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Searching Where to Live in Bend Oregon?

Thinking about making Bend, Oregon your new home, but feeling a bit overwhelmed about where to start looking? Let's dive into the heart of Bend and discover what makes each of its four quadrants uniquely charming. Ready to embark on a virtual tour? Check out this video and find out which part of Bend calls out to you.

First up, we're exploring Northwest Bend.

Northwest Bend offers a harmonious blend of nature and city life, and each corner has its own unique flavor. Neighborhoods, such as Awbrey Butte, are known for their upscale homes and breathtaking views of the Cascade Mountains. Residents enjoy easy access to the Deschutes River, numerous parks, and downtown Bend's shops and restaurants. It's an ideal spot for those who value a balance of nature and urban amenities. 

Further to the west, you have the community of Northwest Crossing.  Northwest Crossing stands out with its sustainable, mixed-use community design, featuring diverse architecture and walkable streets filled with local businesses

And moving further northwest,  Shevlin Park and its neighboring areas are a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts! Think of having an expansive park as your backyard, perfect for morning jogs, walks with your furry friend, or weekend cycling adventures.

I also have to mention Old Bend, which is really in the heart of Bend. it's like stepping back in time with its historic charm, but you have all the modern-day conveniences at your fingertips.

Moving over to Northeast Bend, this area is fantastic, especially for first-time homebuyers or investors. It's got a welcoming, diverse vibe with a great blend of homes and businesses. And hey, Pilot Butte State Park is right there – perfect for scenic hikes and breathtaking views. Neighborhoods like Boyd Acres and Orchard District have a real sense of community, and they're super convenient if you need to be near St. Charles Medical Center. It's a part of Bend that's definitely growing and has a lot to offer. Northeast Bend also includes Midtown, an up-and-coming area with a youthful energy and revitalizing spirit, blending old charm with new developments. And let’s not forget Pine Nursery Park up in the Northeast corner– it's a huge draw for the area, offering everything from sports fields to dog parks and pickleball courts.

Next, let's talk about Southeast Bend. Once a rural spot, it's now a thriving residential area where old meets new. Looking for larger lots with a blend of country and city living? This is your place. Neighborhoods like Larkspur and Old Farm District showcase a mix of older and modern homes. The Bridges, a newer addition, emphasizes family-friendly living with amenities like a clubhouse and pool. Overall, Southeast Bend merges spacious, community-focused living with modern developments and amenities.

The Larkspur Community Center in Southeast Bend is a vibrant new building where people of all ages can gather for fitness classes and recreation. And if you're into golf, the Bend Golf and Country Club is right there.

Last but not least, Southwest Bend is a desirable area known for its proximity to outdoor recreational opportunities and natural beauty. It borders the Deschutes National Forest, offering residents easy access to hiking, biking, and other outdoor activities. The area also includes the popular Old Mill District, a hub for shopping, dining, and entertainment. Southwest Bend is characterized by a mix of residential neighborhoods and newer developments, making it an attractive location for those seeking a blend of natural surroundings and modern conveniences.

A few neighborhoods in Southwest Bend include the Parks, Tetherow, and Broken Top. The Parks neighborhood is family-friendly, and of course, there are many “parks” in the hood. Tetherow offers a golf resort lifestyle with modern amenities. Broken Top is known for its private golf community and scenic views. These neighborhoods provide a blend of luxury, recreation, and natural beauty.

Alright, that's a wrap tour of Bend! I hope this little journey has given you a taste of what each unique corner of Bend has to offer. But believe me, we've only just scratched the surface. There's so much more to explore and discover! If a particular area has sparked your interest, or if you've got any more questions, don't hesitate to drop me a message. 

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