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Old 03-01-2012, 03:09 PM
 
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I'm writing on behalf of my son (he's living in a mud hut in West Africa at the moment and has no internet access), who will be entering graduate school at the U of Oregon in the fall. He'll likely be living in Eugene for the next 4 or 5 years. He'd like to live reasonably close to the university, but not in the middle of undergraduate mayhem. He's a liberal kid and likes to have a good time, but he's a serious student too and so is looking for recommendations about suitable neighborhoods. Any thoughts would help. Thanks.
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:05 PM
 
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craigslist.org (Eugene) has rentals and roommate situations. Only rent in person of course, don't send money.

You will not find any mud huts though. (Would not last long with all the rain.) I'm afraid he will need to live in a regular house or building!

Then pretty much any neighborhood in Eugene is OK. Around the University is a nice area.

Here is the local bus (for routes)...
Lane Transit District

I also searched google.com for University of Oregon Graduate Housing and found this...
Graduate Village - University Housing
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Old 03-02-2012, 02:29 PM
 
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You absolutely need to check out places in person here. Eugene has the typical longterm slumlording problems of any college town, and when you add that to the general workshy attitude and widespread regional denial of the climate, you can run into some really horrendous problems with rentals.

*Everyone I know* who rented sight unseen walked into a moldy hellhole. I checked my rental out before signing my lease, but assumed that normal cleaning would be done before I move in. Nope!

Read the reviews of the local property management companies on yelp for more stories - make sure you read the filtered ones.
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:59 PM
 
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Thanks for the link to graduate housing. My son has also been accepted to and is contemplating attending grad school at OU starting next fall. If he goes, he was hoping to find something near campus that wasn't full of noisy undergrads.
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