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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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2017-2018 Update on Living in Bend Oregon

Aloha Bend Lurkers, I like to update my post every so often for those of you looking for the truth about Bend Oregon...My wife and I moved here 7 years ago with our 3... (Read More)



Too many people

I've lived here 20 years. The influx of the last years has destroyed my neighborhood. Traffic is horrible and crime is up. Most of my neighbors have moved away, selling... (Read More)



Beautiful but overpriced and poor job selection.

I have lived here for just over two years. Rents are ridiculously high for what you get. Good paying jobs are elusive. I have 30 years experience in my field yet can't... (Read More)



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