Kennewick, Washington is one of the four (yes, four) cities that makes up Tri-Cities, Washington. It sits on the south side of the Columbia River and has a population of 82,493 as of 2018.
Kennewick is filled with beautiful neighborhoods and homes that continue to increase in value. Some Kennewick neighborhoods are so popular that clients will literally keep their search zeroed in on it exclusively and snatch up the first house listed that meets their needs. Let’s take a look at the top 11 neighborhoods in Kennewick, Washington.
Creekstone is a master planned community in central Kennewick located at 10th Avenue and Kellogg. It has two and a half miles of walking paths, two parks with playgrounds and picnic areas, dog waste stations located throughout the development, and plenty of green space to roam. In and of itself, living in Creekstone feels like living in a park.
The first home was built in Creekstone in 2001 and the Kennewick neighborhood now contains over 650 homes. You’ll find various styles of ramblers and two-story homes that span anywhere from about $260,000 – $450,000.
Creekstone is a quick 5-7 minute commute to the shopping centers of Kennewick as well as Highway 240 which will take workers out to the Hanford site. It’s surrounded by fantastic elementary schools, middle schools, and has top tier high schools to choose from in the Kennewick School District. Creekstone is a phenomenal neighborhood to choose in Kennewick.
2. Cherry Blossom Meadows
Just a mile or so away from Creekstone is Cherry Blossom Meadows, a nice little neighborhood located between Highway 395 and Union Street. Living in Cherry Blossom Meadows will give you access to their park which includes a playground, gazebo and charcoal grilling area. You’ll also have easy access to the Mid-Columbia Library and grange park just a short walk away.
Homes in Cherry Blossom Meadows have numerous one and two story layouts and averaged $317,560 in 2020.
Living in Cherry Blossom Meadows will give you quick access to Kadlec’s stand-alone Emergency Room, as well as the numerous shopping options and restaurants found in south Kennewick. You’ll be living in the Kennewick School District with excellent elementary, middle, and high schools nearby.
3. Inspiration Estates
Inspiration Estates is a beautifully maintained neighborhood in southeast Kennewick near 45th Avenue and Ely. Homes are custom built giving a unique variety to the neighborhood. You’ll find luxurious upgrades among the various single story, two story, and two story + basement homes.
Within Inspiration Estates is a five acre city park containing a playground, walking paths, and baseball fields. Because it’s nestled up on Inspiration Mountain, you’ll enjoy broad views of the city while enjoying the peace and quiet that living in the country provides.
Inspiration Estates is just a few minutes away from many dining options, essential services and convenient shopping. The schools nearby are wonderful and once again located within the Kennewick School District.
Homes in Inspiration Estates sold for an average of $541,000 in 2020.
4. Union West
The Union West neighborhood in Kennewick is regarded as one of the top, if not the top neighborhoods in the city. Known as “the street of dreams”, it is filled with gorgeous custom built homes on sprawling lots with mature landscaping. Filled with large trees, wide streets, and luxurious homes with upgrades, it’s easy to see why so many people are anxious to move here.
Located in-between Creekstone and Cherry Blossom Meadows, Union West literally backs up to the Mid-Columbia Library and the Grange park. You can walk through rose gardens, play on the playground or even play tennis.
The average sale price of a home in Union West in 2020 so far was $427,914. However, only five homes sold in the neighborhood, which will skew the average. Most people who move into Union West live there for decades, so homes don’t come on the market very often. When they do, they go fast!
5. Hansen Park
Hansen Park is a sprawling neighborhood spanning hundreds of acres in central Kennewick. Prior to being developed, it was farmland and orchards. Now it contains single family homes, apartments, multi-family homes, a church, a retail center, and a massive park with a playground and walking trails. Hansen Park is popular due to it’s extremely convenient location. The neighborhood has entrances on several main arterial roads including Columbia Center Boulevard, Steptoe Street, and 10th Avenue, making it very easy to get to highways and shopping centers. Located within the Kennewick School District, the elementary, middle and high schools are all excellent and nearby.
You’ll find custom homes and standard builder homes, both well-kept, within Hansen Park. Homes in Hansen Park had an average sale price of $418,447 thus far in 2020.
6. Panoramic Heights
Full-grown trees, mature landscaping, and sweeping views of the Tri-Cities are just a few of the perks associated with living in Panoramic Heights. With most of the homes built in the 1970’s and 1980’s, you’ll find more character and unique charm than you might in a newer neighborhood. You’ll see split levels, single story, and multi-story homes throughout the neighborhood.
