Even though we are only minutes from the Tri-Cities, it feels farther. There are no fast-food joints, car washes, or car dealerships. We do, however, have a dance studio, post office, library, hair salon, one restaurant (Roadhouse has the biggest and best burgers, stop in and try them sometime!), two, count them, two gas stations, a nursery (thanks to my hubby), our organic blueberry farm (thanks to my hubby's family), one of the best parks in the Tri-Cities (Hood Park), a family fishing pond and the very beautiful McNary Wildlife Refuge (kids love this place).
McNary National Wildlife Refuge
Living here, I don't worry much about my kids roaming this neighborhood. Many of our neighbors are either LDS, or family. There are 5 teachers who live on our street, and it just feels safe. Kids ride their motor bikes, and 4-wheelers around, and greeting neighbors on horseback is a regular occurance.
At night, when I go outside, I hear the coyotes howling, we see bald eagles, pelicans, and blue herons almost daily. Much of the landscape is farmland, and I think it is beautiful. I love this small town. It feels like home to me.
Burbank Fog and Cattle
The Numbers on Burbank:
- Population: 3,303
- Race Statistics: White Non-Hispanic (86.4%)
- Hispanic (9.9%)
- Other race (5.8%)
- 79.8% of the population 25 years and older have an education of High School or higher.
- 70% of the population 18 years and over are married.
- Average resident age is 35 years, average income is $50,522, average home value is $131,900. - Columbia Elementary: 436 Students
- Columbia Middle School: 232 Students
- Columbia High School: 301 Students
(As you can see, no overcrowding problems here)