Central Oregon Real Estate - Bend Area

Central Oregon Real Estate

Bend Area

Find your perfect home in Bend!


Bend (el. 3,623′) is the largest city in central Oregon and the county seat of Deschutes CountyThe name Bend was derived from "Farewell Bend" - a pioneer designation that referred to a fordable point along the Deschutes River where the town was eventually platted. Though inhabited by Native Americans for at least the past 12,000 years, the area wasn't known to pioneers until 1824, when a fur trapping party led by Peter Skene Ogden visited the area. Seventy-Five years later, in 1901, the first commercial sawmill was established and a small community began to form. Bend was formally incorporated in 1904. While the city is proud of its timber heritage, the dominant industries today are tourism, healthcare, construction, and real estate.

As the largest and most centrally located city within central Oregon, Bend is the natural focus of the area.  In fact, central Oregon and Bend are nearly synonymous.  So much so that most of the superlatives you'll find in popular media are directed at Bend.  Here are a few recent ones...

  • The Nation's Dog-Friendliest Town
    #1 - Bend, Oregon (source:  Oregon Live)

  • The #1 Town For Sportsmen
    #1 - Bend, Oregon (source:  Outdoor Life)

  • One of the Nation's Top 5 Equestrian Communities
    #1 - Bend, Oregon (source:  equiatrekking.com)
  • The Best Mountain Biking Town in the United States
    #1 - Bend, Oregon (source:  mountainbikeaction.com)
  • One of America's Most Romantic Cities
    #3 - Bend, Oregon (source:  livability.com)
  • One of America's Top 5 Ski Towns
    #4 - Bend, Oregon (source:  Travel And Leisure)
  • One of the Best Fishing Towns in America
    #8 - Bend, Oregon (source:  fieldandstream.com)
  • One Of The Best Fly Fishing in the Western U.S.
    #11 - Bend, Oregon (source:  flyfishing.about.com)
  • The 10 Best Places to Live Now
    #10 - Bend, Oregon (source:  Men's Journal)
  • The Best Beer Towns in America
    #12 - Bend, Oregon (source:  Men's Journal)
  • The World's Best Ski Towns
    #14 - Bend, Oregon (source:  National Geographic)

  • The Best Trail Running Town
    Bend, Oregon (source:  Outdoors NW)

  • The 25 Best Towns of 2017
    Bend, Oregon (source: Outside)



Bend is comprised of a number of separate zip codes.

  • 97701 covers the northeast section of town and includes the unincorporated communities of Alfalfa (el. 3,369’) and Pronghorn resort (el. 3,200').

  • 97702 covers the south half of town including Deschutes River Woods (el. 3,921'), Tetherow (el. 3,790'),  Broken Top, The Old Mill District, Mount Bachelor Village Resort, and Seventh Mountain Resort (el. 3,907') among others.

  • 97703 is the newest created zip code and includes Awbrey Butte (el. 4,168'), Tumalo (el. 3,189'), Plainview (el. 3,230'), and rural areas along either side of HWY 20 toward Sisters.

  • 97707 covers the unincorporated communities of Sunriver and Three Rivers South.

  • 97708 and 97709 are also in use, but at this point only for post office boxes.

  • 97712 covers the small, unincorporated communities of Milican (el. 3,263'),  Brothers (el. 4,639′) and Hampton (el. 4,419′) east of Bend on HWY 20.


Currently listed real estate within Bend area zip codes

Residential | Commercial | Vacant Land

Residential | Commercial | Vacant Land

Residential | Commercial | Vacant Land

Residential | Commercial | Vacant Land

Residential | Commercial | Vacant Land


Weekly Market Reports by First American Title

Bend (97701) | Bend (97702) | Bend (97703) | Milican, Brothers, & Hampton (97712)


Demographic reports for Bend area zip codes

97701 | 97702 | 97703 97707 97712

Please see zipmap.net for an interactive map of Oregon zip code locations & boundaries.
An article in The Bend Bulletin includes an updated map of 97701, 97702, and 97703.



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