I never in a million years would have guessed that my city is one of Washington's most affordable.

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Just for giggles, I Googled Washington's most affordable cities and I was truly surprised to see that one Tri-Cities was listed at #2.

When I first moved to Tri-Cities, I found a VERY economical duplex to rent in Kennewick.


So, I thought for sure it would be Kennewick. Nope. It is in fact, Richland. According to Livability.com, Richland is THE city you'll want to move to in the Tri.

Richland Police Department
Richland Police Department

Let’s start with the basics: Richland, WA has a population of 57,892. What about cost of living in Richland, WA? The median income in Richland, WA is $76,397 and the median home value is $301,009.

Read on to learn more about Richland, WA, and if you’d like some tips and advice for making your big move, check out our Make Your Move page, where you’ll find all kinds of stories and insights including How to Start Over in a New City, Tips for Getting to Know a New City Before You Move and so much more.

We moved to Richland in 2019, and are so glad we did.

Patti Banner
Patti Banner

Richland is home to Rattlesnake Mountain, Candy Mountain, and Badger Mountain. The Sacagawea Heritage Trail is a 23-mile scenic ride along the Columbia River connecting the Tri-Cities. There really is a lot of ground to cover with so much history, including the Hanford Reach.

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