City of Bend ranks number 13 on list of “Places to Settle Down”

Bend has been named the thirteenth best place in America to settle down by LeafFilter North, Inc. Cities across the United States were analyzed for their population size, affordability and housing statistics. Other factors included school district ratings, job opportunities, entertainment, and proximity to metropolitan areas.

The city ranked as one of the country’s best places to live, work and play in part because of its endless opportunities to get back to nature. Its economic upturn was also noted as a contributing factor.

Bend is the only Oregon locale to make the list. The city of Winder, Georgia was the top pick on the list, and Clayton, MO was runner-up. Get the whole list at

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