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Richland

Welcome to Richland

Voted 2015 Best Places to Retire1, is one of the many accolades the city of Richland has earned. Other awards received in 2015 are: Best Places for Stem Jobs2; for Millennial Job Seekers in Washington3; and the 10 Most Relaxed Cities in America4. With a population of 51,0005, the City of Richland can be found in the southeastern part of Washington. It is a part of the Benton County which lies along the bank of the Columbia River and South of the river confluence with the Yakima River. Let’s see why you should be thinking of relocating to Richland.

Economy

The city of Richland is known to be the center of production and research into nuclear energy and related technology. It is home to Pacific Northwest National Laboratory which is one of the US Dept. of Energy national laboratories. Major employers include Battelle Memorial Institute (operating PNNL), Bechtel National Inc., CH2M Hill, Energy Solutions, Energy Northwest, Lockheed Martin Services and US Department of Energy, which operates the Hanford Site. Agriculture is also prominent. Richland hosts the ConAgra/Lamb-Weston food processor and the production of wine has become one of the main industries. With the help of these, the Tri-Cities recorded a 3.6% job growth in 2016.

Housing

The ever-increasing economy and job growth have seen lots of folks relocate to the city of Richland. The median home value in Richland is $291,900. Richland home values have gone up 9.6% over the past year. The median price of homes currently listed in Richland is $345,5486. The increased amount of price and sales rush might be helped by being named 2015 Best Places to Invest in Real Estate in Washington7 as well as being on Kiplinger’s8 list of 10 Great Cities to Raise Your Kids.

Lifestyle

Richland has a rich cultural community with it’s symphony, ballet, community theater troupes and art can found throughout the entire community.  The Allied Art Associations hosts the annual “Art in the Park” event which features various artists and offers local entertainment groups and musicians. The association’s home is the Gallery in the Park is in Howard Amon Park. This is a non-profit organization that believes a vibrant community deserves a rich variety of visual arts opportunities. Throughout the Tri-Cities runs the majestic Columbia River so locals engage in various water sports activities, boat rides, and fishing. Locals and visitors alike enjoy the annual Tri-City Water Follies Columbia Cup unlimited hydroplane races and over-the-river airshow. Locals enjoy bike riding and hiking on the numerous trails and endless opportunities to bird watch. Golfing is enjoyed year-round.

Recreation & Tourism

Richland is perfect for outdoor activities year-round. It has four golf courses; numerous parks on the Columbia and Yakima Rivers; the Badger Mountain Centennial Preserve; the Amon Creek Natural Preserve; the Arid Lands Ecology Reserve and the Hanford Reach. There are many sightseeing tours available whether on land, in the air or on the water. Of course, many people visit for the over 200 wineries in this region. People like to visit the Gold Coast Historic District neighborhood which is on the National Register of Historic Places. The homes in this neighborhood were designed and pre-fabricated by the government in 1943 to house the workers for the Hanford Nuclear site.

With the support of Community Real Estate Group, owning a home or relocating to Richland has been made easy. With a professional group of Relocation Specialists, we are ready to support buyers and sellers with professional advice. With our experience and support, relocating becomes fun. Are you thinking of relocating to Richland? Do you want to purchase new affordable homes? Maybe you own a house in Richland and want to resell it? Contact Community Real Estate Group today for the best support.

[1] http://time.com/money/3914804/best-places-to-retire-2015/[2] https://www.forbes.com/forbes/welcome/?toURL=https://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2015/06/03/the-10-best-cities-for-stem-jobs/&refURL=http://www.visittri-cities.com/what-to-see-and-do/cities/richland&referrer=http://www.visittri-cities.com/what-to-see-and-do/cities/richland#2502dc5427e0

[3] https://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/mortgages/home-search/best-cities-millennial-job-seekers-in-washington/

[4] http://www.movoto.com/blog/top-ten/most-relaxed-small-cities/

[5] 2016 according to City of Kennewick’s website: https://www.go2kennewick.com/1096/City-Data

[6] https://www.zillow.com/richland-wa/home-values/

[7] https://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/mortgages/home-search/best-places-invest-real-estate-washington/

[8] http://www.kiplinger.com/slideshow/real-estate/T006-S001-10-great-cities-to-raise-your-kids/index.html

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