The Willamette Valley is known as “Oregon’s breadbasket” and Benton County lives up to the name, with many orchards, wineries, and small working farms dotting the countryside. One of Oregon’s smallest counties at just under 650 square miles, Benton County nonetheless packs quite a punch.
In addition to numerous smaller agricultural and timber communities such as Adair Village, north Albany, Alsea, Kings Valley, Monroe and Philomath, the county encompasses part of Siuslaw National Forest, the Willamette River, and the culturally vibrant university town of Corvallis. Benton County offers a variety of property options for homebuyers, from city condos on the riverfront to farmhouses nestled in rolling hills. The economy is largely propelled by Oregon State University, agriculture, wood products, and research and development.
Less than an hour from the coast, Eugene, and Salem, adventure is at your fingertips in Benton County. Natural wonders, beautiful vistas, and outdoor activities like kayaking and biking are part of daily life for residents. The mild, wet climate makes the landscape a gardener’s paradise. For the homebuyer seeking a tight-knit community in a beautiful landscape, Benton County has it all!