June 21, 2014
If you are looking for a great place to live that is close to everything, Chehalis is the place to be. You are smack dab in the middle between Seattle, WA and Portland, OR. You are also smack dab in the middle between the Pacific Ocean & beaches and forests & mountains like Mt. Rainier & World Famous Mt. St. Helens. What’s your pleasure this weekend? There is so much geographical diversity, you’ll never run out of things to do!
The Chehalis/Centralia twin cities have every major business besides Cabela’s and Costco, but you are within an hour’s drive to either of those locations. From major chain Applebee’s to local small business The Devil Fish, we have every type of cuisine you’d want! Bowling alleys, coffee shops, home improvement stores, sports complexes, tattoo parlors, hair salons, museums, farmer’s markets, theaters, doctors, medical complexes, a small airport, golf courses, fitness centers, fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, boating, etc. I could go on! For a small town atmosphere, you have everything you need and could normally only get in a big city!
Chehalis is an affordable place to live. There are plenty of rentals and homes vary in price from $50,000 to $1,000,000. The most sought after homes, however, are in the $100,000 – $150,000 range. Typically in this range you will find 1,1.5, and some two story homes. Usually 2-3 bedrooms and sometimes 4 bedrooms. Mostly there is only 1 bathroom, but a few have more. Square footage varies quite a bit from 800 to about 1800 with some being as high as 2500. Just about every home in this range was built during the economic boom during the 1920’s, so you get the old charm and excellent bones that came with that building era.