West Eugene median real estate price is $409,220, which is more expensive than 36.6% of the neighborhoods in Oregon and 61.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in West Eugene is currently $1,644, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 81.3% of Oregon neighborhoods.
West Eugene is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Eugene, Oregon.
West Eugene real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the West Eugene neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Real estate vacancies in West Eugene are 3.3%, which is lower than one will find in 79.6% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in West Eugene is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
If your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no further than this unique neighborhood. With 21.4% of residents in the West Eugene neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than 100.0% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Also, more people in West Eugene choose to walk to work each day (10.8%) 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.
Astoundingly, the West Eugene neighborhood has one of the highest concentrations of divorcees living here than of any neighborhood, a higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. This may be because people living here divorce more often than others, or that divorced people move here after they become divorced. If you are divorced, you will be in good company in this particular Eugene neighborhood.
In addition, of note, 55.6% of the children in this area live in poverty; an extraordinarily high percentage compared to other neighborhoods in the nation. In a nation where approximately one in four children grows up in poverty, this neighborhood stands out for the depth of the problem manifested here.
Also, with a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent walkability, the West Eugene 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 89.0% of the neighborhoods in OR. This often also means that the area has certain amenities and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to graduate students.
Did you know that the West Eugene neighborhood has more Dutch and Swedish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Dutch ancestry and 7.0% have Swedish ancestry.
West Eugene is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 5.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Greek at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the West Eugene neighborhood in Eugene are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 93.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 55.6% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 95.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the West Eugene neighborhood, 47.9% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 24.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (14.9%), and 13.0% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the West Eugene neighborhood is English, spoken by 88.7% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Italian, Greek and Polish.
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the West Eugene neighborhood in Eugene, OR, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (16.3%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (12.5%), and residents who report Mexican roots (12.4%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (11.8%), along with some Swedish ancestry residents (7.0%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in West Eugene neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (47.1% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (40.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also bicycle to get to work (21.4%) and 10.8% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.