RiverFront Property in Central Oregon

Real Estate Agent with Fred Real Estate Group

Waterfront homes are one of the most sought after properties in Central OregonCentral Oregon offers many choices of riverfront property.  Pricing, style, age and type of home varies as much as the bends of the rivers

The Big Deschutes River is navigational by motor boat, it is the widest and deepest of all 4 rivers in most places.  The Big Deschutes River has private and public land along it’s banks.  Many of the homes located on The Big Deschutes River are located on what is often called the high side of the river.  When purchasing a property on The Big Deschutes River there are several things to keep in mind.  The water quality, the type of sewer, river setbacks and if there is a dock is it an approved dock

The Little Deschutes River joins The Big Deschutes River at Crosswater Golf Course.  Several beautiful homes are located on The Little Deschutes River, such as Vandevert Ranch, Crosswater on the upper end and for more affordable homes Lazy River South is one of the most well known.  The Little Deschutes River is not generally navigated with a power boat or even a drift boat for any distance.  The Little Deschutes River does tend to have trees down and areas that are unexpectedly shallow.  Most of the recreational activities you will find on The Little Deschutes River is tubing, rafting, fishing and swimming. 

Fall River is a shallow river that is extremely beautiful.  The Fall River Fish Hatchery is located on this river along with the subdivision Fall River Estates

Spring River runs into The Big Deschutes River at Sunriver.  Homes on Cooper Drive are located on Spring River.  There are several homes currently for sale on this road, prices are varied from the high $400,000 to over a million.

When purchasing property on any of these rivers there are things you need to know, there are issues that an experienced Realtor® should know and also will need to disclose to you.  I am available to answer questions and show you the beauty that Central Oregon has to offer.

Comments (14)

Randy L. Prothero
eXp Realty - Mililani, HI
Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645

Definitely if buying along a waterway, you want a real estate agent who is experienced in handling those properties.

Jun 11, 2008 04:41 PM
Lynda Eisenmann
Preferred Home Brokers - Brea, CA
Broker-Owner,CRS,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co


Oregon is such a beautiful place. As I say before, I was there for the first time 2 weeks ago. I was amazed at the beauty...the the people absolutely wonderful. You live in such a beautiful community and you certainly know Central Oregon!

Jun 11, 2008 05:35 PM
Lisa Hill
Florida Property Experts - Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate

What did the doggie catch? Is that a huge fish or a toy?  Is that your dog?  That water looks enticing =)

Jun 11, 2008 07:34 PM
Teri Eckholm
Boardman Realty - White Bear Lake, MN
REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro

Thesa--You sure know your stuff when it comes to waterfront in Oregon. Cute pic of the "fisherdog"!

Jun 12, 2008 12:37 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Oh my gosh!  My dog would so love to be in that picture!

Jun 12, 2008 02:46 PM
Neal Bloom
Brokered by eXp Realty LLC - Weston, FL
Realtor CRS-Weston FL Real Estate

Waterfront can be a premium...but you should always do your homework...we have lots of water here and buyers are always looking for advice.

Jun 13, 2008 12:31 AM
Suzanne Sands
Pavao Real Estate - Somerset, MA
Somerset MA Real Estate

Hi Thesa,

Nice photo, I agree consumers need an agent who knows the ins & outs of waterfront property so much they need know. :)

Jun 13, 2008 12:42 AM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Is it buggier along the river in the summer than other parts of Oregon?

elizabeth weintraub real estate agent Sacramento

Jun 13, 2008 02:57 AM
Amy Campbell
RE/MAX Sunset Realty - Sunriver, OR
Broker, Sunriver Real Estate

Great information for everyone looking to live in Central Oregon and on the river - thanks for sharing your vast knowledge of the rivers!

Jun 13, 2008 09:06 PM
Amy Campbell
RE/MAX Sunset Realty - Sunriver, OR
Broker, Sunriver Real Estate

PS Give my love to Max!  He loves to play - go Max go!

Jun 13, 2008 09:08 PM
Margaret Woda
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Crofton, MD
Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation

What a great photo to bring waterfront living to life!

Jun 14, 2008 11:15 AM
Kelli Fronabarger
Bend River Realty Inc. - Bend, OR
Realtor - Bend Oregon

I cannot believe that is MAX. Where has the time gone? I am sorry it's been so long....so many changes here in the rain and beyond. Maybe we can get together and visit these beautiful Central Oregon rivers together...soon.

Call me.


Jun 14, 2008 05:59 PM
Fred Jaeger
High Lakes Realty and Property Management - La Pine, OR
Real Estate Connection - Central Oregon

Nice review of riverfront in our area Thesa..

Gotta love the picture of your adorable Lab too!!

Jun 16, 2008 11:37 AM
Steve Scheer
Realty Oasis - Metro Brokers - Highlands Ranch, CO
Highlands Ranch Real Estate - Denver Real Estate

Thesa - i can see why waterfront proerpties are so popular there - you are right there are many things that buyers need to know and make sure their agent is educating them on.

Jun 28, 2008 03:42 AM