You’ve already fallen in love with Bend. You love being able to hop on your mountain bike after work to throw up some dirt Phil’s Trail and you know the dates of each street festival throughout the year. Finding a new home in the ideal neighborhood plays a big role in your home buying process whether you’ve lived here for years and you want to find a new house in Bend or you plan on relocating from out of town. We encourage you to consider real estate in southwest Bend and specifically the River Rim and River Canyon Estates neighborhoods, which both specialize in creating a desirable place to live.

River Rim

You’ll find River Rim nestled off of Brookswood Boulevard in southwest Bend. The River Rim development includes 456 residential lots, a three-acre community park and a smaller commercial zone. The neighborhood backs up to the Deschutes River, which allows you to enjoy stunning views of the water, the natural environment and the wildlife that calls this area home. Within River Rim, discover a five-acre wildlife park operated by Bend Parks and Recreation.

The homesites at River Rim include lush, landscaped yards, parks with plenty of playground equipment, and a wide selection of single-family homes with access to the Deschutes River. Many of the homes in River Rim include convenient access to the Deschutes River Trail, which leads you to the historic and active Old Mill District.

River Canyon Estates

River Canyon Estates provides residents with an outdoor-oriented community with luxurious homes sites along the rim of the Deschutes River. Enjoy being walking distance to the Deschutes River Trail, as well as three different parks maintained by Bend Parks and Recreation. The community also includes a “lodge-style” clubhouse for residents with an exclusive fitness center, tennis court, swimming pool, children’s wading pool and great room with a full kitchen, bar seating and cozy leather couches near the fireplace. Residents spend time gathering at the clubhouse and residential life in the neighborhood includes endless outdoor activities.

River Canyon Estates operates under a homeowner’s association that is managed by a five-member board of homeowners elected by the community. Living in River Canyon Estates includes stunning luxury homes set in a lush and beautifully maintained natural setting with incredible views of the river and the mountains.


Residents choosing to live in the River Rim and River Canyon Estates neighborhoods send their school-aged children to:

  • Elk Meadow Elementary School
  • Cascade Middle School
  • Summit High School

All of the schools close to River Rim and River Canyon Estates have everything your child needs to succeed and become a well-educated student.

Brookswood Meadow Plaza

Residents enjoy dining out and shopping at Brookswood Meadow Plaza, located near both River Rim and River Canyon Estates off of Brookswood Boulevard. Brookswood Meadow Plaza features a grocery store, C.E. Lovejoy Market, a variety of restaurants, services and a coffee shop.

C.E. Lovejoy’s offers quality meats, fresh produce, freshly baked goods, local dairy products, a full-service deli and a wide selection of beer and wine. C.E. Lovejoy’s also hosts a beer and wine garden in the summer months with live music and food carts. This neighborhood market creates a true sense of community in southwest Bend. Residents living in River Rim and River Canyon Estates enjoy the close proximity to a variety of dining options in Brookswood Meadow Plaza including Local Slice pizza and Mexican food at the always delicious La Rosa.

Why Choose River Rim and River Canyon Estates

As realtors, we have helped clients buy and sell real estate throughout Central Oregon and we consider River Rim and River Canyon Estates to be two of the better neighborhoods with newer construction on the westside of Bend. You’ll see people who live in River Rim and River Canyon hiking and mountain biking the scenic Deschutes River Trail and dining and shopping in the Old Mill District and in Downtown Bend. Enjoy concerts at the Les Schwab Amphitheater during the summer months, accessible via short bike ride from your home in River Rim or River Canyon.

When lifestyle and luxury top your list of requirements in a Bend neighborhood, look no further than River Rim and River Canyon Estates in southwest Bend, Oregon. Contact Scott and me for more information about properties currently available for sale in these wonderful southwest Bend neighborhoods.