About Walla Walla

Walla Walla County: A Hidden Gem in Washington State

Nestled in the heart of Washington State, Walla Walla County offers a unique blend of natural beauty, small-town charm, and a thriving real estate market. Known for its picturesque landscapes, vibrant downtown, and renowned wineries, this county is a hidden gem that attracts both locals and visitors alike.

Located in the southeastern part of the state, Walla Walla County is bordered by the majestic Blue Mountains and the scenic Columbia River. Its prime location provides residents with easy access to outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, and boating. The county's diverse terrain also makes it an ideal destination for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers.

Walla Walla County is home to the city of Walla Walla, which serves as the county seat. This charming city boasts a rich history and a thriving arts and culture scene. Its downtown area is lined with boutique shops, art galleries, and award-winning restaurants, making it a hub for entertainment and culinary delights.

One of the county's biggest draws is its world-class wineries. Walla Walla has gained international recognition for its exceptional wine production, particularly its robust reds and crisp whites. Wine enthusiasts flock to the county to explore the numerous vineyards and tasting rooms, immersing themselves in the region's winemaking heritage.

When it comes to real estate, Walla Walla County offers a variety of options to suit different lifestyles and budgets. From historic homes in downtown Walla Walla to sprawling ranches in the countryside, there is something for everyone. The county's strong real estate market ensures that buyers and sellers can find opportunities that meet their needs.

Whether you're seeking a peaceful retreat, a vibrant community, or a thriving business environment, Walla Walla County has it all. With its natural beauty, cultural attractions, and strong real estate market, this county is truly a place to call home.

Neighborhoods of Walla Walla

Each neighborhood in Walla Walla, WA, has its own distinct character, catering to a variety of lifestyles and preferences. Whether you're drawn to the historic charm of Downtown or the scenic vineyards of the Wine Country, Walla Walla offers a diverse range of living experiences. While Walla Walla has many “micro-neighborhoods” these are some of the main neighborhoods in the area.

Downtown Walla Walla

The heart of the city, Downtown Walla Walla is characterized by historic architecture, charming boutiques, and a vibrant arts scene. Enjoy a stroll along Main Street, lined with local shops, restaurants, and wine tasting rooms. The summer months bring the most active time for Downtown. You’ll hear live music on Saturday nights at Heritage Park or at one of the tasting rooms like Bontzu Cellars. Later in the summer is don’t miss the Wheelin’ Walla Walla car show.

Whitman College Area

Home to Whitman College, this neighborhood is one of the historical areas of Walla Walla. It features beautiful tree-lined streets, historic homes, and easy access to the college and downtown. The area blends academic charm with a sense of community. Don’t miss Alvarado Terrace St. aka “Honorary Adam West St.”. Yep! Batman was born here.

College Place

Adjacent to Walla Walla, College Place is known for its newer residential neighborhoods and proximity to Walla Walla University, a private Seventh Day Adventist college. It offers a quieter atmosphere, more big box stores and chain restaurants while still providing easy access to the amenities of both cities. The rising home values in the city of Walla Walla have driven many younger residents to the more affordable College Place. While Walla Walla school district has seen declining enrollment, College Place is currently planning to expand enough to take in all the new young students. Several large housing developments in the works will add to this growth in the coming years.

Mill Creek/Northeast Walla Walla

While the Mill Creek and NE Walla Walla neighborhoods couldn’t be more different, they are relatively close to each other. NE Walla Walla has a high density of small, older homes but many of its streets are “in transition” as builders are tearing down the old homes and building new ones. The area is a mix of these older neighborhoods and apartments. It’s also home to Walla Walla Community College and Bennington Lake Reservoir, an excellent place for hiking.

Just to the north east of this area however is the lovely Mill Creek Road and Upper Mill Creek. A mix of acreage homes, wineries and the famous Inn at Abeja are located here. Echolands Winery is building a large new tasting room and Bledsoe/McDaniels recently purchased the gorgeous A’Maurice property. It produces some of Walla Walla’s best grapes and will continue to be a draw for high end wineries and large estate homes. Follow this road east then south through beautiful forested areas and you’ll end up in Oregon.

Southside/Wine Country

South of the main Walla Walla metro is the Southside. This area is renowned for its vineyards and numerous wineries. The scenic landscapes, rolling hills (views of The Blues), and access to some of the finest wine tasting experiences make this a favorite place to visit and taste wine as well as to purchase acreage property for custom home construction. It's a haven for wine enthusiasts and those seeking a more private, rural lifestyle while still being only 10 minutes from downtown.

Eastgate/Hospital District

Home to the Providence St. Mary Medical Center, this area is convenient for healthcare professionals and residents seeking proximity to medical facilities. It also features a mix of housing options from apartments to 1900’s bungalows to 1960’s ranch style neighborhoods. Hopefully you won’t mind the helicopters flying in and out of the hospital throughout the day.

Touchet

Pronounced “Too-shee”, this area west of Walla Walla and College Place along Old Hwy 12 has a similar feel to the Southside in that it’s made up of acreage and equestrian properties and many custom homes. Views of the Blues can be had here as well. It’s a little farther of a drive into Walla Walla, approximately 15-20 minutes but it’s a beautiful area with a high-end rural feel.

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