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Living in Yakima Washington - Why Live Here?

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Yakima is conveniently located almost in the center of one of the most amazing states in our country. Washington has variety that is rarely found within such a small area - ocean, mountains, desert, rivers, and rainforest. Additionally, it contains big cities, vast rural areas, national parks, college towns, and small town America. It is both urban, and rugged outdoors. And, it borders another country!

Yakima lies within an easy day's drive of all these attractions. Whether you want to splash in the Pacific, ascend to the heights of the Space Needle, windsurf on the Columbia River, hike through the Mt. Rainier National Park, or visit British Columbia, you are no more than a few hours away. When you live in Yakima, you have literally hundreds of popular vacation destinations right in your "back yard"!

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People who live in Yakima and surrounding communities are friendly, hard working, and value their friends and neighbors. Communities in the Valley are healthy and active, with plenty of organizations to get involved with, and numerous quality schools and churches. The sights and smells of the Yakima Valley cannot be found anywhere else in the world, and the variety of quality activities to participate are difficult to match.

A Yakima resident is quoted saying:

"I believe that growing up in Yakima inspires healthy recreation habits in young people. My childhood memories include pressing real apple cider every fall, hiking through Boulder Cave (on Chinook Pass), taking in the awesome vistas of Mt. Rainier, and so much more."

If these are the kinds of experiences you want in your life, and if you desire these things for your family, take a closer look at Yakima Washington!


Unique Beauty

Yakima's value is not limited to serving as a hub for accessing the wonders of Washington State. Yakima itself is not a bad place to be either. The gently rolling brown hills that frame the green valleys blanketed with orchards and crops are truly beautiful. From almost all points in the Valley, there is a major mountain peak within view. Unlike some other mountainous areas, however, Yakima's climate is mostly pleasant, without crippling winter storms and long periods of gloomy, sunless days. 

There's a lot to love about the Yakima Valley!

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