One of Oregon’s two Pac 12 schools, Oregon State University, resides within this town of around 55,000 people. Corvallis is a town that is big on charm, while remaining grounded in its small town roots. Being close to both Eugene, as well as the ocean, Corvallis is one of those rare towns that is both small and charming, yet large enough to meet the needs of almost any citizen! Corvallis is also considered to be one of the best places in Oregon to start a business, as many high ranking corporations make their home in Corvallis. As an added bonus, Corvallis is ranked as the safest place from natural disasters in the United States!