THE 10 WORST Neighborhoods In Eugene For 2020


We used data and science to identify the neighborhoods in Eugene that are the real pits.

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Editor’s Note: This article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. Don’t freak out we updated this article for 2020. This is our fifth time ranking the worst neighborhoods to live in Eugene.
Worst Neighborhoods In Eugene

Eugene’s neighborhoods conjure up too many stereotypes to count. You’ve got hipster areas, preppy places, neighborhoods where college kids thrive, and of course, ghettos.

It seems as if there’s a neighborhood for everyone in Eugene.

And while the city consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in the country thanks in part to a strong economy and tons of entertainment, it’s not all rainbows and sunshine in Eugene. Some neighborhoods aren’t as great as others.

So the question arises, which Eugene neighborhoods are the worst, and which are the best?

Today, we’ll use science and data to determine which Eugene hoods need a little tender loving care – the sore thumbs of the Eugene area if you will. Realistically, you can’t expect all the neighborhoods to be amazing, although Laurel Hill Valley ranks way above the rest.

We examined 22 of Eugene’s neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These places don’t quite measure up to Eugene’s reputation.

Here are the 10 worst neighborhoods in Eugene according to data:

  1. West Eugene
  2. U Of O Campus
  3. West University
  4. Trainsong
  5. Whiteaker
  6. Downtown
  7. Active Bethel
  8. Far West
  9. Industrial Corridor
  10. River Road

So what’s the worst neighborhood to live in Eugene for 2020? According to the most recent census data, West Eugene looks to be the worst neighborhood in Eugene.

Read on to see how we determined the places around Eugene that need a pick-me-up. And remember, don’t blame the messenger.

Once you’re done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from worst to best.

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The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Eugene For 2020