The first experience most newcomers to Cottage Grove have is that people they don’t yet know will look them in the eye and speak with them on the street. The next observation is the recognition of the quality and diversity of the people that have chosen to settle here. Because the area is so attractive, individuals and families from all over the country have been drawn to the community. From laborers to professionals to artisans, many of these individuals boast accomplished careers and represent a cross-section of the United States in microcosm. In Cottage Grove you’ll find people compatible with you, your business and your family.
Maintaining a high quality of life is essential to the community of Cottage Grove. This is reflected in features such as a local Growers Market, art galleries, Concerts in the Park, numerous neighborhood parks, including a 16 mile paved bicycle trail into the mountains, festivals unique to our town and history, a new high school and hospital, an historic downtown and a series of public murals. It is certainly noteworthy that Cottage Grove is the only city in Lane County and one of a small percentage of cities nationwide to twice be awarded the status of All America City.
Dining and Shopping
Cottage Grove is home to more than 23 restaurants. It has a Walmart, Bi-Mart and grocery stores.
Parks and Recreation
Cottage Grove is the covered bridge capital of Oregon! There are many parks, golf courses and areas to hike and play. It’s also home to the locally famous Cottage Grove Speedway, which is a great way to spend an evening with family and friends!
About a 25 minute drive to Eugene, Cottage Grove is just far enough out to give you a real small town vibe. It’s a quick trip up the I-5 to reach eugene or Springfield.