Frequently rated as one of the best suburbs in Washington, and even highly ranked nationally, West Richland is a booming slice of semi-rural, suburban Americana. West Richland sits along the Yakima river above its convergence with the Columbia. The city notably contains more than 7,000 acres of agricultural land within city limits; this often manifests as irrigated pastures for horses and livestock, or privately-owned crop fields, orchards, and vineyards.
Investing in West Richland real estate is a terrific opportunity to make a home for yourself in this booming little city in Eastern Washington, whose population has taken off since 2000. As Richland's newer and slightly more rural neighbor, West Richland sits on the western edge of the Tri-Cities region and is surrounded by the Yakima River to the east, west and north. Despite this friendly city's popularity with eager young families, West Richland homes for sale range typically sit on spacious lots with generous interior square footage. West Richland real estate offers plenty of large, newer single-family residential homes with views of the beautiful rolling hills and vast fields of the Tri-Cities region. If you'd like a place for you and yours to stretch out, West Richland is the Tri-Cities community for you.
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With 14 developed parks and an abundance of trails for cycling or running, a lot of life in West Richland seems to happen out of doors. The entire Tri-Cities region enjoys a fairly dry climate, so residents frequently take advantage of living near national parks and other hiking destinations like Yellowstone Trail Park or Badger Mountain, or visit the region's many rivers for great fishing, canoeing, water skiing, or simply floating. On summer days, the Bombing Range Sports Complex is usually abuzz with children and adults competing baseball, soccer, and youth football. Furthermore, the links-style West Richland golf course at the north end of the city is well-maintained and has a quality restaurant and bar attached to it.
For families, West Richland is served by the Richland School District, which has several schools within the city, including a new middle school set to open soon at the intersection of Keene and Belmont. High school students typically attend schools in nearby Richmond, while young academics find it easy to enroll at Columbia Basin College and Washington State University Tri-Cities.
West Richland homes for sale are set at a pleasant remove from the rest of the Tri-Cities, but drivers can easily take Interstate 182 across the rivers to Richland and Pasco or State Route 240 south to Kennewick. Multiple bus routes even depart every hour form the West Richland Transit Center, meaning it’s possible to leave your car behind for the day.
Given the large size, ample yard space, and roomy interiors of West Richland homes for sale, these single-family residential homes are very reasonably priced. This friendly city's homes are characteristically large and affordable, typically offering 3-4 bedrooms, multi-car garages, and huge yards and patios. Given the West Richland real estate boom that has brought so many new families to the area, it’s not surprising that there are a number of newer builds available on the market, with great modern features like upgraded kitchens and bathrooms.
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When an older home comes on the market in West Richland, they're usually either renovated to appeal to modern sensibilities or priced in such a way that you'll have money left over to take on those renovations yourself. The most popular West Richland homes have features like:
Stainless steel appliances
Large closets and pantries
Central HVAC systems
Plenty of parking space
The city has a fairly young demographic, so West Richland homes for sale are great for first-time homebuyers and those with young children. That said, an area this gorgeous and peaceful is perfect for all ages and family sizes. West Richland property tends to offer a lot of outdoor space for whatever projects you can imagine. Whether your home simply must have an inground swimming pool, or you see yourself grilling for your entire extend family, these homes are great for entertaining or family activities.
Many homes also back onto either a river, golf course, or park, offering amazing views of the vast green space surrounding the region. Prices for these single-family homes have a wide range, from around $150,000 at the low end of the market to over $500,000 at the high end.
There are also opportunities to purchase several acres of grassy residential land to build your own dream home, as well as commercial land for office space.
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