The colorful neighborhoods of Eugene include the Ferry Street Bridge Area, the Friendly Area Neighborhood and the Whiteaker neighborhood. The Ferry Street Bridge Area is near downtown and encompasses the district just north of the Willamette River. The city's largest riverfront park and a popular destination for runners, Alton Baker Park, is located in this neighborhood. The Friendly Area Neighborhood is named after a former mayor of Eugene, Sam Friendly, and boasts an abundance of locally-owned small businesses, as well as tree-lined streets and residents' private gardens. Whiteaker, sometimes called "The Whit," is named after the first governor of Oregon, James Whiteaker. It is also situated along the river, northwest of downtown. Although it is primarily a residential area, it is known as a hub of arts and activism.

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Eugene, Oregon is known for its eclectic mix of homes and many neighborhood associations. Several single-family homes are available, mostly built between 1950 and 1995, although there are some newer homes on the market and a few historic (pre-1900) homes still in existence. The majority of homes for sale in this area are between 1,000 and 2,000 square feet, but if you're looking for something bigger, you can find 3,000 to 4,000 square foot homes here. The median home price is $236,000, higher than the national median.

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