Bend was once a mill town and has become a popular rounded destination city.
The city of Bend covers 32 square miles, and features many different types of climate to the east is high desert vegetation with sage brush and Juniper trees, to the west you will encounter some Juniper but as the elevation increases you will find Jackpine and Ponderosa Pine, Bend is surrounded by U.S. Forest Service land and BLM (Bureau of Land Management). To the South is Lava Butte, Sunriver, The Three Rivers area and La Pine and to the North is Redmond.
Bend is well known for its scenic setting, mild climate, year-round recreation opportunities and growing economy. At an elevation of 3,625 feet, Bend enjoys the predominately dry climate of the high desert. Sunny days, cool nights and low humidity characterize the weather.
The Bend Oregon Real Estate market is very diversified – some of the original mill houses are still serving the community, yet new construction can be seen everywhere. All styles of construction can be found in Bend and prices vary. On the outskirts of town you can find larger parcels of land ranging from 1 acre to over 20 acres.
Bend offers many of the vast contrasts Central Oregon has to offer; desert and forest, lava and snow, volcanoes and plains. The contrast of the area dwindles deeper than the terrain, the people of Bend are just as diverse. With families on outings, teenagers’ meeting with friends, visitors coming and going it is not uncommon to see how friendly this area is when you are out among the groups. Smiling faces will show you just this.
One-hundred years ago pioneers resting at Mirror Pond saw that they were nearing Pilot Butte and they knew that they would soon face the twisting winding banks of the Deschutes River. They lived in a community called Farewell Bend, which was a common saying when they parted again on their journey.
In 1904 the settlers voted to incorporate to a city and in January of 1905 Farewell Bend became Bend. A sign was erected that read Welcome to Bend, Oregon.
The old Brooks-Scanlon mill once a major employer then vacated, is again alive and booming but not with the saws it was once, now with the hustle bustle of the people shopping, dining and enjoying the entertainment on the riverfront. The historic down-town area is busy with art, fine dining, year-round events and activities.
Bend is noted for its scenic setting, mild climate, year-round recreation opportunities and growing economy. At an elevation of 3,625 feet, Bend enjoys the predominately dry climate of the Great Basin. Warm sunny days, cool nights and low humidity characterize the weather.
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