Working and Living in the Tri-Cities

Our community.

The Hanford Site is located in southeastern Washington State along the Columbia River. The largest of the surrounding communities, the Tri-Cities (population about 125,000), consists of the cities of Richland, Kennewick and Pasco. Three rivers, nearby mountain ranges, more than 100 parks, nine golf courses and over 32 miles of paved biking and hiking trails provide unlimited sporting and recreational opportunities. Plus, the weather is great! Lots of sunshine. The Tri-Cities has a sunny, mild desert climate and averages more than 300 sun days annually. Combined with a strong local community, listed in the top of 30 Happiest and Healthiest Cities in America, excellent your professional connections, world-class food and beverage producers plus an inexpensive cost of living to be found anywhere. This is a terrific place to live and a challenging and rewarding place to work.


The Tri-Cities offers several housing options for short-term and long-term residency. We have partnered with some agencies to provide rental resources for people coming from out of the area. Click on the housing icons for additional information.

Other housing resources include The Guest House at PNNL , Craigslist for Kennewick, Pasco and Richland, and Apartment Guide.

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