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About the Area
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The Lake Chelan Valley is a great place to visit and an even better place to call home. The Valley offers four seasons of recreation, a historic downtown, and bountiful agriculture including an emerging wine industry. Centrally located, full-time and part-time residents find it an ideal location for telecommuting with quality infrastructure and easy access to destinations across the state. The Lake Chelan Valley encompasses the communities of Chelan, Manson & Stehekin.
Chelan is the only incorporated community in the Northern part of Chelan County and is located along the Southeast end of Lake Chelan. The city's year round population is approximately 4,000; however, these numbers can swell to 25,000 during summer months due to Chelan's popularity among tourists and part-time residents. The city encompasses 3.9 square miles and is located approximately 160 miles east of Seattle.
- County: Chelan
- Elevation: 1,135 ft.
- Est. Population of Chelan (2007): 4,000
- Est. Population of Manson (2007): 3,200
- Est. Population of Stehekin (2007): 109
- Median Household Income (2007): $47,600
- Median Home Price in Chelan Country (2007): $335,889
- Sales Tax: 8%
Chelan County assesses an additional 3% sales tax on lodging. Nearest Airport: Pangborn Memorial Airport in East Wenatchee is located 32 miles from Chelan.
Lake Chelan School District enrolls approximately 1,335 students in 6 different schools: Chelan High, ChelanMiddle, Chelan Preparatory, Glacier Valley High, Holden Village Community, and Morgen Owings Elementary. On time graduation rate is 77%.
♦ Classroom Teachers: 76
♦ Avg. Years of Teaching Experience: 13.8
♦ Teachers w/ Master Degrees: 60.5%
Manson School District enrolls approximately 580 students in 2 schools: Manson Elementary and Manson Junior Senior High School. On time graduation rate is 91.5%.
♦ Classroom Teachers: 39
♦ Avg. Years of Teaching Experience: 12.2
♦ Teachers w/ Master Degrees: 61.5%
Chelan Valley Independent School (CVIS) is a private school that offers hands-on learning for preschool through eighth grade. Enrollment is apx. 60 students.