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Situated in the Palouse Hills region, surrounded by awe-inspiring scenery and golden wheat fields, Garfield presents an idyllic quality which is a refreshing change from the fast paced hustle and bustle of this modern world.

Garfield ’s local businesses and establishments including a tavern, coffee/espresso shop, a meat market, a barber shop, a beauty shop, a child care center, an attorney office and accounting office, specialty cabinet maker, the J.E. Love Company and McGregor manufacturing companies and several home based businesses, provide economic opportunities that exceed expectations.

A more attractive and friendly town would be hard to find. Although small with a population of roughly 600, the town is well equipped to serve the need of its residents. High quality city services are provided including police, fire, water, sewer, road maintenance, and park services. The town boasts an excellent swimming pool and park.

A compact downtown hosts a post office, bank, attorney, accounting office, medical clinic, pharmacy, beauty shop, cabinet maker, building contractor, tavern, and a landscape service. Medical services are available right downtown at the clinic.

Diverse Economy:  There is another crop in the region. The Palouse is home to two of the finest universities in this country. The University of Idaho is located 26 miles from Garfield in Moscow, Idaho. Washington State University is located 25 miles from Garfield in Pullman, Washington. The Universities provide and important economic force to the area. In addition high tech spin off businesses are beginning to locate in the Palouse.

Housing Quality:  Homes for purchase are presently available at very reasonable pricing. Rental property is offered in a variety of sizes from studio apartments to homes. Garfield is far enough from urban areas to preserve its rural character and values. Safe, attractive neighborhoods are the norm in Garfield.

Recreation:  With four distinct seasons, there is much to do from fishing to snowmobiling. The area abounds with lakes, rivers, and wildlife. We are close to forest campgrounds and more. Located near town is a gun club for trap shooting and a rifle range.

Mileage Chart:

Moscow, ID (University of Idaho)  25mi    30 minutes
Pullman, WA (Washington State University) 26mi   30 minutes
Spokane, WA 58mi   1 hour
Lewiston, ID/Clarkston, WA 60mi   1 hour
Seattle, WA 295mi   5 hours
Portland, OR 350mi   6 hours

Schools:  High quality education is offered in partnership with the neighboring town of Palouse. K through 12 education is offered by a school system that is recognized for its excellence. Education is offered through a cooperative agreement with the town of Palouse. Palouse is located nine miles from Garfield. The high school is located in Palouse while the elementary and middle schools are located in Garfield. Both Garfield and Palouse have elementary schools. Classes are small which affords individual attention to the needs of the student.

Utilities:  Water and sewer are provided by the town at reasonable rates. Avista provides electrical services. Telephone is provided by Frontier with fiber optics. Dialup, high speed cable, and high speed wireless connections are available in town.

Major Highways:  State Highway 27 runs north and south through Garfield providing convenient access to Spokane Valley, City of Spokane, Pullman and Lewiston/Clarkston. Access to the interstate highway system is available within a short drive of Garfield.

Senior Citizens:  Ladow Court is our newly constructed 16 unit assisted living facility. Within a short walk of the facility are medical facilities, bank and post office.

Medical Services:  As well as our own medical clinic in town, Garfield is within a half hour drive of three area hospitals:

Whitman Hospital and Medical Center Colfax, WA    18mi
Gritman Medical Center Moscow, ID   26mi
Pullman Memorial Hospital Pullman, WA   26mi

 
 
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