Prineville is a relatively young city with a median age of about 38 years and a total population of around 9-10,000. While small, the city has enjoyed general prosperity through wood products, tourism and even has some tech influences (though it should be noted that’s caused some controversy among the people who live here.) Even though the economy has affected every part of the country, there are still opportunities here for those who want to take advantage of them. However, the main draw appears to be the natural wonders that surround those who call Prineville, OR home. Mountain and water sport enthusiasts will find plenty of opportunities practically right outside their door. Tubing, fishing and rafting are just a few activities that can fill up your weekends or your vacations. The great outdoors holds the key for many of us to help clear our heads so teach us to listen to the sound of rain falling instead of the TV before we fall asleep. Those who enjoy the reflection that silence and quiet can bring will especially appreciate the ambiance of this area. And when that silence starts to prove too loud, there are still general city amenities which are only a short drive away like movie theaters and nightlife. In central Oregon, you’re close to Bend which is a more cosmopolitan place with influences from around the world in food, entertainment and culture, so when you need a change of pace it’s all right there for you.