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Retirement Living in Bend - Oregon


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Area Description

Bend is one of the best kept secrets in Oregon. This high desert community has a little something for everyone from recreational opportunities to arts and culture. It’s a great place to live, play, and above all relax!

The weather in Bend makes it a retirees paradise! Many people characterize Bend’s climate as filled with moderate days and cool nights. And we have the highest average of sunny days in the state of Oregon.

Relaxation and play opportunities aside, Bend is known for its volunteer spirit. There are many local nonprofit organizations and opportunities for those who would like to get involved in the community. You will never find a city more willing to pitch in and help a cause than Bend.

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   The recreational opportunities are almost limitless here with everything from canoeing, camping, golfing, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, downhill and cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, rafting, etc.

After a hard day playing on the mountain or a nearby local stream, you’ll still have time to head out for a local show or sample a meal from our delectable selection of restaurants.

Enjoy an evening of music at the Les Schwab Amphitheater or make sure to hit the local Farmer’s Market in the spring and summer. Looking for something even more cultural? Bend is surrounded by several museums, theatres, and galleries. If you are feeling lucky, you can even go to a nearby casino.


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Bend's art scene is as diverse as its natural environment. It's home to artists, filmmakers, writers, movie theaters, museums, art galleries, and much more.

Public transportation




Bend has a public transportation system that travels within the city and also within Deschutes County.

Medical Facilities


Bend is known for its top-notch medical care and facilities. From a major hospital system to large total care clinics to small specialized doctors, Bend has it all.

Climate

Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 Jan  22.6  31.1  39.7  1.8 "
 Feb  24.7  34.4  44.1  1.1 "
 Mar  27.2  38.9  50.6  0.9 "
 Apr  30.0  43.7  57.4  0.7 "
 May  35.6  50.3  64.9  0.9 "
 Jun  41.2  57.0  72.8  0.8 "
 Jul  46.2  63.5  80.7  0.6 "
 Aug  45.6  63.1  80.6  0.6 "
 Sep  38.6  55.5  72.4  0.5 "
 Oct  32.2  47.0  61.7  0.6 "
 Nov  27.6  37.0  46.3  1.5 "
 Dec  22.7  31.1  39.6  1.8 "


Bend enjoys the predominately dry climate of the high desert with an average of almost 300 days of sunshine per year! Sunny days, low humidity, and cool nights provide the most common weather pattern for the area. Bend is just one of many microclimates located within Central Oregon that has its own variation of temperature and precipitation relative to elevation and proximity to the Cascade Mountain Range.

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Cost of Living for Bend, OR

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From housing right on the golf course to apartment and condo style living to assisted living, there is something available for every budget and every need.

Bend offers more than 30 independent living, senior apartments and retirement communities.

Senior Assistance in Bend, OR

Bend, Oregon offers the following assistance for seniors:


Bend offers a wide variety of senior services and is known for providing quality assistance to our aging population.

Job or Volunteer Opportunities

There are many local nonprofit organizations and opportunities for those who would like to get involved in the community. You will never find a city more willing to pitch in and help a cause than Bend.

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