While scrolling through Facebook this morning, I came across the group You Know You're From the Tri-Cities When....

A fellow by the name of Cal asked the question, "What year did you move to the Tri-Cities and why?" I can see by Cal's profile he is from Thousand Oaks California and now lives in Kennewick.

The Tri-Cities is full of people who have not spent their whole lives here. Naturally, a lot of folks moved here to work at Hanford, some fairly recently and some whose grandparents actually worked there during the creation of the nuclear bomb back in the 1940s.

So let's do a deep dive into the hundreds of answers here, and see why people moved to the Tri-Cities. Kathi moved here in September of 1976 to start at CBC. Bryan moved here in 1985 to open a restaurant. He has been asked what restaurant that was but has yet to respond at the time of this posting.

Linda's father moved here with the family in 1967 from Butte Montana because he did not like the cold winters there. He was a carpenter and found the warmer weather much more appealing.

Chris moved here in 1964 because his dad got a job with his brother-in-law making trailers in Pasco.

Lupe says that she moved here in 2014 because her mother and her husband left California because the rent was getting out of control. Oops, looks like that California rent has certainly caught up to us now!

At the time of this posting, there are over 235 answers as to why people moved to the Tri-Cities and when and it's neat to see everyone's story. You can read more of them HERE.

Texas' Housing Market Will Make You Want to Move Away From Tri-Cities

The housing market in Tri-Cities is insane. Forget just Kennewick, Pasco, and Richland! Even houses in Prosser and Benton City are going high! It's so crazy, my family members moving to Tri-Cities have been seriously downgrading. Take a look at my in-laws' home they sold in Texas. It has five bedrooms, three full bathrooms, two half bathrooms, it's over 4,000 square feet, PLUS it has an in-ground heated pool that's enclosed to keep the bugs out. How much would you pay for it? It sold for less than $450,000.

This house in Kennewick sold for more money, had half the square footage, NO pool, and had far fewer bedrooms and bathrooms. Do you get where I'm going with this? Let's take a look inside my in-laws' former home and cry over a bowl of Ben & Jerry's ice cream.

The 11 Deadliest Serial Killers in Washington State's Bloody History

Every state is known for something. Florida has swamps and beautiful weather, Iowa has wrestling and corn, New York has Manhattan and Brooklyn-style pizza, Maryland has crabcakes. Washington has apples, wine, IPAs, and serial killers. This article is not meant to glorify these evil people in any way, just shed some light on a bizarre Washington truth. From Bundy to the Green River Killer, these are eleven of the deadliest killers in Washington state history.


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