Eugene, Oregon is known for its eclectic mix of homes and many neighborhood associations. Several single-family homes are available, mostly built between 1950 and 1995, although there are some newer homes on the market and a few historic (pre-1900) homes still in existence. The majority of homes for sale in this area are between 1,000 and 2,000 square feet, but if you’re looking for something bigger, you can find 3,000 to 4,000 square foot homes here. The median home price is $236,000, higher than the national median.
The colorful neighborhoods of Eugene include the Ferry Street Bridge Area, the Friendly Area Neighborhood and the Whiteaker neighborhood. The Ferry Street Bridge Area is near downtown and encompasses the district just north of the Willamette River. The city’s largest riverfront park and a popular destination for runners, Alton Baker Park, is located in this neighborhood. The Friendly Area Neighborhood is named after a former mayor of Eugene, Sam Friendly, and boasts an abundance of locally-owned small businesses, as well as tree-lined streets and residents’ private gardens. Whiteaker, sometimes called "The Whit," is named after the first governor of Oregon, James Whiteaker. It is also situated along the river, northwest of downtown. Although it is primarily a residential area, it is known as a hub of arts and activism.
Eugene is the second largest city in Oregon and is the county seat of Lane County. Located on the I-5 corridor approximately 65 miles inland and 50 miles west of the Willamette National Forest, Eugene has plenty going on for every taste. The Willamette Valley, where Eugene is located, is known for producing high quality wool and excellent wine. If beer is more your style, you’ll be happy to know that Eugene itself is home to several micro-breweries. Opportunities to experience arts and entertainment abound here, with Eugene’s Cascadia and Kaleidoscope music festivals, Bach Festival and Ballet and Symphony. The Oregon Country Fair is 3-day Eugene tradition, famous for reducing waste while having a good time. Collegiate sports are a favorite pastime of local residents, with weekends spent rooting for the University of Oregon Ducks. The Willamette Valley is a wonderful place to explore nature, and remember that the rocky, wild Oregon coast is only an hour away. If you’ve always wanted to live in a place where it’s illegal to pump your own gas and there’s no sales tax on anything, search our listings and find your ideal Eugene home today.