If you like sunshine you won't wonder why Money magazine named this community the best place to live in Eastern Washington.
Known as The Heart of Washington Wine Country, the Tri-City region houses dozens of wineries within a 50 mile radius. Visitors can sample award winning wines, or enjoy breathtaking views of the vineyards.
Our rich blend of history, science & technology and the fine arts allows visitors to explore favorite as well as new avenues of entertainment.
Due to the Tri-Cities exceptional climate and immediate access to three rivers, outdoor sports, golfing, fishing, sailing, kayaking, snow-skiing, mountain biking and road-cycling, soccer and other team sports are quite popular.
KENNEWICK was first home to the Chemnapam Indians. The name means "Winter Haven", an appropriate title as the tribe gathered in the mild climate to trade, fish, and pasture their horses. Kennewick is now the largest of the three cities and relies on light industry and retail to support the thriving economy.
PASCO is near the site where the Lewis & Clark expedition made camp in 1805. Pasco has both strong agriculture and industrial roots and is the largest city in the million acre Columbia Basin irrigation project. Pasco is also home to the Tri-Cities airport, which was the first commercial airport west of the Mississippi.
RICHLAND started out as a small farming town; it is now a huge part of the Science and Technology communities worldwide. Richland boasts more Ph.D.'s per capita than any other city in the U.S.