Questions about Bend, OR

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  1. clang

    clang Not lost, Exploring!

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    Hello all,

    I am considering taking a job in Bend Oregon. Any inmates live there? Anyone out there that can give me the inside scoop on the town, the weather, the riding, where to live, where not to live etc.? I will be in town to have a look around in a week or two, but was hoping to have some info before I arrive.

    Thanks!
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  2. tblume

    tblume gettin'it

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    Mrdualsport and Lilpossum can help, great couple right there.
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  3. Mr Dual Sport

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    Property is cheaper in Crested Butte.
    Seriously.
    Rental cost have risen 30% here in the last year if you can find one.
    http://www.ktvz.com/news/Rents-increase-on-the-High-Desert/26113440

    Home values have risen 19% in the last year. 8th fastest in the nation.
    http://www.ktvz.com/news/bendarea-homeprices-jump-8thfastest-in-nation/27738248

    Why? It's a beautiful place to live. Temperate climate, lots to do outdoors, and tons of great breweries and restaurants.

    Just like everywhere cool, EVERONE wants to live there. The growth here have been incredible over the last 2 decades.

    Riding has a lot of diversity with the Cascade range to the west and the high desert to the east.

    No really bad neighborhoods, just stay away from the area behind the Grocery Outlet/Baseball Stadium.

    Expect to pay $1,100 a month for a crappy duplex of the West side of town $1,300 and up for a house. Slightly cheaper on the east side of town.
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  4. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    It's been a great place to raise a kid. Like MrDualsport says about everything else.

    Hey! Want to buy a nice little 20 acre ranch? :freaky
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  5. Mr Dual Sport

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    But hey, we're the newest version of Disneyland!:lol3

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  6. Hootowl

    Hootowl Long timer

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    Not only are rents and housing prices going thru the roof (sky?) but availability is a big issue.
    Rental vacancy in Bend is less than 1%. If you want to buy in Bend expect to pay well over $200K
    I suggest looking in Redmond (20 miles north of Bend) or another town in the area other than Bend.
    Richard
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  7. Mr Dual Sport

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  8. ironbrewer

    ironbrewer Hopefully Riding

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    $200k is not expensive in Colorado. Boulder starts at $350 for a crappy 1200 square foot 60's ranch, and talk about explosive growth. Colorado is one city from fort collins to colorado springs.
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  9. LittlePosum

    LittlePosum Scrappy Marsupial

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    Hi Clang,
    Here is some great info about our state http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Oregon

    http://blog.estately.com/2014/03/23-things-to-know-before-moving-to-bend-oregon/

    Bend is beautiful and a great place to live. At approx 80,000 folks in Bend proper it is becoming quite a city.
    Many cool events happen here throughout the year and there are always lots of friendly people out and about.
    Easy place to make friends especially if you're not from "that other state" to our south.
    Unlike the mossbacks on the west side we get lots of sunshine here east of the Cascades.
    If you come out this way I would certainly have your employment already lined up. If you are in such a
    situation that you can buy a home outright I wouldn't worry the job.
    I love Oregon! :norton
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  10. clang

    clang Not lost, Exploring!

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    Same for areas of Denver, $4-500K gets you 1700 square feet of nice house, but still..

    I just need a big garage/shop :wink: :ricky
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  11. clang

    clang Not lost, Exploring!

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    Thanks for all the info :clap

    Keep it coming :ear
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  12. clang

    clang Not lost, Exploring!

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    Thanks, I would be coming out to take a job. Things aren't finalized yet, but we're close. I want to come see the town, and the area, and take a much closer look at the company before I agree to any employment terms.

    We'll see.....
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  13. FongMan

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    GREAT coyote hunting outside town, Ive killed 8 in 1 day, made gas money and dinner money back with some to spare!!

    Fucking Liberals are shitting up that town like hell. If I moved back, I would hide the 1150GS and buy a shovelhead to tear around town on..........
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  14. Mr Dual Sport

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  16. Baroquenride

    Baroquenride Relaxing at the beach

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    I remember when I was a kid going over there to visit my cousins in the 70's and there where 2 traffic lights in town. I always wanted to live there with them. Not so much anymore, it's just not the same. Thanks Californians.
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  17. imprezagm4

    imprezagm4 Been here awhile

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    It is a pretty nice place, my wife and I are moving back after 2 years in Corvallis. It is however too expensive, and too crowded. There are only two seasons, hot and cold, some people mind this, I dont. We would probably be going somewhere else if our families didn't live here. The outlying areas are where you want to be. :deal
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  18. hugemoth

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    This is a beautiful island of reason in the vast right wing rural part of Oregon east of the Cascades. Posts from the folks who actually live here are right on. I've lived here for 31 years and for me there is no better place in the US to live. Clean air (except for forest fires), clear water, diverse landscape, unsurpassed recreation opportunities close by and no big cities within 100 miles.


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  19. clang

    clang Not lost, Exploring!

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    Thanks everyone, Uzume and I will try to spend a couple of days looking around, and the information all helps.

    We have a couple of houses/areas picked out to look at....... We'll poke around town and the outlying areas a bit.
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  20. rootsy

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