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Richland Homes for Sale

Richland is located within Tri Cities in Eastern Washington. Richland has a strong Real Estate Market and a great community with a lot of really nice houses for sale. Often times when National media headlines are talking about Real Estate downfalls the Richland Washington Real Estate Market continues to grow and thrive within a strong Economy. Richland Residents benefit from a low cost of living and low unemployment rates.Also, Richland residents enjoy plenty of sunshine and the benefits of having three rivers run through the community offering plenty of outdoor activities. Please take a few minutes to browse through some of the Richland Homes for Sale and let us know if there is anything that we can do to help you find a house in Richland.

Richland has some great Golf Courses and a bunch of really nice in Condos. In fact there are condos that have over sizes boat docks out back. So you can walk off your back patio and get into your boat from its own secure boat launch. These Condos are outside the popular Howard Ammon Park. Richland has a bunch of parks that stretch all along the the Columbia River. In fact, you will notice that the Bike Trail that runs through Richland connects with Pasco and Kennewick allowing the Blue Bridge and the Cement Bridge to act as a loop around theTri Cities! If you want more info on Richland than contact one of our Realtors to set up a meeting.

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History of Richland Washington

Richland Washington has an interesting history that lead to the great community that it is today. Before Richland was apart of the Tri Cities it was home of the Wanapum, Yakima and Walla Walla Native Americans. In 1805 Lewis and Clark visited the mouth of the Yakima River and documented their encounters with the Native Americans fishing for Salmon at the mouth of the Yakima River. This location is currently called Columbia Point but back then this area was called the village of Chemna.

Richland Washington Real Estate Development

The first developer in Richland Washington was W.R Amon and his son Howard. In 1905 they purchased 2,300 acres of land and created a proposal to the postal authorities to name this city Richland. The postal authorities approved the town name Nelson Rich in 1905 allowing the town to be named after a legislator. In 1906 the town was registered at the Benton County Court house and in 1910 Richland was named a 4th class city in Washington.

How the War changed Richland Washington Forever

Richland Washington remained a small farm town until the US Army purchased 640 sq miles to support the war efforts. The US Army bought this land to create the Manhattan Project. The Manhattan Project needed this land to staff the new workers that would be brought into the area to work on the Federal Secret Project. When the government purchased this land they evicted the residents that lived in the area and made the area require a security clearance to enter. From 1943 to 1944 Richland's population went from 300 people to 25,000 people within a year. Residents of Richland we apart of the Atomic Energy community and they were assigned their housing. Many people were assigned to live in Duplexes in Richland however the size of your family and your social status had some bearing on your living conditions. Even though the housing was assigned the government developed the land and still collected rent from residents. The government had total control over every aspect of the residents. From bus services to landscaping to lighting in their homes, everything was supplied by the government.

The first Mayor in Richland Washington (Harold Orlando Monson) was elected in 1954 and his first mission as mayor was to travel to Washington DC and discuss the ownership of homes on the military site. Richland began to name the streets and roads located throughout the city. Since the city was designed by the Army of Engineers many of the streets were named after famous engineers. The city’s main st is name George Washington Way named after Americas first president who was also a surveyor. Stevens drive was named after John Stevens the designer of the Panama Canal. Many of the other streets though out Richland have similar ties with other famous engineers. For those streets that were not named after engineers many of them were named after trees.

After the War
When the war was over the government quit the rental business but the community still remained a large Manhattan Project Community. The Hanford Site that was further north of Richland remained a closed government site but the department of Energy took the projects over and residents of Richland became eligible to purchase and developed land. Richland continued to expand south and Hanford continued to employee thousands of employees that worked on the Hanford site.
Richland Real Estate

Richland Real Estate still reflects back on the history and development of Richland. Many of the government homes that were created by the government during the Manhattan project were named alphabet homes and they still attract investors and residents to this day. For Example, the A house is a 3,200 sqft Duplex that is divided up into two separate 15100 sqft homes that have 3 bedrooms and 1 bath on each side. These Duplexes sell for around 170,000 in today’s market and each side rent out for about 850 per month. The A house is not the only design of Government built homes in Richland in fact there are A, B,C,H and K house that were all designed and built during the Manhattan project. Richland has grown into a community of over 75,000 people and the surrounding cities located around Richland Washington all have grown to create very little gaps between the cities. Therefore, the residents of this community refer to Richland, Kennewick and Pasco as the Tri Cities. Most of the newer construction within Richland remains in the Suburbs of Richland.

The data relating to real estate for sale on this website comes in part from the Tri Cities Association of REALTORS®. The information being provided is for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing.

Listing information last updated on December 18th, 2014 at 12:17am PST.