Why choose between the convenience of an urban city center and the close-knit community of a neighborhood when you can have both? If you’re looking for proximity to downtown and all that it has to offer without actually being downtown, the Jefferson Westside neighborhood might be the destination for you.
There’s a definite walking and biking vibe here, with several dedicated biking streets and a bike path heading west from downtown along Amazon Creek. Several smaller parks provide playgrounds and open spaces for frisbee, badminton, or picnics, and the northwest side of the neighborhood features restaurants and Eugene’s best-loved patisserie, Sweet Life. Jefferson Westside features many of Eugene’s oldest homes, with prices ranging along a wide spectrum suitable for first-time home buyers and professionals alike.