running is better wrote:
No you should not move to Bend. Stay where you are and make your town great for running again.
This and the post from Whooty.
Any town that makes a list of 'best' 'small' 'outdoor' online or in a national publication is already too expensive, too big, to hip, and too filled up with rich transplants or second home owners, (or will be soon).
I visited Bend 15 years ago and recently and it is already there.
I have lived in similar trendy towns in the west that received similar accolades.
If you have the money, and enjoy hanging out with a bunch of other transplants and sometime residents, go ahead.
Or if you and your wife enjoy being running bums, where you just scrape by working part time and living in expensive rental units or living off those with money, go ahead.
The grass always looks greener on the other side, but give some serious thought to cultivating/improving things where you are now before moving.