Looking for a place to retire? Give Bend a long look. We are one of the best keep secrets in the northwest for retirement and we are continually making the top lists in retirement magazines. This high desert community has a little something for everyone from recreational opportunities to arts and culture. It’s a great place to live, play, and above all relax!

If retirement equals recreation opportunities for you, then we have you covered. The recreational opportunities are almost limitless here with everything from canoeing, camping, golfing, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, downhill and cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, rafting, etc.

After a hard day playing on the mountain or a nearby local stream, you’ll still have time to head out for a local show or sample a meal from our delectable selection of restaurants.

Bend isn’t only about recreation, the city also hosts many festivals, fairs, parades, concerts, and shows throughout the year. Enjoy an evening of music at the Les Schwab Amphitheater or make sure to hit the local Farmer’s Market in the spring and summer. Looking for something even more cultural? Bend is surrounded by several museums, theatres, and galleries. If you are feeling lucky, you can even go to a nearby casino.

The weather in Bend makes it a retirees paradise! Many people characterize Bend’s climate as filled with moderate days and cool nights. And we have the highest average of sunny days in the state of Oregon.

Relaxation and play opportunities aside, Bend is known for its volunteer spirit. There are many local nonprofit organizations and opportunities for those who would like to get involved in the community. You will never find a city more willing to pitch in and help a cause than Bend.

Have we sold you yet on retiring in Bend? Maybe you’ll pull the trigger once you check out some of the great retirement communities located right here! From housing right on the golf course to apartment and condo style living to assisted living, there is something available for every budget and every need.


So what are you waiting for? Join the fun here in Bend!


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