Eugene’s Friendly Neighborhood Lives Up to its Name


Like most neighborhoods in the mostly quiet, community-minded city of Eugene, the Friendly neighborhood offers tranquil parks, healthy food stores, quality schools and a clean, safe place to live. A walk in this neighborhood provides the unique dichotomy of old mixed with the new. With progressive construction plans for a community center and housing forthcoming, amid houses and structures built as far back as the 1800’s, the Friendly neighborhood of Eugene is, for many residents, just the place they want to be.
Parks:
Westmoreland Park
Washington Park
Friendly Park
Madison Meadow
Amazon

Schools:
Arts & Tech
Adams Elementary
Ridgeline Montessori
The Village School
Churchill HS
South Eugene HS
Network Chater School

Civic Stadium
J-Tea
Friendly Street Market
The Healthy Pet
Dari Mart
Friendly Street Cafe
Market of Choice
Moon and Lotus Acupuncture
Cafe Yumm
Southtowne Lanes
Capella Market
Tsunami Books
Lawson’s Keyboard Center
Glenwood
The Loft at Turtle’s
Party City
7-Eleven
Papa John’s Pizza
Woodfield Station
Biller Guitar Repair
Eugene Coffee Company
Bi-Mart Pharmacy
Westmoreland Disc Golf Course
Billy Mac’s Bar & Grill
College Hill EWEB Reservoir
Radiant Health Center
Avamere Eugene Rehabilitation Center & Specialty Care
The Pantry & Pub
Boys & Girls Club of Emerald
Relief Nursery
Adult living solutions
Eugene Center For Acupuncture
Tin Man Press
The Rabbit Bistro
Sally Beauty Supply
Rite Aid Pharmacy
Ron’s Island Grill
US Bank
Annie’s Bar & Grill
Oregon Community Credit Union
OfficeMax
Subway
Mulligans Pub
Laundrama
Eugene True Value Hardware
Beaudet Jewelry
Sushi Domo
Ruth’s Foundations Shop
Cook’s Pots & Tabletops
Knit Shop
David Doucet Violins
Chevron
RMA Martial Arts & Fitness
Long’s Meat Market
Friendly Park is located on West 27th and Monroe Street. It is a 1.2-acre park. The 59- year-old park is kid welcoming because it includes slides, swings, a play structure, benches and a picnic table.

With the Neighborhood Matching Grant, the park has been updated with a looped pathway, a sand-and-water play area, native plantings, a bike rack and a drinking fountain. It’s become the ultimate park for children.

Friendly Park recently installed a new entrance sign. The sign shows when the park was established in 1953. The sign incorporates a quote from poet William Blake, “The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship,” which shows how friendship can be nurturing.
Families with children growing up in the Friendly neighborhood will have plenty of option once their children are old enough to waddle their way into a classroom. Home to a diverse array of schools, both public and private, the Friendly neighborhood has enough options to ensure children get exactly the education they need.

The City of Eugene’s 4J School District has schools dotting the Friendly area no matter a child’s age. With Adams Elementary School

and the Arts and Technology Academy at Jefferson both on West 22nd Avenue, parents looking to place their kids in K-8 public schools can choose a convenient location with relative ease.

For those seeking an alternative to traditional public school educations, both The Village School and Ridgeline Montessori Public Charter School are prime spots to allow kids to develop their own skills on through specially crafted education regimens.

Finally, those with young adults in their household’s need look no farther than Churchill High School on Bailey Hill Road and South Eugene High School

on East 19th Avenue. Both are excellent options for shaping young minds, with South Eugene ranking as the 7th best public high school in the entire state.

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