Other Central Oregon Markets

Mt Jefferson overlooking small town in Central Oregon

While we're based in Bend/Redmond, we also serve most of the smaller markets in the surrounding area. Here's other options to look at if you're thinking of living in Central Oregon.

Sunriver

Sunriver is one of Oregon’s oldest and best-loved resort communities. Whatever your stage of life, there’s something here for you, from miles and miles of paved biking paths, golf courses, pools, restaurants, breweries, a marina along the shore of the Deschutes, and a nature center. 

Needless to say, Sunriver is a popular site for vacation homes, but it’s also worth considering if you’re looking to live in Central Oregon full-time. The Sunriver Village provides options for shopping, groceries, and dining, and there’s even a well-stocked hardware store just outside of town. Best of all, you’re just a short driving distance north along Highway 97 from Bend and all it has to offer.

Sisters

Sisters features a charming old town, majestic views of the Three Sisters Mountains – and some of the most expensive housing you’ll find anywhere in Oregon.

Yes, Sisters’ charms come at a price, but if you have the means and prefer a small-town lifestyle, it may be just the place for you. Bend and Redmond are just a short drive away, and needless to say, the recreational activities are boundless in both the Three Sisters Wilderness and Jefferson Wilderness areas.

Just to the north, the Metolius River and Camp Sherman are definitely worth a visit. “Paradise” is a word that can be overused, but it just may be an appropriate one to describe the Sisters area.

La Pine

La Pine is a fairly unassuming highway town about 30 miles south of Bend. It’s notable, though, for its relatively inexpensive housing, with plenty of acreages in the surrounding area. 

Nearby attractions include the Newberry National Volcanic Monument, Fort Rock Cave, and La Pine State Park.  

Three Rivers

“Three Rivers” is the informal name for the community just south of Sunriver. More more affordable homes within striking distance of Bend, it’s an excellent choice.

Properties in Three Rivers tend to be on larger half-acre to one acre lots, perfect if you want some space to stretch out and store your toys but don’t want the maintenance of a larger property. 

Prineville

Prineville is located 20 miles east of Redmond along Highway 126-East. It’s the gateway to the more sparsely-populated interior of Central and Eastern Oregon. 

With just more than 10,000 people, Prineville offers the traditional American small town-life in a way that other communities in Central Oregon don’t. Prineville Reservoir is a popular site for boating and all varieties of recreation.

In between Redmond and Prineville, you’ll pass through the small, unincorporated community of Powell Butte.

Madras

Speaking of small town-life, Madras is a town of about 7,000 people 25 miles north of Redmond along Highway 97. On the way, you’ll pass through the small communities of TerrebonnneCulver and Metolius.

Ranch properties dominate the landscape east and west of Highway 97. If your vision of the Central Oregon life involves a hobby farm or horse property, the Madras area should definitely be on your radar. 

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