Redmond Oregon is located on the eastern side of the Oregon Cascade MountainRange, and is considered the geographical heart of Oregon. It is located 15 miles from Bend, the largest city in Central Oregon. The City of Redmond was incorporated on July 6, 1910. Redmond operates the region’s only commercial airline airport, Roberts Field. and is considered one of the fastest growing industrial and residential communities in the State of Oregon, currently hosting 13,780 residents; the growth rate continues to be about 6% per year. The Redmond School District encompasses 556 square miles and operates 6 elementary schools, 2 middle schools and 1 high school. The climate is considered semiarid with an annual precipitation of only 8.l64 inches, so the residents and visitors enjoy many sunny days all year long.
Redmond attracts many outdoor enthusiasts. For world-class rocking climbing adventures there is Smith Rocks State Park just north of the city. For the Fisherman the city is located close to Lake Billy Chinook, Shuttle Lake, Blue Lake, and Haystack reservoir. For the skiers, Redmond is close to Mt. Bachelor and Hoodoo Ski Resorts.
Operation Santa Claus is just two miles from Redmond, it has the largest herd of domesticated reindeer in the U.S.
The Crooked River Dinner Train is a good way to enjoy the incredible views of the Central Oregon High Desert. The train takes a 38.5 mile, 2.5 hour route along the Crooked River Valley between Redmond and Prineville.
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