While there are no set boundaries for what we call the Midtown area of Bend, most of us consider it to be the area east of 3rd St stretching to Pilot Butte, south to about 10th st where it turns into Bear Creek, and north to about Hollinshead Park. Midtown is known for it's westside feel, without the high prices typically associated with the westside, yet it's still really close to downtown and everything else Bend has to offer. Centrally located, the area offers easy access to all of the city.
Most midtown homes are within a short drive, walk, or bike ride from restaurants (such as Croutons), shopping, and parks. Juniper Swim and Fitness Center is our local recreation center and is located in this area. Parks include Pilot Butte State Park, Juniper Park, Hollinshead Park, and Orchard Park. The midtown area is perfect for someone wanting to get away from tract housing. It has the older area feel to it and is located right in the heart of Bend.
Types of Housing
You'll find a many 1940's-1960's ranch style homes in the midtown area, but you'll also find a variety of other housing styles. Bungalows built in the early 1900's can be found scattered about the area. Many of these homes are completely remodeled, while some still need major overhauls. You'll also find some newer homes here and there. Lately, we've seen a surge in new construction and the leftover lots in midtown are being built on. I've seen several new spec homes going up in the past year, and Pahlisch homes has recently built some townhouses off of 8th street.
Current Real Estate Inventory in Midtown
19 residential properties are currently on the market area I think of as Midtown (including town homes, condos, and stick built single family homes)
6 properties are brand new construction ranging from $252,500-$449,900
The highest priced property is a .55 acre parcel with 2 homes on it for $510,000
The cheapest home on the market is a residential and/or commercial home for $192,000
The average price per square foot is $168 per sq ft
9 residential properties are listed as Pending Sale with offers currently in escrow
The most expensive home in escrow is $369,000 and the cheapest is $140,000
The average price per square foot for the pending listings is $161 per sq ft
65 residential properties have sold in the past 6 months in Bend's midtown
Prices range from $90,000 to $470,000 for the sold properties
The average price per square foot for the sold homes was $147 per sq ft
The average days on market was 81 days
The median sales price for the past 6 months is $220,000