Pullman WA - A Bit of Paradise on the Palouse


palouse fields pullman wa

Photo Courtesy of Robert & Eric Tetzlaff


Pullman is a special piece of paradise located in the heart of the Palouse which is known for its rolling hills of wheat. The citizenry of our town is composed of local people who live and work in Pullman all year around, and the student population of Washington State University which doubles our size during the school year. 

Pullman was originally named Three Forks after the three small rivers that come together in Pullman which are Missouri Flat Creek, Dry Fork, and the South Palouse. Later its name was changed to Pullman.

Pullman is divided into four separate hills, College Hill, Military Hill, Pioneer Hill and Sunnyside Hill. Each hill has unique characteristics, and therefore each is a micro market.

 As you may guess, College Hill is home to Washington State University.

 We, as residents of Pullman, derive a great deal from the university as a result, there is always something to do!  Whether it be to catch one of the football or basketball games (forgive me but GO COUGS!), or an exhibit or concert there is always a lot to chose from!  WSU also hosts both a MOM'S Weekend in the Spring and a DAD'S Weekend in the fall. This is unique to WSU and provides for a lot of fun! College Hill is also home to our oldest park, Reaney Park which is the center of our famous yearly Lentil Festival and our outdoor swimming pool.

                                                                                                                       THOMPSON HALL

Military Hill is found in the northwest section of Pullman and is near Schweitzer Engineering Laboratory or SEL which is the second largest employer in our region. This now famous electrical engineering giant which is a world wide organization all started in the basement of Ed Schweitzer and has grown into a most impressive facility. Military Hill also has a Tot Park for little ones, an indoor aquatic and exercise center and Franklin Grade School & Pullman High School.


The southwest section of Pullman is called Sunnyside Hill. Homes range from vintage properties to new construction and is centrally located making it a great place to live and play. Sunnyside Hill is also home to Sunnyside Elementary and beautiful Sunnyside Park. This beautiful park is home to our local 4th of July celebration which is truly a community event.

Photo Courtesy of Robert & Eric Tetzlaff

Pioneer Hill is found in the northeast section of town and is home to Kruegel Park, McGee, and Lawson Garden's which is a gardener's delight. It is the home of our Middle School and Jefferson Elementary School.

                                                                                                                                                          LAWSON GARDENS

Feel free to call me or email me with any questions you may have about Pullman or leave a comment on my BLOG!   I would love to hear from you! 

Lori Cofer, REALTOR 

About the Author: The above piece was provided as a community service by Lori Cofer, a local Pullman WA Real Estate Agent. Lori can be reached via email at loricofer@yahoo.com or by phone at 509-330-0086. Lori is happy to assist you in all your Pullman real estate and Moscow Real Estate needs.  Lori is "Your Pullman WA Real Estate Connection!"

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Comment balloon 2 commentsLori Churchill Cofer • November 17 2008 09:03PM


Hi Lori, I love your pictures of Pullman.  I have never been to that part of the country, gorgeous.

Posted by Audrey June-Forshey, GRI, Gaithersburg, MD (RE/MAX Realty Services) over 8 years ago


Thanks for commenting!  I do appreciate it very much. 

Posted by Lori Churchill Cofer, Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA (Beasley Realty) over 8 years ago

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