There are four quadrants in Bend. When we work with a new client, one of the first things is getting to know the person and getting to know what their wants and needs are. Do they want to be able to walk to a restaurant? Do they want to be able to hop on a mountain bike at their home and ride to a trail? For instance, some people love the northwest quadrant of Bend; they’re excited to just be able to get on that bike and get out in the sunshine.
Others might want some more acreage or even want irrigation rights or perhaps a spring, because they’re very focused on water. So that quadrant might be southeast Bend or northeast Bend, or even just a little bit outside of the normal city parameters.
Southwest, which is a lot of the land just south of Galveston, encompasses Broken Top & Tethrow, which is one of our fastest growing neighborhoods, and then it also goes on the other side of the river, so you have all the homes between Brookswood and the river, as well. There’s a lot of river frontage down there that people really aren’t aware of.
Northeast bend offers a lot of potential for investors that would like, maybe, a rental or a duplex next to the hospital campus, because St. Charles continues to grow and there is a viable rental area around that.