Coburg, Oregon real estate for sale

Coburg Real Estate and Community Info

The picturesque community of Coburg, Oregon is located on the northeastern border of Eugene in the beautiful southern Willamette Valley. Situated along the I-5 corridor, this small, tranquil community offers green pastures, commercial and hobby farms, and a relaxed pace of life. Just a few miles north of Eugene, Coburg’s 1035 souls enjoy a quiet country lifestyle without having to relinquish easy access to the myriad employment, education and cultural opportunities found in Oregon’s second largest city of Eugene.

Coburg is partly a rural farm community and partly a quaint bedroom community of Eugene – and somehow it all works together beautifully. Life in Coburg is decidedly different than in its large, bustling neighbor to the south (Eugene), and residents like it that way. Charm is Coburg’s watchword, and this is highlighted by the National Historic District with 187 historic buildings and sites. Neighborhood farmers raise sheep, cattle, alpacas and horses and every season brings a special feel and activities to this tight-knit yet welcoming community.

Coburg is known as a destination for antiques shoppers and for its various colorful festivals. Of course, the McKenzie and Willamette Rivers are quite close, so it’s a great location for those who love fishing, boating and birding. And, Coburg is a great place to live for bicyclists because of its open spaces and light traffic.

Shopping and Dining

Given its small size, Coburg’s local shopping and dining options may be limited, but they are certainly desirable. The town is a marvelous place to purchase quilts or to find treasured household goods that come with rich history. and after a day of browsing and shopping, Coburg’s two well-loved eateries do a brisk business. Favorite shopping destinations and businesses in the quaint downtown area include:

Dining

Being just a few miles north of Eugene, Coburg real estate is not far from the great array of cuisine found there. However, Coburg itself offers some tasty dining options. Chief's Wild Wings is a popular family dining spot for lunch or dinner, and as the name implies, hot wings are its specialty but the pulled pork and prime rib keep diners coming back for more. Chief's does brisk business with the many antiques shoppers, while Coburg Pizza Company is also popular with local residents and visitors where they serve a great variety of pizzas and offer gluten-free options.

Parks and Recreation

For owners of Coburg real estate who enjoy the outdoors, the beautiful McKenzie River is the star of the show at nearby Armitage County Park. Walking on the Coburg Nature Trail is another popular activity. Coburg residents can also take advantage of the various parks in Eugene, including the Cal Young Sports Park and the Delta Ponds park, both of which are located in the northeastern area of Eugene not far from Coburg.

Living

Coburg was initially settled in 1847 by John Diamond and Jacob Spores, and the tiny community acquired fame through a striking stallion imported from Coburg Germany by a local blacksmith. The horse’s reputation was so stellar the town (which had been called “Diamond”) came to be called simply, "Coburg" and today, Coburg is recognized as a National Historic District.

As of 2012, Coburg's population was 1,035 people and since 2000 its growth rate has been over 11 percent. The median cost for Coburg real estate in 2012 was $218,300 and trends in 2013 indicate rising prices.

While the Eugene economy provides a source of employment, Coburg hosts the headquarters for Marathon Coach Corporation, a manufacturer of luxury bus conversion motorcoaches. Monaco Coach, Holiday Rambler and Beaver Motorcoaches manufacturers also have major operations located here.

Nostalgic events are a staple of life in Coburg, and fit the town’s historic buildings and sites perfectly. The annual Coburg Antique Fair, held on the first Sunday after Labor Day, features 350 antique vendors and multiple food vendors. Other popular events include the Coburg Golden Years Festival, the Coburg Car Classic, the Coburg Quilt Show & Tea, Heritage Day and the Christmas Light Parade.

Schools, Health and Transportation

Coburg is served by the Eugene 4-J school district, which oversees Coburg Elementary School. Students make the short drive south to middle school and high school in Eugene. The Coburg Community Charter School is another option offering small class sizes and a community-based program. The Charter School is affiliated with Eugene 4-J but it is an independent non-profit corporation with its own governing board of directors, staff and budget.

Coburg residents are only about 6 miles (a 9-minute drive) from Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend, the largest hospital between San Francisco and Portland.

Coburg Road is the main road to and from the town. It actually begins just north of downtown Eugene, passes through Coburg and then heads north to Harrisburg. Coburg residents have a local exit off Interstate 5. For air travel, Eugene’s Mahlon Sweet Airport is only about 13 miles away, a drive which typically takes no more than 25 minutes.



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Galand Haas Team
Keller Williams Realty Eugene and Springfield
2644 Suzanne Way
Eugene OR 97408
Direct: (541) 349-2620
Fax: 541-687-6411

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