Veneta has a population of 5,211, located about twelve miles west of Eugene, and is a small, progressive community with tremendous growth potential. Veneta’s close proximity to the Fern Ridge Reservoir, nearby wineries and farms, as well as its abundance of natural areas and wildlife, makes the city an attractive place to live and visit.
Incorporated in 1962, Veneta has transformed from a bustling timber town to a progressive, visionary city that has both embraced recent growth and continues to prepare for future growth with major projects such as downtown redevelopment, a site-ready industrial park, and upgraded public works facilities.
Veneta serves as a sub-regional center for the unincorporated communities in the Fern Ridge Area:
Veneta’s quiet, small-town community feel, close proximity to an abundance of natural and scenic amenities, and location near the metro area are among the more compelling features attracting residential growth to the city. A comfortable commute from the metropolitan area, Veneta is in relatively close proximity to shopping, services, and jobs in west Eugene.