Pasco WA Real Estate, Pasco Area and Community Information
If you are interested in purchasing Pasco WA real estate, the time has never been better. Pasco's crime rate has dropped 70% in the past few years, it has great schools, healthcare organizations and retail establishments, and you can enjoy the area's (mostly) fine weather as you look at Pasco WA homes. This article will talk about the wonderful history, activities and attractions, and community events that you and your family can enjoy once you buy Pasco real estate.


In 1805, the famous explorers Lewis and Clark set up camp at an area that later came to be known as Sacagawea State Park, named for Lewis and Clark's Native American guide. 1889 brought many settlers who went in the area of the Washington Territory that came to be known as Pasco. The town of Pasco, WA was incorporated in 1891. An engineer for the Northern Pacific Railroad named the new town after Cerro de Pasco, a city in Peru.

Pasco, WA is known as a transportation hub in the state of Washington. Many experts attribute the town's growth to its ability to transport agricultural goods, technology and other items to locations all over the world. Partly as a result of this bustling industry, Pasco homes are increasingly sought out by homeowners looking for a safe residential area with an active economy. If you want more information about the history of Pasco, WA and Franklin County, click here and here.

Parks and Recreation

If you are looking at Pasco homes for sale and want to learn about its recreation venues, you may be happy to know that this Washington town does not disappoint when it comes to fun for the entire family. Pasco's recreational facilities include:

  • Columbia River pathways for those who want to hike or ride their bikes
  • An Olympic sized pool
  • Two dozen tennis courts
  • A golf course that can be enjoyed all year round
  • Seven baseball parks
  • Eight softball fields
  • A cross country course that walkers, runners and joggers can use

There are eight parks located in Pasco, WA. Those looking for real estate in Pasco can rest assured that they will have plenty of locations and opportunities to take their families to these beautiful parks for picnics, hiking and a day of relaxation.

Click here for more information about recreational venues and activities in Pasco, WA.

Attractions and Activities

When potential home buyers look at Pasco properties, they will want to know about things they can do on a weekend or a day off of work. If you are looking at homes for sale in Pasco, know that you and your family have a plethora of activities at your fingertips. Among the Pasco attractions and activities you and your family can enjoy include:

  • Professional sports teams such as the Tr-City Dust Devils (baseball), Tri-City Americans (WHL ice hockey) and the Tri-Cities Fever (arena football)
  • Wineries- There are over 160 wineries within an hour's drive from Pasco
  • Columbia River Exhibition of History, Science & Technology
  • Nine Canyon Wind Farm Visitor's Center

  • For more information visit the
Tri Cities Visitor & Convention Bureau and the latest edition of the Pasco Recreation Services guide.


  • Cable Bridge Run - For 35 years, Pasco Recreation Services has held this race. Sign up and meet other Pasco home buyers.
  • Friends & Family Christmas - A holiday music program presented by the Rolling Hills Chorus
  • Winter Masquerade Ball- Put on by students at the local high school, the Winter Masquerade Ball is a formal affair for kids and their parents.
  • Dia De Los Ninos - A fun gathering that celebrates literacy for children of all backgrounds.

Click here for more information about classes and activities for children, teens and adults.

If this article has peaked your interest, contact either a Pasco real estate agent or a Pasco realtor about buying property in this area.
Laura Harris-Hodges
Laura Harris-Hodges
8836 Gage Blvd Suite 101B Kennewick WA 99336