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Old 08-29-2010, 12:38 AM
 
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I'm flying in from phoenix the 7th through the 12th, to take a look around, find an apartment and get out some resumes.

i wont be moving out until i find work, but with all this talk about Eugene not having jobs Ive been a bit worried. i have 8 years work experience in furniture warehouses, the last of which Ive worked for the past 5. i started as a warehouse worker and worked my way up to warehouse supervisor for a major furniture store in phoenix, thats semi decent for a 24 year old i think. I'm not looking for an equal position, I'm sure i wont be able to make as much out there as I'm making here and thats fine, i just want out of phoenix! I'm trying to apply a lot now but if any one has any idea of some industrial type areas in Eugene with some bigger warehouses could you inform me of these areas? Ive never had to really look for a job so I'm kind of unsure of what to expect or how to go about it.

as far as apartments, i think I'm set on brodway center apartments, I'm not hearing great reviews but it seems to be in a decent area for the price, not to mention me having a large dog has made searching for an apartment on my budget a huge pain. if any one has any thoughts on this, or a better option feel free to inform me

as far as sight seeing, as mentioned I'm far from rich. so cheaper things would be nice. i love hiking, nature and drinking beer, haha. i enjoy art and all sorts of things, I'm easily entertained. so if you have and suggestions on things i must see while in town please let me know.
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Old 08-29-2010, 09:30 AM
 
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Here are some ideas for sightseeing: Top 10 things to do in Eugene

As for the apartment situation: That's the roughest area in all of Eugene. Is there some reason you need to live downtown? If not, there are lots of other areas with better apartments and better environment for the same or less budget.
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Old 08-29-2010, 09:57 AM
 
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Mr. Eugenified is right. Unlike most cities or towns in America, Eugene's downtown is NOT hopping with entertainment and fun things to do within walking distance -- compared with the rest of town, that is. It's much more fun and comfortable and fun in other neighborhoods.

HOWEVER: I lived in that neighborhood for much of my life and compared with most cities it's not really that bad... it's just that Eugene has so much more to offer than that, it would be a shame to choose it if you had a other options.

If I could go back again I'd probably choose to live near 19th and Agate or around 24th and Hilyard.

Good Luck!
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Old 08-29-2010, 11:23 AM
 
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Here are some ideas for sightseeing: Top 10 things to do in Eugene

As for the apartment situation: That's the roughest area in all of Eugene. Is there some reason you need to live downtown? If not, there are lots of other areas with better apartments and better environment for the same or less budget.
I don't need to live downtown at all, If there are other options around the same price that will allow my big dog I hope to find them soon! If you have any suggestions please let me know. I'm used to living in bad parts of town, but now I'm engaged and I worry about my girl a bit. She's used to being in safe areas and can tend to be a bit nieve about what's ok and not ok to do in bad parts of town.

If possible I would like somewhere that's close enough to things to where I won't have to drive that much. I have a car but if I can, I like to walk. Especially to bars! Not having to to take a cab is pretty cool
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Old 08-29-2010, 11:26 AM
 
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Mr. Eugenified is right. Unlike most cities or towns in America, Eugene's downtown is NOT hopping with entertainment and fun things to do within walking distance -- compared with the rest of town, that is. It's much more fun and comfortable and fun in other neighborhoods.

HOWEVER: I lived in that neighborhood for much of my life and compared with most cities it's not really that bad... it's just that Eugene has so much more to offer than that, it would be a shame to choose it if you had a other options.

If I could go back again I'd probably choose to live near 19th and Agate or around 24th and Hilyard.

Good Luck!
I'm very easily entertained, I don't like clubs or big events. I'm happy with parks or hiking trails, rivers etc. I apppreciatte the ideas as far as places to look around, I will make sure to check them out before I make any final decisions
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Old 08-29-2010, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Beaverton
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I'm not a party person either, but I like a place that has a small pub type of place or a sweet little coffee place or an ice cream parlor or cheap cafe with good food or a great little health food store with a real down-to-earth vibe. That's why I chose those neighborhoods -- tree-lined streets, close to great bike paths, close to small shops and food places, not too close to the party scene or downtown.
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Old 08-29-2010, 12:10 PM
 
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Wow, you just explained perfectly what it is I'm looking for, I will for sure have to check out those areas! Thanks a lot and if you come up with any more ideas feel free to let me know
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Old 08-29-2010, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Beaverton
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I used to live at some apartments near the 5th st. public market called '1 west fourth apartments'. They don't have a website but you can either call them or just drive/walk by: 111 Shelton Mcmurphey Boulevard, Eugene, OR 97401-4944 (541) 686-1177. I liked it a lot because they were walking distance to the market, food, and the park. I'm not sure what sort of amenities you're looking for, but these didn't have laundry in the unit and they were sort of older. But, they are nestled in a sort of back road that doesn't get much use and are shaded on one side by Skinners Butte, so really woodsy.

You can google the street view if you want too.
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Old 08-29-2010, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Beaverton
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and BTW: I lived down the street when they were building Broadway CTR and my friends and I used to sneak into the construction site when nobody was looking and horse around. We always went home with our hands covered in sap and our moms wondering where we'd been.
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Old 08-29-2010, 09:00 PM
 
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If I were you with a dog I'd want to live either at Forest Hills or Boulders on the River. They both allow dogs and they are right on the river trails which is a great spot for walking the pup! MUCH nicer part of town, too.

I'm editing to add some links for you!

http://www.bouldersontheriver.com/apartments.shtml (broken link)

http://www.foresthillsapts.com/

Last edited by haggardhouseelf; 08-29-2010 at 09:04 PM.. Reason: adding links
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