Reply To: What has been the best part about living in Bend?

Valerie Brodbeck

Hi Paul!
Welcome! It is definitely hard to narrow it down to just one thing. The most important thing for me was the access to the outdoors. The scenery is incredible and I love the mixture of old growth mountain forest and sprawling desert views. A close second for me was the pace of life in Bend. Everything is slower here, in a good way! People take recreation seriously in this town and stress is minimal. I work the same type of job out here as I did back home in Ohio but the work-life balance is so much healthier out here. Bend just feels like a reprieve from the rest of the world. It has everything you need without the big city vibe. 🙂