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The Lake Chelan Valley is a great place to visit, but an even greater place to call home. Locals love Lake Chelan because it’s a great place to raise a family, run a business and be part of a tightly knit community in a unique setting. Residents have a laid back attitude that reflects the unpretentious sophistication the Northwest is known for.

Climate

Chelan’s arid climate and lack of rainfall make it a popular year-round destination among outdoor enthusiasts. The valley experiences over 300 days of sunshine annually and has four distinct seasons. Despite the area’s desert climate, agriculture abounds thanks to irrigation from the lake as well as the Columbia River.

ANNUAL PRECIPITATION
Chelan & Manson: 12 in.
Stehekin/Upper Valley: 35 in.

ANNUAL SNOWFALL:
39 in.

AVERAGE LAKE TEMPERATURE:
65-70 degrees year round

Wineries

With over 200 acres of wine grapes and over 30 wineries, the Lake Chelan Valley is the ultimate wine-lovers vacation destination. The Lake Chelan Valley’s young and lively wine scene is attracting attention from winemakers, grape growers and wine enthusiasts from throughout the region. Lake Chelan was named Washington state’s 11th American Viticultural Area (AVA) in 2009.

Agriculture

The shores of Lake Chelan are recognized for their world famous apples. Lake Chelan apples are known for their excellent taste, long shelf life and superior color. Between 9,000 and 10,000 acres of the Lake Chelan Valley are devoted to growing apples and other fruits. Although apples are the largest crop in the valley, cherries, pears, apricots, peaches and wine grapes are also produced.

Tourism

Lake Chelan is fortunate to be a major destination resort in Washington State. The valley plays host to over 2 million visitors a year, creating a total economic impact of over $417 million. The tourism industry employs over 5,000 people in Chelan county and is Lake Chelan’s second largest industry cluster, second only to our world-renowned agricultural industry.

Schools

LAKE CHELAN SCHOOL DISTRICT
The Lake Chelan School District enrolls approximately 1303 students in 6 different schools; Chelan High School, Chelan Middle School, Chelan School of Innovation, Morgen Owings Elementary, Chelan Preschool, and Holden Village Community School.  District wide on time graduation rate is 76%. On time Chelan High School graduation rate is 96%.

Classroom Teachers:
91

Average Years of Teaching Experience:
14.3

MANSON SCHOOL DISTRICT
The Manson School District enrolls approximately 648 students in 3 schools: Manson Elementary and Manson Junior Senior High School. On-time graduation rate is 93%.

Classroom Teachers:
48

Average Years of Teaching Experience:
13.3

LAKE CHELAN SCHOOL DISTRICT
303 E. Johnson Ave
Chelan, WA 98816
509.682.3515

MANSON SCHOOL DISTRICT
135 S. Hill Street
Manson, WA 98831
509.687.3140

Hospitals & Health Care

Lake Chelan has more than 200 professionally trained healthcare providers, offering a full range of medical services. There are two medical clinics and a community hospital. (Lake Chelan Health Hospital)

Lake Chelan Health’s hospital was founded in 1948 and is a licensed 25-bed Critical Access Hospital.  They offer a 24-hour emergency room, surgical center and inpatient services, as well as a supporting Specialty Care clinic in downtown Chelan and Express Care clinic offering after hours and weekend walk-in care.

COLUMBIA VALLEY COMMUNITY HEALTH
509.682.6000
105 S. Apple Blossom Dr.
Chelan, WA 98816
CVCH.org

EXPRESS CARE/SPECIALTY CARE
509.682.8511
219 E Johnson Ave Chelan, WA 98816
LakeChelanHealth.org

LAKE CHELAN HEALTH
509.682.3300
503 E Highland Ave
Chelan, WA 98816
LakeChelanHealth.org

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