About Redmond

Redmond, Oregon


While Bend Real Estate garners national press attention and attracts lots of white collar folks and retirees, Redmond Oregon Real Estate serves as a blue collar base for Central Oregon, where country music, pickup trucks, and friendly faces still have a home on the High Desert. People here often have horses, as there are many small acreage ranches and farms close to and even in town, and there are also lots of rental neighborhoods full of multi family units, as many people who can’t afford to live in Bend but still need to work there use Redmond as a home base and commute. Redmond Oregon real estate has a little of everything, as there are some custom homes to be found on the outskirts and around the Butte, but primarily there are 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 a few years before. Upscale homes have gone in on the outskirts, on the ranches, and on the hill that sits on the South side of town. Downtown is in the beginning stages of a renovation, to try 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 now Lowe’s and Home Depot have built their stores here as well. There is a larger hispanic community here, with few of the racial tensions found in other areas nearby where immigrants have moved into a previously caucasian dominated area. Some Redmond real estate has great views of either the Cascade volcanoes, or of the stratified reddish brown cliffs of Smith Rock State Park.

Redmond is approximately 15 minutes from Bend, and currently has a population of about 35,000, growing even faster than her sister city to the South. 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. Of course, it rarely gets snow, even when Bend can have a foot or so, and is generally warmer by a few degrees year round. It is just minutes from several recreational opportunities, including 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 endless possibilities for horseback riding, hiking, and some 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, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. It is served by Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, and a few smaller carriers. A flight to Portland takes approximately 40 minutes. 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, right next to Cline Butte (where Barack Obama stayed while in Bend, among others). More retirees and white collar folks live here, and real estate generally starts in the 300’s and goes well up from there. However, in town proper, you can still find a home in the low 200’s, which is next to impossible in nearby Bend or Sisters. For this reason, many first time home buyers buy Redmond homes. And, 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, owing to the proximity to the gorgeous views of Mount Jefferson, and especially Smith Rock State Park and the Crooked River.