There are myriad reasons to move to Central Oregon, but for simplicity’s sake, let’s narrow it down to an easy eight.
Perfect Location – First is the region’s location midway between the Cascade Range to the west and the vast expanse of the high desert to the east. This setting offers the best of both mountain and desert landscapes and all their recreational opportunities.
Quality of Life – Second is the pace of life. Things move a bit more slowly here. Stress is minimal, with short commutes by car or bike. There’s clean air and water, and people take time to get to know their neighbors.
Outdoor Paradise – Recreation ranks within the top three. Within minutes from your home in Central Oregon, you can snowshoe, and cross-country, alpine or backcountry ski in the mountains. At lower elevations in the mild high desert winter, you can ride a bike or even golf. Come spring, summer and fall, there’s rafting, stand-up paddling, recreational kayaking, golf, spin and fly-fishing, mountain biking and road cycling, train running and hiking just minutes away.
Parks Galore – The area’s parks come in fourth. They are world-class yet not overrun. Regional parks offer anyone a respite from a hectic day and a safe place to play with kids.
All the Extras – Fifth would be the region’s amenities. Today, the region boasts first-class dining, a much-heralded craft beer and brewpub culture, a vibrant art community, world class entertainment and easy access to the rest of the country with airline connections through hassle-free Redmond Municipal Airport in Redmond, Oregon.
People – Here you’ll find as friendly and safe a community as can be found anywhere in America.
Family – Central Oregon is a great place to raise children with its excellent schools and lots of kid-friendly recreational activities.
Best in Medicine – Finally, there is an unrivaled local medical community noted throughout the West for providing the best in care. Top docs are drawn to Central Oregon’s climate, mountains and way of life.
Visit Central Oregon is the "Official" Tourism Information Resource for Central Oregon, including the communities of Bend, Sunriver, Redmond, Sisters, La Pine, Madras, Prineville, Crooked River Ranch, Terrebonne, Culver, Warm Springs, and Black Butte Ranch.