The Native American word for Kennewick is “winter paradise,” and that is what you will find in this southeastern Washington city of more than 74,000 people.
Kennewick is part of the Tri-Cities of Richland, Pasco and West Richland. We have more than 300 days of sunshine a year, which means you can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities. Some examples are hiking or biking along the 23-mile Sacajawea Trail, hiking up Badger Mountain, or any of the three public golf courses in the city (which are open year-round).
Another triad, the confluence of the Snake, Yakima and Columbia rivers has produced an aquatic playground perfect for sailing, boating, waterskiing, swimming fishing, windsurfing and jet-skiing.
Arts & Entertainment
If outdoors isn’t your thing, we have plenty to offer indoors. The Tri-Cities boasts the Mid-Columbia Ballet and symphony, as well as the Mid-Columbia Musical Theatre, the Richland Players, the Academy of Children’s Theater, as well as theatrical musical events offered each year through the six area high schools.
We are the retail hub of southeastern Washington and northeastern Oregon with the Columbia Center Mall, Historic Downtown District and the Southridge area.
Sporting events are numerous, fast and furious with the games of the Fever Indoor Football League, or the Western Hockey League, the Tri-City Americans. The Dust Devils are the Short-season Class A Baseball team. If golf is your dream sport, there are 10 public courses available, open year around.
Parks and Recreation
Family fun has great opportunities with Kennewick’s 27 beautifully maintained parks. Columbia Park, along the Columbia River, is a 360 acre park that offers something for everyone: the Playground of Dreams, the Aquatic Splash Park, the J & S Dreamland Express, an open-air multi-train ride; the Family Fishing Pond; Movies on the River, a no-cost family appropriate night out, and an 18-hole Frisbee Golf course.
The Audubon Nature trail offers great views and sounds of nature including the Duck Pond.
Columbia Park has hosted the Water Follies Columbia Cup unlimited hydroplane races for the past 40 years. It has become a nationally acclaimed event as visitors watch the hydros fly by on the water and the incredible air show overhead between each race. The REACH Museum is at the west end of the park. The natural, scientific and cultural history of the Tri-Cities area has been captured here for the public to enjoy and celebrate.
Business and Education
Tri-Cities is home for the brightest minds in the business. 82% of the population has a high school, college, or graduate education and there are more scientists, engineers, and PhD’s per capita here than anywhere in the United States.
Kennewick is in a desert region of Washington state and has a mild climate. Average annual precipitation is less than 7 inches. We have little to no snowfall in the winter, with winter temperatures averaging 44 degrees. Golf courses are open year round! Summer temperatures average a comfortable 88 degrees with cool breezes from the encompassing rivers.
Seattle – 3.5 hrs via 1-90 to I-82
Tacoma – 3.75 hrs via I-90 to I-82
Vancouver – 3.25 hrs via I-84 to Hwy 385
Spokane – 2.5 hrs via 395
Portland – 3.25 hrs via I-84 to Hwy 395
Boise – 4.5 hrs via Hwy I-184 to Hwy I-84 to Hwy 395
Besides it’s desirable weather, the The Tri-Cities is known for the largest open-air fresh produce market in WA state. There are more than 200 wineries within a 1 hour drive making it the “Heart of Washington’s Wine Country”.
About Inspiration Estates
Inspiration Estates is a secluded and beautifully maintained community, offering a variety of homes that makes each property unique in this desert landscape. You will see families outside on the lawn playing games while a retired couple strolls down the sidewalk hand in hand.
Inspiration Estates is in SE Kennewick, off Highway 395 and 45th Ave, with easy access to I-82. It is only 30 miles to the Oregon border.
Getting there: South on Highway 395, East on 27th Ave, right at Ely, left at 45th. The entrance to Inspiration Estates is at Conway and 45th where you will turn right into a majestic, divided road that takes you into the heart of the development.
Nearby shopping is within 2 miles: Walmart, Home Depot, Walgreens, Petco, Starbucks, Tanning, GameStop, AT & T and over 37 Fine Dining and Casual restaurants within a 5 mile radius. Newly constructed Trios Hospital and Doctors Medical Center is minutes from your front door. Other essential services are at your fingertips as well: dental offices, insurance agencies, vehicle service facilities and mailing centers.
Inspiration Estates is 10 miles from the Tri-City Airport, which flies non-stop to Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Mesa, Salt Lake City, Denver and Minneapolis.
Nestled up Inspiration Mountain, Inspiration Estates offers sweeping views of the entire Tri-Cities, from Richland, Hanford, Kennewick, Pasco both Blue and Cable Bridges, and east to the Blue Mountains.
Within Inspiration Estates, amenities include a 5 acres City park, baseball field, playground equipment, sidewalks and miles of walking trails.
Neighbors are friendly and communicate well. Homeowners share in the Inspiration Estates Facebook page to exchange pertinent info that benefits all of the community. ie: lost/found pets, windstorm recovery, Bunco party times & location, notification of activity in the area to watch, yard sales, or sharing extra garden produce.
Inspiration Estates has numerous experienced contractors who have brought us a great variety of home designs – or you can bring your own builder!
Please contact us today to learn more or to get started with your custom home.