Southeast: ESD 123

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Southeast

Educational Service District 123

The rolling grasslands of the Palouse are guaranteed to take your breath away, as will a trip through Hells Canyon on the Snake River. The region is also home to Pullman, location of Washington State University, the second largest educational institution in Washington (WSU). WSU offers an array of public cultural and intellectual opportunities and Pullman continues to develop as a foodie town.

What Makes This Region Great?

A perfectly crisp fall day watching a WSU Cougars football game is about as good as it gets anywhere. Of course, you might choose to spend that gorgeous autumn afternoon on a cycling trail, at one of many small town farmer’s markets or just on a leisurely drive through the rolling hills.

Outdoors

Quick, what’s the deepest river gorge in North America? If you guessed Hells Canyon on the Snake River you’d be right, as its half a mile deeper than the Grand Canyon. Jet boats carry you into the canyon and out again.

Walla Walla

The “town so nice they named it twice” is near tremendous fishing, biking and hiking. Residents of Walla Walla enjoy the walkable town and small town charm, while also taking full advantage of Whitman College, one the nation’s best small colleges.

Affordability

Being a university town, Pullman offers many of the amenities you would find in Seattle at a fraction of the price. Whether dining downtown among numerous independent restaurants or taking in a chamber music festival on campus, there’s quality living to be had.

Photograph of a winding road at Palouse, seattle, wa, usa.
Headshot of a Kennewick teacher with an orange background

“Washington has an ocean, desert, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, rainforest and all these amazing things. The people are like that too – the diversity is so great and awe-inspiring. Why would you want to teach anywhere else?”
 

Alfredo Arroyo
Kennewick School District

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