Quote from Canadian Girl
Thanks for your reply. I do think I'm allergic to grasses, but I'm not sure how manageable it would be. There are some great reasons to move to Eugene, like low housing prices and a relaxed lifestyle. We did visit Bend . St. Charles is a beautiful hospital ( however the medical benefits are far from free, even for benefited employees). We're tying to measure the pros and cons of Eugene and other cities in Oregon.
I don't know where in Canada you're moving from, but your comment about "low housing prices" sent up a warning flag.
It may be that comparatively it's low, but Eugene is not
an inexpensive place to live. I've been told that the cost of living is pretty much the same as in Portland.
It's a college town, and that always skews things.
That said, Springfield, which is right next door may be less expensive.
All I'm saying is check out the stats carefully before coming to conclusions.