Eugene, OR, has beautiful natural surroundings, a vibrant arts scene, and a strong sense of community. With its proximity to the Cascade Mountains and the Oregon Coast, Eugene draws residents who appreciate the great outdoors and a laid-back lifestyle. Whether it’s the Saturday Market, the diverse culinary scene, or the University of Oregon campus, this city always has something to explore and enjoy.

For example, the average rent in Eugene is $1,813, while the median home sale price is $504,500. Redfin has put together a list of 11 popular Eugene neighborhoods to explore if you want to call the city home. From the charming neighborhood of Cal Young to the bustling Downtown Eugene area, there are plenty of homes for sale and apartments for rent in Eugene to fit your needs.

1. Bethel-Danebo

Bethel-Danebo is located in northwest Eugene. This neighborhood has several parks, including Golden Gardens Park and the Bethel Community Park. Bethel-Danebo has several housing types, including single-family homes and townhouses. The architectural styles in this neighborhood range from modern to traditional.

Median Sale Price: $378,400

Average Rent for 2-Bedroom Apartment: $1,695

Homes for Sale in Bethel-Danebo | Apartments for Rent in Bethel-Danebo

2. Cal Young

Cal Young is situated north of the Willamette River. This neighborhood is known for its river views and green spaces. You can also find a few golf courses, like the Eugene Country Club and the Oakway Golf Course. Cal Young has various housing options, including single-family homes and apartments, in mid-century modern to contemporary styles.

Median Sale Price: $510,000

Average Rent for 1-Bedroom Apartment: $1,448 | Average Rent for 2-Bedroom Apartment: $1,598

Homes for Sale in Cal Young | Apartments for Rent in Cal Young

3. Churchill

Churchill is a residential neighborhood near plenty of green spaces. This neighborhood is home to the popular Churchill Sports Park, Willow Creek Preserve, and Luk-Wah Prairie. Churchill has single-family homes and duplexes. The architectural styles in this neighborhood range from ranch-style to craftsman.

Median Sale Price: $477,500

Average Rent for 1-Bedroom Apartment: $1,499 | Average Rent for 2-Bedroom Apartment: $1,887

Homes for Sale in Churchill | Apartments for Rent in Churchill

4. Downtown Eugene

Downtown Eugene is known for its vibrant arts scene and local restaurants. The neighborhood is home to the Eugene Saturday Market, The Shedd Institute, and the Hult Center for the Performing Arts. Residents can enjoy the beautiful Downtown Riverfront Park and the Ruth Bascom Bike Path. Downtown Eugene offers many housing types, including historic apartments and modern condos.

Median Sale Price: $669,000

Average Rent for 1-Bedroom Apartment: $1,379 | Average Rent for 2-Bedroom Apartment: $1,595

Homes for Sale in Downtown Eugene | Apartments for Rent in Downtown Eugene

Eugene, Oregon trees

5. Friendly

Friendly is located in central Eugene. The neighborhood is home to the popular Westmoreland Park and Amazon Park, which has trails, sports fields, and gardens. Friendly’s housing types include single-family bungalows and contemporary townhouses.

Median Sale Price: $435,000

Homes for Sale in Friendly | Apartments for Rent in Friendly

6. Harlow

Harlow is north of the Willamette River and is home to Autzen Stadium, where the Oregon Ducks football team plays. The neighborhood also has popular green spaces like the beautiful Alton Baker Park, a 373-acre park featuring boat launches and trails. You can also find the Eugene Science Center in the area. Harlow has plenty of ranch-style homes and contemporary apartments.

Median Sale Price: $480,000

Homes for Sale in Harlow | Apartments for Rent in Harlow

7. North Eugene

North Eugene is a large neighborhood that mixes residential and commercial areas. The area has plenty of shopping centers, local restaurants, and parks. For example, you can explore Armitage Park, located along the McKenzie River, where you can see views of the McKenzie River Bridge. North Eugene has single-family homes and townhouses.

Median Sale Price: $600,000

Homes for Sale in North Eugene | Apartments for Rent in North Eugene

view of eugene oregon mountains

8. South University

South University is known for its proximity to the University of Oregon and is home to the popular Amazon Park. The area is primarily residential but is near Downtown Eugene, so there’s plenty to explore. In South University, you can find historic and modern homes alongside apartments and condos.

Median Sale Price: $697,500

Average Rent for 1-Bedroom Apartment: $600 | Average Rent for 2-Bedroom Apartment: $1,895

Homes for Sale in South University | Apartments for Rent in South University

9. West Eugene

West Eugene is located just west of Downtown Eugene. You can find popular attractions like the Lane County History Museum, WOW Hall, and Monroe Park in the West Eugene area. West Eugene offers a mix of housing types, including single-family homes and townhouses.

Median Sale Price: $399,000

Homes for Sale in West Eugene | Apartments for Rent in West Eugene

10. West University

West University is next to the University of Oregon campus and includes part of Downtown Eugene. The neighborhood is home to the popular Alton Baker Park and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. West University mainly includes apartments and condos.

Median Sale Price: $525,000

Average Rent for 1-Bedroom Apartment: $1,195 | Average Rent for 2-Bedroom Apartment: $1,195

Homes for Sale in West University | Apartments for Rent in West University

11. Whiteaker

Whiteaker is known for its vibrant arts scene and historic homes. The neighborhood is home to several popular attractions like the Owen Rose Garden, the beautiful Skinner Butte Park, the historic Shelton McMurphey Johnson House, Maurie Jacobs Park, and Whiteaker Community Market. Residents can expect to find single-family homes and apartments in Whiteaker.

Median Sale Price: $388,000

Average Rent for 2-Bedroom Apartment: $1,150

Homes for Sale in Whiteaker | Apartments for Rent in Whiteaker

Methodology: All neighborhoods must be listed as a “neighborhood” on Redfin.com. Median home sale price data from the Redfin Data Center during February 2024. Average rental data from Rent.com during February 2024.

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