Why Live in Central Oregon?

Why Bend, Oregon

Bend, Oregon offers an incredible mix of outdoor and cultural opportunities unmatched by any small city in the U.S. Combine this will 300 days of sunshine, one of the west coast’s premier ski destinations, and an incredible array of real estate offerings, and there has never been a better time to make this friendly mountain town your new home.

Neighborhoods of Bend

The city is divided into four quadrants, each with their own unique character and amenities. In Northwest Bend, proximity to downtown and to the Cascade Lakes Highway makes this one of the most desirable places to live. Those looking for a little more elbow room would do well to explore other options in Bend’s up and coming mid-town area in Northeast Bend and beyond, which stretches out towards the hospital and offers stunning mountain views at every turn. The southwest is characterized by iconic golf communities and fantastic family neighborhoods with lots of room and access to Bend’s urban trail system. Finally, Southeast Bend is developing fast with affordable new homes and new neighborhoods appearing everyday.


For those looking to enjoy the country life, Sisters, Oregon is nothing short of a dream come true. Situated on the edge of the scenic Deschutes National Forest, there are endless recreational opportunities, vast ranches, forested neighborhoods, and a sweet downtown area to meet up with friends.


Central Oregon is literally surrounded on all sides by National Forest land, and for those that love to get outside and explore, there are literally endless opportunities right out the back door. Skiing and biking may be the recreational stars of the area, but most find themselves exploring a myriad of other activities once they arrive.


If you’re looking for small town comforts with big-city culture, you’ll find the best of both worlds here on the sunny side of the state. Whether you want to see your favorite band at the Les Schwab Amphitheater, enjoy top-notch cuisine at Zydeco, or take in the fabulous work of local artists during First Friday Art Walk, culture aficionados will find themselves satiated by the thriving arts scene here in Central Oregon.