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River Canyon Estates – Bend, Oregon

River Canyon Estates is one of the best and most family friendly luxury neighborhoods in Bend, Oregon. It is without a doubt located near recreational fun and shopping while remaining quiet and safe. It is the sort of place that is very easy to call home with plenty to do in and around the neighborhood.

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This lovely neighborhood is located overlooking the Deshutes River providing plenty of scenery. Included with the great view is opportunity for outdoor recreation. River Canyon Estates is located next to the Deshutes River trail where people can hike and bike in nature without having to drive anywhere at all; it’s right next to home. With the river being so close there is more for nature enthusiasts than just following the trail.

One can always take the opportunity to go fishing, rafting, or kayaking. River Canyon Estates also has the benefit of being located very close to Mt. Bachelor and Hoodoo ski areas for skiing and snowboarding opportunities all winter long. This is one of the top neighborhoods to live in for outdoor recreation access.

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One cannot forget the need for a family friendly environment when choosing a place to live. The neighborhood of River Canyon Estates borders three community parks which offer full sized playgrounds and open ground for children to play in beyond just the backyard.

They are great places for a picnic and a fun afternoon. In addition to this the neighborhood has it’s own clubhouse open year round and swimming pool to help beat the summer heat.


For young children, two schools, Elk Meadows Elementary School and Pine Ridge Elementary School, adjoin the neighborhood so that students are not bused long distances. Some even walk to school due to the short distance.

Middle school and high school kids have access to some of the best junior high and secondary education in the state. For an all around great living place for children, this is one of the best places to grow up.


Less than a five minute drive away from River Canyon Estates is the Old Mill District, the premier shopping, dining, and entertainment hot spot in Bend, Oregon. From here shoppers can hit up all of their favorite name brand stores as well as enjoy the experience of smaller independent retailers as well. Beyond retailers selling everything from furniture to clothes to select wines, there’s plenty of dining experiences to be had as well.

The old mill district offers typical fast food but also enjoyable casual sit down restaurants and fine dining restaurants. Entertainment includes a large theater featuring all the latest movies, a concert hall, and art galleries for those wanting something a little different. All this is close to River Canyon Estates.

River Canyon Estates is the best neighborhood in Bend offering luxury homes close to everything that’s needed providing a great living experience. It’s combined with good schools, recreation, shopping, ease of access, all with the comfort of home. River Canyon Estates is the place to call home.