Central Oregon’s largest city, and despite its modest size, is the de facto metropolis of the region, owing to the low population density of that area.
The estimated population of the city as of 2013 is 81,236. Its metro population was estimated at 165,954 as of July 1, 2013. The MSA is the fifth largest metropolitan area in Oregon, making its real estate brimful of potential for investment.
Bend is located on the eastern edge of the Cascade Range along the Deschutes River. Here the Ponderosa Pine forest transitions into the high desert, characterized by arid land, junipers, sagebrush, and bitter-brush. Originally a crossing point on the river, settlement began in the early 1900s and was incorporated as a city in 1905.
Economically, it started as a logging town but is now identified as a gateway for many outdoor activities; hiking, paddle boarding, rafting, tubing, playing at the park and golfing.
Lots of Winter sports like ice skating, skiing, snowboarding, tubing, snow shoeing and so much more. Places to have fun like Bend River trail, Down town, Tower Trail, Pilot Butte, McMenamin’s, North West Crossing, Drake Park, many fresh fruits and veggies at the farmers market and so many more places to check out.
At the end of the day you and the family can sit down and enjoy the many concerts played at the Les Schwab Ampa-Theater and take in the cool air and have fun relaxing with friends and family well the music sets the mood. Truly, central Oregon real estate is only going up in value as the years go on.
Because all we need to know about deciding what home to buy, we also decide what community in which we make that home.
- Bend Senior High School
- Summit High School
- Mountain View High School
- Marshall High School
- Ridgeview High School
According to Neighborhood Scout, this city is only safer than 27% of cities in the US, but it is safer than most cities with comparable population. The chances of becoming a victim of a crime is 1 of 42.
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