Living in Walla Walla, Washington
While the funny name may throw you, there’s nothing silly about Walla Walla’s opportunity for growth and community. Walla Walla was founded as a trading post for Native Americans and new settlers, and gained notoriety by being a being one of Lewis and Clark’s stops on their journey to the West.
Walla Walla Culture
More recently, Walla Walla has made a name for itself in the wine industry. With more than 120 wineries in our area, there’s a never-ending supply of events and tastings to enjoy. That’s about 1 winery for every 250 people - if you’re counting! If you enjoy your vino, Walla Walla is the perfect place to settle down.
Walla Walla Main Street has made a name for itself with tourists and locals alike. The mild summer weather and walkable downtown area make for a great weekend getaway or even a full-blown winery excursion. Visual and performing arts have made their mark on the downtown Walla Walla area with “Thoughts Discovered” and “Lights of the Valley,” both viewable by a downtown stroll. Shakespeare Walla Walla and the Walla Walla Symphony call the downtown area home and showcase local talents year round.
With a crisp, cool climate, Walla Walla is an ideal setting for outdoor activities, especially golf. Wine Valley Golf club holds the #5 rank of Best Golf Courses in the Country by Golf Magazine. Several courses are within driving distance of downtown Walla Walla, including Veterans Memorial and Milton-Freewater Golf Course.
Walla Walla Real Estate
Voted one of the top 5 places to retire in the US by Money Magazine, Walla Walla has made a name for itself as a friendly, homey, and laid-back place to make yourself at home.
Washington state is slated to have a real estate “explosion” in 2018, according to Veros Real Estate Solutions. With low inventory and lots of interest, prices will be pushed up in response to the lack of homes to buy. Buyers would be wise to start their mortgage process now to get in on the best rates possible.
Washington state as a whole has seen steady growth in the past decade when it comes to real estate. While Seattle may be driving up the state-wide average, a standard family home in Walla Walla could run you as little as $180,000, meaning a mortgage payment could be quite reasonable.
Walla Walla serves as the hub for several surrounding communities, making up almost half of the area population. We serve these areas for mortgage loans. If you live in Langdon, College Place, Mojonnier, Pedigo, Garrett, Sapoli, Whitman, or the Tri-Cities area, we can expertly guide you to the best mortgage package.