Bend

120 reviews
  1. Town in Oregon
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Real Estate
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$256,400
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$947
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    91
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    19
    37
  • Robbery
    28
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    309
    575
  • Theft
    2,183
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    104
    257

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$52,471
National
$53,046
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

120 reviews
  • Excellent
    26
  • Very Good
    59
  • Average
    28
  • Poor
    7
  • Terrible
    0
Bend is a great town to live in! It is full of both indoor and outdoor activities for people of all ages. They have an outstanding parks and recreation program as well as many facilities including a pool and skating pavilion that allow anyone to enjoy the athleticism of the town. Bend is a very safe and environmentally conscious place to live, definitely someplace you won't find anywhere else! Although it is not extremely diverse, it emanates a culture and authentic experience you can't find anywhere else.
  • Current Resident
  • 15 days ago
Bend is a great place to live! It has all kinds of outdoor activities for everyone (all seasons) and it is stunningly beautiful. On top of that, Bend has great restaurants, pubs and breweries. As for Central Oregon Community College, it is a great place to get a start in education and possibly move on to OSU. The downsides are: that this town is very expensive, hard to find housing (affordable and in general), and everything closes fairly early.
  • Current Resident
  • 3 months ago
Bend is changing. If you come visit, please be polite, remember, some of us live here.
Bend is full of wonderful things to do and see. We have exceptional recreational opportunities from skiing, snowboarding, rafting, hiking, mountain biking, cycling, brewery tours, distillery tours, top notch dining, paddle boarding, disc golf and just about any other activity you can think of. Did I mention dogs, we love dogs. Bend has almost as many dog parks as it does people parks.
The Deschutes River runs through the middle of town and we have breath taking view of the Cascade Mountain Range to the west of us. But if mountains aren't your thing, then just go 20 minutes east and you will be surrounded by 1000 year old Juniper trees in the Badlands.
Along with your friendly disposition, bring your wallet; Bend isn't cheap.
  • Current Resident
  • 24 days ago