Nicknamed “The Palm Springs of Washington” and “The Heart of Central Washington,” Yakima is home to about 91,000 people and is the county seat of Yakima County. Located in the Yakima Valley, Yakima is a center for a productive agricultural region which churns out apples, wine, and hops for beer. As of 2011, the Yakima Valley produces 77 percent of all hops grown in the United States. That impressive distinction has made Yakima a popular place for beer lovers and wine drinkers.
Home to the Central Washington State Fair, Yakima also has a number of events centered around the beer production, including the Fresh Hop Ale Festival, held each October in beautiful downtown Yakima.
Accessible via Interstate 82, U.S. Route 12 and U.S. Route 97, Yakima is fueled by agriculture. The Yakima Valley soil is similar to the soil in France, making it a coveted place for the wine industry.
But whether you are walking near Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, riding your motorcycle near Yakima Valley College, or involved in a semi truck collision on I-82, life is unpredictable. Accidents and injuries do occur, and when they do, it’s best you have someone on your side fighting for you.