Richland County is a diverse community of approximately 18,000 people. It is noted for the natural landscapes, serenity, and family events. This area offers culture, excellent student to teacher ratios in education, two regional airports, a newly renovated hospital and clinic, UW-Richland and a nearby technical school. There are many churches, a variety of parks and recreational opportunities, and is a safe place to raise a family. The surrounding area is filled with artisans of architecture, crafts, theatre, music, foods, and wineries. This community offers a relaxed environment centrally located near metropolitan areas and recreational destinations.