Sandwiched between the University of Oregon and Downtown Eugene is the lively West University neighborhood. Bound by the Willamette River to the north and 18th Avenue to the south, West University is an apartment hotspot for students and others looking to live near the action of downtown and pay low rent. In fact, the neighborhood is primarily inhabited by renters, and the supply of rental units — houses to luxury apartments — remains strong all year. Compared to South University (its neighbor to the south), the West University neighborhood has more options for entertainment, such as an arcade, espresso bar, and several restaurants, including a McMenamins — a widely known and beloved local chain.
If you're not sure how much an apartment will cost, the table below shows the average price by size.