Pasco


Two Decades of Growth and Development

You'll be hard-pressed to find another city that has experienced as much growth and development in the past two decades as Pasco. What started as a small agricultural town in the Tri-Cities, Washington area has turned into a paradise for homeowners looking to settle in a new community with numerous commercial and recreational amenities. This growth has occurred in unison with increasing quality of life, a steep decline in crime rates, and created nationwide recognition for the community’s success. One of the most popular activities in town is the Pasco Farmer’s Market, which operates from May to October on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The market highlights the fantastic fresh foods and produces that the agriculture-rich community has to offer. Other activities include the Fiery Foods Festival, the Cinco de Mayo Celebration, the Sacajawea Blue Grass Festival, Heritage Days, and the recently launched Food Truck Friday featuring a variety of cuisine all in one place. There’s always an event or outdoor activity taking place in historic downtown Pasco for visitors of any age. There's still an event or outdoor activity to keep your inner child entertained. Residents also take advantage of the arid climate and nearby parks and recreational amenities. Most notably, Pasco lies along the Sacagawea Heritage Trail, which is perfect for biking and hiking. The Columbia River also provides excellent opportunities for boating, fishing, and other watersports. It’s no surprise that people continue to choose Pasco to put down their roots and start raising a family. The community continues to be forward-thinking with an active environment. Popular amenities include good schools, health care facilities, faith communities, numerous retail/professional opportunities, recreational areas, and predominantly good weather.  

Discover Pasco Real Estate

Pasco real estate consists of reasonably priced new builds and modern single-family homes. Since developers have pegged Pasco as an active community, there has been an influx of new home neighborhoods and custom home construction. New construction homes are quite popular in Pasco, as the community continues to grow and expand. These types of homes are ideal for homebuyers who are looking for a new and exciting real estate opportunity. With new homes, buyers are the first and only family to live there, which means they don't need to worry about decisions made by past owners. Purchasing a new home in Pasco is also advantageous because it often allows homebuyers the opportunity to choose their fixtures and details. Although Pasco homes for sale are reasonably priced, they still offer high-end luxury and modern features. Built-in electric fireplaces, ceramic floors, modern appliances, and spa-inspired bathrooms are popular features in these properties. Older homes in the area can compete with these high-end new constructions with value-adding features, large yards, and updated kitchens and bathrooms. Check out the latest listings in Pasco, WA, or read on to learn more about this vibrant and exciting community.
73013

Population


326721

Average Home Price


54700

Average Income


46

Average Days On Market


Brief History of Pasco

Pasco was officially incorporated on September 3, 1891. Named by Virgil Bogue, a construction engineer for the Northern Pacific Railway after a city in the Peruvian Andes, Cerro de Pasco, where he helped build a railroad. In Pasco’s early years, it was a small railroad town, but the completion of the Grand Coulee Dam in 1941 brought irrigation and agriculture to the area.
In 1805, Lewis and Clark camped at the confluence of the Columbia and Snake rivers. That area is now, 200 years later, commemorated by Sacagawea State Park in honor of their Native American guide.
After the end of World War II, the entire region went through several "boom" and "bust" periods, heavily based on available government funding for Hanford-related work in the late 1990s. The war brought the Manhattan Project, the United States' development of the atomic bomb, to the nearby Hanford Site. Pasco, along with the rest of the area, played a vital support role in that effort. Pasco was also home to Naval Air Station Pasco (the current Tri-Cities Airport) and the Pasco Engineer Depot (still called "Big Pasco" today). These wartime activities more than doubled the population in just months.
Since that time, Pasco has transformed. During the change, Pasco saw its population overtake the neighboring city of Richland and growth in the city's retail and tourism industries.
Recently incorporated land on the West side of the city has exploded into new housing tracts, apartments, and shopping centers. This area of the town has become referred to locally as "West Pasco," distinguishing it from the older neighborhood in the city to the East. As new residents joined to the region, current residents of the Tri-Cities moved from Richland and Kennewick to West Pasco due to its central location and virtually all-new housing and business.

Although Pasco homes for sale are reasonably priced, they still offer high-end luxury and modern features. Built-in electric fireplaces, ceramic floors, modern appliances and spa-inspired bathrooms are popular features in these properties. Older homes in the area are able to compete with these high-end new constructions with value-adding features, large yards, and updated kitchens and bathrooms.


Pasco's Community Amenities

Numerous free boat launches ideal for watersport enthusiasts.
The Pasco School District contains many quality schools that serve the community.
Home of the Columbia Basin College, which is the largest public community college in southeastern Washington.
Residents enjoy the newly renovated Edgar Brown Memorial Stadium for various outdoor sporting events.
15 miles of pathway overlooking the majestic Columbia River for bikers and hikers
20 soccer fields
24 public tennis courts
A 3.1-mile cross-country course dedicated to walkers, joggers, and runners
A 50-meter pool
A multipurpose outdoor stadium with a state-of-the-art turf field and a 10-lane, all-weather running track capable of hosting state-level football and track events
A professional golf course to enjoy nearly year-round play
A professional indoor rodeo arena
A professional minor league baseball stadium home to the Tri-Cities Dust Devils
Eight softball fields
Seven baseball parks

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Pasco Accolades

• '17 50 Most Popular Mid-Size Cities To Relocate
• '15 10 Best Cities for Stem Jobs
• '15 Best Places to Invest in Real Estate in WA
• '15 10 Fastest-Growing Cities in WA
• '14 The 50 Safest Cities in WA
Pasco was a 2019 and 2018 finalist for "All-America City" from the National Civic League
The community won a 2019 Municipal Excellence Award from the Association of Washington Cities
Pasco was rated #1 in the country for its "Rising Housing Market."
Pasco was rated as one of the "50 Most Popular Mid-Size Cities To Relocate."
Pasco's crime rate has dropped more than 80% since 1990 (PDF) and cited as one of the safest cities in the state in several different surveys recently
"10 Washington State Cities On The Rise"
"12 of the Best Places to Live in Washington"
"Best Places for Home Ownership"
"Best Cities for Millennial Job Seekers in Washington"
Pasco/Franklin County was named one of the ten best counties for millennials in Washington

Average Climate Data

Average high temperature: 66 Degrees
Average low temperature: 44 Degrees
Average rainfall: 6.5 inches per year
Average snowfall: 2.75 inches per year
Elevation: 407 feet above sea level
Growing season: 185 days per year
Sunshine: 300 days per year

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