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-Attractive setting
-Outdoor recreation
-Pleasant climate


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What Bert Has To Say About Bend-Redmond 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.

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Quick Facts About Bend

    The unemployment rate in Bend is 4.20 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Bend jobs have Increased by 5.84 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Bend's cost of living is 32.50% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Bend's population is 87,014 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 325.10 percent.
    Average Commute time is 16 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Bend is $348,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 9.39%.
    Bend public schools spend $10,300 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 22.6 students per teacher in Bend.

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It's a good time to buy in Bend. Home Appreciation is up 10.4% in the last 12 months. Browse Bend Real Estate.
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Going down hill in a hurry

I was born here... A long time ago when there was a little hospital on a hill and many of the roads aside from the two main arteries were still unpaved. The area is... (Read More)



Climate/recreation superb

Bend has an excellent climate. It's not excessively cold in the winter, and actually cooler than many other areas in the summer due to down slope cooling from glaciated... (Read More)



Been there going back to stay.

Went there to visit my daughter. Now we are planning to move up there all of us. My son and I. She has the job already and can possibly get him one so that leaves me to... (Read More)



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