A Local's Guide on What it's Like Living in Sisters Oregon
Are you Living in or Considering Moving to Sisters Oregon?
The unique beauty of Sisters, Oregon, is the towering forests of Ponderosa pines, the snowy Cascade Mountains, pristine rivers, lakes, and streams, sun-drenched days, and star-filled western nights. Sisters, with an elevation of 3,100 feet, is located in west Deschutes County, just east of the Cascade Mountains in Central Oregon. Once a lumber-producing town, Sisters is now known as the Gateway to the Cascades. The downtown area has been transformed, and today Sisters is recognized as a unique place to shop with its many specialty stores and galleries.
Whether you enjoy rodeos, mountain climbing, fly fishing, camping, hiking, mountain biking, golfing, rafting, skiing, or snowmobiling, you'll find it in the Sisters area. For an escape to the Wild West, Sisters is the annual site of the PRCA sanctioned Sisters Rodeo. On the edge of town, the Deschutes National Forest offers a 1.6 million-acre playground with miles and miles of trails, wet and wild rivers, and scenic drives and vistas. Fly fishers will enjoy fishing on the Metolius River, home to rainbow trout, Dolly Varden (bull trout), and Kokanee Salmon. Hiking in the Three Sisters Wilderness Area is a scenic marvel. Lush alpine meadows and pristine lakes dot the landscape; in early summer, beautiful wildflowers display nature's color palette. Golfers will be in paradise on the course at Black Butte Ranch. Just 10 miles west of Sisters, the Ranch features some of the best golfing in Oregon, surrounded by outstanding views of Black Butte and the Cascades.