Overview of Pasco
Located in southeastern Washington state, Pasco is one of the three cities that make up the Tri-Cities area. Home to approximately 63,000 residents, Pasco provides jobs in a number of industries, and offers an affordable place to rent for any young professional. Kiplinger also rated the area as one of the Top Ten communities to raise a family, with many finding perfect Pasco apartments for rent in this small city.
Living in Pasco, WA
The Pasco area was home to some of North America's earliest human inhabitants, the most famous being the Kennewick man, a 9,300 year old skeleton that was found in the Columbia River.
As the current seat of Franklin County, Pasco's thriving economy is due in large part to the Grand Coulee Dam. Built in 1941, the dam across the mighty Columbia River has made the lifeline of irrigated water a major promoter of the city's modern industries. Top employers in the city include the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, the local city government, the Douglas Fruit Company, and many others, making rentals in Pasco your best bet for area employment.
Pasco Attractions and Special Events
History buffs and outdoor enthusiasts continue to flock to Sacajawea State Park. Said to be the spot where Lewis and Clark camped in 1805 on their trek to the West Coast, the park offers nearly 290 acres of inland waters to enjoy at the confluence of the Snake and Columbia Rivers.
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