Kennewick WA Real Estate, Kennewick Area and Community Information
History

Archaeological evidence suggests that the Kennewick area has been inhabited for approximately 9,300 years according to dating of remains found on Kennewick properties along banks of the Columbia River. Prior to American settlement, the area was home to indigenous peoples. During the 1880s, Kennewick was connected to other communities via steamboat and railroad. The first temporary bridge over the Columbia River was partially swept away in the winter of 1887. A new bridge replaced it the following year. In 1915, the Dalles-Celilo Canal connected Kennewick homes and the community with the Pacific Ocean. In the early days of the city, these new transportation options helped Kennewick WA real estate rise in value and drew residents to the area.

Parks and Recreation

Kennewick maintains thirty-four public parks and other facilities throughout the city, including near Kennewick Homes for sale. These facilities are available for residents and visitors to enjoy. These parks and other green-spaces total 855 acres. Numerous parks the city include beautiful gazebos. Kennewick home buyers will have no problem securing a home close to a city park or green area.

To contact the parks and recreation office for the area:

Parks & Recreation Department Address - Southridge Sports & Events complex 2901 Southridge Boulevard Phone - (509)585-4293 Email - recreation@ci.kennewick.wa.us

Attractions and Activities

The city has many distinctive cultural and historical attractions, including the downtown area, the Clover Island Lighthouse, and the World Trade Center Memorial Monument. An experienced Kennewick Real Estate Agent would be one of the best people to consult about these, because they know the area better even than many long-term residents, because many homes for sale in Kennewick have good access to these important sites.

A good Kennewick Realtor can also introduce new residents to popular activities, including golf at the Columbia Park Golf Links in Columbia Park, one of the best places to network of enjoy 18 holes in the city. Many Kennewick WA Homes have excellent access to the course. The city also has two other golf courses, which are also surrounded by prominent real estate in Kennewick.

Many people also enjoy spending time around the Columbia River or enjoy all the terrific shopping in the Tri-city area, especially Columbia Center Mall with its 104 retailers.

Events

Toyota Center, located in the city center, occupies some valuable Kennewick real estate, especially in the hearts of residents who enjoy year-round events in the multi-purpose facility, including concerts, trade shows, conventions, family shows, and meetings.

In the summer, hydroplane racing events take place along the Columbia River. Yearly, in August, the Benton-Franklin County Fair is held at the local fairgrounds. The annual Titanium Man (International Distance) and Plutonium Man (Half-Iron Distance) triathlons are hosted by the city of Kennewick.



For additional, convenient information on local events, contact:

Tri-Cities Visitor and Convention Bureau Address - 7130 W. Grandridge Blvd., Suite B Kennewick, WA 99336 Phone - (800) 254-5824 or (509)735-8486


Laura Harris-Hodges
Laura Harris-Hodges
Realtor®
8836 Gage Blvd Suite 101B Kennewick WA 99336