Leavenworth, WA

2 Reviews

Download our custom City Report to see exclusive
data on cost of living, crime, climate, and more.
Leavenworth, WA

About Leavenworth, WA

Leavenworth, WA is a beautiful and charming Bavarian-style village nestled in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State. Located just two hours east of Seattle, Leavenworth offers breathtaking views, outdoor recreation opportunities, and plenty of family entertainment. The small town atmosphere caters to locals and visitors alike by providing many locally owned businesses, delightful restaurants, quaint lodging options, and an array of fun festivals held throughout the year. From summertime music concerts to Oktoberfest celebrations in the autumn months, there's something for everyone in Leavenworth! Residents enjoy the rural charm that comes with living in a picturesque mountain village while taking advantage of all the activities offered at their doorstep. Whether you're looking for an active lifestyle or a calm getaway from everyday stressors, Leavenworth is sure to provide you with unforgettable memories. Small town - Central Washington, east slope of Cascade Range.

State: Washington
County: Chelan County
Metro Area: Wenatchee Metro Area
City: Leavenworth
Zip Codes: 98826
Cost of Living:
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 645 ft above sea level

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.

Buying or selling a home?
Find top real estate agents in Leavenworth.
Find A Top Agent

Leavenworth Cost of Living

Nearby mountains, year-round climate, and attractive downtown make Leavenworth a great place to live.

+45.4% higher than avg
-13.2% lower than avg
$1,250 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
+8.2% higher than avg
Leavenworth Crime
35.4 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
Minimum annual income
To live comfortably in Leavenworth, Washington
for a family
for a single person
Pros & Cons of Leavenworth
   Nearby mountains
Recent job declines
   Year-round climate
Cost of housing
   Attractive downtown
Reviews for Leavenworth
    See all (2)

Had heard a lot abot this town and recently spent a 4-night vacation (stayed at the local KOA) here - what a place! Many wonderful shops and restaurants, beatiful  More

   |    Reply

Over 11 years ago

Just returned from a multi-city "prospective real estate" investment tour of cities in OR and WA. Leavenworth was one of the cities I visited. Loved it! Small town feel  More

   |    Reply

Start Your Review of Leavenworth

Cost of Living
Compare Leavenworth, WA cost of living
Compare food, housing, utilities, and more in Leavenworth, Washington to any other city in the US.