Voted the All-America City both in 1968 and 2004, Cottage Grove is celebrated for creating a strong connection between it’s residents. It’s Historic Downtown District has been a part of the National Register of Historic Places since 1994. Cottage Grove has a rich history; from gold mining to being used as a set in several movies, including Animal House and Stand By Me. Being just 20 minutes south of Eugene/Springfield, you’re able to easily access all that the bigger cities of Lane County have to offer, while still enjoying that small town lifestyle. With two lakes, six historic covered bridges, bike and hiking trails, Cottage Grove offers plenty of opportunity to explore the outdoors.