Joe Schmitt writes a weekly blog called The Good Life, featuring information about the region’s history, culture, climate and economy. The blog also showcases new residents, clubs and organizations, outdoor recreational opportunities and local events.
We recently were pleased to see that Yakima was listed as one of the ten cheapest (and best) cities for Millenials. The blog states that "From coast to coast, there are many beautiful (and affordable) small cities any millennial will love." We are in good company with other cool places like Logan, Utah; Durham, North Carolina; and Newport, Oregon. The shout out for our great region isn't a total surprise. According to the cost of living data our organization maintains, Yakima is one of the most economical places to live in the Northwest.
If anyone needs more reasons why the Yakima Valley is on the rise, here is a list of articles, editorials and commentary that touts our tremendous lifestyle:
Why Here? Why Now? (great blog post by a local couple about why they chose Yakima)
Bringing Elite Education to the most disadvantaged (NPR story on Heritage)
Yakima: The Quest for Hops (PBS Special: In the Americas with David Yetman)