Do you like your neighborhood? Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors? No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Eugene, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.
Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits — less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Eugene neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?
Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Eugene are the best. If you’re in one of the places we’re about to highlight, odds are you know you’ve got it made.
Here are the best neighborhoods in Eugene for 2018:
- Crest Drive
- Churchill Area
- Friendly Area
- Cal Young
- Industrial Corridor
- Far West
Read on to see how we determined the places around Eugene that deserve a little bragging rights.
How do you determine the best neighborhoods in Eugene for 2018?
In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Eugene, we had to determine what criteria defines a ‘best’.
Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:
- High incomes
- Low unemployment rates
- Low crime
- High home prices
- High population densities (A proxy for things to do)
We limited the analysis to neighborhoods with over 1,000 people.
We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 20 in each category, where 1 was the best.
Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.
And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the ‘Best City Neighborhood In Eugene.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Fairmount.
Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places Eugene has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.
Median Income: $59,238
Median Home Value: $395,150
2. Crest Drive
Median Income: $75,430
Median Home Value: $311,567
3. Churchill Area
Median Income: $63,995
Median Home Value: $268,680
4. Friendly Area
Median Income: $49,336
Median Home Value: $284,189
Median Income: $48,822
Median Home Value: $303,100
Median Income: $62,376
Median Home Value: $286,800
Median Income: $44,544
Median Home Value: $246,143
8. Cal Young
Median Income: $58,858
Median Home Value: $260,120
9. Industrial Corridor
Median Income: $58,826
Median Home Value: $206,375
10. Far West
Median Income: $35,858
Median Home Value: $186,040
Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of Eugene
If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Eugene where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious, here are the worst places in Eugene:
- Active Bethel
- U Of O Campus
For more reading, check out:
- These Are The 10 Worst Places To Live In Oregon
- These Are The 10 Dumbest Cities In Oregon
- These Are The 10 Safest Places In Oregon
Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Eugene
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