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A Local Perspective

Ellensburg is located in Kittitas County. It has a population of around 20,000 people. It is conveniently located off of Interstate 90 and is home to Central Washington University. The town was incorporated in 1883 but officially became a city in 1872. John Allen Shoudy named the town after his wife Mary Ellen Shoudy. Ellensburg has that small town feel due to its rural setting in the heart of Washington. However don't let this town fool you. There is so much to see and do in the area. Ellensburg is known as the most centrally located city in the State of Washington.

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Finding an Ellensburg Apartment

When to search

With Ellensburg being a fairly rural setting you can imagine that apartments can get taken up quickly. The name of the game when it comes to town like this is apply early. The sooner the better. Competition can be tight just due to supply in demand. So apply well before you need to move.

How to Search

Finding an apartment can be hard, especially when there are so many choices. With our filters, you can narrow your search by price, floorplan, and amenities. Looking for an apartment building with a fitness center, swimming pool, and easy access to a dog park? We've got you covered.

Staying in the know

Ellensburg is set in the heart of Washington State. With it being a relatively small town you will want to keep an eye out at the college as well as local papers to see when properties come available. The downfall to a small town is that when property becomes available it has a tendency to go quickly. So competition can be stiff. Be prepared to fill out an application and put down an deposit right away if you want an apartment that becomes available.

Life in Ellensburg


There doesn't appear to be any form of public transportation in Ellensburg. So you will either need to pick a central location that makes everything easily accessible by walking or bicycle. Of course naturally the best course of action would be to have a vehicle of your own. It will not only make getting around town easy but the county is spread out so it will be easier to get around with your own means of transportation.

Where to play

To be a smaller community, Ellensburg still has a lot of things to see and do. There are a number of local places to eat. So you can get anything from American and Chinese to Italian and Mexican. Ellensburg is situated amongst some amazing landscape so you can enjoy horseback riding, golf, biking and hiking as well as a local favorite, fly fishing.