If you love the outdoors, then Bend is the place for you! Locals enjoy gorgeous mountain views combined with a burgeoning arts & cultural scene in this Central Oregon destination. Hiking, fishing, skiing, and more wait just outside your front door. Animal lovers can relax – in 2012, Bend was voted the “Dog Friendliest City.” Come find your perfect MonteVista neighborhood and discover what the Central Oregon lifestyle is all about.
OUTDOOR PLAYGROUND OF THE WEST
A warm, friendly town, Bend is a focal point of Central Oregon – the fastest growing region in Oregon. MonteVista Homes builds the best new homes in the most popular neighborhoods of Bend – Population about 90,000 with a very low crime rate. Magnificent, snow-capped volcanic peaks embellish the already gorgeous sky. The high-desert is home to some of the finest weather in Oregon – abundant sunshine, warm days and cool nights.
You can catch an art exhibit, dine at award-winning restaurants, spoil yourself at one of many spas, or trek the legendary Bend Ale Trail, the largest beer trail in the West. Bend is a great spot for family-friendly fun as well, from cool cave tours in ancient lava tubes to watching raptors soar. The “outdoor playground of the West” is world famous for both its outdoor pursuits and pristine beauty. MonteVista Homes is proud to have been voted “Best New Home Builder in Central Oregon for 2018″, and we look forward to building many more new homes so you can live where you play.
BEAUTIFUL WEATHER AND FRIENDLY PEOPLE
Bend is in the high desert of Central Oregon which provides the highest number of sunny days in the state. There are an average of 158 days of abundant sunshine and clear skies with an additional 150 mostly sunny days. The few remaining days offer a wide array of mixed clouds, a bit of rain or snow and lots and lots of rainbows. This ample sunlight creates a brighter and warmer atmosphere, perfect for enjoying each day outdoors or just looking out the window to inspire the soul.
Bend is known for its friendly, welcoming and charming spirit. Don’t be surprised to be greeted with a smile, to engage in casual conversation at the grocery store, or to have the door opened for you. There is a strong sense of community in this town and residents ensure that Bend remains kind, good-natured and easygoing.
We love our MonteVista house! Wonderful communication from beginning to almost our 1 year anniversary of buying our home. We couldn’t be happier!
ENDLESS OPPORTUNITIES FOR RECREATION
Bend offers about every outdoor activity you can imagine — skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, snow tubing, rafting, hiking, fishing, mountain biking, climbing, hunting, trail running, and more. The Deschutes River is an active waterway that weaves through the city providing hours of fun with kayaking, paddle boards, tubing and swimming. During the winter, locals and tourists alike head to Mount Bachelor just 20 miles west of Bend for some of the best skiing, snowboarding, and tubing in the region. Whether it’s sunny or snowing, Bend residents can choose to remain active or to relax, always enjoying the awe-inspiring beauty of Central Oregon.
In addition to all the outdoor activity, fishing and water sports are extremely popular as well. We have many waterways including Deschutes River, Crooked River and Lake Billy Chinook. Bend also boasts over 30 world class golf courses within an hour of Bend.
BEND ART & MUSIC SCENE
The city of Bend is teeming with talented artists, musicians, makers, and a variety of creatives. Places like The Workhouse offer a space for the creative folks of Bend to thrive. They are a platform for local artists to get back to work, operating as a place of exchange between artists and their community. The Bend Senior Center also provides a place for artists to gather, share ideas and practice their gifts. There are galleries, on-site studios, events, and educational programming for Bend and Central Oregon.
Local music can be enjoyed at The Tower Theatre, the Les Schwab Amphitheater, and other intimate venues throughout town. During the summer, residents can enjoy outdoor live music nearly every night of the week! With a weekly ‘Munch & Music’ outdoor summer performances in Drake Park, to full blown outdoor concerts at the Les Schwab Amphitheater at the Old Mill.
The home is beautiful I love the layout of the home very open and the island in the kitchen is a cool set up.
Customer in Hermiston, OR
CONSIDER RETIRING IN BEND, OR
Bend is a favorite place for retirement. MonteVista builds new homes especially designed for ‘aging in place’. Our new homes have become a favorite among 55+ newcomers and residents alike. Weather is warm and sunny, but experiences a lovely change of seasons. The population is growing but still small enough for a laid-back small-town feel with the necessary services, shopping, restaurants and an active, caring community. Central Oregon attracts visitors from all over the world because of its scenic beauty and the wide variety of outdoor activities – for every season of the year. Most importantly, a full-service medical facility, St. Charles, is in the heart of the city, easily accessible within 5 minutes.
St. Charles Medical Center in Bend is rated highly performing in 6 adult procedures and conditions. It is a general medical and surgical facility. Bend is the primary medical center for all of central Oregon as well as parts of eastern Oregon and western Idaho. The two hospitals (Bend and Redmond) offer a wide variety of services, including cardiology, critical care, emergency medicine, neurosurgery and oncology. Air Life helicopters provide emergency transportation. First class medical facilities close at hand.
A BUSINESS-FRIENDLY COMMUNITY
Bend-Redmond metro is the best-performing small city for the third year running according to Milken Institute’s Best-Performing Cities Report 2018. This is in thanks to the unmatched five-year job and wage growth. The entrepreneurial community in Bend-Redmond is contributing to the metro’s strong high tech performance. The region has invested in its knowledge-economy with the Oregon State University-Cascades Innovation Co-Lab, an incubator and educational resource for entrepreneurs. Bend-Redmond’s scenic location and quality of life are attractive to new residents and tourists, drawing people to the area.
Bend isn’t just a great place to live, it’s also a world-class place to work and do business. Being known as the best outdoor playground in the west, Bend is often included on lists of best places to live in the US.
As the economy has grown, large local employers like St. Charles Medical Center, Les Schwab Tires, Deschutes Brewery and Bend Research, have been joined by budding industry clusters in tech, bioscience, outdoor products, and specialty foods. In 2016 Forbes echoed that sentiment, citing the region’s economic growth in naming Bend the 2016 “Best Small City for Business and Careers.”
Opportunity Zones provide federal tax relief for certain investments made within three census tracts in Bend. The Opportunity Zone is a federal tax incentive allowing for the reinvestment of capital gains income in certain census tracts. Bend has three eligible tracts, all located in the center of town. Once federal rulemaking is completed, certain investments in these areas will be eligible for preferential federal tax treatment when it comes to the private investment of capital gains in local businesses and land development opportunities. investment rules and guidelines have been under development by the US Department of the Treasury.
*For more information about Bend call: 541-516-1999
We had a wonderful experience with MonteVista through the home building process. During the entire process, we were living out of state in California. Although we were a state away, there was great communication, we never felt out of the loop and everyone at MonteVista made us feel like part of the process.