Bend, Oregon Among The Top Places To Live – 2020

Bend, Oregon ranked among the top places to live in America – 2020

No stranger to ‘best of’ lists, Bend, Oregon has landed on the 2020 Top 100 Best Places To Live In America by

This year, many people have re-evaluated their living spaces as stay-at-home orders have made our homes into makeshift offices, classrooms, and at-home gyms. Corporations have realized that employees can work from home effectively, thus eliminating the need for commute considerations when homebuying and enabling those in the workforce to consider living in a place they love, perhaps with a little more elbow room and land, and in a home that offers the flex space now needed as part of our new reality.

Read more: Top 4 Reasons People Are Moving This Year



We analyzed more than 1,000 small to mid-sized cities on factors like safety, affordability, economic stability, outdoor recreation, accessibility, and community engagement. This year’s list was also informed by a new metric: an “opportunity score” we used to determine each city’s landscape of opportunity, including variables like job numbers, broadband access, economic resilience, and growth. These 100 cities offer the exact things so many of us are craving right now: connection, affordability, and the space and opportunity to grow.


View the full 2020 Top 100 Best Places to Live list here


Bend, Oregon – a growing entrepreneurial community

Take a deep breath — you’re in Bend, the central Oregon city surrounded by mountains, trees and other beautiful scenery, like the Deschutes River. It’s no secret that Bend is booming, thanks in large part to a growing entrepreneurial community and an unmatched quality of life. The region is expected to add jobs — lots of them — in the coming years, so it’s time to dust off your resume (especially if you want to expand or launch a career in software, biosciences, outdoor recreation, manufacturing and other burgeoning industries).  Keep reading at


We think that Bend is awesome. A former mill town turned adventure playground, Bend is often featured on a ‘best places to live’ list for its famed world-class recreation, diverse landscape, and award-winning dining and boutique shopping. As the city grows, area infrastructure is adjusting with new businesses popping up, a strengthened tech scene, and increased educational opportunities with OSU Cascades and COCC (Central Oregon Community College). Bend is a mecca for those with a thrill-seeking passion and an entrepreneurial spirit. Offering year-round recreational opportunities, scenery that’s unparalleled, access to over two dozen golf courses around Central Oregon, delicious local craft beverages, an ever-expanding selection of food cart options, and a distinct sense of community, one trip to Bend and you’ll see why we’re proud to call it home.

Visit our Bend, Oregon community page to explore market trends, local businesses, area highlights, schools, recreation opportunities, and more.


Bend, Oregon is our home

Headquartered in Bend, and selling homes throughout Central Oregon, we’re proud to be a family-owned local business with a team of 140+ real estate professionals that live, work, and play here. 

We know the school districts.
We can tell you where to grab the best local brews.
We know how far away any home is from the slopes, trails, or golf courses.
We know our market.
We know and we love our community.


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About Keeley Mannila

As the co-founder and owner of Fred Real Estate Group, Keeley is the driving force behind company culture, branding, and creative marketing strategy.

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