Sunriver Oregon Real Estate

Nestled next to the Deschutes River on 3,300 acres of pristine high desert, lush meadows and beautiful pine forests, Sunriver, Oregon, is the premier Northwest destination for vacationers, golfers, and outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. 

The Cascade Mountains are to the west and the Newberry Volcanic National Monument to the east, Sunriver boasts an exciting array of world class amenities such as golf, tennis, swimming, horseback riding, kayaking, canoeing, white water rafting, fly fishing, biking, hiking, bird watching, spa and fitness centers, music and art festivals, and a variety of restaurants from fine dining to casual.

Sunriver is located in central Deschutes County, approximately 15 miles south of the Bend city limits. It lies in the Upper Deschutes River Basin at approximately 4,200 feet elevation, with the Deschutes River forming the western boundary of the 3,300 acre community. The Deschutes National Forest surrounds Sunriver on the north, east and west.

There are approximately 4,700 residences and lodging units in Sunriver and about 1,500 residents call Sunriver home on a full-time basis. About 50% of non-resident owners live in Oregon, 13% in Washington and 12% in California. The average age of resident homeowners is 66 years for men and 64 for women.

In the 4th quarter, 2009, the average price of a residential home in Sunriver was $458,614 while the median price was $402,000 Property taxes are collected by the county and distributed to each taxing district. The amount of property taxes is based on the assessed value of your property and the tax rates and bond debt service of your taxing districts.

Although Sunriver is unincorporated, it is self-governed with its own homeowners association, public works department and budget. Its paved roads and 37 miles of pathways for pedestrians and bicycle riders are private, as are its two swimming pools, 26 tennis courts, two parks and other common areas. A special service district provides fully-staffed police, fire and emergency medical services.

Sunriver, the Pacific Northwest’s premier vacation destination, is located in Central Oregon, approximately 15 miles south of Bend and two miles west of US Highway 97. Bordered on the west by the Deschutes River and surrounded by the Deschutes National Forest, Sunriver is a planned residential and resort community consisting of single family homes, condominiums, cabins and cottages, a retail and commercial village, and a world class vacation destination resort with three 18-hole golf courses.

There are approximately 4,200 residences and lodging units in Sunriver and about 1,500 residents call Sunriver home on a full-time basis. During the peak summer season, Sunriver’s population can swell to nearly 20,000 vacationers and visitors on any given weekend.

Although Sunriver is unincorporated, it is self-governed with its own homeowners association, public works department and budget. Its paved roads and 37 miles of pathways for pedestrians and bicycle riders are private, as are its two swimming pools, 26 tennis courts, two parks and other common areas. A special service district provides fully-staffed police, fire and emergency medical services.

Set in a unique environment, Sunriver is blessed with natural attributes rarely found in other communities. The developers of Sunriver understood the need to reduce man’s intrusion and preserve the beauty and tranquility of the forest environment. To this end, all structures and landscaping within the boundaries of Sunriver are in harmony with the natural surroundings. The Sunriver community is committed to maintaining and enhancing its unique character in partnership with nature.

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