For an extra fee you can pay for a membership to the Panoramic Heights pool and tennis courts – a popular place to be during our 300 days of sunshine in the Tri-Cities. The pool is typically open Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Located within the Kennewick School District, Panoramic Heights is just a couple of minutes away from elementary, middle and high schools. You’re also just a short drive to highway 395 giving you easy access to your commute or shopping.
Homes in Panoramic Heights sold for an average of $400,416 as of November 2020.
7. Canyon Lakes
One of the most well-known and largest neighborhoods in Kennewick, Canyon Lakes has something for everyone. Filled with mostly single family homes, you’ll also find multi-family homes as well as a retirement community and assisted living facility within the neighborhood. Within the community you’ll find a gorgeous golf course, a lake, and breathtaking views of the Tri-Cities from certain parts of the neighborhood.
Homes are very well maintained with detailed landscaping and obvious pride of ownership. Hundreds of Kennewick citizens call Canyon Lakes their home and it’s easy to see why. With various points of entry to the neighborhood, residents have easy access to both shopping and highways to make the commute to work easier. Brand new Trios Hospital is just across Highway 395 along with Southridge High School, Chinook Middle School, and plenty of restaurants.
Homes in Canyon Lakes vary greatly with multiple phases added to the neighborhood over the years. The average sale price of a Canyon Lakes home was $420,759 as of November 2020.
8. Shadow Run
Just across the street from Canyon Lakes, you’ll find a small quaint neighborhood called Shadow Run. Located off of Vancouver near 36th Avenue, it’s the perfect combination of country but still near shopping, schools, and hospitals.
Shadow Run has homes built in the 1990’s and 2000’s, ranging from 3-5 bedrooms. There are three small parks with play equipment within the neighborhood with the bonus of many houses backing up to Horse Heaven Hills Park. The park is huge with soccer fields, baseball fields, play equipment, walking paths and adjacent to Horse Heaven Hills Middle School. It’s a great place to live.
The average sale price of a home in Shadow Run thus far in 2020 is $331,342.
9. Cottonwood Springs
Located in southwestern Kennewick, Cottonwood Springs is a popular neighborhood for homeowners looking for a little more land. With most homes being built in the 2010’s, there are nearly 200 custom homes sitting on a little more than an acre each. Residents have access to a five acre park with playground equipment as well as a pavilion and picnic tables. Newly build Cottonwood Elementary is located on the outskirts of the neighborhood, with Desert Hills Middle School minutes away as well.
With easy access to I-82, Cottonwood Springs is just minutes away from your easy commute and central Kennewick. You can enjoy the convenience of being close to town while enjoying life in the country on your spacious sized lot.
The average sale price for a home in Cottonwood Springs thus far in 2020 was $517,766.
Sagecrest is a newer development in Kennewick filled with superior homes ranging typically from 3-5 bedrooms. Located near the brand new Sagecrest Elementary School, Southridge High School and the new Trios Hospital, it’s in a great location with easy access to Highway 395 and many stores and restaurants.
With beautiful homes and views of the Tri-Cities, no wonder so many people are looking towards this new south Kennewick neighborhood.
Homes in Sagecrest have sold for an average of $367,500 thus far in 2020.
11. Cherry Creek Estates
Cherry Creek Estates is a newer development in south eastern Kennewick that began building in the 2010’s. Found near Ely Street and 45th Avenue, Cherry Creek is a beautiful subdivision built on an old cherry tree orchard, as the name suggests. Homes are custom built with high-grade builders and often have luxurious touches.
Living in Cherry Creek Estates will put you right next to the Inspiration Estates Park, Canyon Lakes Golf Course, schools, churches, and extensive shopping. You might even find a home with a glimpse of the mighty Columbia River.
Homes in Cherry Creek Estates have sold for an average of $393,491 thus far in 2020.
Plenty of Beautiful Kennewick Neighborhoods
As extensive as this list of Kennewick neighborhoods may seem, there are plenty of neighborhoods, subdivisions, and areas not on this list with wonderful homes on the market! If you’re not finding a home that fits your needs in the neighborhood you love, it’s a good idea to work with a Realtor to help you search nearby areas you might not be aware of to find that perfect home in Kennewick. You never know when there’s a hidden gem close by!
Whether you’re on the market for your first home or an upgrade, give us a call today. We’re more than happy to walk you through the process! You can find us at (509) 563-2224.