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About Wenatchee, Washington

Wenatchee is located in the heart of Washington State and is the largest city in Chelan County. This beautiful city consistently tops lists as one of the best places to live in the country. For those who call Wenatchee home, it’s easy to see why.

Wenatchee is a city that holds plenty of natural wonders. In the summer, you can enjoy a wide array of water sports on the Columbia River. Outdoor enthusiasts can also enjoy bikinghiking and horseback riding near Lake Wenatchee.

In the winter, you can hit the slopes at Mission Ridge Ski and Board Resort. And the best part? You can enjoy the great outdoors surrounded by the stunning beauty of the Cascade Range, a mountain range that spans 500 miles, from British Columbia through Washington and Oregon and into the northern part of California.

On days when you want to simply relax and unwind, you’ll have your choice of some premier Washington State wineriesbreweries and restaurants. Take a weekend jaunt to a Washington State vineyard, for instance, and enjoy sipping on a handcrafted wine while taking in the sights of a beautiful natural landscape. Or visit one of the area breweries for a refreshing cider on a hot summer day.

Living in Wenatchee is like having big-city luxuries but with a small-town feel. Downtown Wenatchee is home to a number of charming boutiques, coffee shops, wine bars and high-quality restaurants.

Wenatchee is located on the west side of the Columbia River; neighboring East Wenatchee, a separate town in Douglas County, is across the river on its eastern shore. East Wenatchee has the distinction of being the landing site of the Miss Veedol, the first plane to complete a non-stop, trans-Pacific flight. The flight began 41 hours earlier in Misawa, Japan, and the two cities have had a special relationship ever since. A Sister City Agreement was signed in 2001 between the mayor of Misawa and the mayor of East Wenatchee. Now, delegations from Misawa visit the area twice a year, once in the spring during the Washington State Apple Blossom Festival and again in the fall during the Wings & Wheels Festival.

Lake Wenatchee