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Old 08-25-2012, 05:10 PM
 
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What can you tell me about this town? We are moving to Eugene, and were interested in this area. We have small children and two dogs. Pros and Cons?
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Old 08-25-2012, 06:23 PM
 
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Houses are hard to come by. Even with the destruction of the financial base when the RV Industry moved back to South Bend.
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Old 08-28-2012, 11:45 PM
 
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Depends on your financial situation. If you are comfortable and can spend $400+ on a home with some land, you'll probably love it. You won't find much for anything less out there. The $200'ish range homes are generally older, no a/c, small lots, very close to neighbors, and what I call "in-town". Coburg is very very tiny, so "in-town" is kind of, at least imo, not very desirable. Traffic noise, retail shops, a weird mix of cute homes and run-down homes. I mean it's a cute town for the most part, but I wouldn't want to live "in-town". The northern outer part of Coburg has really nice homes on more land. I really love that part, and know some families who live out there and they are really happy. But they all paid over $400K for what they have. You'll understand when you get here and drive through the town yourself.

How old are the kids? I would consider schools first, then find a nice area within the school area you want to be in. Even though Eugene has "open enrollment", it's based on space. If a school is full, they will not accept students from outside their area and your kids will have to go to your neighborhood school. And the better schools are currently full (last I checked, which was last fall...)
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Old 09-02-2012, 01:17 PM
 
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Haggardhouseelf,

Thank you for the input. In your opinion, what are the best schools in Eugene and why? What are good, strong community, family neighborhoods? Moderator cut: snip
Thanks!

Last edited by Kimballette; 09-02-2012 at 01:25 PM.. Reason: You already started a thread on this topic.
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:19 PM
 
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If you are looking to live around Coburg don't live down-wind of the dairy on N Coburg Road.
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:48 PM
 
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The schools vary so much that it really depends on what your kids are interested in and the sort of lifestyle you and your family pursue. If you can share with us what your kids interests are, it might help narrow down what schools might be best suited for them. For example - if they are really into sports and want to play football or basketball in high school, I'd recommend Sheldon High School. If they are interested in learning another language and exploring other cultures, one of the language immersion schools would definitely be something you might want to check out, as well as the IHS high school (if you do IHS, I'd opt for the South Eugene campus). If they are interested in engineering or robotics or something more IT-related as a possible career - Churchill High School is your best bet. (These are just a few examples.) So, it really just depends on what your kids are into.

Our experience is that it is not so much "good school"/"bad school"... so much as the school being a good fit with the student and their family, and also the willingness for both the parent and child to be involved. The more involved you are in your child's school, the more they will get out of their school experience. This is just something I have learned over time.
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