Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice
is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one
might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether
shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Eugene,
the College Hill neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
If your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 22.2% of residents in
the College Hill neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
99.9% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Also, more people in College Hill choose to walk to work each day
(11.9%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are
attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood
could be a good choice.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the College Hill neighborhood has more
Lebanese and Lithuanian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Lebanese ancestry and 1.5% have Lithuanian ancestry.
College Hill is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak French at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 95.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the College Hill
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 97.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
21.3% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
In addition, with a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent
walkability, the College Hill neighborhood rates highly
as a college student friendly place to live, and one that college
students and their parents may want to consider. NeighborhoodScout's
analysis shows that it rates more highly for a good place for college
students to live than 90% of the neighborhoods in
OR. This often also means that the area has certain amenities
and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world,
with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer
to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long
time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods
for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents.
In the College Hill neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 96.8% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.