Welcome to the Wenatchee Valley

Welcome to the Wenatchee Valley

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Located on the sunny side of the Cascade Mountains, Wenatchee rests in the heart of Washington State. Just a short drive from Seattle and Spokane, the Wenatchee Valley is a vacationers dream. We have 300 days of sunshine, four distinct seasons, great local schools, minimal commute and traffic, low crime rate, renewable, affordable energy, healthy tourism and robust agriculture and wine country.

People often compare the Wenatchee Valley to other small-town cultural and outdoor Mecca’s – Boulder, CO, Missoula, MT, and Jackson Hole, WY among others. While the valley has plenty of native residents, you’ll meet transplants from all over the country (and abroad) who visited and fell in love with the valley, its people, and the quality lifestyle.

North Central Washington is a beautiful place to live - the towering Cascade Mountains to the west, the rocky, arid plateaus to the east, and the Columbia River running through the middle. And with 300 days of sunshine a year, and minimal precipitation, it’s the best of the Northwest.

Climate: (Did we mention 300 days of sunshine??)

Annual Precipitation:    8.8 inches
Average snowfall:         26.9 Inches
Elevation:                       746 Feet

    

What do I like best about this area? FOUR SEASONS of fun activities within 30 miles of center of town. Good place to raise young family—good schools—private and public, MANY enriching activities for kids to get involved in including sports, theater, dance, gymnastics, and much more.” 
Linda Michael, ARNP, Wenatchee Pediatrics

Population (Source: Port of Chelan County)

Wenatchee City: 30,270
East Wenatchee: 11,570
Chelan: 3,906
Douglas County: 37,000
Chelan County: 71,200

Chelan County Housing:

Cost of Living Index (US Avg.=100): 88.0
Median Household Income: $49,638
3-Bedroom House Price $192,900
2-Bedroom Apartment Rent $895.00
Property Tax Rate (Chelan Co.) $7.53 / $1,000

Douglas County Housing:

Cost of Living Index (US Avg.=100): 114.0
Median Household Income: $47,515
3-Bedroom House Price $204,800
2-Bedroom Apartment Rent $890.00
Property Tax Rate (Douglas Co.) $11.32 / $1,000