Why you'd want to live in Junction City
Junction City stands out as recreational vehicle hub, both for its historical RV industry and for its scenic location in the South Willamette Valley adjacent to the Coast Range foothills. Conveniently located between Eugene and Corvallis with Highway 99 as its main thoroughfare, and only minutes from the Eugene Airport, this friendly community is the perfect place of origin for leisurely road-trips around the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region. As a gateway town to Oregon wine country, Junction City offers convenient places to stay from country B&Bs and resort-like inns to RV parks and campgrounds. Roll along Territorial Highway from vineyard to vineyard, wine tasting and visiting neighborhood farms for fresh fruit and vegetables, or play golf on greens overlooking peaceful pastoral settings. Junction City received its name in the 1800s based on plans for a future railroad junction that never manifested. (Now its remaining nod toward the railroad industry is the historic steam locomotive on 5th and Holly, presented to the city of Portland by the Finnish government and re-housed in Junction City in the 1980s.) Bypassed once again in the 1960s with the construction of Interstate 5, Junction City refused to opt out of the transportation dream and by the 1970s was home to the largest RV industry in the nation. Today, RV enthusiasts continue to rally around Junction City and nearby Coburg for servicing, outfitting and upgrading. Another popular draw to Junction City is the annual Scandinavian Festival, complete with traditional food, dance and costumes. The celebration commemorates the region's strong Scandinavian heritage. Held right in the heart of Junction City, you'll discover a town of mom and pop restaurants, local museums and small shops. A walking tour illustrates the town's historical past. From classic car parades to the traditional springtime "Daffodil Drive," Junction City is made for wheels. Don't have 'em? It's easy to rent an RV in this town!