Founded in the 19th century this small community grew quickly. Now a preferred commuter community for Bend, La Pine is still growing and improving. In 2006 the city of La Pine was incorporated. In 2010 there were more than 1,600 residents with a growing population in the surrounding areas. It is located in South Deschutes county, nestled among thousands of tall pines.
The community slogan is "The Outdoors at Your Front Door"; and it's close proximity to the Newberry National Volcanic Monument, La Pine State Park, Wickiup & Crane Prairie Reservoirs and the Deschutes River make it a mecca for outdoor recreation enthusiasts, naturalists and sportsmen alike.
The monument was created in 1990 and includes 54,000 + acres just north of La Pine. This monument includes a 1,200 square mile caldera that sits over a shallow magma body. The recreation area includes two lakes, Paulina and East Lake. There are hiking and biking trails, boat ramps, Picnicking sites, scenic drives, climbing, Horse trails, camping and more. For additional information visit the Newberry volcanic National Monument site.
La Pine has negotiable business incentives and offers easy permitting, land that is affordable and low property taxes. Currently there are substantial roadway and landscaping projects underway to improve the areas access and livability. The industrial park has over 150 available acres ready for building and has abundant power and high speed internet.
La Pine sits aside the US Hwy 97, which runs fro Northern California to the Canadian border. A main transportation artery for goods and services.
La Pine is in the Bend - La Pine school district.