Community

Moving to Benton City

Emergency Services

Public Transportation

Community Services

Education

Community
Organizations

Churches

Meetings &
Regular Events

Recreational
Opportunities

Whether you are visiting or making Benton City your home, Benton City has a lot to offer.  There’s always something to do, with events and activities for all ages throughout the year.  As with many small towns, our schools are a focal point with sporting events, concerts, plays, and family activities.  You’re invited to come get acquainted with community members through our varied organizations and churches.


Moving to Benton City

Housing

Benton City has quiet neighborhoods with low traffic. There are farm houses and Craftsman style homes dating to the early 20th century as well as mid-century bungalows and ranch houses. Benton City has several multi-family units and manufactured home parks. Recent years have seen several new housing developments built out. Properties in town range from city lots to small acreages.  In the rural area, properties from 2.5 to dozens of acres can be found.

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,537 (1.1%)

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $593 (2.4%)

Tri-City Association of Realtors property search

Utility Providers

Power Benton PUD, Benton REA
Water City of Benton City
Sewer City of Benton City
Garbage Basin Disposal, Inc.
Cable TV Charter, Dish Network, DirecTV
Phone (land line) Frontier, Charter

Licensing and Registration

Washington Driver License Washington State Department of Licensing
Vehicle licensing Washington State Department of Licensing
Register to vote Benton County Auditor
Dog licenses (in city limits) City of Benton City


Emergency Services

In an emergency, dial 911.

The Benton County Sheriff’s office provides law enforcement services to the City of Benton City and to unincorporated areas of the county.  For non-emergency situations, call (509) 628-0333.

Benton City and surrounding rural areas are served by Benton County Fire Protection District No. 2.  Non-emergency number, (509) 588-3212


Public Transportation

Ben Franklin Transit bus routes cover Kennewick, Pasco, Richland, West Richland, Prosser and Benton City. Ben Franklin Transit also offers dial-a-ride service and van pooling. The regional intercity transit network enables passenger transportation to Yakima, Walla Walla, and Pendleton.

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Community Services

Benton City Branch, Mid-Columbia Library 11:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday through
Thursday; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Saturday
810 Horne Drive 588-6471
Benton City Food Bank 9:30-11:30 am Wednesday12:00 noon to 2:30 pm and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Thursday 712 10th Street 588-5454
Meals on Wheels –serving lunch 11:45 am Monday through Friday (except holidays) Desert Rose Terrace activity center, 510 14th Street 588-3094

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Education

Preschools

Benton Franklin Head Start
313-B 3rd Street
Benton City, WA  99320
588-5250

Smart Ones Preschool
906 9th Street
Benton City, WA 99320
Brandy Covington, 430-4300

Kindergarten-12th Grade

Kiona-Benton School District No. 52
1107 Grace Avenue, Benton City, WA 99320
District Office 588-2000
Elementary School 588-2090
Middle School 588-2040
High School 588-2140

In addition to attending classes at Kiona-Benton High School and Sunset View Alternative High School, Benton City teens can expand their educational opportunities by taking courses at Tri-Tech Skills Center or participating in Running Start college classes at Columbia Basin College.

Tri-Tech Skills Center

Tri-Tech offers over twenty Washington State certified and approved Career and Technical preparatory programs with fully certified industry experienced instructors.

5929 W. Metaline
Kennewick, WA 99336
509-222-7300

Columbia Basin College Running Start

The Running Start program offers eligible high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to enroll in college classes at CBC and receive both high school and college credit. The Running Start office is located in the Hawk Union Building (HUB) Student Services area.

2600 N. 20th Avenue
Pasco, WA 99301

509-542-4481 or runningstart@columbiabasin.edu

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Community Organizations

American Legion Post 115
908 Dale Avenue, PO Box 337, Benton City, WA 99320
Commander Tim Waters
588-5853

Benton City Economic Development Council
513 9th Avenue, PO Box 1038, Benton City, WA 99320
Coordinator Randy Rutledge
947-7332
bcedc@bentoncityedc.org

Benton City Chamber of Commerce
513 9th Avenue, PO Box 401, Benton City, WA 99320
President Caren Wheeler
588-4984

Benton City Garden Club
President Lorna Deckert
588-8842

Benton City Lions Club
1100 Ellen Avenue, PO Box 725, Benton City, WA 99320
President Dave Patterson

Benton County Jr. Fair & Rodeo Association
PO Box 306, Benton City, WA 99320
President George Schmidt
528-7528

Ki-Be Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO)
President Chelsea Taylor
509-554-3930 or 509-366-4063

