The City of Cashmere, the acknowledged geographical center of Washington State, is located at the foot of the picturesque Cascade Mountains on the banks of the scenic Wenatchee River. Dominating the view to the west is Mount Cashmere, rising to 8,500 feet. To the east flows the mighty Columbia River, harnessed to provide electrical power for the Pacific Coast and irrigation water to convert hundreds of thousands of desert-like acres into rich, valuable farmland. Cashmere is blessed with bountiful agriculture and close proximity to the wonders of unspoiled nature. The quiet peace of it’s rural setting with the surrounding forests of pine and fir and abundant populations of deer, elk, bear, coyote and native fowl is truly appreciated by local inhabitants.
Cashmere is home to an internationally famous fruit candy, fruit packing and processing industry and a world-class historical museum. It is also home of state champion athletic teams and schools meriting national acclaim as innovators in public education. Those who live here are looking forward to a future that is as colorful and exciting as it’s past.