I love the high desert weather – dry and warm sunny summers, cool nights. Not much rain. Winter is moderate with some snow. Beautiful mountain views everywhere you go. Floating down the river in the summer is fun. You can drive anywhere in town in less than 20 minutes. It’s a small town feel but Bend has the resources of a bigger town. I came from Washington, DC and this has been a welcomed change! There are lots of summer concerts and events, biking hiking and skiing all right here.