Only a few hours east from the coastline and over the crest of the Southern Cascade Mountains lies Central Oregon. Dotted with sagebrush steppes, Junipers, Ponderosa Pines and black basalt lava flows this area offer some of the best weather and adventure in the entire state.
Anyone wishing for a small town atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of big city centers will love any one of Central Oregon cities. Bend, Oregon is the hub of Central Oregon growing into a premiere outdoor recreation destination without the resort town feeling.
No matter what you are seeking in your life, solitude and quiet or opportunity and adventure, you’ll find it in one of Central Oregon cities.
Bend is Central Oregon’s largest city. Many factors interact to define Bend’s appeal. They range from scenery and climate to outdoor recreation opportunities to a vibrant economy.
At first glance, Redmond appears to be a bedroom community for the larger city of Bend, 18 miles away. The reality is that commuters go both ways.
With relatively low residential property prices and a small-town atmosphere, La Pine is a welcoming location for retirees and families alike.
Located 43 miles north of Bend, it retains the feel of a small-town farming community but the flip side is an ambitious effort to upgrade.
The oldest city in Central Oregon, Prineville has a rich and interesting human history. Historic mines dot the landscape bearing some of the nation’s infamous fossils and gems.
The town of Sisters derives it’s name from the three majestic prominent Oregon cascade peaks called “The Three Sisters”. The town is a gateway to this mountain range.
Sunriver is one of the first resort towns to pop up in Central Oregon. With it’s remote feel and close proximity to recreational activities, Sunriver is a popular destination.