Winston Churchill once said, “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” If this statement holds true, Bend is closer to perfection than any city in the country.
Data compiled by LendingTree.com, measuring rent prices, home values, foreclosure rates, new business, and diversity in population, named Bend the nation’s fastest-changing city in 2016 – on par with the rest of the West Coast, whose cities, including Seattle and Portland, were the first seven on the list.
Bend was not only listed as No. 1 change, but in rent increases, with numbers climbing 54 percent between 2011 and 2016. Second to Bend? Prineville, with a nearly 46 percent rent increase. The study went on to state, “Bend has seen one of the most dramatic shifts in its quality of living. From new small businesses to transportation projects focused on walkers and bike riders, Bend has seen an increase in its amenities as well as housing market growth.”
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Principal Broker • Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty
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