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Living a College Town Lifestyle in Richland, Washington

Columbia Basin College, primarily located in Pasco, has a small branch campus in Richland, and Washington State University Tri-Cities sits on the western bank of the Columbia River.

Where to Retire in Richland and Home Prices

The National Association of Realtors reports the median sale price was $446,300 in the Kennewick-Richland area during the 2nd quarter of 2022. There are retirement communities in Richland, see link on left.

What Is Special about Richland

Richland is a scenic town with an exceptional climate that offers all kinds of outdoor recreation including fishing, hunting, golf, biking and hiking.  It is home to wineries, pubs, shops, restaurants and has a regional airport and medical center.

What Is Not Special about Richland

Richland is not considered a walkable community, and some may not like the idea of living in a town with a nuclear facility.

Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature in Richland is 32 degrees, with July's average at 74 degrees.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The Richland Comunity Center hosts a variety of community events and meetings, along with personal enrichment classes and social gatherings. Howard Amon Park offers many outdoor opportunities, and a hike up Badger Mountain provides for a spectacular view of the Tri-Cities area. Hanford Reach Interpretive Center tells the history of the Hanford and the Manhattan Project, and Richland hosts several events and festivals including the Fall Carnival and Green Living Awards.


The crime rate in Richland is low.

Medical Facilities

Kadlec Regional Medical Center


Richland does have a small airport, but the closest international airport is over 200 miles away in Seattle.

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