Yakima, in the Yakima Valley of Washington State is set among lush farmland amidst apple and cherry orchards, vineyards and hop fields. Just before harvest, the air smells of an agreeable fruity sweetness that is soothing to those who call Yakima home. Because of the inland location, Yakima is sunny and dry compared to the more western areas of Washington State. Directions are simple because the permanently snow covered Mount Rainer acts as a western compass point because it is constantly visible and is approximately 200 miles due west. This is excellent spot to settle permanently, start or expand a business, buy a home and raise a family.
The best approach for researching Yakima is to visit for a short vacation. Yakima is a year round recreational destination. The region is paradise for outdoor sports enthusiasts. The Yakima Valley and surrounding mountain ranges boasts 71 lakes, 14 rivers and numerous streams for fishing, camping, hunting and wildlife viewing. The Cascade Mountains are within an hour's drive and are the playground of skiers, snowboarders, hikers and mountain bikers. An abundance of lakes and rivers speaks for itself as far as spring time hikes, cycling excursions and equestrian activities. Wine tasting is fun and exciting because there are over 30 wineries producing award winning wines. The climate is perfect for growing grapes, producing wines known the world around. Fabulous wine tasting tours are available with luxury tour buses, spa hotels and the finest restaurants.
Yakima is famous for its tree fruit. Some of the best cherries, apples, pears and peaches are grown in the Yakima Valley and shipped all over the world. Fruit production has been an important industry for Yakima for generations and successful wineries are here to stay. Over 75 percent of the hops grown in the US are grown in the hop fields of the Yakima Valley. The hop supply feeds a rapidly growing beer industry and new breweries are regularly added to the stops on the wine tours.
Many new or expanding industries put Yakima at the top of the list for potential commercial and residential relocation. Commercial, industrial and retail sites are currently available at very reasonable prices. Incentives are offered by community development to help make the deal and provide new entrepreneurs extensive support. Colleges in the area promise a qualified work force. Affordable and quality housing is available for employees along with a city that is committed to its citizens. Public parks and year round recreational facilities are enjoyed by all members of the Yakima community.
As in any vibrant community, the Yakima real estate market is constantly changing. Keniston Yakima Real Estate is known for its commitment to the community and a uniquely personal service provided to those who are buying and selling real estate that is not often experienced in today's high-tech market. Our full-time professional realtors express the loving and sharing spirit of the diverse and friendly Yakima community. It is easy to be a newcomer in the city of Yakima.
With home prices ranging from the low $100,000s to over $1,000,000 for luxury there is something for everyone to enjoy in Yakima. Custom executive homes are available from the low $400,000s and brand-new homes can still be purchased for as little as $150,000.
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