Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jan 22, 2019, 7:19:37 AM
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With more than 300 days of sunshine every year and the perfect climate for enjoying outdoor activities, living in Central Oregon in your own custom home is a dream come true for many types of families. Whether you’re retiring and want a new home that requires less maintenance or are ready to build a sprawling ranch on a large property so the kids can roam freely both indoors and outdoors, you can find the perfect property in Central Oregon.

When looking for land and deciding which property is best for you, there is a lot you have to consider. Site development costs, ongoing property maintenance, local taxes, and neighborhood amenities are just a few of the factors that could influence your decision. We have rounded up a dozen local land listings in Central Oregon for you to compare as you search for the perfect place to build your new home.

Golfing Getaway in Christmas Valley

Listing price: $3,700

Lot area: 0.34 acres

Location: Summer St., Christmas Valley, OR


With mountain views in the distance beyond the desert landscape and a lush golf course just a short walk away, you can get the best of both worlds. Avid golfers, hikers, and off-road vehicle enthusiasts will find plenty to do in this new Christmas Valley neighborhood. Explore the surrounding lakes, take a day trip to the Deschutes National Forest, or watch the motocross riders on the nearby sand dunes. The price is just right for an unimproved, level lot. If you’re an avid golfer, maybe it’s time to build the vacation home you’ve always envisioned. If retirement is on the horizon, this could be the ideal spot for the low-maintenance desert forever home you’ve been planning.

Rural Retreat in Christmas Valley

Listing price: $10,000

Lot area: 4.82 acres

Location: Christmas Valley Hwy., Christmas Valley, OR


If you like the Christmas Valley area but want more land surrounding your home, you can get almost five acres on the edge of town to build a hunting retreat, vacation cottage, or full-time family home. Local power and water utilities are available at the street, keeping site development costs low. However, a septic feasibility analysis must be completed to determine where the system can be located on the property. Just across the street, you’ll find Willows-West, a local shopping destination with antiques, crafts, and tasty handmade treats.

Quaint and Cozy in Culver

Listing price: $42,000

Lot area: 0.17 acres

Location: 208 2nd Ave., Culver, OR


Step outside and enjoy the mountain view every day when you build a new home on this affordable lot in Culver. The existing neighborhood already has paved street and alley access, so you can choose from a variety of floor plans with the garage in the front or rear of the house. Build your family dream home in a small town where you can walk to the local park, send the kids to the high school down the street, and spend weekends exploring the Cove Palisades State Park. This lot has no homeowner association requirements and has the potential for an income-generating multifamily unit as well.

Ready to Build Near Three Rivers

Listing price: $85,000

Lot area: 0.70 acres

Location: Bivouac Road, OR


Near Three Rivers and surrounded by the Deschutes National Forest, this private wooded lot has approval for a septic system and power available at the street. Although some tree removal might be required, the lot is relatively flat, so site development costs should not be too onerous. Located at the end of the road, this lot feels secluded but has easy access to nearby Sunriver, Bend, Mount Bachelor, and the Cascade Lakes. It’s perfect for people who enjoy quiet time at home, walks in the woods, and easy access to recreational river activities.  

Stunning Surroundings in Sisters

Listing price: $121,000

Lot area: 0.17 acres

Location: 956 E. Timber Pine Drive, Sisters, OR


Old-growth trees, stately homes, and a burbling creek surround this beautiful lot in Sisters. Located in the popular Timber Creek neighborhood, this property has strong potential for building your dream home. The level lot has all of the utilities available at the street, and with well-established neighbors on all sides, your new home will fit right in. Good schools and a safe neighborhood make this the perfect area for a growing family. The lovely town of Sisters has shops, restaurants, a brewery, and all of the amenities you need for a comfortable and active lifestyle. Mountain adventures are just a short drive away, and you will always be surrounded by lush greenery.

Creekside in Timber Creek No. 1

Listing price: $195,000

Lot area: 0.15 acres

Location: 380 Timber Creek Drive, Sisters, OR


A trio of properties in the Sisters subdivision of Timber Creek are available right on Whychus Creek. Perfect for little ones to splash around in the backyard, one or more of these beautiful wooded lots can be your own little oasis where you can fly-fish from your own property without leaving the convenience of the nearby amenities in Sisters.

Creekside in Timber Creek No. 2

Listing price: $195,000

Lot area: 0.14 acres

Location: 390 Timber Creek Drive, Sisters, OR


The second available lot on Whychus Creek is nestled between two other available lots. Enjoy the extra privacy created by the tall trees and open space at the back of the house. Put in a back patio that faces the creek to enjoy the peaceful view and soft sound of flowing water.    

Creekside in Timber Creek No. 3

Listing price: $195,000

Lot area: 0.14 acres

Location: 400 Timber Creek Drive, Sisters, OR


The third lot available on Whychus Creek offers the same benefits as the others. If you are looking for an investment, consider purchasing two or three of these properties at a discount. You could build your dream home and two spec houses or rental properties for future income.

Larger Lot in Timber Creek

Listing price: $295,000

Lot area: 0.42 acres

Location: 1036 E. Creekside Court, Sisters, OR


Across Whychus Creek, at the other end of the Timber Creek neighborhood, you’ll find a 0.42-acre parcel just waiting to become your home. This deep, wooded lot extends from the street to the creek with beautiful old-growth trees to provide shade and privacy.

Ridgeline Living in Redmond

Listing price: $129,900

Lot area: 0.22 acres

Location: SW Umatilla Ave., Redmond, OR


If taking in the mountain air is what keeps you going strong, this rare summit-top lot in Redmond could be exactly what you need for your new custom home. Located just above Majestic Ridge, this level, corner lot is ready to be built on with utilities available at the street. Clever window placement and house orientation will allow Cascade Mountain views, and you are always a quick jaunt away from the nearby national forests. The Redmond Municipal Airport is less than 10 minutes away, making this a perfect location for business travelers and those who just like to get away occasionally.

Spread Out in Silver Lake

Listing price: $170,000

Lot area: 122.73 acres

Location: OR-31, Silver Lake, OR


If you want a large parcel of land, this expansive property in Silver Lake could be the right fit. Enjoy beautiful, wide-open views with big sagebrush in the forefront and foothills in the distance. Keep the binoculars handy for viewing the wildlife that saunters through the lush meadows at the north and south corners of the property. Existing poles provide power to the property, so setting up utilities will be relatively easy. You also have many possible options to site the home depending on your preferences for the view, proximity to the road, and other factors.

Mountain Views Outside Redmond

Listing price: $237,000

Lot area: 8.76 acres

Location: 8383 W. Antler Ave., Redmond, OR


Wake up every morning to a full, unobstructed view of Mount Jefferson on this rural lot just outside of Redmond. Although there is power available at the street on two sides of the property, you will have to install a well on this lot, so take this into consideration when evaluating your budget. The lot is level with scattered trees and scrub brush covering the land. You don’t need to go anywhere to get great views, but if you want a change of scenery, pop over to nearby Cline Falls State Scenic Viewpoint for a picnic and a swim.

Building a new home in Central Oregon is an excellent idea if you haven’t been able to find an existing property that meets your needs. When you build a new custom home, you get to decide which floor plan is right for you, which features will support your lifestyle, and exactly how you want to invest your money. To learn more about how to get the most out of your building budget, talk to a Home Ownership Counselor at the Adair Homes Central Oregon branch today. We’re here to help you through every step of the process from finding land to putting on the finishing touches.

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