10375 West 17th Place Kennewick WA 99338 Home For Sale | $415,000 | MLS# 248782 Single level with an upstairs bonus room, 2,215 ... Read More
An Introduction to Kennewick
The city of Kennewick is to be found in southeastern Washington. It lies along the bank of the Columbia River, just south of that river’s confluence with the Yakima river. It is situated in Benton County, and in a recent census was reported to number just over 61,000 citizens. That total makes Kennewick the most populous city in Benton County, as well as the largest city in the Tri-Cities collective of which it is a member. Other cities included in the Tri-Cities area include Pasco and Richland. Often, a fourth city, West Richland, will be included in the Tri-Cities grouping. Kennewick comprises a total area of 63 square kilometers or 24 square miles.
Attractive Cultural and Recreational Offerings
The Tri-Cities area is characterized, apart from attractive cultural and recreational offerings, by a diverse blend of thriving local industries. Kennewick boasts the largest shopping center in the region, the Columbia Center Mall, from which a vast array of businesses tend their services and wares. The mall is a great draw to residents of the Tri-Cities and indeed all of southeastern Washington. The Columbia Center Mall has contributed significantly to the prestige and economic growth of the city of Kennewick. Besides such impressive retail facilities however, Kennewick also has a prospering light industry sector. Further, substantial revenue is generated by Kennewick’s Toyota Center, which hosts all the home games of the Tri-Cities Fever, National Indoor Football League champs, as well as the Tri-City Americans of the Western Hockey league. Many other events, sporting or otherwise, are also staged at the Toyota Center.
Kennewick Agricultural Role in the Tri City Economy
Traditionally, agriculture has played a very big role in the Tri-Cities economy. Irrigation is easily provided by the confluence of the nearby Columbia, Snake and Yakima rivers. The region’s soil is also excellent, and the 300 or so days of sunshine afforded by the desert climate allows for great production. The most prolific cash crop grown in the region is definitely wheat, although a great deal of corn, apples and grapes are also farmed in the area. In fact, the Columbia Valley is famed as the second largest wine-producing region in America, behind California’s Napa Valley. There are over 100 wineries within a 60 mile area. The Columbia Valley happens to be located along the same latitude as the renowned Burgundy and Bordeaux wine-farming areas in France. Many award-winning wineries are found around Kennewick Real Estate and the Tri-Cities, ranging from the Kiona Vineyards which produces nearly half a million cases of wine per year, to small cottage industry producers. Not only does the export of wine contribute to the region’s prosperity, so too does the resultant tourism generated by the attractive estates.
Kennewick Is Home to Several Major Employers
There are several major employers in the Tri-Cities, which contribute a great many jobs to the Kennewick area. Traditionally, the biggest employer has been the Hanford nuclear facility. With the specter of the Cold War dispelled, Tri-Cities citizens were relieved that the United States Department of Energy chose to retain the plant, albeit in a new, peacetime capacity. Other major employers who have either their headquarters or branches in the region include Amazon, Areva, the Battelle Memorial Institute, ConAgra Foods, Lockheed Martin, Reser's Fine Foods, Simplot, Twin City Foods and Tyson Foods.
Call us, 509.438.9344, Email us, or fill out the contact form below.
We respond right away! -Colleen Lane, Realtor®
Latest From Our Blog...
2125 Harris Avenue Richland WA 99352 Home For Sale | $525,000. | MLS® #248730 Welcome to 2125 Harris Ave, Richland! This Nor... Read More
Kennewick, Richland, Pasco, & West Richland Washington Virtual Open Houses in the Tri-Cities MLS MarketOne positive outcome fro... Read More
Listing Your Home to Sell | What We Will Do For You When Selling Your Home on the MLS When you list your Tri-Cities Washington o... Read More
266 Greenview Drive Richland WA 99352 Home For Sale | $550,000.Beautifully elegant well-maintained large 4633 square foot home on a... Read More
3063 South Dawes Place Kennewick 99338 Home For Sale | $400,000. No backyard neighbors! Plus, this home services the best Tri-Citie... Read More
3803 W 22nd Ave, Kennewick, WA 99338 Home For Sale | $280,000. | MLS# 248501 Open floor plan in a wonderful neighborhood. Beau... Read More
2659 Maidstone Street, Richland, WA 99354 Horn Rapid Golf Course Community Home For Sale | $400,000.View home in Horn Rapids Golf C... Read More
1440 Chardonnay Drive Richland WA 99352 Home For Sale | $415,000. | MLS# 248238 This cozy 2015 square foot custom built home is ... Read More
1162 North Oklahoma Place Kennewick WA Home For Sale | $360,000. Wonderfully maintained newer Titan built 1674 square foot West ... Read More