Where is Cashmere?

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Aerial Photo of Cashmere form HighwayThe City of Cashmere is located in the geographic center of Washington State on the eastern side of the Cascade Mountains on Highway 2/97 between Wenatchee and Leavenworth.


State Highway 2/97 provides the primary access to the City. It runs east and west and connects Everett in the western part of the state to Spokane in the east. Driving time to Cashmere from Seattle/Everett area is approximately two and one-half hours. Similarly, Cashmere is approximately three hours from Spokane and the Tri-Cities to the south.

Physical Setting

Located in the Wenatchee River Valley, Cashmere is bordered by the Wenatchee River and steep hillsides. The elevation of the city is between 800 and 1,000 feet above sea level. Ridges along the north side of the valley rise over 2,000 feet above sea level before ascending into the Entiat Mountains. South of Cashmere, mountains rise over 2,000 feet above sea level and extend into the Wenatchee Mountains and Mission Ridge.