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#53. Bend, OR

Many of the same amenities that draw recent retirees to Bend also attract college students and young families. Located on the edge of the Cascade Range, along Deschutes River, Bend provides many recreational opportunities to fish, hike, camp, ski and go whitewater rafting. Breweries and restaurants in and around downtown Bend present plenty of options to enjoy time with friends and family. See where Bend ranked as a Best Beer City 2014. 

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