Planning on Moving to Yakima, Washington?
The city of Yakima, WA, located in the Yakima Valley, sits in one of the best apple-producing regions in the world. The city of around 92,000 (with another 30,000 more in the metropolitan area) derives its name from the Yakama Nation, the Native Americans of the area. The soil conditions in Yakima are ideal for wine production, which has created a growing wine industry. There are now over 50 wineries in the Yakima Valley.
Benefits to Moving to Yakima, WA
- Businesses: Yakima, WA, has all the conveniences you would expect of a mid-sized city. From small, independently owned shows and boutiques to large discount retailers, you'll find what you need to fix up the house, stock the pantry, maintain the automobile or dress yourself up.
- Restaurants: You have scores of options in the Yakima Valley: American, Mexican, Italian, Japanese, etc. Many of the numerous wineries in the area offer food, too. Outdoor dining or indoor; breakfast, lunch or dinner: there is no shortage of yummy grub in Yakima.
- Entertainment/Attractions: The Capitol Theatre presents an assortment of plays, musicals and symphonic performances. The Yakima Allied Arts Center offers up fine visual and literary works. Take a stroll through the historic district. Have some fun at the casinos. Taste at one of the multitudinous wine tasting venues. Annual events include the Central Washington State Fair, Yakima Folklife Festival, Cinco de Mayo and the Fresh Hop Ale Festival.
- Sports/Outdoors: Stay fit in one of the fitness centers or on the local golf courses. Take a long bike road on the ten-mile paved greenway. Take a drive along the breathtaking Yakima River Canyon and watch for wondrous wildlife. Fish on the Yakima River. Take a short hike in the nearby forests or backpack longer distances along the Pacific Crest Trail. If you like winter sports, White Pass ski facilities are about an hour away. Grandiose Mt. Rainier is a short drive away through lush, green forest.
- Climate: Winters are cold with lots of snow in Yakima, WA. Summer can be quite warm, with highs in the mid to upper 80s.
- Transportation: Yakima, WA, is served by Interstate 82, which connects with Interstate 90. Public bus service is operated by Yakima Transit. There is also a small local airport, McAllister Field.
- Education: In addition to a number of public and private primary and secondary schools, Yakima, WA, is also home to Yakima Valley Community College, Perry Technical Institute and Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences.
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