Benton City WA Real Estate, Benton City Area and Community
History

Benton City, WA, was founded by the Oregon Washington Railroad and Navigation Company in 1909. The town was placed at the junction of the Walla Walla and Yakima Railroad lines, and the OWR&N Co. built a railway station with freight and passenger depots in 1910. The town was officially incorporated in 1945, and Benton City real estate increased in popularity when water was brought to the area through an extension of the Sunnyside Canal. Benton City's official website includes more information about the history of the town and surrounding areas.

Parks and Recreation

Potential Benton City home buyers will be excited by the abundance of water sports and other outdoor activities. The Beach RV Park is the perfect starting point for many types of water activities including fishing, boating, wind surfing, water skiing, and much more. Benton City properties are also close to Horn Rapids Park, which boasts four miles of Yakima River frontage along with a shooting range, campground, horse camp, boat launch, model airplane area, and miles of trails for hiking, horseback riding, or bicycling. Call Park Ranger Mark Finkbeiner at 509-531-7016 for more information.

Not far from Benton City are many more outdoor recreation sites. Hover Park covers nearly 200 acres of open space. Two Rovers Park is part open space, part urban park, with a playground, picnic tables, nature trails and water access. Vista Park is a smaller, quiet area with swingsets and picnic tables, and Wallula Gap Preserve is an undeveloped area offering rugged outdoor recreation including wilderness hiking and rock climbing. Contact a Benton City real estate agent to learn more.

Attractions and Activities

Benton City WA real estate is appealing to buyers who enjoy the finer things in life. Benton City WA homes are nestled among orchards, hay fields, and spectacular vineyards. Known as "Little Tuscany" because of the scenery overlooking the world-renowned Red Mountain wineries, Benton City is a destination for many people who come to sample the fine wines.

With its mild climate and access to water, much real estate in Benton City is on or near a golf course. Although too numerous to name them all, West Richland Municipal Golf Course and Tri-City Country Club are locally popular.

For history buffs, some of the original railroad buildings are still standing, and the Kiona Bridge crossing the Yakima River is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Events

For buyers of Benton City homes interested in something a little more exciting, Benton City realtors brag about the active equestrian presence, with over 30 roping arenas, a horseback riding group, and the Benton County Junior Fair and Rodeo.

Anyone interested in Benton City homes for sale might also be excited to learn about the Vineyard City Arts Festival held each year in May. The festival features arts and crafts, music, food, and of course, wine. Buyers seeking homes for sale in Benton City can also contact the Tri-Cities Visitor and Convention Bureau for a calendar of events listing activities in the local area.
Laura Harris-Hodges
Laura Harris-Hodges
Realtor®