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1 Decisions Early morning ski….? Early morning ski….? Midday fly casting to a spring hatch….? Midday fly casting to a spring hatch….? Twilight round of golf….? Twilight round of golf….? Where else can you do it all in a single day...and within a 15-mile radius of downtown? Where else can you do it all in a single day...and within a 15-mile radius of downtown?

2 This is Bend, Oregon (Ory-gun) L unch break on Mirror Pond of the Deschutes River in downtown Bend Photo ©2010 by Lee Hicks

3 Mirror Pond at Drake Park A walk along Mirror Pond offers mountain views and an upclose visit with resident swans. Photos by Lee Hicks

4 A summer sunset Photo ©2010 by Lee Hicks

5 Mt. Bachelor in summer K ayakers on Sparks Lake in a summer view of Mt. Bachelors back side ski runs. Photo by Lee Hicks

6 Mt. Bachelor in winter I ts a long, beautiful trip from Mt. Bachelors 9,000-foot summit to the base village. Photos courtesy Mt. Bachelor

7 Fall on the Crooked River A placid stretch of the Crooked River in Smith Rock State Park, a favorite with rock climbers and hikers. Photo by Lee Hicks

8 Mt. Jefferson A t 10, 497 feet, Mt. Jefferson anchors its namesake wilderness in the Central Oregon Cascades. Photo by Lee Hicks

9 The Three Sisters Peaks H orses are a way to enjoy Central Oregons spectacular views while riding public lands. Photo by Lee Hicks

10 The Metolius River F ly fishing on the Metolius River attracts anglers from around the country Photo by Lee Hicks

11 Fall River F all River near Sunriver Resort is a catch and release gem that feeds the upper Deschutes River. Photos by Lee Hicks

12 Early Spring Golfing T he Widgi Creek course on the road to Mt. Bachelor tempts late season skiers to get in a round before putting away the boards. (photo taken in March on the way back from a day skiing ) Photos by Lee Hicks

13 A cycling destination USA Cycling chooses Bend for its national championship races. Photos by Lee Hicks

14 The downtown criterium The Cascade Cycling Classic has attracted top bikers including Lance Armstrong for over 30 years Photo ©2010 by Lee Hicks

15 Cross country skiing Cross county skiing at Meissner Sno-park is 15 minutes from downtown Bend. Photo by Lee Hicks

16 Rock Climbing T he rock faces in Smith Rock State Park draw climbers from around the country. Photo by Lee Hicks

17 Rafting the Big Eddy B oiling rapids of the Big Eddy are 15 minutes from downtown Bend. Photo by Lee Hicks

18 Bend Basics WEATHER - At an altitude of over 3,600 feet Bend is the population and commercial hub of Central Oregon. This high desert environment enjoys approximately 300 days annually of at least some sunshine. Bend averages less than 35 inches annually of snowfall. But Mt. Bachelor, at a base elevation of more than 6,000 feet 21 miles southwest of town has averaged 387 inches of snowfall from The mountain often has a base of inches and typically is open Thanksgiving through Memorial Day. WEATHER - At an altitude of over 3,600 feet Bend is the population and commercial hub of Central Oregon. This high desert environment enjoys approximately 300 days annually of at least some sunshine. Bend averages less than 35 inches annually of snowfall. But Mt. Bachelor, at a base elevation of more than 6,000 feet 21 miles southwest of town has averaged 387 inches of snowfall from The mountain often has a base of inches and typically is open Thanksgiving through Memorial Day. POPULATION – Bend, nearly 82,000; Deschutes County more than 155,000 according to updated Census estimates in The second largest city in the county is Redmond, estimated population of 25,000. Sisters to the northwest of Bend has about 1,800 residents but a school district population of about 10,000. POPULATION – Bend, nearly 82,000; Deschutes County more than 155,000 according to updated Census estimates in The second largest city in the county is Redmond, estimated population of 25,000. Sisters to the northwest of Bend has about 1,800 residents but a school district population of about 10,000. PUBLIC LANDS – Extensive Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management lands ranging from sagebrush and juniper high desert to sub-alpine pine and fir forests. PUBLIC LANDS – Extensive Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management lands ranging from sagebrush and juniper high desert to sub-alpine pine and fir forests. MAJOR PEAKS – The Three Sisters and Mt. Jefferson, all approx. 10,000 feet; Mt. Bachelor, 9,065 ft. Broken Top, 9,175 ft., Mt. Washington, 7,694 ft and Three Fingered Jack, 7,841 ft. MAJOR PEAKS – The Three Sisters and Mt. Jefferson, all approx. 10,000 feet; Mt. Bachelor, 9,065 ft. Broken Top, 9,175 ft., Mt. Washington, 7,694 ft and Three Fingered Jack, 7,841 ft. RIVERS & LAKES – Deschutes River and its major tributaries. the Metolius and Crooked rivers, along with pristine Fall River south of Bend, and Wychus Creek which flows through Sisters. The Deschutes is a legendary steelhead trout fishery in its lower reaches south of Bend to the Columbia River. RIVERS & LAKES – Deschutes River and its major tributaries. the Metolius and Crooked rivers, along with pristine Fall River south of Bend, and Wychus Creek which flows through Sisters. The Deschutes is a legendary steelhead trout fishery in its lower reaches south of Bend to the Columbia River. LAKES– A chain of lakes along the Cascades Lakes scenic route offer blue ribbon trout fishing, power boating and sailing opportunities. Several are designated for fly fishing only where no motor boating is allowed. LAKES– A chain of lakes along the Cascades Lakes scenic route offer blue ribbon trout fishing, power boating and sailing opportunities. Several are designated for fly fishing only where no motor boating is allowed. AIR SERVICE - daily direct air service from Redmond (18 minutes north of Bend) to Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Salt Lake City and Las Vegas. Airlines include Horizon (regional carrier of Alaska Airlines); Delta (through SkyWest); United Express; and Allegiant Air. The Sunriver Resort Airport and Bend Municipal Airport also have lighted runways capable of handling general aviation jets. AIR SERVICE - daily direct air service from Redmond (18 minutes north of Bend) to Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Salt Lake City and Las Vegas. Airlines include Horizon (regional carrier of Alaska Airlines); Delta (through SkyWest); United Express; and Allegiant Air. The Sunriver Resort Airport and Bend Municipal Airport also have lighted runways capable of handling general aviation jets.

19 Tetherow Resort Downtown Business District Old Mill District St. Charles Regional Medical Center Costco, Barnes & Noble, Whole Foods, Old Navy, others Broken Top neighborhoo d and private golf course * Interactive map linkInteractive map link

20 Regional map Bend to key destinations: Portland, 163 mi Portland, 163 mi Seattle, 327 mi Seattle, 327 mi Spokane, 386 mi Spokane, 386 mi San Francisco, 491 mi San Francisco, 491 mi Boise, 319 mi Boise, 319 mi Reno, 406 mi Reno, 406 mi Salt Lake City, 657 mi Salt Lake City, 657 mi Jackson Hole, 683 mi Jackson Hole, 683 mi

21 Mens Journal- best adventure town Sunset - youll find Central Oregons adventure hub hopelessly addictive.. USA Today – Bends 2 nd home seekers go full-time Business Week- market cools and savvy buyers eye Bend National & regional media look at Bend Bulletin –economy more diverse than other mountain towns

22 The Old Mill District Photo by Lee Hicks

23 S culpture in the main plaza of the Old Mill District reflects its history as the regions leading timber mill site. An REI store is now housed in the former mills renovated powerhouse which retains the massive smokestacks of a previous era. Preserving history for today Photo by Lee Hicks

24 Old Mill stacks above REI Photo ©2010 by Lee Hicks

25 Old Mill Shops aerial view

26 Old Mill on the Deschutes T he Deschutes River once carried massive logs to be milled in Bend. Now its a scenic waterway attracting kayakers and fly fishers inside the city limits at the Old Mill District. Photo by Lee Hicks

27 Music on the River A pedestrian bridge connects the Old Mill District shops to the Les Schwab Amphitheater. Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow, BB King, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Diana Krall, Jack Johnson and Ben Harper are among musicians who have performed on the river. Photo by Lee Hicks

