A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$271,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$955
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    91
    273
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    44
    41
  • Robbery
    19
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    253
    525
  • Theft
    2,406
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    72
    263

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$52,989
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Bend Reviews

145 reviews
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Bend is a beautiful place! For an outdoor enthusiast, there is skiing, hiking, rafting, kayaking, climbing, biking and just about any outdoor sport you could want. There is shopping, Sunriver Resort, tons of breweries, some nightlife, and a great downtown area for day and night. It's big enough (city limits 90k) to have amenities (great restaurants), but small enough to not overwhelm. Truly something for everyone. Be sure to check out the Old Mill, with shopping, restaurants, and a beautiful trail loop for walkers, runners.
Review Bend
I love the great outdoors that is right outside your door! Beautiful landscapes are 10 minutes away, and the most gorgeous waterfalls an easy hike less than an hour away!
I dislike the exceptionally high cost of living. I can only imagine how hard it would be to afford everything if I wasn't married. Add on the low rate of pay compared to other states I've lived in and you don't get a very pretty picture.
I do, however, think that the beautyof the land and kindness of the people goes a long way to smoothing out any potential hardships one might find themselves in.
Bend is a great town to live in! It is full of both indoor and outdoor activities for people of all ages. They have an outstanding parks and recreation program as well as many facilities including a pool and skating pavilion that allow anyone to enjoy the athleticism of the town. Bend is a very safe and environmentally conscious place to live, definitely someplace you won't find anywhere else! Although it is not extremely diverse, it emanates a culture and authentic experience you can't find anywhere else.