Bend has been a popular destination for vacation homes/second homes for years but now that prices have come down so much, it is especially enticing. Roughly half of my buyer clients this year have been looking for a second home in Bend. Many of them know exactly what they’re looking for, down to the specific neighborhood. Others just know that they want to be close to amenities like restaurants and outdoor recreation and they’re open to looking at numerous neighborhoods. I am frequently asked, “What are the most popular neighborhoods for a second home in Bend?” The answer obviously depends on what you’re looking for, but Northwest Crossing (NWX) usually makes the cut. What makes NWX so appealing? NWX is located in the NW section of Bend, along Mt. Washington Dr. on the west side, Shevlin Park Rd./Newport Ave. on the north side, and Skyliners Rd. to the south. You can quickly access Shevlin Park, Phil’s trail, and National Forest Land to the west. If the shops and restaurants in the neighborhood leave you wanting more, Newport Ave. and downtown Bend are close by. The smaller lots in NWX (part of the sustainable development plan) mean you’ll spend less time doing yard work and more time enjoying everything Bend has to offer.
Homes in NWX include townhomes, condos and single family homes. While Northwest Crossing is an established neighborhood, new homes are still being built. Architectural styles include Craftsman, Tudor, Colonial, American Four Square, Prairie, and Mid-Century Modern. If you’re looking for a second home in Bend, visit my website to search for homes currently available in Northwest Crossing: www.findbendhomes.com
Update 6/21/12 – Northwest Crossing was featured on KTVZ as one of the neighborhoods showing signs that the real estate market is turning around. Read the story and watch the video here: Northwest Crossing Housing Comeback