The City of Cashmere, the acknowledged geographical center of Washington State, is located at the foot of the Cascade Mountains on the Wenatchee River. To the west is Mount Cashmere, rising to 8,500 feet. To the east is the Columbia River, providing electrical power for the Pacific Coast and irrigation water to convert hundreds of thousands of desert acres into farmland. Cashmere is blessed with bountiful agriculture and its rural setting is home to populations of deer, elk, bear, coyote and native fowl.
Cashmere is home to an internationally famous fruit candy, fruit packing and processing industry and a world-class historical museum. It is also home of state champion athletic teams and schools meriting national acclaim as innovators in public education. It is also a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts looking for year-round activities including golf, fishing, hiking, rock climbing, road and mountain biking, skiing and boarding, x-country skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing