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Old 05-01-2012, 11:40 AM
 
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To the norm. I would never be considered normal.
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Old 05-01-2012, 03:04 PM
 
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Well I was gonna say there aren't many cowboys or mountain men there but there are plenty of regular working folks I think. I guess we are just gonna have to disagree on this one.
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Old 05-01-2012, 03:30 PM
 
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Well I was gonna say there aren't many cowboys or mountain men there but there are plenty of regular working folks I think. I guess we are just gonna have to disagree on this one.



I would not agree with your judgement, and most of Eugene would back me up. Even the hippies, etc. who don’t live there, or anyone (most) who has ever lived in Eugene. It is not a regular community, and to say so is not factual and misleading to the OP who asked a valid question. The answer is "No”, this is not a community an average person would move to. It is primarily a community of flakes, freethinkers, addicts, hippies, wannabe hippies, and poverty stricken individuals with no other option. Your thinking is biased by your residency.
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:01 PM
 
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I would not agree with your judgement, and most of Eugene would back me up. Even the hippies, etc. who don’t live there, or anyone (most) who has ever lived in Eugene. It is not a regular community, and to say so is not factual and misleading to the OP who asked a valid question. The answer is "No”, this is not a community an average person would move to. It is primarily a community of flakes, freethinkers, addicts, hippies, wannabe hippies, and poverty stricken individuals with no other option. Your thinking is biased by your residency.
Well that's different than what you said before. You said there were no regular people who live there. I say there are a lot. There are a lot of what you are describing, too. If someone is asking about living in the whiteaker I imagine they have an idea of what it is all about, if they don't then of course people will fill them in very quick. I am trying to provide some balance to the notion that it is a little Woodstock. There are hippies and druggies and all that and then there is a sizable amount of more or less normal people who live there. I don't live there by the way, never have. Just trying to let people know there is a place there for more or less regular type people as well.
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Old 05-02-2012, 01:02 AM
 
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I would not agree with your judgement, and most of Eugene would back me up. Even the hippies, etc. who don’t live there, or anyone (most) who has ever lived in Eugene. It is not a regular community, and to say so is not factual and misleading to the OP who asked a valid question. The answer is "No”, this is not a community an average person would move to. It is primarily a community of flakes, freethinkers, addicts, hippies, wannabe hippies, and poverty stricken individuals with no other option. Your thinking is biased by your residency.
I have to jump in here, again.

There have been a handful of 'regular'/'normal' posters who have disagreed with your sentiments who do not live in the Whiteaker. Me being one of them. I have no reason to make up my opinions nor do the other posters. To each their own.

It's not your or any of the 'hippies' you knows cup of tea. That's fair and your opinion.

Others have differing opinions on the state of things as they relate to the living viability of 'regular' people in the Whiteaker. No one has painted the area different than what it is: odd.




This whole discussions funny to me, anyway, considering the area we're discussing is like 4x4 blocks. It's hardly even a neighborhood by 'normal'/'regular' standards. (see what I did there )
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:53 PM
 
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Birth of a brewery district

Three beer makers plan expansions in Eugene’s Whiteaker neighborhood

By Sherri Buri McDonald
The Register-Guard

Published: (Wednesday, May 2, 2012 05:01AM) Today

Brian Davies/The Register-Guard
Nikos Ridge says Ninkasi plans to double its production capacity at its Eugene brewery.

The fledgling brewery industry in Eugene’s Whiteaker neighborhood is beginning to take flight, with Lane County’s three leading breweries all planning expansions in the quirky neighborhood west of downtown.

Read the article right here: Birth of a brewery district | Three beer makers plan expansions in Eugene
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:32 PM
 
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Everyone knows its a quirky neighborhood. And it has hippies. No one is arguing that.
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:12 PM
 
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Back to my original comment. Just what I said. The OP asked if it was for him and I said not unless you are a .....................
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:55 PM
 
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Ok, well I say it's for everyone. Except maybe you.
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:11 PM
 
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I love the Whiteaker neighborhood. It is funky and ecclectic, and I have this feeling in my gut that it's "up and coming" due to the new businesses starting up or moving to that area. It has a real charm, kind of an old soul that's trying to renew itself. It's in a great location. And currently it is very affordable, especially for that location. I like to think of it as a diamond in the rough... or if not a diamond... at least a really pretty and unusual flower that hasn't fully blossomed yet.

With my kids, I wouldn't live there. Not currently. But my husband and I talk about buying there once our kids are grown and it's just us. Personally it seems west eugene and south eugene have more property crime than the whiteaker. My husband says it's because people don't s**t where they sleep... which isn't very encouraging... lol but it is what it is. Currently, you do see druggies and homeless people wandering about in the area... but they do seem peaceful. A lot less volatile than the ones you see in other areas of town or the bad parts of springfield.

The Eugene hostile is located in the whit... you could stay there and get a feel for the area... http://eugenehostels.com/
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