Get to Know Bend, Oregon Like an Expert
Bend is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country for a reason. It has a whitewater park right in town. Nearby Mount Bachelor has expanded its downhill bike park—and got a new lift last winter, which opened up 600 acres. And 150 miles of trails have been built in the Deschutes National Forest in the past decade.
Not enough? Smith Rock State Park and its hundreds of climbing routes are just 30 miles north (though 20,000-square-foot Bend Rock Gym is closer), and the trail running is so good that ultra-marathoners train here.
Bend now has close to 80 outdoor-related businesses, ranging from the established brand Hydro Flask to startup Cairn (Oregon State University–Cascades will soon offer a degree in gear design and marketing). There’s a booming tech industry, an exploding food-cart scene, and a growing number of concerts—this year’s include Paul Simon and Ween. In short, Bend is the kind of place where you can do the nine-to-five job thing—and actually earn a living—then do the five-to-nine fun thing, no problem.
Local Bend, OR Realtor
THE 3 TOP NEIGHBORHOODS OF BEND, OREGON
#1 NORTHWEST CROSSING
The Term “quality of life’ is thrown around a lot. But in Northwest Crossing (or NWX, as it’s affectionately know here), life really is just a little better. Maybe it’s the friendly people. Perhaps it’s the neighborhood’s ideal location with Mother Nature’s playground just steps away. Or maybe it’s the convenient amenities built right into the community. But Northwest Crossing will have you truly enjoying that qualify of life.
While Bend has consistently been named one of the best places in the country to live, Tetherow could be the best place to live in Bend. It sits on what’s been named by some as the region’s best golf course, a 7,298-yard, Scottish links-style championship course. Right out the back door is matchless mountain biking single-track. And while it boasts some of the most magnificent views in the area, it’s only seven minutes from all the shops and restaurants that make Bend a destination for so many from around the world.
Beautifully appointed vacation homes, luxury condos, and river-view lodge suites are perfect for family vacations, reunions or romantic retreats at this AAA Four Diamond destination.From spring through Fall, Sunriver Resort’s world-class golf shines. Sunriver Resort is home to 63 holes of world-class golf including the famed Crosswater Club, Additional summer activities include cruiser bike rides on the 30 miles of paved trails, a horseback ride with the folks at Sunriver Stables, rafting or canoeing down the Deschutes River
THE LOCAL EXPERT GREG LANGHAIM
BEND AREA REALTOR
Greg is a native of Bend OR. Growing up in the town gives him a perspective unlike many. Self taught golfer who played competitively, it was a natural fit for him to sell luxury homes in Bend. Having his niche in the luxury market he is able to match buyers and sellers who specifically want to sell or purchase their unique property. Greg’s sales background stems from Marriott Vacation Club where customer service and results were a top priority. He has transitioned that same customer service and results-driven mindset to his clients. Greg graduated with his degree from the University of Utah and has four great kids and a gorgeous wife. When Greg is not selling, he is spending time with family on the river or volunteering in the community.
“I really enjoyed working with Greg. He was referred to me by a friend of mine who had hired him to sell their $8 Million Dollar Home. His local knowledge was invaluable to me, as I was an out-of-state buyer. Even though there were few places for sale that matched my criteria and budget, he was able to show me different neighborhoods and housing options, so I had a much better idea of what to focus on. He also helped me think through loan/financing options, which was super helpful, as I debated whether to go over a bit over budget. And we found the perfect house for me!."
Testimonial for Greg Langhaim, a Local Bend, Oregon Realtor