While you attend Perry, Yakima is the ideal home-away-from-home. Located in the heart of Central Washington, Yakima is approximately 145 miles southeast of Seattle and 200 miles southwest of Spokane. Enjoy the amenities of city life in Yakima without the big city hassles.
Sheltered from the westside's heavy rainfall by the Cascade Mountains, the Yakima Valley boasts an annual average of 300 days of sunshine and just 8.00 inches of precipitation, about half of which is measurable snowfall.
When you're not immersed in books, Yakima has plenty to keep you busy. Outdoor activities rule ballgames, biking, mountain climbing, boating, fishing, golf. Yakima has a sport for every type of athlete. Yakima also has an active arts community and offers a variety of concerts and entertainment events.
For more information on Yakima, visit the Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce or Yakima Valley Visitors & Convention Bureau websites. Housing and employment information is available on the Resources page.