South Central: ESD 105


South Central

Educational Service District 105

The broadleaf trees populate the parks as the terrain transitions from the Palouse to the Columbia River Gorge. The regon provides plenty of cultural fodder such as near weekly summer festivals and arguably the best restaurants per capita in the Pacific Northwest.

What Makes This Region Great?

You can spend the morning hiking in the Cascade foothills and the afternoon floating down the river or relaxing while stationed on a terrace overlooking an estate’s plantings. It’s all about lifestyle here, a small town area with big city virtues.

The Four Seasons

Southwest Washington truly experiences all four seasons of the year, the summer spent beneath swaying broad-leaved trees, picturesque autumns when the Palouse turns golden, winters perfect for Nordic skiing and spring sees the hills unfurl with wildflowers.

Big Cities, Small Towns

Yakima, less than two hours from Seattle, is bathed in sunshine and includes a world-renowned fly fishing river of the same name.


Festivals fill the South Central calendar year-round. Whether you prefer hot air balloons or chamber music, you’ll find a celebration here any time of the year.

Tipsoo Lake in the Morning
“Washington is incredibly diverse. The landscape is beautiful and the people are so welcoming. There are so many opportunities to grow and experience.”


Pedro Navejas Rodriguez
Grandview School District

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