Crest Drive Real Estate
As Blanton Heights Road curves upward through the tall fir trees, oaks and alders, one is compelled to stop and enjoy one of the many grand views. Spread below is the southern end of the Willamette Valley, from the Coburg Hills on the East to the coast Range Mountains on the West, and in between, Eugene, Fern Ridge Lake and Mr. Pisgah. This is just one characteristic that makes Crest Drive one of Eugene’s favorite and most desirable neighborhoods.
There is virtually no business, commercial or industrial activity anywhere in the neighborhood. Indeed, this is truly a residential neighborhood. Although the neighborhood has the density of a typical residential area, it has the look and feel of country living. As one of Eugene’s oldest neighborhood’s, the landscaping is mature and well developed, and with a large number of owner occupied homes, there is a noticeable investment in yard and garden.
Parks & Recreation
On the gentle slopes of the Crest Drive area, is Wayne Morse Historical Park. This 26-acre park is very diverse in its terrain, as well as its recreational opportunities, offering something for virtually everyone year round. The dog park is itself a popular area, as is the historical Morse house, which is available for rent for weddings and special events.
Blanton Ridge, at the southern part of the neighborhood, is a hiker’s paradise and is part of the larger Ridgeline Trail system. Scattered within the prime residential areas are several parks and open areas, including Lafferty Park, and Crest Heights Park.
Not only is this neighborhood virtually all residential, but it is over 70% owner occupied housing, and nearly 80% single family residences. Like many older Eugene neighborhoods, it is made up of houses large and small, with architecture very eclectic – bungalow style, craftsman, Victorian, mid-century modern, traditional classics, Yurts, and the occasional mansion or two. While most of the land has been developed, there still remains a large number of “in-fill” lots available, as well as at least one multi-lot development. On the lower areas, there are still a few houses on large lots that could be divided by a property owner, making more building sites available.
With so many single family homes, and with over 25% of the population of the neighborhood being children under 18 years old, the average home size tends to be larger then in other areas. Crest Drive is popular with managers, professionals, and people in the service, education, sales, and office occupations, and tends to attract home buyers who are looking for move-up family housing. Vacancy rates in the neighborhood are typically much lower then for other parts of Eugene.
The entire neighborhood is in the 97405 zip code.