Small Town, Big Living
Walla Walla General Hospital is nestled in the southeastern corner of Washington State in the beautiful Walla Walla Valley. Our vibrant, small town atmosphere is an active, growing community that blends the charm of rural living with fine dining and abundant entertainment. From stately Victorian homes to wi-fi hotspots, Walla Walla has it all.
A university and two colleges attract visiting musicians, authors, politicians, scientists and engineers which provides entertainment through concerts, lectures and theater events throughout the year. Walla Walla also supports a strong K-12 school system. Walla Walla is home to the oldest continuous symphony west of the Mississippi and hosts a state fair each summer.
The valley also provides many opportunities to spend time in the great outdoors. You can ski in nearby mountains, fish or boat on rivers and lakes, cycle on miles of well-maintained country roads, hike or golf. A seasonal farmer’s market showcases the fresh-grown produce of the region, ranging from apples, peaches, berries, asparagus, sweet onions, melons, eggs, cheese and honey.
Area wineries are drawing a wide variety of new residents. Gen X and Y move to Walla Walla to study enology and viticulture and become winemakers. Baby Boomers finance wineries and build second homes in preparation for retiring to the Walla Walla Valley. And retirees move here to enjoy a slower pace of life enriched with the dining and entertainment opportunities the wine industry has brought. This influx of capital and talent, along with the burgeoning wine tourism market, imparts a refreshing diversity to Walla Walla.