Prineville, Oregon is the county seat of Crook County nestled in the Ochoco Mountain Range. With sparkling lakes, creeks and stone monuments, the serene environment calls to visitors who want to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life to relax on the beautiful desert plateau. The current population of the town is 9,253 people who seek to make everyone welcome whether they are a tourist or someone seeking to make the town their home.
People enjoy all the numerous parks, swimming pools, and winter ice rink activities located around the town. There are more than 9 public parks and an RV park where there is plenty to see and do in the area as you can go camping, hiking or rock hounding to find fossils. Or people can visit the many eclectic shops located throughout the town. Shop for collectibles, home decor or fashion apparel where you can dress up in all the modern chic styles or go western to seek out that inner cowboy. When hungry bellies start to rumble, there are plenty of restaurants to whet the appetite. The restaurants in Prineville serve good old home country cooking, fine dining and the best steak in Oregon that won’t break your dining budget.
Since Prineville is located on a high desert plateau, there is a very dry climate with plenty of sunny days and cool nights. The low humidity makes it the perfect weather to go out and have fun in the outdoors, then relax indoors while snuggling up close to someone special during the cool nights. Summers are hot while you will see plenty of snow in the winter.
With employment as low as 4.4 percent, many technological companies have found an interest in building factories and data centers in the area. Facebook and Apple have opened up data centers in Prineville because of the dry desert climate, stimulating the economy and making the town into a go-to center for other businesses.