Tumalo Real Estate


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Tumalo – It’s a special place within Bend, OR, where you’ll find peace and quiet, luscious landscapes, spectacular views and abundant wildlife. Add to this mix the convenience of being just minutes from downtown Bend and some of the finest homes in the area, and one can see why this area has become such a sought-after place to live.

For Carol Osgood, a broker with Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty in Bend, Tumalo is the only place to call home. “It’s a lifestyle I love,” says Carol.

As a top-producing broker with 32 years of experience, Carol works with clients looking to live in a variety of situations, such as ranches and estates, active golf communities, new neighborhood developments and Bend’s West side bungalows. Her home in Tumalo gives her the ability to enjoy an active lifestyle, and be close to the heart of Bend for both work and play. As an avid horsewoman, gardener and wildlife enthusiast, Carol can pursue her hobbies right in her own backyard. The endless number of trails and open roads also come in handy, as Carol is an avid cyclist who takes advantage of Central Oregon’s awesome weather to hit the road often.

Since moving to Bend from Portland 20 years ago, Carol has earned a reputation among Realtors and clients alike as a specialist in land and acreage, particularly in Tumalo. Her extensive knowledge of irrigation rights, water issues, land use, wildlife management and conservation helps her negotiate the most beneficial agreements for her clients.

Interest in the Tumalo area has boomed recently. Carol sees this as a natural, given all that Tumalo has to offer. “People come from all over the country to live where the views are incredible, the wildlife abundant, and peace and quiet an integral part of daily living,” says Carol “This really is a pristine community all unto itself.”

Zoning restrictions that prevent land development keep the population fairly consistent and preserve the serene country atmosphere. Tumalo is a close, eclectic community of active farmers, retirees enjoying ranch life, families who need room to play, and a host of others. The Tumalo “area” is generally considered to be bordered by Tumalo Reservoir to the west, Old Bend Redmond Highway to the east, Plainview Road on the north, and Shevlin to the south. A variety of businesses thrive in the quaint downtown and residents have quick access to restaurants, local produce, sundries and, of course, coffee.

Historically, Tumalo has been a farming community located just outside of downtown Bend. In the early 1900’s, the area held potential to become a larger urban center until the railroads passed it by in 1911. From there, Bend went on to become Central Oregon’s most populated city, and Tumalo continued to host farms, ranches and family homes.

Today, Tumalo and Central Oregon remain a popular destination for vacation and relocation. With an average of 300 days of sunshine per year, outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy their lifestyles year-round. From the majestic Cascade Mountains with their alpine forest and crystal lakes, to the spectacular Deschutes River and vast high desert open lands, residents and visitors can enjoy skiing, fishing, horseback riding, golfing, rock climbing, river rafting and more right outside their doorstep. Add to that world-class restaurants and cultural activities, plus a thriving business community, and one can see why so many national publications and organizations have named Bend as one of the top places to live.

Carol’s longtime experience, active lifestyle and extensive knowledge of the community provide a well-rounded perspective to advise clients on what areas might best fit their lifestyles. “Luckily, Central Oregon offers it all,” says Carol.

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