Corvallis is regularly ranked and recognized as a great place to live and work.
Read some of Corvallis’ national recognitions.
2015: Livability.com gave Corvallis high marks on their livability scale for its civic engagement, the involvement of citizens in day-to-day public life, and discourse in the community. Volunteerism is also high. A city vision plan outlined goals in areas as diverse as walkability, economic vitality and environmental health to be accomplished by 2020.
2014: Movoto announced the top 10 Best Places in the Northwest and Corvallis was number 7. Factors included unemployment, household income, quality of life, and more.
2014: The American Institute for Economic Research ranked Corvallis 3rd Best College Town based on economic & academic environment, quality of life, and employment opportunities.
2013: Corvallis was named #5 Best College Town for 2013 according to the American Institute for Economic Research.
2013: The Yes Corvallis marketing campaign for Corvallis and Benton County was selected to receive the 2013 Excellence in Economic Development Award for Economic Development Marketing and Promotions.
2012: Corvallis, home to Oregon State University, ranked sixth in the Top 10 College Towns for Livability due to its "artistic vibe and a natural feel".
2011: Named the Most Innovative City in America due to the fact that Corvallis leads the nation in the number of patented inventions.
2011: In April 2011, the New York Times named Corvallis as the American city with the lowest risk of natural disaster.