The small city of Bend, Oregon, recently catapulted into the national consciousness thanks to its last-in-the-nation Blockbuster and the new Netflix documentary about the video store.
But the central Oregon city has a lot more to offer its residents than just physical movie rentals.
Tourism is a major industry for Bend, which is located in the Deschutes River Valley near the Cascades Mountains and the high desert. The region offers lots of outdoor recreation with a ski resort, hiking trails, rafting and rock climbing popular in the area.
All that outdoor space made Bend a popular destination for people working remotely to escape more densely populated areas in 2020, according to the Central Oregon Association of Realtors.