Ferry Street Bridge Real Estate and Community Info
When you mention “Ferry Street Bridge” in Eugene, Oregon you might be talking about the physical bridge, but it’s just as likely you mean one of Eugene’s most popular urban sections of town. Both the bridge and the area trace their names to the entrepreneurial activity by the city's founder, Eugene Skinner, who once ran a ferry service here.
The Ferry Street Bridge section of the city fills most of its north-northeast area. It lies west of Interstate 5 and south of Beltline highway, and the Willamette River marks its southern and eastern borders. Ferry Street Bridge real estate is highly sought-after and comprises several individual neighborhoods, all of which feature un-crowded living spaces, excellent shopping and dining, picturesque parks and golf courses, and easy access to all of Eugene.
Ferry Street Bridge residents can easily get across the river to downtown, or to the University of Oregon, by car, bike or public transportation.
Shopping and Dining
Ferry Street Bridge real estate encompasses some of Eugene’s most attractive and varied shopping options.
Oakway Center is a destination for all Eugene residents. The redevelopment of this former small mall has created a lively shopping, dining and professional area. Some of Oakway’s best-known tenants include:
- Trader Joe’s
- Bed, Bath and Beyond
- Burch’s Shoes
- Coldwater Creek
- Foley Vision Center
- Nike Store
- Nordstrom Rack
- Old Navy
- Pier One Imports
- Pottery Barn
- Skeie’s Jewelers
- TJ Maxx
- White House Black Market
Dining options at Oakway Center include Café Yumm!, Chapala’s Mexican Restaurant, Johnny Oceans Grille, Mio Sushi, Mucho Gusto Mexican Kitchen, PF Changs China Bistro, Sabai Café and Bar, and Starbucks.
Just north of the Oakway Center on Coburg Road – the main north-south thoroughfare for Ferry Street Bridge – residents enjoy Café 440 (fine dining), Vanilla Jill’s Gourmet Frozen Yogurt, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Newman’s Fish Co., and Baja Fresh. Several independent shops and businesses are also available. The Sheldon Plaza center contains Market of Choice (featuring organic and conventional products), Bi-Mart department store and pharmacy, McKenzie Honey Farm & Gifts, and Shamrock Flowers and Gifts. A UPS Store, Safeway and Walgreens are nearby.
A little further east, Ferry Street Bridge residents can find two additional shopping and dining areas. The Delta Oaks center to the northwest is home to a Market of Choice, Walmart, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Home Depot, Guitar Center, Café Yumm! and more. In the northeast corner of the Ferry Street Bridge area is the new Crescent Village development – a mixture of row-houses and luxury apartment residences – providing Bello Day Spa and Salon, Mezza Luna Pizzeria, Pho the Good Times (Vietnamese cuisine), Izumi Sushi and Grill, and B Squared Wine Bar.
Parks and Recreation
Ferry Street Bridge boasts several excellent recreational venues. Golfers can choose Oakway Golf Course or the Eugene Country Club, while swimmers love the Sheldon Pool and Fitness Center and its year-round activities. Several excellent parks are located in Ferry Street Bridge area, and the nearby Delta Ponds, is great for wildlife viewing. Cal Young Sports Park is one of the area’s largest multi-use facilities, and Alton Baker Park, along the banks of the Willamette River, is very popular, beckoning visitors with acres of open space and to the Cuthbert Ampitheater, the site of many outdoor summertime concerts.
City zoning limits in this section of the city have created a fixed supply of homes so demand for Ferry Street Bridge real estate in this area remains consistent. As you take a look at our inventory of Ferry Street Bridge homes for sale, you will discover home prices that are available from lower mid-range to high-end, luxury properties.
Ferry Street Bridge offers some unique amenities. Alton Baker Park is the site of the annual Art and the Vineyard event which draws over 20,000 visitors each July for music, art, food, and tastings of the fine wines and microbrews produced by various Oregon vineyards and breweries. Other attractions include the RiverPlay Discovery Village Playground at Skinner Butte Park, and the Science Factory Children’s Museum and Planetarium.
The Ferry Street Bridge area encompasses the University of Oregon’s athletics campus, including Autzen Stadium and the new Hatfield Football Operations for football, P.K Park for baseball (both the UO and the minor league Eugene Emeralds team) and Pape Field which houses the Ducks’ soccer and lacrosse teams.
Schools, Health and Transportation
Ferry Street Bridge real estate boasts some of Eugene’s highest rated schools. Elementary schools include Bertha Holt, Buena Vista, Gilham, Meadowlark, and Willagillespie. Middle Schools are Cal Young, Monroe, and the Spanish Immersion Middle School, while Sheldon High School houses the International High School and the Life Skills Network in addition to its general offerings.
Ferry Street Bridge residents are a quick and easy drive away from Lane County’s major medical center, PeaceHealth River Bend Medical Center, which is located in north Springfield just a few miles across I-5 from Ferry Street Bridge.
For those who commute to downtown Eugene, to the University of Oregon or other sections of town, Ferry Street Bridge has excellent arterials and features bike lanes on nearly every major street. Eugene is a cyclist’s paradise, and nowhere is that more true than in Ferry Street Bridge. Lane Transit Distrcit or LTD operates buses throughout the area, and Eugene’s Mahlon Sweet Airport is about 10 miles from most Ferry Street Bridge real estate.
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