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About Corvallis

Located in the heart of the Willamette Valley, Corvallis is a safe and vibrant community of approximately 55,000 people. 

The home of Oregon State University, it maintains a small-town feel while offering the diversity, culture and intellectual opportunities of a much larger city. Our location is within a one hour drive of Pacific Ocean beaches, the Cascade Mountains, and the the Portland metropolitan area.

In addition to being known for our great public schools, Corvallis has earned dozens of national accolades including America’s Most Innovative City, Favorite Eco-Friendly Small Town and Safest Small City in America. Corvallis also has appeared on the Top 10 list of the nation’s best college towns, recreational cities, “smartest” cities and best places to live in America. The city offers numerous art galleries, concerts, theatrical productions and a thriving Farmers' Market on the riverfront.  More than 2,000 acres of parks, trails and open space offer a multitude of recreational activities including biking, hiking, disc golf, jogging, soccer, softball and more.

Corvallis is a highly educated community with nearly a quarter of adults having a master’s degree or higher. The community-at-large places a top priority on educating our children and it is common to find parent and community volunteers working daily in school classrooms. The school district also has forged many successful partnerships with local businesses, Oregon State University, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and service groups to expand learning opportunities for our students.

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