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Churches

Benton City Assembly of God
41901 N. River Road, Benton City, WA 99320
Pastor Stan Smith
588-3445
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service 10:30 am
Sunday Evening Service 6:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Study & Youth Group
Benton City Church of Christ
701 Della Avenue, Benton City, WA 99320
588-6787 / 588-3137
Sunday Bible Study 10:00 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
Benton City First United Methodist Church
906 9th Street, PO Box 458, Benton City, WA 99320
Pastor Mark Williams
588-3319 bcumc_pastor@outlook.com
Sunday School 9:30 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
Centro Cristiano de fe Vida Nueva
906 9th Street, Benton City, WA 99320
588-3419
Friday 7:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 pm
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
1101 Fay Avenue, Benton City, WA 99320
Bishop Curt Cannon
588-6225
Sunday Services 9:30 am
First Baptist Church, Benton City
1103 Horne Road, PO Box 327, Benton City, WA 99320
588-3424 fbcbentoncity@charter.net
Sunday School 9:30 am
Sunday Morning Worship 10:30 am
Wednesday Evening Youth Group 6:30 pm
Iglesia Apostolica De La Fe En Cristo Jesus (Casa De Dios)
1000 Irma Lane, Benton City, WA 99320
Pastor Daniel Sepulvera
588-3331
Sunday Servicio 12:00 pm
Wednesday Oracion 7:00 pm
Thursday Servicio 7:00 pm
Prosser Cowboy Ministries
313-B 3rd Street (Victory Christian Center), Benton City, WA 99320
Mailing Address:
80408 W Old Inland Empire Hiway
Prosser, WA 99350
Dave Taff (509) 973-2304 or Richard Greene (509) 786-3457 noellittle@earthlink.net
Tuesday 7:00 pm
St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Catholic Church
1000 Horne Drive, PO Box 179, Benton City, WA 99320
588-3636 sfxc_secretary@charter.net
Sunday Mass, English 9:15 am
Sunday Mass, Spanish 6:00 pm
Weekday Mass, Tuesday-Saturday 7:30 am
Office hours: Tuesday and Wednesday 10 am to Noon
For Holy Day of Obligation Mass info or questions, call 586-3820 during St. Joseph office hours of 9 am to noon and 1:00 to 4:00 pm
St. John Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod
1000 Irma Lane, PO Box 515, Benton City, WA 99320
588-4081
Sunday Education Hour 9:00 am
Sunday Worship 10:00 am
Victory Christian Center
313-B 3rd Street, Benton City, WA 99320
Pastor Larry Howell larrydalehowell@mac.com
588-4420
Sunday Service 10:00 am
Children’s Church 10:00 am
New Beginnings Church of the Nazarene
1009 Dale Ave. Ste B, PO Box 5204, Benton City, WA 99320
Pastor Dot Starkey billndot@bentonrea.com
973-2824 / 788-5443
Thursday Evening Bible Study 6:00 pm
Sunday Evening Service 5:30 pm

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Meetings & Regular Events

American Legion Post 115 and Legion Auxiliary 7:00 pm first Wednesday Post, 908 Dale Ave. 588-5853
Benton City Chamber of Commerce 6:00 pm first Monday Office 513 9th Street 588-4984
Benton City City Council 7:00 pm first and third Tuesday City Hall, 708 9th Street 588-3322
Benton City Economic Development Council 6:00 pm second Wednesday Office, 513 9th Street 947-7332
Benton City Garden Club 7:00 pm second Monday Call for location 588-4805
Benton City Lions Club 7:00 pm second Tuesday, 6:30 pm (potluck) fourth Tuesday Lions Club, 1100 Ellen Ave.
Benton County Fire Protection District No. 2, Commissioners 7:00 pm first and third Monday Station 210, 1304 Dale Ave. 588-3212
Benton County Fire Protection District No. 2, Fire Auxiliary 7:00 pm third Wednesday Station 210, 1304 Dale Ave. 588-3212
Benton County Jr. Fair & Rodeo Association 7:00 pm second Tuesday Benton City Library, 810 Horne Dr. 509-528-7528
Benton Irrigation District 3:00 pm second Tuesday8:00 am fourth Monday BID Office, 47506 N. Highland Rd. 588-3002
BINGO Night 6:00 pm first and third Tuesday Community Center, 806 Dale Avenue 588-4984
Breakfast, open to the public 8:00 am to noon, first and third Sunday American Legion, 908 Dale Ave. 588-5853
Celebrate Recovery 6:00 pm every Tuesday First Baptist Church, 1103 Horne Rd. 588-3424
Ki-Be Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) 6:00 pm first Wednesday Ki-Be Middle School library, 905 Horne Dr.
Kiona Irrigation District 7:30 pm third Wednesday Benton City Library, 810 Horne Dr. 588-7414
Kiona-Benton School District No. 52 Board 7:00 pm third Monday District Office, New & In Lieu area of Ki-Be High School, 1205 Horne Dr. 588-2000
Rattlesnake Ridge Riders Chapter of Backcountry Horsemen 7:30 pm second Thursday Benton City Library, 810 Horne Dr. 967-5359
TOPS #1016 8:00 am every Wednesday Lions Club, 1100 Ellen Ave. 588-6053
TOPS #1162 6:00 pm every Tuesday St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1000 Irma Ln.
Alcoholics Anonymous 6:30 pm every Monday Benton City United Methodist Church, 906 9th St.
Narcotics Anonymous 6:30 pm every Thursday Benton City United Methodist Church, 906 9th St.

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Recreational Opportunities

Recreational opportunities abound in the Benton City area. The lower portion of the Yakima River has some of the finest bass fishing in the country, and there are also runs of steelhead and other fish. Many species of birds can be found in the area, as well as a variety of interesting plants and creatures for the nature watcher. Whether up close and personal with a dragonfly or as broad an expanse as a spectacular sunset, there are plenty of interesting subjects to catch the photographer’s eye. There are lots of active ways to experience the great outdoors here too, from floating the river to hiking the hills, riding horses or ATVs, hunting for geocaches, or even hang gliding.

Community youth enjoy organized sports including Little League, Grid Kids (football), AAU Basketball, Little Guy Wrestling, and Youth Soccer in addition to school teams.

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