June 2012

Found 8 blog entries for June 2012.

Tri Cities Ranks in 9 Fastest Growing Housing Markets

The Tri Cities Washington area is a great place to buy a home, if you don't believe me then check out the recent data released by the Case-Shiller Housing Index. The Tri Cities, Washington area made it into the top 9 fastest growing housing markets in the country.

Throughout the country the projected housing markets are rather bleak. Out of the 384 largest metropolitan areas in the United States only 50 are expected to remain unchanged to the dropping prices. These 50 states will not experience large gains in housing prices; rather they will see modest climbs. The Tri Cities has done well, home values are expected to grow 3.6% over the next year. The growth is due in part to the low interest rates

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This summer Hapo, the official sponsor of summer, is holding the 9th annual Live @ 5 concert series on Thursday nights at 5:00pm. Each year these weekly concert series throughout the summer draws thousands of people. Live @ 5 is a family friend event held in Richland WA's John Dam Plaza. These weekly concerts are free but make sure to bring some money there will be vendors present as well as activities for the kids. Both regional and local talent will featured.

Concert Schedule:
June 21 – VooDoo Alley - Playing Party Rock Music
June 28 – 3rd Date - Playing Rock and Roll and then some
July 5 – M80's - Playing heavy metal and dance tunes.
July 12 – Colorblind - Playing high energy rock
July 19 – Freddy Pink - Playing classic R&B hits of the 60s and

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West Richland's Hogs & Dogs Event
If you are looking for something to do this weekend why not check out one of the largest motorcycle event in Eastern Washington? Hogs & Dogs is a major attraction every year in the Tri Cities Washington. Last year there were about 4,000 motorcycles and over 8,000 people who attended. Thursday, June 21, come to the annual Hogs & Dogs event at the Bombing Range Sports Complex in West Richland Washington presented by top dog sponsor CH2MHILL Plateau Remediation Company. The event will begin at 4:00 pm and last until 10:00 pm.

Bring the whole family and enjoy hot dogs, live music, a raffle, and over 4,000 motorcycles; there will also be a beer and wine garden for those who are of age. The hot dog dinner costs $7.00, a

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Tri Cities Washington Independence Day and 4th of July Festivities
Independence Day or Fourth of July; the phrase evokes fond memories to many people of family get-togethers, good food, parades, fireworks, and various community festivities. This year around the Tri Cities there will be plenty to keep you busy all weekend.

Grand Old Fourth

Dust Devils Game: The City of Pasco Parks & Recreation will jumpstart the Grand Old Fourth celebration with "the great American pastime," baseball. The Dust Devils will kick off the 4th of July celebrations with a game at Gesa Stadium in Pasco, Wa at 7:30 on July 3.
Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast: On July 4, Kiwanis will help you start the day off right with a pancake breakfast, at 7:00 am in Memorial Park in Pasco.

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19th Annual Cool Desert Nights
For the past 19 years the Tri City Regional Chamber of Commerce has hosted Cool Desert Nights in Richland Washington. This family friendly community event is a weekend long car show sponsored by HAPO Community Credit Union, “The Official Sponsor of Summer.” Cool Desert Nights features cars of all ages, makes and models; last year over 700 cars were registered. Throughout the weekend nearly 15,000 people attended the event last year.

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, June 21

  • Registration - Hosted by the Columbia Basin Corvair Club: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Richland Red Lion; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Richland Dairy Queen Grill & Chill.
  • The Les Schwab All City Cruise: The line-up begins at 5:00pm at the TRAC in
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This Summer take your kids to the movies at a free or discounted rate! Regal Cinemas in Richland, Washington, Fairchild Cinemas in Pasco, Washington and Carmike Cinemas in Kennewick Washington are all offering summer movies good for the whole family!

Fairchild Cinemas in Pasco Washington
Fairchild Cinemas will be showing their summer movies on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays for free. The theatre will open their doors at 9:00am, movies will begin as each theatre fills up, the last showing of each day will begin at 10:00am. The kids tray is the special during the free summer movies, the tray is $4. Here is the schedule of movies being shown this summer:

June 19-21: Happy Feet 2 OR Spy Kids: All the Time in the World
June 26-28: Diary of a Wimpy

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Tri Cities WA One of the 10 Best Places to Raise your Kids
A few years ago the Tri Cities was ranked as one of the ten best places to raise a family. Well, they did it again, Kiplinger just released another "Top 10" list of best places to raise kids and guess who made the list? You got it, Tri Cities made it on the list again coming in at number 2! In order to make it on the list the Tri Cities was first looked at in regards to the ratio of family income to cost of living, crime rates and percentages of families with children. Then Kiplinger took a look at educational factors and fun aspects (ie. Parks, playgrounds, libraries). Tri Cities is home to 29 parks, a family fishing pond, a splash park, a quarter acre playground of dreams and 300 days of

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Tri Cities WA: 13th Strongest Economy
The Tri Cities WA was recently ranked as the 13th strongest metropolitan economy. A recent report put out by Policom Corp studied 366 metropolitan areas and ranks them based on 23 distinctive economic factors over a 20 year time frame. These 23 factors include earnings, jobs, and wages in the areas of retail, farm jobs, non-farm jobs. Since 2009 the Tri Cities has been making a steady climb towards their present position of 13. In 2009 the Tri Cities was ranked 125th, in 2010 their ranking was 70th, and in 2011, 35th. The Tri Cities current placing has been accredited to having a very strong economy due to its ability to weather the recent recession.

Tri Cities Washington
The Tri Cities is located in southeastern

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