Life in Grant County
The Columbia River powers our two locally owned-and-controlled hydroelectric dams that generate some of the world’s lowest-cost electricity. That hydro resource has funded a fast-and-reliable fiber-optic network we’ve extended to most everyone in the Grant County. The network, like county, is growing.
Families find the cost of living here to be lower than in many areas of Washington with superior quality of life. Even the smallest school districts have caring, creative, quality teachers whose students help feed the vibrant and expanding Big Bend Community College. Regional hospitals with compassionate medical teams are never more than a half-hour away.
Natural beauty is everywhere. The Columbia River carves its way through an outdoor wonderland of rugged basalt canyons and rolling sagelands. Sun shines some 200 days a year here, throughout four marked seasons, to warm fields of row crops, orchards and wine grapes.
Grant PUD’s 20 recreation areas are gateways to adventure, with camping, boat launches, picnic areas and nature trails. Visitors come to hunt, fish, hike and play on sparkling lakes and the mighty Columbia. Outstanding snow skiing is an hour away. Golf courses, everywhere.
The City of Moses Lake, county seat of Ephrata and an eclectic mix of smaller, tight-knit, ag-based communities have shops, restaurants, small but lively arts scenes, seasonal festivals and passion for high school sports. All are 2-3 hours from the Seattle and Spokane metro areas for easy big-city getaways.
You’ll see. Grant County has plenty to offer. Come, work and enjoy.
Grant PUD was built by a community of forward thinkers. Residents formed this PUD to bring electricity to the county in the 1930s. In the 1950s, they encouraged construction of two dams on the Columbia River to provide renewable, low-cost power for themselves and future generations.