Sunriver, OR Real Estate
Sunriver is located in beautiful Deschutes County in central Oregon about fifteen miles south of Bend. The unincorporated community of Sunriver was initially built in 1969 on the historic grounds of Camp Abbot, a World War II training facility.
While the camp was decommissioned after the war, the Officer’s Club remains as the Great Hall, a part of the Sunriver Resort. Cozy and scenic, Sunriver offers small town living in a gorgeous community that’s thriving and active year-round.
An idyllic community of 1,700 residents, Sunriver offers plenty of leisure activities year-round. There are more than two dozen tennis courts, plenty of swimming pools, and the Sunriver Nature Center and Observatory, which offers hands-on activities for kids of all ages as well as nature trails and educational exhibits.
The Sunriver Homeowners Aquatic & Recreation Center’s indoor and outdoor water activities, rock climbing wall, amphitheater, meeting spaces, and basketball and bocce ball courts are all available to the public.
There are two public and two private golf courses, including the Sunriver Resort’s Crosswater Golf Club, considered to be one of the most difficult in the country. When summer is over you can visit the over-3,600 acre Mt. Bachelor ski area, located about a half hour away in the Cascade Mountain Range.
Mt. Bachelor’s ski season runs from November to May, one of the longest in the country. There are plenty of long ski runs as well as jumps and rails for snowboarders of all skill levels.
Community and Schools
Children in Sunriver are a part of the award-winning Bend-La Pine school district, the seventh-largest in the state and educating nearly 16,000 students.
The district has won the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association and the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Association of School Business Officials consecutively for the past 26 years.
While there are no private schools in Sunriver proper, there are nearly ten religious, secular and Montessori private schools for children of various ages in Bend.
Bend is also home to several public and private colleges and universities within commuting distance, including the Cascade Branch of Oregon State University, Concordia University, Linfield College, and Eastern Oregon University.
Travel and Tourism
Travel to Sunriver is made all the easier through use of the Sunriver Airstrip, one of the largest private airstrips in the west. Visitors and residents of Sunriver can enjoy the over 50 shops and restaurants in the community, including a shopping mall with plenty of boutiques, all accessible through the nearly 30 miles of paved bike trails.
Nearby Bend also offers plenty of shops, including several world-renowned craft breweries. The Sunriver area also has plenty of resorts and condominium rentals to accommodate the many visitors that come to the area.
With beautiful lakes and rivers to fish in, forests and historic caves to explore, trails to hike and ski, Sunriver is the perfect place to make your home.