Spokane, WA

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By appearances only, this beautiful city in Eastern Washington looks nice but doesn’t necessarily give the sense you of being any kind of big city at all – and that’s how people like it.

The city is actually the second largest in the state, with a population of more than 479,000, according to the U.S. Census. When you add in the populations of Spokane County and neighboring Kootenai County, you have a full-fledged metro community with plenty of beautiful places to play and live.

One of the popular residential areas is South Perry Street, a vibrant neighborhood that has become a community gathering place, with a weekly farmer’s market, street parties and fun cafes that are always hopping but also always welcoming newcomers. Downtown Spokane is also becoming a popular, centrally located place for renters with easy access to restaurants, shops and other attractions.

Cultural Attractions in Spokane, WA

So many different industries and personalities have helped create the Spokane of today. Natural resources like timber and mining were a big part for decades along with fabricating metal and power generation. But what’s always been present since the beginning is year-round opportunities for tourism and recreation, whether it’s mountain biking thousands of trails in the summer or ice skating in the winter at a seasonal outdoor rink.

One favorite cultural area is the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, which offers a variety of traveling and permanent exhibits detailing the area’s interesting history. Downtown Spokane offers Mobius, which includes a fun museum especially for little ones and a science center for kids of all ages.

Shopping in Spokane, WA

Everything can be found in the larger Spokane area, from the country’s top department stores to fun discoveries at dozens of fun antique and thrift shops. The community boasts three malls, starting with Northtown, with more than 100 stores, restaurants and a multiplex and considered the largest mall in Eastern Washington; Spokane Valley Mall, which offers about 80 stores and a multiplex; and River Park Square, downtown Spokane’s shopping mecca, with about 30 upscale stores and the area’s only AMC theater.

The area also has gone crazy for farmer’s markets in the last few years, now every community from Perry Street to Hayden, Idaho, boasts one. There are also dozens of antique shops up and down Monroe Street where all sorts of fun treasures await.

Sports in Spokane, WA

Like many medium-sized towns, Spokane has several smaller-scale sports teams. But what’s interesting here is that these teams more often than not take the top honors in their divisions. Plus, players from the Spokane-level teams sometimes end up on rosters or coaching staffs of pro teams, making it another fun reason to check out a game or two – you never know who will get called up.

Football fans can enjoy the Spokane Shock, which usually leads the arena football division. Known for high-scoring games, energetic crowds and a great value, Shock games are always fun. If baseball is your game, then you’ll enjoy the Spokane Indians, a minor-league team that is always fun to watch. Games are much less expensive than a MLB ballpark and there are often some fun extras like fireworks or promotions taking place. Hockey lovers can’t get enough of the Spokane Chiefs, who always do well on the ice.

For less-organized sports, there are plenty of these as well. There are plenty of fun runs, bike races and even community walks. Spokane is home to Blooms day, the largest timed running/walking event in the world, and Hoopfest, the largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament.

Transportation in Spokane, WA

Spokane is blessed by a major highway going right through it, making it pretty easy to get anywhere in a hurry. Interstate 90, which runs from Seattle to Boston, goes through Spokane. Large state highways also help people get north and south with ease.

Though the idea of light rail has been thrown around, right now the largest public transportation endeavor is Spokane Transit, an extensive bus system that stretches from the state line of Idaho to east and north of Spokane. The bus service is ideal for commuters, the disabled or anyone who wants alternatives to driving. It also works with hundreds of employers to encourage their employees to participate. In addition Spokane is becoming a bicycle-friendly community. The city continues to add more bike trails to city roads. There’s also the Centennial Trail, a cycling/jogging/walking venue that stretches 100 miles from Spokane to North Idaho.

16 Neighborhoods in Spokane, WA

  • Bemiss

    In the northeast corner of Spokane, approximately 15 minutes from downtown, Bemiss is a residential community with an active Neighborhood Council that encourages everyone to join. The area consists of mainly single-family homes for rent, with multiple parks located throughout the area to ensure that you never have to go far to find green space.

  • Browne's Addition

    The Spokane neighborhood of Browne's Addition lies directly to the west of the center of the city, just one mile away from River Park Square. This historic community, known for being Spokane's first and most prestigious neighborhood, houses beautiful Queen Anne and Craftsman single-family residences. Considered a National Register of Historic Places Historic District since 1976, Browne's Addition continues to appeal to high-income earners. Though the cost of living averages much higher than surrounding areas, Browne's Addition's classic architecture, historic vibe and proximity to the heart of Spokane make it a wonderful and convenient place to live.

  • Chief Garry Park

    An apartment in the Chief Garry Park neighborhood, 15 minutes east of downtown Spokane, puts you in just the right spot to take advantage of everything the Spokane Community College has to offer, including entertainment programs, lectures, and classes. Eat lunch or take a cooking class at the student-run restaurant, Orlando's. Chief Garry Park provides residents with access to softball and baseball fields, basketball hoops, and a splash pad. Apartments in the area are also just across the river from Mission Park and the Witter Aquatic Center. Residents indulge their need for speed at the Fastkart Indoor Speedway Go-Kart Track.

