Technically, it’s not Heaven.
But by all accounts, Bend is a very healthy slice of it.
Is Bend for real? You'd better believe it.
To say you can do it all here would not be hyperbole. Bend offers a rare congregation of natural splendor and urban amenities, enhanced by a very recreation-friendly, four-season climate featuring an average of 300 days of sunshine a year.
Active people from all walks of life – young professionals with families, international athletes, and recent retirees – choose to live here. Not because it’s the best place in the world at one particular thing. But because it does so many things extremely well.
Here’s a small sampling of how highly rated Bend has become these days:
- 36 Hours in Bend, Ore. (and Environs), Travel Section of New York Times, 2019
- (Third year in a row) Top-Performing Small Metro Area in the Nation 2018
- 5 Vacation Cities That Are Actually Great to Live in Year-Round 2018
- The Washington Post Notes the Lively Culinary Scene Brewing in Bend in April 2018
- Trip Advisor's Travelers’ Choice Destinations on the Rise 2018
- Outside Magazine's 25 Best Towns of 2017
- Bend Ranks in Top 10 Places to Live on $55,000 Salary
- The 24 Coolest Towns in the USA 2017
- The Most Fitness Friendly Towns in America
- America’s 20 Coolest Outdoor Towns
- National Geographic’s #1 Ski Town
- New York Times Top 52 Places To Go 2015
- Bend Visitors Bureau
Of course, all that recreation is sure to work up an appetite and thirst. So it’s a good thing that Bend is also famous for mouthwatering cuisine and an endless variety of microbreweries. Shops and galleries line the streets and a robust calendar of concerts and festivals guarantee its consistent ranking among the top places to live in the country.
With Tartan Druim just three roundabouts away from all the action, you’re perfectly situated to take advantage of it.