Prineville, Oregon is a small town in central Oregon where residents enjoy the simple, small town lifestyle. According to the 2010 census, the population of the town was just over 9,000 residents, many of whom work for top national employers including the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and Facebook. Living in Prineville does not mean that you never see larger cities and towns, in fact, living here means that you are only about 40 minutes away from Bend, 20 minutes away from Redmond and about 3 hours away from Portland. Additionally, Mt Bachelor offers year-round adventures only about an hour away. If being surrounded by nature and small town living is something you have been craving, then it is time that you contact Cat Zwicker to begin the process to start your new adventure.
It is rare that you can find a small town that also offers top national employers but you do find that in Prineville. Here, you can choose where you work, what you want to do and whom you will work for. If you do not find the employer you are looking for directly in Prineville, nearby Bend is home the headquarters of many top companies including Les Schwab tire center. In Prineville, Facebook employs about 175 people, including those who work directly for the company as well as independent contractors. They first opened their data centers in 2005 although after some resistance from local environmental groups, Apple helped the company to open the first green data center.
If working at a data center or traveling to another city is not for you, then you may be able to work for the Forest Service or the BLM. These two government employers offer various firefighting and office support in Prineville. In fact, one of the nations elite hotshot crews, the Prineville Hotshots are based out of Prineville. Both of these agencies offer both seasonal and year-round, full-time employment.
Prineville is part of the Crook County Parks and Recreation Department. This is a very unique department as it serves many small communities throughout the county so it must meet the needs of numerous cultures and places. Here, residents are able to learn many sports including pickle ball, baseball and football as well as other classes that are available such as firearms safety and CPR. There are many parks, pools and ice-skating rinks that the department also maintains. For a complete listing of all of the upcoming events, just go to their website.
There is always something to do when you live in Prineville. In the summer, rodeo is a top sport where cowboys and girls from all over come to show off their unique skills and in the winter, Mt Bachelor is a top attraction for skiers. On top of these things, there are many other attractions in and around the town. Meadow Lake Golf Course offers a unique golfing experience that is not typically found in a town like this. The Bowman Museum offers a look into the local history that everyone always enjoys, even those who have been there before want to come back. Jasper Point, on the Prineville Reservoir is part of the Oregon State Parks System. Here, you will enjoy a fun and enjoyable campground complete with bathrooms, hot showers, a boat ramp and a rentable cabin. There is also electric available at the camp spots for your RV. The boat ramp allows you to bring all of your toys with you for your camping experience.
Prineville is a very unique town. From the small town feel with high-end employers to the look of the desert combined with trails that are surrounded by heavy timber, it is rare that you will ever find another town like it anywhere. Those who live here will tell you that this is the ideal place to enjoy the simpler things in life like rodeo, outdoor recreation and just enjoying all that nature has to offer. Just because you are living the simple life does not mean that you have to give anything up. Prineville is in the center of the state making it easy to get to Portland, Vancouver and even Northern California. If this unique town sounds like what you have been looking for, contact Cat Zwicker via phone, email or just walk in today to get started finding your perfect place in this unique town.
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