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Bend, Oregon 64 Reviews | Leave a Comment


-Attractive setting
-Outdoor recreation
-Pleasant climate


-Arts & culture
-Cost of living and housing

What Bert Has To Say About Bend Metro Area

Bend is an artsy resort community in the high Oregon desert just east of the Cascade Range and the Mount Bachelor ski area. To Oregon, it is what Aspen is to Colorado or Truckee/Lake Tahoe is to California: with a fairly upscale clientele, several nearby resort communities, and an attractive small downtown. Quite obviously Bend has been discovered for its recreation opportunities, climate and small town atmosphere, and has grown rapidly as a retreat for retirees, young people, and self-employed or small business workers with only occasional need for a bigger city. This rapid growth aggravates the downsides of increasing living and housing costs and has brought some areas of unattractive sprawl.


Quick Facts About Bend

    The unemployment rate in Bend is 7.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Bend jobs have Increased by 0.39 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Bend's cost of living is 21.70% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Bend's population is 77,063 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 47.01 percent.
    Average Commute time is 15 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Bend is $267,700. Home appreciation the last year has been 21.30 percent.
    Bend public schools spend $11,724 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 19.6 students per teacher in Bend.

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Not a newcomers review
Here is my .02 on Bend. I see a bunch of reviews about how "great" Bend is, mostly from people that have moved recently from overpriced areas..ie, California, NYC,... (read more)
Ken's Corner-My 360 degree View of Bend
WOW, I can't believe how many different opinions there are regarding living in Bend, but here's the truth about Bend. It's an amazing place to live, great schools, great... (read more)
re: Poverty With A View - 1/4/2014
I am still laughing, had to read this out loud to my family! :-)... (read more)
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