Northwest Crossing, Bend, Oregon
Community Spotlight: Northwest Crossing
Northwest Crossing, in Bend, Oregon, is one of the areas hottest places to call home. The concept behind the area was designed based upon “new urbanism”, an architectural philosophy that emphasizes pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods seamlessly integrated with retail businesses, commercial areas and schools.
The 486-acre neighborhood features a vibrant town center, a Ponderosa pine tree farm, award-winning restaurants, high-quality public schools and a full 32 acres of parks and green spaces.
This area is ideal for families, the eco-conscious, and people who love both the outdoors and the amenities of city living. A dedication to traditional neighborhood design and “green” building principles abound: every home in NW Crossing must be built to be Earth Advantage Certified.
Businesses are also on board with the earth-friendly ethos; two of Northwest Crossing’s commercial district retail buildings were among the first in Oregon to receive LEED-CS Silver designation. Green spaces are everywhere, exemplified in a 5-acre circular forest-inspired park at the town center.
The Northwest Crossing Lifestyle:
Living in this area offers a relaxed, community-minded vibe with an appealing mixture of rural comforts and urban appeal. With 32 acres of parks and green spaces, nature is never far away:
- Compass Park helps connect trails and sidewalks to encourage residents to walk and bike. Famed for its circular shape, Compass Park is home to many local events throughout the year, including Munch & Movies (summer outdoor movie viewing), and Twilight Tunes (local music in the park).
- Lewis & Clark Park is located in the heart of Northwest Crossing and has lots of green space along with a great kids play area complete with rock wall and basketball court.
- Discovery Park, Northwest Crossing’s newest park, is now open and ready to enjoy! 20 acres of open space, fenced dog park, a 3-acre lake, covered pavilion area, and lots of trails to walk, run, or ride your bike, this park is perfect for kids (and furry friends) of all ages.
If you’re in the mood to shop or dine at an excellent restaurant, you’ll have your pick of quality local businesses that have made their home in Northwest Crossing.
Local food and beverage favorites include: Portello, a wine cafe; La Rosa, a delicious Mexican kitchen, Sparrow Bakery, home of the famous Ocean Roll; and All Mixed Up, frozen yogurt and other sweet treats, and the recently opened Washington Dining & Cocktails; a cool, hip place to dine, eat, and hang out with friends.
And there’s more to the community than just food and beverages! From health and fitness practitioners and studios, to local banking, to architects and builders, to spa and beauty services, and more. View the full list of Northwest Crossing businesses here.
The Local Real Estate Market:
Craftsman-style homes abound in this neighborhood, and many of them are built with green technologies.
Bright interiors, natural hues and appealing wood tones grace the homes here, and the neighborhoods are designed to help people get to know one another and be good neighbors. Safe, tree-lined streets, charming front porches and sustainability are all hallmarks of Bend area homes.
Living in this vibrant neighborhood offers eco-conscious living, great schools and plenty of green space along with access to excellent restaurants, locally-made craft beers, a variety of Pacific Northwest wines and plenty of organic food choices. The entire area was custom-designed to be conducive to walking, bicycling and building community.
Northwest Crossing Utilities
Central Electric Co-Op: 541-548-2144
Pacific Power: 1-800-221-7070
Avion Water Company 541-382-5342
Cascade Disposal 541-382-6660 – South
Bend Garbage & Recycling 541-382-2263 – North
Cable Television and Internet
Bend Broadband 541-382-5551
Distinguished Schools: High Lakes Elementary School has received the “Exceptional” rating on their Oregon State Report Card numerous times; parents love its central location in NorthWest Crossing.
Summit High is Bend’s high school with 1,300 high-achieving students who have exceeded both state and national averages in ACT and SAT scoring.
William E. Miller Elementary, is located just adjacent to the neighborhood and was built to LEED Gold standards.
And, in the Fall of 2015, Pacific Crest Middle School will open its doors to new students.
Why Live in Northwest Crossing?
The neighborhood of Northwest Crossing offers an idyllic balance of relaxed rural living, an environmentally-friendly conscience, plenty of green space, a vibrant business community as well as world-class wine, micro-brews and cuisine.
Where to Retire, a national publication and authority on retirement relocation, just named NorthWest Crossing as one of the Best Neighborhoods to retire. The Bend, Oregon community is highlighted in the May/June 2016 issue and features several NWX residents and why they love living here. [full article here]
It’s a wonderful place to raise your family, grow your business, stay close to nature and feed your soul. Find your dream home and create your dream life in the neighborhood of Northwest Crossing in Bend today!
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