Why is Bend such a popular place to live?
We have all the amenities of a large metropolitan city without many of the inconveniences of living in a large metro area. We have the same great department stores and the popular restaurants you would normally find in a big city, but we are also still very much a small town and have our own small town niches. In Bend alone, we have 22 local breweries, 2,375 acres of parks which includes 71 parks with 48 miles of trails. Bend offered all types of “locals nights” throughout town, during the summer months we have a local farmer’s market every Wednesday located downtown, two different neighborhoods in Bend that offer movie nights each week, a ski resort within 40 minutes from downtown and the beautiful Deschutes River flowing through the middle of town. What’s not to love here?
Our School District is award winning!
Summit High School is ranked 11th overall for schools in the State of Oregon. Students have the opportunity to take advanced placement classes and exams at Summit with amazing percentage of 55 % of their students participating in this program. Summit High School ranks 1st in the Bend- LaPine School district with an astonishing percentage of 92% graduation rate, followed very closely by Mountain View High School at 86% and Bend High School at 83%, winning Bend-LaPine School district a Silver Metal nationally.
Central Oregon is booming!
The U.S. Census Bureau recently released population estimates that place Bend as the 7th fastest growing city in Oregon. Bend’s population as of July was estimated to be 87,014, which is a 3.4% increase from 2014.
Sisters ranked 4th in the state for population increase. The Census Bureau estimates the city grew to 2,472 in 2015, about 5.4% higher than 2014.
Redmond, Prineville and La Pine have estimated populations that place them in the top 25 of fastest growing cities in the state. Madras ranked 57th.
The estimates for Bend show the population has increased by 13.5 percent since 2010, which was when the last nationwide census count was conducted. The next will be in 2020.
Rob Marken was born and raised in Bend and knows about all the things our community has to offer. If you would like to relocate to Bend and be a part of our amazing town, whether it be to own a vacation home or to be a permanent resident, contact Rob today at 541-410-4255.
Bend is truly a great place to live!