The town of Sisters derives its name from the three prominent Cascade peaks that grace the southwestern skyline, collectively known as the Three Sisters. With a population of just 1700, Sisters is one of the smallest towns in Central Oregon, and certainly the one with the most Western flair. Old-fashioned Western storefronts mark downtown, which is populated with boutique shops and restaurants, including an old-time mercantile, many clothing shops, quilt shops and a variety of casual restaurants.
The town itself has bloomed in the last few years, and many lovely newer homes can be found in the city limits. But perhaps Sisters is known best for its large ranch-type properties, particularly those amenable to horse owners. If authentic western acreage is what you are looking for, Sisters is your destination. A delightful climate offers a gorgeous sunny summer that's never too hot, 32 inches of snow a year, and clear skies much of the year. Schools are small and exceptional, and Sisters is known for its community support of arts, music and culture.
Nearby are outdoor destinations Suttle Lake, Three Creeks Lake, the Headwaters of the Metolius River, Hoodoo Ski Area, and the trails of Tam McArthur Rim. In and around Sisters, residents and visitors chase wildflowers or wildlife, ride horses, golf, run, cycle, bird, raft and much more. Sisters is located 21 miles northwest of Bend, and so offers all of the amenities of this bigger city just a short drive away.