The West University neighborhood is, in brief, a college neighborhood, with a number of investment properties selling at well above the area average. Late night weekend parties and an itinerant population probably aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, but “investment” is a key word here. If your own offspring are starting school at the University of Oregon, finding a property west of the university not only takes care of their student housing but provides a potentially lucrative income stream, with housing prices continuing to climb.
At the same time, the neighborhood could also be perfect for single professionals or university employees who care about walkability and access to mass transit. An ever-growing and ever-diversifying assortment of restaurants line 13th avenue on the neighborhood’s northern flank, while 18th Avenue to the south features restaurants and a supermarket. Downtown is easily accessible just to the north.