Introduction to Richland, Washington
Richland, Washington, in Benton county, is 8 miles NW of Kennewick, Washington (center to center) and 170 miles SE of Seattle, Washington. The people of the city are in the Richland - Kennewick - Pasco metropolitan area. Richland has a population of 38,708.
The earliest landowners and founders of this city were W.R. Amon and his son Howard. They purchased 2,300 acres of land to build a town on the northern bank of the Yakima River. Postal authorities approved the town of Richland in 1905. It was registered the following year at the Benton County Courthouse and was incorporated as a Washington Fourth Class City in April 1910.
Richland and nearby Attractions
- Badger Mountain Centennial Preserve
- Sham-na-pum Golf Course
- Yakima River
- Leslie Groves Park
- Riverview Natural Preserve
- Columbia River Exhibition Of History, Science & Technology
Things To Do In Richland
Golf is among the most popular sports in this area. Richland has three golf courses which were designed for different skill levels. There are seven more golf courses in neighboring areas. Richland also has several parks, many of which are situated along the Yakima and Columbia Rivers. The rivers are well suited for boating, kayaking, fishing, water skiing, and waterfowl hunting.
Tri-Cities Airport is nearby.
Richland Higher Education
Columbia Basin College, Walla Walla Community College, and Yakima Valley Community College offer facilities for higher education.