Awbrey Butte is one of Bend’s most exclusive neighborhoods, combining luxurious living with expansive views of Mount Bachelor on the southern side, and much of the Cascade Range to the north. There are guidelines governing the aesthetics of each property, which has created a stately and sophisticated community, and most residents appreciate the beauty of neighboring homes as much as their own. The neighborhood has a friendly, tight-knit feel, with many social clubs bringing residents together for wine tasting or a round of golf at one of Awbrey Butte’s many country clubs.
Most lots in this section of Bend are an acre or more and landscaped with native plants and mature trees, creating a natural, forested feel while providing a home for wildlife. Residents can enjoy waking to the sight of deer nibbling on the grass in the distance and the sound of birds chirping overhead.
There are a number of different neighborhoods on Awbrey Butte, all with different characteristics and attributes. For instance, the homes near the River’s Edge Golf Club were built among century-old junipers and lava rock outcroppings on the northeastern flank of the butte. These homes were tastefully arranged around a Robert Muir Graves 18-hole championship golf course on the shores of the Deschutes River. Awbrey Butte’s newest development is North Rim which is characterized by 27-acres of preserved lands, spacious lots and paved pathways that wind underneath giant Ponderosa pines.
Awbrey Butte has some of the nicest parks in Bend maintained by the Parks District. True to its name, Sylvan Park has picnic tables and two tennis courts in a wooded setting. Take a trail from Sylvan Park over to Summit Park and enjoy a tennis match on courts with views of the Cascades or have a picnic amongst the three acres of open space with family and friends.