Once part of the sprawling Pine Meadow Ranch, Pine Meadow Village was developed in 1999 by the Sokol family (owners of the ranch). Its primary attraction: an enviably picturesque setting that offers its residents some magnificent Cascade Mountain views.
The 51-acre, 202-lot community, situated on the southwest edge of downtown Sisters, was designed expressly with those views in mind. So, for example, the community master plan (which is based on the neo-traditional style of design) melded one-story and two-story homes in a fashion that ensured that as many homes as possible would retain those gorgeous mountain views.
Outdoor exploration is encouraged here: Amenities include a scenic brook that meanders through the neighborhood, a pond, bridges, numerous water features and extensive walking paths. There’s also an outdoor pool, tennis court, community clubhouse and spa. (The tennis courts are open to the public as part of a Planned Unit Development agreement with the City of Sisters, but the pool and spa are available only for residents and their guests.)
The neighborhood features a mix of single-family homes, townhomes and condominiums, while its residents include a cross-section of full-time residents of all ages, second-home owners and rental units (especially vacation rentals).
From the onset, Pine Meadow Village’s CCR’s included detailed Development Standards that were established to ensure continuity throughout the neighborhood and to maintain consistency with the existing 1890’s architectural theme mandated in downtown Sisters.
So, all homes here must adhere to those initial standards, which outline the required style (“late 19th-century Western Farmhouse” with “simple detailing and limited decoration” that is “constructed of high-quality materials”). Any new construction or alternation to an existing home must be approved by PMV’s Architecture Review Committee.
Pine Meadow Village has an active Homeowners Association (HOA). In 2016, the PMV HOA dues were $107 per month, which is divided up into two parts: an operating assessment of $88, which covers the costs to operate the association, including general maintenance, utilities, office expenses, insurance, legal fees, pool and spa operations, accounting fees and other miscellaneous expenses; and reserve assessment of $19, which covers the eventual cost of major repairs or replacement of common property, including the pool and spa, clubhouse, water features, landscape equipment, tennis courts, alleyways and bridges.
Each townhome and condominium community also has its own HOA, with additional monthly dues, which vary by development; they’re responsible for the exterior maintenance, landscaping, driveways and parking lots within their boundaries.
About the Author
Lisa Broadwater, GRI, CDPE, is a Central Oregon-based real estate professional who specializes in listing and selling homes, especially in Sisters, Tumalo, Bend and Redmond.