Is Moving to Kennewick, Washington, in Your Plans?
Kennewick, WA, in the southeastern part of the state, is part of an area called Tri-Cities, which also includes the Washingtonian cities of Richland and Pasco. In 2009, it was listed in Forbes magazine as the second best area in the U.S. for job growth. The city of about 74,000 is located on the Columbia River, where the 9,300-year-old remains of a prehistoric man were discovered, indicating that it has been inhabited for millennia. In modern times, it enjoys a significant amount of tourism due to its presence in the heart of Washington wine country.
Perks to Moving to Kennewick, WA
- Stores: As a retail center for Southeastern Washington, Kennewick, WA, is blessed with shopping convenience. Whether you need to fill a prescription at Walgreens, update the wardrobe at Macy's, fix up the house with supplies from Home Depot or you need the one-stop shopping experience of Costco, Target or Walmart, it is not far away in Kennewick.
- Food: Whether you need fast food on the go or want to enjoy a sit-down restaurant experience, there are countless options in Kennewick, WA. Food for the home is in abundance, too, with Albertson's, Grocery Outlet, Winco and Safeway, to mention a few.
- Commute: Kennewick, WA, is connected to the surrounding area by means of Interstate 82, which extends to Yakima, WA and down to Interstate 84. An extensive highway and road system also provides quick transport to nearby cities. Tri-Cities Airport is the third largest commercial airport in Washington. Mass transit is provided to the Tri-Cities area by Ben Franklin Transit. There are also 67 miles of paved pedestrian and bike trails in the Tri-Cities.
- Schools: The Kennewick School District serves 14 elementary, four middle and three high schools. Columbia Basin College, with over 3,000 students is in nearby Pasco, WA.
- Recreation: Wine aficionados and novices will enjoy the abundance of wineries, over 160 within a 60-mile radius of Kennewick, WA! Sports fans enjoy the local WHL hockey team matches and the Tri-Cities Fever, an Indoor Football League team. Other events at the Toyota Center include concerts by famous musicians, symphony performances, theatrical presentations and trade shows. There is annual hydroplane racing on the Columbia River.
- Outdoors: With an average of over 300 days of sunshine and mild winters, Kennewick, WA, is a great place to get out and about. There are various golf courses to choose from. Proximity to the Columbia, Yakima and Snake Rivers means a plethora of water activities. Just a short drive to the west are some of the richest and most beautiful forests of the Pacific Northwest, awesome for hiking and camping.
Links for Information on Moving to Kennewick, WAThe ABF service center for Kennewick, WA is located in Portland, OR.
City information website
Benton County website
Tri-Cities Visitor & Convention Bureau
More things to do and see in and around the Tri-Cities area
Tri-City Herald newspaper
Information about Kennewick, WA
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