has a population of approximately 52,000 people. The Willamette river runs through the city. Albany is located right off the freeway. It is a quick 25 minute drive to the Capital city of Salem and an hour from big city life of Portland.
Albany is most known for its historic architecture dating fro 1840’s to the 1920’s. There are four national historic districts and home to the most varied collection of architectural styles in the state. There are more than 700 historic buildings and are located within an area of approximately 100 square blocks.
This farming community has a charming walkable downtown with many restaurants, antique stores and cute shops. There are plenty of community events for kids and adults. River Rhythms and the Saturday market are popular family events in the summer. The Fair and Expo center provide an abundance of concerts, expos, rodeos and community events.
Local parks are numerous and well cared for, giving kids a healthy way to play and connect with nature. Small businesses, including breweries, boutiques, antique venues and theaters offer a wide range of activities.
Lebanon is a rural community of 16000 people and nestled at the foothills of the Cascade Mountains in the heart of the Willamette Valley. It is located 25 minutes to Albany or Corvallis. A 15 minute drive to the freeway provides easy access to the Capital City of Salem and the big city life of Portland.
Lebanon is a great rural town that has seen some big changes in the last decade. It was once mostly dependent on the timber industry and now is home to a small medical school, regional health care facilities along with a new Veterans facility.
Lebanon attracts visitors with its small-town charm and access to the wooded Willamette National Forest and the beautiful Santiam River, which flows through town. There are an abundance of opportunities to get outdoors and ski, raft, canoe, fish or hunt. Pack your clubs for year-round golfing at Mallard Creek, a championship golf course. Lebanon is well known for its 100-year-old annual Strawberry Festival and home to the world’s largest strawberry shortcake.
A unique mix of residential, commercial, industrial and education environments provides an outstanding quality of life. The town is surround by farm land and forest and located just 25 minutes from Foster and Green Peter Lakes, which provides boating, swimming and picnicking opportunities.
The city has 15 developed parks, totaling 71.5 acres, which provide residents with baseball, softball, and soccer fields, playgrounds and other resources. Gills Landing has a boat ramp and dock, as well as an RV park, camping area, and showers.