by Evan Sernoffsky
The Cal Young neighborhood, also called Sheldon, extends from Springfield to Delta Highway and from the Willamette River past the Belt Line Highway in Eugene. It is one of Eugene’s largest and most diverse regions. Much of the area has palatial houses with well-groomed yards, but other parts represent much lower income housing areas. It has plenty of room for development, and much of Eugene’s expansion is focused to the north of the Willamette River. The Valley River Center on the west end of Sheldon is one of the area’s largest destinations for shopping.