place to live for those who are interested in riding bicycles. They are very progressive when it comes to bike lanes, bike paths and community programs relating to bicycles. This is very refreshing because of the fact that most of America is not bike friendly. In many places, you have to rise in the streets where it is too dangerous and there is not enough concern for people on bicycles and motorcycles. Other places in Oregon, such as Portland, are also bike-friendly.

Oregon was the first state in America to decriminalize small amounts of pot. It is now one of many places that have completely decriminalized the substance. So, people can now buy marijuana at stores—as long as they are above a certain age.

Many places in Oregon, including Eugene and Portland, have very progressive cultures. The people are sometimes described as modern day hippies. People claim that the cultures of Portland and Eugene do not run too far from how Portland is portrayed in Portlandia. However, there are conservative pockets in the state of Oregon. Just like any other state, you cannot think that everyone in the state sways to the left just because Oregon is a “blue state.”

Eugene is 78.2% white, 9.9% Hispanic, 4.4% two or more races, 4.3% Asian, 1.7% black,0.8% American Indian, 0.4% other race alone and 0.3% Native Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian. The crime rates in Eugene tend to be lower than the national average, which is great for those who are interested in buying homes Eugene OR. The amounts of males and females in Eugene are about equal. Eugene uses the area code 541. Eugene is the second largest city in the state of Oregon, and the population is under 300,000.

There are plenty of opportunities in Oregon to enjoy nature. However, for all of that beauty, some people are going to pay a hefty price. Someday, a great earthquake will happen and a Tsunami will hit the coasts of the states in the Pacific Northwest. People on the coastline have to figure out what they will do when the earthquake happens, and whether they are on high enough elevations.

Something else to think about is the fact that Oregon has not enforced building codes for seismic activity as heavily as California. A lot less of the infrastructure in the state of Oregon is retrofitted than in other states. People in Oregon are said to be very much on the passive side. Some transplants complain that it is hard to get close with people, and that a lot of people in the Pacific Northwest don’t really say what they mean. People in this area of the country are known for being very polite, but not for being warm.