The City of Mattawa is largely a farming community of about 6,600 people.  We have a population made up of a large Latino community. The City of Mattawa has been ranked as one of the safest cities in the State of Washington, WA Safest CityFind out more about the City of Mattawa.

Desert-Aire is a small HOA community located just south of Mattawa. Desert-Aire has many features which make it a great place to enjoy living. Amenities include:


The Wahluke School District is the Mattawa area’s main public school. The school caters to students from kindergarten through 12th grade. The school district has one of the most advanced high school buildings to date, built in 2006.

The school accommodates over 2,500 students. A large number of the students are children of migrant workers – with families working locally in the agriculture industry. 

For higher education, students take classes remotely or in person at Big Bend Community College, located in nearby Moses Lake, before transferring to a university.


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Mattawa boasts some of the sunniest weather in the state and plentiful hunting, fishing, hang-gliding, flying and water sports on the river. We are moments away from the Gorge Amphitheatre at George, which boasts a roster of international stars every summer. A stone’s throw away are the Beverly Sand Dunes where you can enjoy off road fun. It’s a beautiful setting along the mighty Columbia River with a great 18-hole golf course and a modern marina granting access to the Columbia.