28 Old Mill District retailers OrvisREIGAP Coldwater Creek Ann Taylor Helly-Hansen Banana Republic Victorias Secret Chicos Regal Cinemas Banana Republic Aerosoles American Eagle Anthonys Red Robin Orvis Helly Hansen GAP Ann Taylor Loft Anthonys Bend Film Regal Cinemas Coldwater Creek

29 National retailers in Bend Barnes & Noble OrvisCostco Office Max Staples Best Buy World Market Starbucks Bed Bath & Beyond Olive Garden Target Home Depot Lowes Trader Joes Whole Foods MacysBlockbuster Pier 1 Old Navy Wal-MartGAP Victorias Secret Banana Republic AerosolesChicos Ann Taylor American Eagle Coldwater Creek Michaels

30 Destination resorts and golf courses golf coursesgolf courses Bend and Central Oregon have five major destination resorts with multiple golf courses in operation, and several others in various stages of planning or construction. Bend and Central Oregon have five major destination resorts with multiple golf courses in operation, and several others in various stages of planning or construction. There are more than 25 golf courses, including resort courses, open for public play. There are more than 25 golf courses, including resort courses, open for public play. Bend and Sisters have excellent memberhip athletic clubs with guest privileges that include indoor pools and tennis courts. Bend and Sisters have excellent memberhip athletic clubs with guest privileges that include indoor pools and tennis courts.

31 Sunriver Resort-the regions original The only AAA 4 Diamond resort in Central Oregon and the Northwests original signature resort. on the Deschutes River 12 miles south of Bend. The only AAA 4 Diamond resort in Central Oregon and the Northwests original signature resort. on the Deschutes River 12 miles south of Bend. Begun in the early 1970s on nearly 4,000 acres. Now has many private homes, condos and a central lodge with fine dining, golf clubhouse, 44,000 sf of conference space, and a 5,000 sf full-service spa adjacent to an indoor pool and tennis courts. Begun in the early 1970s on nearly 4,000 acres. Now has many private homes, condos and a central lodge with fine dining, golf clubhouse, 44,000 sf of conference space, and a 5,000 sf full-service spa adjacent to an indoor pool and tennis courts. Three 18-hole golf courses, tennis, several swimming pools. Three 18-hole golf courses, tennis, several swimming pools. Crosswater, the newer Sunriver sister golf community- 1 mile from Sunivers entrance, has a members only course that has hosted major competitons including NCAA golf finals and the Jeld-Wen Tradition pro tournament. Crosswater, the newer Sunriver sister golf community- 1 mile from Sunivers entrance, has a members only course that has hosted major competitons including NCAA golf finals and the Jeld-Wen Tradition pro tournament. Caldera Springs, just to the east of Crosswater, has an executive golf course and caters to families and second home owners. Caldera Springs, just to the east of Crosswater, has an executive golf course and caters to families and second home owners. Sunriver is the only Bend area resort with airport facilities capable of accommodating general aviation jets. Photos by Lee Hicks

32 Pronghorn Resort Pronghorn resort has golf courses by Tom Fazio and Jack Nicklaus, the only such tandem arrangement by the two designers in the nation. The resort offers a mix of individual home sites, a members only Pronghorn Club, fractional interest homes, villa-style homes and public nightly accommodations with golf privileges, spa and fine dining. Pronghorn takes top honors in the "Top 50 Developments," and is "a personal favorite." ~ Estates West March 2008 Photos courtesy Pronghorn

33 Tetherow Resort (in progress) Links style golf course designed by David McKlay Kidd, architect of Bandon Dunes on the Oregon coast. Links style golf course designed by David McKlay Kidd, architect of Bandon Dunes on the Oregon coast. 379 home sites along the course and bordering public Forest Service land. 379 home sites along the course and bordering public Forest Service land. Just 5 minutes to the Deschutes River and downtown Bend. Just 5 minutes to the Deschutes River and downtown Bend. Proposed 150 room hotel and spa, private club for homeowners Proposed 150 room hotel and spa, private club for homeowners Proposed townhomes and cabins Proposed townhomes and cabins Photos top right courtesy Tetherow, top left & above by Lee Hicks

