Living in Naches, Gleed, Cowiche, Tieton and Nile Valley
A small town with modern conveniences and old-fashioned values,
the Town of Naches is nestled at the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. To the south you'll find the plateau agricultural communities of Cowiche and Tieton and to the west the mountain communities of the Nile Valley. The
area offers easy access to a multitude of year-around outdoor activities, including
fishing, hunting, hiking, boating, river rafting, and jeeping, as
well as snowmobiling and downhill and cross-country skiing.
This conservative, but forward-thinking town offers a quality of
life that most seek, but rarely find when they move to a new community.
From the country atmosphere to the outstanding “Blue Ribbon
Schools”, many families choose to relocate to Naches and the surrounding Upper Valley communities for what
the area has to offer their families.
With White Pass Ski Resort and Mt. Rainier located just 45 miles
to the west on Highway 12, as well as the city of Yakima located
just 10 miles to the east ... whether you’re looking for outdoor
recreation, a community college and higher education distance learning
opportunities, quick access to the the Yakima Air Terminal, or shopping
at the local malls, your destination is close at hand.
Being centrally located in the state, Naches is 2-3+ hours away
from Seattle, Spokane or Portland.
While retaining the high quality of life offered with a small town
feel, Naches' proximity to the greater Yakima area allows residents
quick and easy access to cultural, shopping and medical facilities.
Upper Valley Neighborhoods
If you keep a sharp eye, home ownership opportunities are available
in Naches. When one thinks of Naches, they can divide the area into
three distinct residential areas:
Chinook Pass and the Nile: Get the true feeling
of living in the mountains while only being minutes from the center
of Naches. This mountain community features anything from cabins
on one of the three rivers - usually located on US Forest Service
leased land - to small ranches and mansions placed in scenic and
private areas. Prices can range in the $600,000-$700,000 range for
that special get-away, though, most homes are priced in the low-to-mid
The Town of Naches: Most of the homes located in
this rustic little jewel of a city were built 50-80 years ago. While
some can feature beautiful porches, shaded lots and grand facades,
many are more of a quaint bungalow design. One thing they all have
in common - great pride of ownership! A walk through the town on
a summer's evening will give you a taste of how caring and friendly
the townsfolk can be. Homes in town are priced anywhere from $100,000
to $180,000. Pay close attention when one of these homes comes on
the market, as available homes sell pretty fast! In recent years, new home development on the west side of town
includes planned residential developments such as Naches
Gleed & Lower Naches Valley: If you saw Gleed
20 years ago, you wouldn't recognize it today! Quite a housing boom
has occurred in areas surrounding Gleed since the 1990s and the
homes that existed prior have been refurbished to their original
conditions. Close to Yakima, yet part of the prized Naches Valley
School system makes Gleed a popular place to own a home. Prices
range from $120,000 to over $300,000, depending upon what it is
you are looking for.
So, no matter your want: moving into mountain living, a quaint town, agricultural surroundings,
or a bedroom community, Naches area communities have something worth
Live Yakima Valley - includes information of interest for those relocating to the Yakima/Naches area
The Naches Valley School
District is the largest school district in the State of Washington,
encompassing over 1375 square miles. The school district serves
1593 children from families living in the White Pass and Chinook
Pass areas and the Naches Valley down to the Twin Bridges. There
are three schools within the district: the Naches Valley Primary
School, Naches Valley Middle School and Naches Valley High School.
Listing of local businesses providing services to residents of the greater Naches Valley and surrounding communities
Listing of Community and Civic
Organizations in the Naches area
See the Listing of Naches Area Churches
Naches Area Parks
105 West 4th St
Naches, WA 98937
Visit our beautiful community park with a large public swimming
pool, playground, picnic tables, covered picnic area, and two tennis courts. Reserve park areas in advance,
covered areas rent quickly.
The Pool is CLOSED and will re-open Summer 2017.
Open public swim - Daily: 1:00-3:00 and 3:30-5:30.
Keep Fit (Adult Swim, water walking, lap): 12:00-1:00 and 5:30-6:30Monday thru Friday
$3.00 per person.
Summer Swim Lessons start mid-June. The pool is closed on some dates for swim meets.
Proper swim attire always required and children under 7 must be with a swimming adult.
Pool can closed unexpectedly. For more info on the Pool or Park Reservations call after 1:00pm at (509) 653-5253 (summers only between 1-5pm) or Kit at (509) 930-1724.
|Cleman's View Sports Park
8894 US Hwy 12
(PO Box 9367)
Naches, Washington 98937
Facilities include three Little League baseball fields,
one junior field, four tennis courts, horsehoe pit, and clubhouse with meeting and reception
For information on rental
of event hall.
|Jim Sprick Community Park
13680 State Route 410
Naches, WA 98937
Large park with covered picnic area, playground, gravel
walking path, showers and flush-toilets. Nile Community Clubhouse
available for rent. Overnight dry camping is available for
large groups (no hook-ups are available), with reservations.
Site of the Nile
Valley Community Days event.
For more information
|Lower Naches Community Park
111 East Gleed Road
Naches, Washington 98937
9:00 a.m. to dusk
A 7.5 acre park located east of downtown Naches. Open grass
area provides for family picnicking and field sports. Children's
play equipment is available.
The City of Naches was featured in an edition of the Yakima
Business Journal - Naches
has big plans for Cleman’s View Sports Park
Event / Wedding Venues
If you're looking for a venue for a wedding or special event, visit the Wedding Venues page.
Ditch and Irrigation Companies in Naches
Gleed Irrigation, Lower Wapatox Ditch Co., and Union Ditch Co.
Ditch Rider - Sam Ross 509-945-1999
Naches-Selah Irrigation - 509-697-4177
“D” Sec. Patrolman, Main, Weekend Relief 961-8909
#1 Patrolman, #2 Relief 961-6305
#2 Patrolman, #1 Relief 961-7502
#3 Patrolman, Weekend Relief 728-4545
“A” Sec. Patrolman, #3, D Sec., Weekend Relief 969-0065
Clark Ditch Co. - Jeff Harris 509-952-6833
Kel-Lawry Ditch Co. - Morgan Rowe—Tom Allan
Upper Watpatox Ditch Co. - Kevin Knight 509-961-3191
South Naches Ditch Co. - Paul Kauzlarich 509-949-9704
Highspeed Internet and Wireless companies
At&T, Verizon, and US Cellular all have transmission towers in the Naches Valley.
Verizon offers landline phone service.
Washington Broadband offers high speed internet in limited areas.