About Santa Clara, Oregon
Santa Clara is a community of 4242 acres on the northern fringe* of the City of Eugene, Oregon. It began its existence as a sleepy outpost farming community and officially became Santa Clara in 1890 when Colonel A.J. Straight bought a large chunk of land here and named it after his home in California.
The area’s identity became attached to Eugene as large suburban development began here between 1960 and 1975. Today there are about 20,231 residents and about 53% of the area is incorporated with the City of Eugene.
The Santa Clara Community Organization meets every 1st Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Messiah Lutheran Church at 3280 River Road.
Contact: Jerry Finigan email
* Generally, the Santa Clara Community Organization area is encompassed by Beltline on the south, the Southern Pacific Coos Bay Line on the west, on the north: Irvington to Honolulu, Honolulu to Hyacinth, Hyacinth to Carthage, Carthage to River Rd, River Rd to Beacon, Beacon east to the Willamette River; and the Willamette River on the east.
This map is from the June 2012 SCRROL report. The boundaries are still the same, however the properties inside city limits has increased dramatically as developments have been created.