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.
Photos courtesy of the Sunriver Scene.