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Overview
Population:13,169
Pop. Change:14%
State: Washington
Metro Area: Wenatchee Metro Area
County: Douglas County
City:East Wenatchee
Zip Code:98802
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East Wenatchee's Real Estate Market
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 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
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Wenatchee Metro Area

Profile: Small town

Location: Central Washington, east slope of Cascade Range

Elevation: 645

Time zone: Pacific Standard Time

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Nearby mountainsRecent job declines
Year-round climateCost of housing
Attractive downtownIsolation

Wenatchee is a mountain gateway between western Washington and the agricultural areas of the Columbia Plateau to the east. The economy is supported mainly by agriculture and forest products. The physical setting is attractive and the original downtown area is pleasant (winning a recent National Trust for Historic Preservation Great American Main Street Award).

Significant recreational opportunities are available in the Cascades to the west, starting with the funky European-style Leavenworth just 15 miles up the grade. Housing costs can be high for the type of area. Wenatchee is a bit isolated; the northern suburbs of Seattle and Everett are 150 miles west, and it is a long haul across the 4000-foot winter wonderland of Stevens Pass.

Wenatchee is located on a narrow Columbia River plain surrounded on all sides by mostly dry mountains and foothills of the Cascades. Elevations rise rapidly to 9000 feet to the west, giving heavy forestation, but of this is out of Wenatchee’s view. The mountains create a deep rain shadow, giving plenty of sun and minimal precipitation, while the marine influence from the west creates a fairly stable and pleasant year-round climate.

Interesting Facts about East_Wenatchee, Washington

As of 2014, East Wenatchee's population is 13,169 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 14.38 percent.

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The median home cost in East Wenatchee is $225,200. Home appreciation the last year has been 2.80 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, East Wenatchee's cost of living is 12.60% Higher than the U.S. average.

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East Wenatchee public schools spend $10,354 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 20.3 students per teacher in East Wenatchee.

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The unemployment rate in East Wenatchee is 6.00 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. East Wenatchee jobs have Decreased by 0.06 percent.


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Map Of East_Wenatchee

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Average Commute time is 16 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

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East Wenatchee's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)

 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes


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