Livability.com recently ranked Corvallis among the best cities in Oregon in which to live, citing favorable demographics, cost of living, education, health care, housing and so on as key factors.
Other Oregon cities ranked in the study include Beaverton, Bend, Hillsboro, Portland and Roseburg. Eugene (9) and Salem (15) were rated in the Top 100 places to live in the country Check out http://livability.com/corvallis/or for more information.
Over the years, Corvallis has been recognized in many other ranking surveys including among the nation's top college towns, best places for start-up businesses, bike friendliness, sustainability and the like. If nothing else, these survey recognitions help Corvallis standout from the places when people and businesses are mulling new places to live or start a business.