Yakima WA Senior Living
Yakima is the state of Washington’s eighth largest city and is located just 60 miles southeast Mt. Rainer, the tallest peak in the Cascade mountain range. Named an All-America City by the National Civic League in 1994, Yakima – the Heart of Central Washington – is the ideal place to retire for central Washington natives.
While known for its apple, wine, and hops production, Yakima also boasts a variety of cultural fare. Residents can enjoy several festivals and fairs, including the Central Washington State Fair each September. Tourists often visit historic North Front Street, the city’s haven of boutique shops and attractions, and Track 29, unique shops set up in actual railway cars. Sports fans can get their fill with the city’s minor league teams, including the 3-time World Champion Yakima Beetles American Legion baseball team. Music aficionados will enjoy the Yakima Symphony Orchestra or other performances at the Allied Arts Centers, Seasons Performance Hall, or Capitol Theatre.
Yakima is situated in the Upper Valley alongside the Yakima River, located just north of the Yakama Nation from which the city derives its name. Yakima is considered to be a semi-arid climate, enjoying cold winters and hot summers. Also, as a semi-arid climate, the area receives a fair amount of precipitation during the year, including both rain and snow.
As of 2010, more than 13 percent of the population was age 65 or older – nearly 12,000 people – so the city is primed to be senior-friendly. If you’re in the area, stop by our Holiday Retirement community, and we’ll gladly show you around.
Senior Living Communities in Yakima, WA