34 Brasada Ranch Brasada Ranch is a 1,800 acre project of Jeld-Wen, also developer of Eagle Crest west of Redmond, the Running Y near Klamath Falls, and Suncadia, Washingtons premier all seasons resort 90 miles west of Seattle. Brasada Ranch is a 1,800 acre project of Jeld-Wen, also developer of Eagle Crest west of Redmond, the Running Y near Klamath Falls, and Suncadia, Washingtons premier all seasons resort 90 miles west of Seattle. 18-hole Peter Jacobsen/Jim Hardy-designed, par 72, 7,328 yard championship course--private but open to resort guests. 18-hole Peter Jacobsen/Jim Hardy-designed, par 72, 7,328 yard championship course--private but open to resort guests. Equestrian center to accommodate nightly stays of horses; extensive riding trails on Brasada property Equestrian center to accommodate nightly stays of horses; extensive riding trails on Brasada property Fine dining restaurant, pool and spa. Fine dining restaurant, pool and spa. Homesites, golf course homes and cabins available. Homesites, golf course homes and cabins available.

35 Eagle Crest Eagle Crest is among the original three leading Central Oregon destination resorts, along with Sunriver and Black Butte Ranch. Eagle Crest is among the original three leading Central Oregon destination resorts, along with Sunriver and Black Butte Ranch. Two 18-hole golf courses and a short 18 par 63. Two 18-hole golf courses and a short 18 par 63. Three lodge sports centers including one with indoor pool and gym. Three lodge sports centers including one with indoor pool and gym. 10 miles of paved trails. 10 miles of paved trails. Condo, townhome and single family homes and home sites. Condo, townhome and single family homes and home sites. Clubhouse, spa and fine dining restaurant Clubhouse, spa and fine dining restaurant Retail village Retail village Photos courtesy Eagle Crest

36 Black Butte Ranch Black Butte Ranch was created from a former cattle ranch in the 1970s by Brooks Resources, the real estate group of the regions then dominant timberland and milling company. Black Butte Ranch was created from a former cattle ranch in the 1970s by Brooks Resources, the real estate group of the regions then dominant timberland and milling company. 1,250 home sites, central lodge with dining, condominiums and rental cabins 1,250 home sites, central lodge with dining, condominiums and rental cabins Two 18-hole golf courses, 19 tennis courts and five swimming pools Two 18-hole golf courses, 19 tennis courts and five swimming pools Neary 20 miles of bike paths Neary 20 miles of bike paths Stables and a resident seasonal herd of horses for riding Stables and a resident seasonal herd of horses for riding Easy access to national forest land for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Easy access to national forest land for hiking, biking and horseback riding. 10 minutes to fly fishing the blue-ribbon Metolius River 10 minutes to fly fishing the blue-ribbon Metolius River Photos courtesy Black Butte Ranch

37 Bend housing appreciation Units Sold % +/- Median Price % +/- Units Sold % +/- Median Price % +/ ,684 $220, ,684 $220, , % $190,000 16% , % $190,000 16% Source: Multiple Listing Service of Central Oregon database-for Bend single family homes on lots of 1 acre or smaller Bend rose to the top of the national appreciation charts in 2006 but by 2009 was at the bottom of the statistics. With median prices off 38% in 2012 from the 2006 high buyers including investors in rental property are actively involved the regional housing recovery in early Bend rose to the top of the national appreciation charts in 2006 but by 2009 was at the bottom of the statistics. With median prices off 38% in 2012 from the 2006 high buyers including investors in rental property are actively involved the regional housing recovery in early 2013.

38 Footnote Presented by R. Lee Hicks Principal Broker (vm) Licensed in Oregon and Washington The information herein is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Interested parties are advised to seek advice from government agencies and independent counsel regarding land use, zoning, water rights, utilities and other issues related to the acquisition of real estate. Metolius Property Sales 290 E. Cascade Ave W. Interburban Sisters, Oregon Snohomish, WA This presentation of Bend and the regional real estate market in early 2013 is intended as an overview of the areas natural appeal, whether as a fulltime working or retired resident or as the owner of vacation or investment property. Since 2003 I have divided my time between the Bend area and Seattle, working as a real estate broker in both areas while taking time to pursue my interests in fly fishing, rafting, cross-country skiing and mountain biking.


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