Real Estate In Corvallis Oregon

Written by Helen Glenn Court
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Real estate in Corvallis, Oregon is a popular commodity and has been since the town was founded as Marysville in the 1840s. Stretched along the banks of the Willamette River, Corvallis lives up to its name as "heart of the valley." It's a marvelous place to call home from almost every perspective. If you want a metropolis, move to New York or London. If you want a beautiful tree filled city with a vibrant economy and a quiet college way about it, move to Corvallis.

Home to Oregon State University and a population of more than 50,000, Corvallis is the seat of Benton County. (Among its quaint claims to fame are that it is the birthplace of inkjet printing technology and that an OSU graduate invented the computer mouse.) Lying just 13 miles from Albany, 30 from Salem, 50 from Eugene, and 80 from Portland, real estate in Corvallis, Oregon is convenient to all the Willamette Valley offers.

To the east are more than 20 vineyards, 50 covered bridges, numerous botanical gardens, the Willamette River, and the Cascades. To the west are the mountains of the Coastal Range and the ragged but beautiful Pacific coast, with nine lighthouses along the Oregon coastline. Whether you're hiking, biking, fishing, or exploring Crater Lake to the southeast or the Columbia River Gorge to the north, real estate in Corvallis, Oregon puts all of it within reach.

Shopping for Real Estate in Corvallis, Oregon

You're probably best off in finding a local realtor once you get serious about the central Willamette Valley region. Real estate agents are in the business because they're serious about matching property to buyer, and seller to buyer. A realtor has their finger on up-to-the-minute MLS data, because it's their business to do so. Why not make the most of that expertise?

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