Highland Estate – Bend, OR

The housing community at The Highlands in Bend, Oregon offer stunningly picturesque views of the rugged and dramatic mountain ranges.

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Choose to live in a luxurious home while enjoying the entrancing Cascade Range. The amazing parcels of land border state forest ensuring the area will stay quiet and uncrowded for years to come.

Recreation

Bend, Oregon is the location to be if you are an outdoor enthusiast. Fly fishing, downhill skiing and hiking the mountain ranges are some of the popular activities in town. If that seems a little too ambitious, you can slow down the day with a leisurely round of golf. There are dozens of courses available across the city providing an exciting challenge for any dedicated golf enthusiast.

If you are more interested in indoor activities than spending time in nature, Bend will still keep you occupied. There is plenty of nightlife, hundreds of amazing restaurants and a downtown area dedicated to great shopping.

The area has many microbreweries and thus is the location for many beer festivals throughout the year. They also host an annual independent film festival each year, one of the country’s large events of the type.

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As a pet friendly city, Bend has earned the honor of Dogtown USA, from Dog Fancy magazine through its high per capita dog ownership, multiple off-leash dog parks and long list of pet friendly businesses and restaurants.

People

With a population of just under 80,000 residents, Bend is a small city by most standards. However, it is located in a sparsely populated area of the state, making it an exceptionally large city by area standards.

It has all of the activity and buzz a cosmopolitan city needs, but still offers plenty of serene space for those who need a little time alone now and then. Bend has an even population distribution of retirees, young singles and families.

Schools and Employment

Boasting a popular and well rated school system, both public and private, Bend is a popular location for families with young children. It is possible to achieve higher education goals while remaining in the city as well.

The Central Oregon Community College is located in Bend as is the University of Oregon’s Cascades Campus. There are many other small, specialized trade schools and adult educational opportunities too.

The tourism industry is the largest employer in the city, but there are many other industries, which continue to grow. Breweries, medical equipment and supplies manufacturers and high technology jobs have continued to grow. The economy has seen a slow, but steady growth rate over the last few years.

Bend is a beautiful city with a low crime rate and an affordable cost of living. The city offers a lot of diversity for activities and employment and encourages those with an entrepreneurial spirit. Whether you are a nature lover, or prefer to spend your time checking out the shops, you will find plenty in Bend to keep you happy.