City of West Richland, WA
Located near the Columbia River, West Richland offers a
vibrant community and an economy based on private
industry and commerce. The region boasts some of the
best recreational opportunities around, including
water-skiing, boating and picnicking. The city's integrated
park system, rivershore, and wide-open living spaces add
to the quality of life found here.
West Richland was officially incorporated on June 13, 1955.
Originally in Oregon territory, West Richland's sage brush and
river willow became Washington Territory in 1853. The railroad,
gold panning in the Yakima, and the good ole cowboy way of
life were rooted themselves in making of West Richland. Since
the 1940's when the Navy came and established a presence,
the good life only continued to flourish as the Tri-Cities itself
began to take shape in a variety of booming industries. While
the rest of the Tri-Cities are showing the signs of growth and
commerce, West Richland continues to hold on to its open
charm and quiet, even while it expands its own horizon.
The City of West Richland is centrally located to all major
Northwest markets and features an extensive transportation
system that includes air, highway, river barge, and railway. -from West Richland's city website.