Custom Home by Steve Bennett – one of Awbrey Butte’s custom home builder
Rising above the heart of Bend is Awbrey Butte, one of Bend’s most exclusive neighborhoods, combining luxurious living with expansive views of the majestic Cascade Mountains to the west and Bend’s historic Old Mill District to the east.
This highly sought after location encompasses 780 home sites in a non-gated community. It hosts a diverse style of custom homes that blend into the overall feel of the community, all in close vicinity to parks, golf courses, shopping and restaurants. Although all the amenities of Bend are only minutes away, the community enjoys a sense of seclusion and privacy.
Awbrey Butte features all city services including city maintained streets, sidewalks, sewer, water, tennis courts and parks. “The Butte” does have a Home Owner’s Association with a small annual fee that enforces the CC&Rs protecting the owner’s property values and beautiful neighborhood appearance. 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 two 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. There are no perimeter fences allowed giving the feeling of living in the forest instead of a city subdivision. Schools include Summit High, Cascade Middle School and High Lakes Elementary.
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.
The community has two of the nicest parks in Bend. 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.
Residents enjoy all the amenities and attractions that Central Oregon offers. From outdoor activities like kayaking, mountain biking, fly fishing and much more to great restaurants, concerts, festivals and sporting events. Mt. Bachelor ski area is a short drive away and the area is home to some of the best golf courses in the country.