Located centrally in Washington state, Ellensburg is a beautiful college town that truly has access to everything that the Evergreen state has to offer. With Mt. Rainier National Park due west, and the breadbasket of agriculture and viticulture - Yakima - only 36 miles south, Ellensburg offers all the amenities of a small college city with the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Home to approximately 18,500 residents, Ellensburg is a great place for students, families and retirees to settle into, so check out Ellensburg apartments for rent today to discover your new home.
The Yakama First Nation has lived in the Ellensburg area for thousands of years, and continue to carry a large presence in the area. However, the first white settler, named William "Bud" Wilson, built a log cabin in the area in 1868.
Today, Ellensburg is most well-known as the location of Central Washington University. The school's most popular programs include its education, business and law enforcement programs. With approximately 10,000 students coming to Ellensburg every fall, families or singles looking for Ellensburg apartments for rent may want to get a foothold on a new home prior to August.
In addition to CWU, some of the top employers in the region include Kittitas Valley Community Hospital, and Anderson Hay and Grain. While students may be able to get around without a car if they live close to campus, Ellensburg is a rather car-dependent city, so most residents will want to have a reliable vehicle to get around.
Ellensburg continues to harbor a more rural way of life, and many of the city's festivities highlight this aspect of its culture. The Ellensburg Rodeo and the Kittitas County Fair both attract locals and visitors from throughout the state for Labor Day Weekend, while WinterHop Brewfest gives residents a reason to battle the winter winds and snows to enjoy some delicious beers.
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