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Serving the Communities of Naches, Gleed, Cowiche, Tieton and Nile Valley

Gateway to the Cascade Mountains
and Yakima Wine Country

 

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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 $100,000s.

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 Meadows.

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 looking at.

Live Yakima Valley - includes information of interest for those relocating to the Yakima/Naches area

Schools

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.

Local Businesses

Listing of local businesses providing services to residents of the greater Naches Valley and surrounding communities

Community Organizations

Listing of Community and Civic Organizations in the Naches area

Churches

See the Listing of Naches Area Churches

 

Naches Area Parks

Applewood Park
105 West 4th St
Naches, WA 98937
nachespark@co.yakima.wa.us


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.

2017 Pool Season - June 10-August 25

Open Public Swim - $3.50 per person $1.00 Seniors/Babies under 2
Every day - 1:00pm to 3:00pm and 3:30 to 5:30pm

Proper Swim Attire Always Required.

Stay Fit Swim
(Adult Swim, water walking, lap) $1.00 per session or $35.00 Season Pass
Monday thru Friday
12:00-1:00pm & 5:30–6:30pm

Have a Swim Party! Make a Splash!

Summer 2017 Swim Lessons:
$30.00 per session M – W – TH 11:30 – 12
3rd Session: July 31, August 2, 3, 7, 9, 10

Pre-registration for swim lessons suggested -stop by pool during open hours or call.

Season Passes:
Single person: $80.00
Family members in same household: $180.00
Stay Fit Swim: $35.00

Naches Barracudas Swim Team uses our pool and are always looking for members, aged 5-18. For information, contact them at NachesBarracudas@swimtopia.org

For more information, contact:

Pool phone 509-653-2353 - June 10-August 25 - 12:00 – 6:00pm
Or contact Kit Hawver 509-930-1724, NachesPark@co.yakima.wa.us

 

 

Cleman's View Sports Park
8894 US Hwy 12
(PO Box 9367)
Naches, Washington 98937
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Facilities include three Little League baseball fields, one junior field, four tennis courts, horsehoe pit, and clubhouse with meeting and reception faciliites.

For information on rental of event hall.

Jim Sprick Community Park
13680 State Route 410
Naches, WA 98937
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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
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handicapped facilitiesOpen 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
Emergency/After Hours:
“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.

Frontier Communications offers landline phone service as well as Broadband Internet.

Washington Broadband offers high speed internet in limited areas.

 

 

 
   


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