Redmond, Oregon

Redmond Oregon Real Estate

Yes, Bend Real Estate garners most of the national press attention. But many retirees, blue collar laborers, and others choose Redmond Oregon Real Estate.  People here often have horses, as there are many small acreage ranches and farms close to town.  There are many rental neighborhoods full of multi family units for people who can’t afford to live in Bend but need to work there and commute. Redmond Oregon real estate has a little of everything.  There are custom homes on the outskirts and around the Butte, as well as small acreages and subdivisions filled with families large and small.

Redmond Oregon Real Estate is undergoing many of the changes that occurred to Bend Real Estate earlier. Upscale homes have gone in on the outskirts and on the hill that sits on the South side of town. Downtown is in the middle stages of a renovation, to bring the same sort of excitement that pervades Bend’s downtown. While folks in Bend have qualms about having a Super Wal Mart there, it was welcomed with open arms here, and Lowe’s and Home Depot have stores here as well. There is a larger hispanic community here as well. Some Redmond real estate even has great views of either the Cascade volcanoes, or of the colorful cliffs of Smith Rock State Park.

Smaller and less expensive

Redmond is approximately 15 minutes from Bend, and currently has a population of about 35,000, growing quickly. It is about 500 feet lower than Bend, at just under 3100 feet, and so has fewer large trees and more of a desert landscape. It receives far less snow than Bend, and is generally warmer by a few degrees year round.  Redmond offers nearby fishing at Lake Billy Chinook or the Crooked River, world class rock climbing at Smith Rock State Park, Boating and Water Sports at Billy Chinook and Haystack Reservoirs.  And there are endless possibilities for horseback riding, hiking, and off road sports at Cline Falls State Park.

Redmond also has something Bend doesn’t- a regional airport that has direct flights to Portland, Seattle, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and more. It is served by Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, Delta, American, and a few smaller carriers.  And, Redmond is also home to the Deschutes County Fairgrounds, where in addition to the Fair, concerts and trade shows take up residence during most of the year.

Nearby is Eagle Crest, an upscale golf community just outside of town.  More retirees and white collar folks live here, and real estate generally starts in the 450’s and goes well up from there. However, in town proper, you can still find a home in the mid 300’s, which is impossible in nearby Bend or Sisters. For this reason, many first time home buyers buy Redmond Oregon Real Estate.

Just to the North is the little town of Terrebonne, a bedroom community with lower priced real estate as well as multi million dollar ranches. Not to mention gorgeous views of Mount Jefferson, and especially Smith Rock State Park and the Crooked River.

Click to visit the City of Redmond’s website for more information.