Harrisburg is a small city on the southern edge of Linn County in the southern part of the Willamette Valley on Highway 99 just west of Interstate 5. Named after Harrisburg PA. It was incorporated in 1866 and has a long standing history tied to its proximity to the Willamette River, early railways & transportation activities. It is currently known for hosting several community events throughout the year. The biggest being the Old Fashioned 4th of July celebration & Harvest festival in the fall. With its close proximity to neighboring Eugene it creates a blend of urban and rural living.
Home to many larger parcel properties and newer sub developments, Harrisburg offers home buyers a good selection of options in real estate when considering purchasing a home in the area. The location makes it ideal for homeowners looking for a rural feel while still being an easy commute in the larger neighboring communities that house the state’s 2 larger colleges: Oregon State University in Corvallis and University of Oregon in Eugene.
History of the Area:
In its early years it was noted as a steamboat centre. You can find more details about the town’s history in the book Historic Harrisburg–A Little Town on the Willamette River” by Bess Tweedt and “Willamette Landings” by Howard McKinley Corning.
Community members take pride in the historic buildings and history in the community and have put together a historic walking tour to explore the city’s landmarks.
Some Favorite Local Restaurants:
Casa Toreros Family Mexican Restaurant
Air Thai Cuisine
Some of the top rated parks are Riverfront Park & Harrisburg Skate Park.
Harrisburg is considered somewhat walkable, for up to date scores check https://www.walkscore.com/score/harrisburg-or
While there are several homeowners associations in Harrisburg there are no city run neighborhood associations currently.
Harrisburg public schools are managed by Harrisburg School District 7.
Harrisburg High School
Harrisburg Middle School
Harrisburg Elementary School