Waterfront homes are one of the most sought after properties in Central Oregon. Central Oregon offers many choices of riverfront property. Pricing, style, age and type of home varies as much as the bends of the rivers.
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The Big Deschutes River is navigational by motor boat, it is the widest and deepest of all 4 rivers in most places. The Big Deschutes River has private and public land along it’s banks. Many of the homes located on The Big Deschutes River are located on what is often called the high side of the river. When purchasing a property on The Big Deschutes River there are several things to keep in mind. The water quality, the type of sewer, river setbacks and if there is a dock is it an approved dock?
The Little Deschutes River joins The Big Deschutes River at Crosswater Golf Course. Several beautiful homes are located on The Little Deschutes River, such as Vandevert Ranch, Crosswater on the upper end and for more affordable homes Lazy River South is one of the most well known. The Little Deschutes River is not generally navigated with a power boat or even a drift boat for any distance. The Little Deschutes River does tend to have trees down and areas that are unexpectedly shallow. Most of the recreational activities you will find on The Little Deschutes River is tubing, rafting, fishing and swimming.
Fall River is a shallow river that is extremely beautiful. The Fall River Fish Hatchery is located on this river along with the subdivision Fall River Estates.
Spring River runs into The Big Deschutes River at Sunriver. Homes on Cooper Drive are located on Spring River. There are several homes currently for sale on this road, prices are varied from the high $400,000 to over a million.
When purchasing property on any of these rivers there are things you need to know, there are issues that an experienced Realtor® should know and also will need to disclose to you. I am available to answer questions and show you the beauty that Central Oregon has to offer.
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Dena Stevens says
River front property is really something people want on the Arkansas River as well. It comes with some challenges, but if you can afford to own a house on the river the rewards are probably worth the risks!