My husband found a job at St. Charles Hospital, that was the primary reason. We were living in DC and hadn’t heard of Bend! But we love it now. We Googled Bend, and found countless videos of natural beauty, outdoor activities, and of course, locally brewed beer! You don’t have to be active to enjoy it. Just jump in the car and park it and walk around. Plenty of natural beauty within short driving distance. We also enjoy the change of pace compared with DC. A lot of people moving to Bend were looking for a change from bigger cities, but still want plenty of activities such as concerts and festivals.