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Old 07-29-2011, 09:01 PM
 
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Default Goodpasture Island Road Apartments (Good, bad, or ugly?)

My wife, 5 month old, and I are relocating to Eugene this weekend. My wife just landed a good job as a dentist in town. We are looking for a place in town for around $1,000, but it seems that most of the decent homes are about $3-500 more than that. I noticed two apartment complexes that seemed pretty decent, both are on Goodpasture Island Road: "The Herron Club" and "Boulders on the River".

Does anyone know if this is a decent part of town, or is this part of the "college slum" that some people complain about. My wife will be commuting from their to 11th and Chambers and might take the bike path when the weather is nice.

I'm hoping for quiet and something close to trails and parks. I already know that this is right on trails, but the neighborhood is still in question. Any other advice about the apartment complex or other places I might consider would be very helpful. We are headed that way on Sunday.
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Old 08-03-2011, 04:42 PM
 
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We have some friends who live at Boulders on the River. It would be an OK temporary place to live while you look for a home. It is a nice part of town, very walkable, right on the river trail right on the bike bath for biking, running, walking, etc. The units themselves seem very nice and roomy. My friend has a three bedroom flat and my son's friend who lives there has a three bedroom townhome. They are both huge and feel very comfortable whenever we are there.

I don't know anything about the heron club though. Sorry. There are lots of apartment communities as well as condo's for rent along Goodpasture Island Road and Goodpasture Loop. The only ones I would want to stay away from are the Valley River Court and the Creekside Village communities. They just look too much like cheap-o apartments or something. The other communities seem nice. There are some called Forest Hills which I've heard very good things about.

No that area is not a college slum area - no worries there. 11th and Chambers is a little iffy though. My husband works out towards there and he doesn't ride his bike to work because he doesn't want to ride through that part of town.
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Old 08-04-2011, 05:53 AM
 
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We ended up signing a one year lease on a similar size cottage with a lot of character at Willagilespy (sp?) and Cal Young. We like the neighborhood and are very excited about our cute place! Thanks for your apartment review we were down to our last house viewing but it worked out.
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Old 08-04-2011, 04:25 PM
 
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That is a cool little area, I hope you like it. You can walk up to Gillespie Butte from that neighborhood and on a clear day see Autzen Stadium. There's also an old cemetery up there where some of Eugene's early settlers and their relatives are buried.
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