  • Cliff Cannon

    Spokane's Cliff Cannon neighborhood is located within an urban forest. The area begins in the city itself and then climbs up South Hill, encompassing four parks, three business centers, three hospitals and a number of historic homes. The Cliff Cannon Neighborhood Council governs the area, working in tandem with the Spokane City Council.

  • Downtown Riverside

    The Riverside neighborhood of Spokane offers residents something unique: waterfalls in the middle of the city. Residents of this revitalized urban district can head out from their apartments and condos to enjoy watching the water at play as they walk along the banks of the Spokane River. Riverfront Park, the site of the 1974 World's Fair, holds further attractions, including the INB Performing Arts Center, the Spokane Chiefs Hockey Club, and a carousel that's more than 100 years old. Also in the park, you can find the Spokane Shock Arena, which regularly hosts arena football, concerts, and figure skating.

  • East Central

    Residents of the north/east central part of Spokane can look forward to scenic parks, great local restaurants, and lots of retail opportunities in their neighborhood, which sits immediately northeast of downtown. Stretch your legs by walking parts of the Centennial Trail, a linear park that follows the Spokane River throughout the city. Whether you want to bike the entire 40-mile length or just walk a few miles near downtown, this trail is the crown jewel of Spokane's vast park system. Head to Valley Mission Park on your neighborhood's southern edge when you want to get away from your apartment for a little exercise.

  • Emerson Garfield

    The Emerson Garfield neighborhood of Spokane combines affordable condo and single-family home rentals with excellent schools and easy access to downtown Spokane, just to the south, for work. Community spirit is high in Emerson Garfield, with residents gathering regularly to enjoy free concerts in Corbin Park, all-neighborhood cookouts and potlucks in Emerson Park, and block parties throughout the neighborhood.

  • Hillyard

    The neighborhood of Hillyard sits in the northeast corner of Spokane, nestled up against undeveloped land, with Camp Sekani Park's dog-friendly trails and Frisbee golf course not far to the east. The Hillyard business district is on the National Register of Historic Places, and most of the neighborhood remains architecturally intact and unchanged for the past 80 years, giving it an appealing, old-school feel. The neighborhood celebrates its history every August during the Hillyard Festival, with locals gathering to enjoy games, entertainment, and food from local vendors.

  • Lincoln Heights

    Located just under five miles southeast of downtown Spokane, Lincoln Heights combines a thriving commercial scene with the city's rural beauty. The area near the 29th Avenue and Regal Street intersection serves as the neighborhood hub, featuring the popular Lincoln Heights Shopping Center and the bulk of Lincoln Heights apartments. Check out the shopping center to grab some good, old-fashioned comfort food at the Two Seven Public House, or take advantage of all the fun games at Hugo's Bowl.

  • Logan

    The historic Logan neighborhood of Spokane features 100-year-old homes that reflect the area's status as one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city. With reasonably-priced apartment buildings, Logan provides a relaxed atmosphere surrounded by old-growth trees and wide streets. The Centennial Trail, running along the Spokane River, forms the southern border of the neighborhood, and it provides residents with a beautiful place to jog or walk.

  • Moran Prairie

    Moran Prairie has been a highly desirable area since its inception due to its superior agricultural conditions and expansive views of the Spokane valley. Today Moran Prairie has developed into a residential and commercial hub, providing residents with convenient and affordable amenities, and the city's diverse food, entertainment, and green space. The neighborhood is located in the South Hill area of Spokane, with easy access to major roads and highways, making commuting and traveling a breeze.

  • Nevada Lidgerwood

    Nevada/Lidgerwood, by far the largest neighborhood in Spokane, features a variety of modest single-family homes built in the 1970s plus newer apartments for rent. The sprawling neighborhood lacks a real center, though most residents end up at the gigantic NorthTown Mall to shop, dine, and hang out. Barnes & Noble, Sears, Macy's and Marshall's anchor the mall, which also offers entertainment via its Regal Cinemas multiplex and an indoor trampoline park to let kids burn off energy.

  • North Hill

    Condos and houses with mid-century architecture attract Spokane residents to Northtown because of their homes for rent and comfortable vibe. Northtown residents enjoy three public golf courses, making it easy to spend an afternoon strolling and chatting while playing a round.

  • Spokane Business & Industrial Park

    Located in the beautiful Inland northwest on the Eastern border of Washington, the Spokane Valley houses numerous businesses and corporations as well as an active residential area. With a community of young professionals, families of all ages and retirees, the area has a mix of established schools, commercial conveniences and affordable housing. Located just East of Spokane, the neighborhood can access multiple universities, catch a Gonzaga Basketball game or head out into the wilderness at the drop of a hat.

  • Town and Country

    Located about five miles north of downtown Spokane, Town and Country stays true to its name with a rustic, old-fashioned atmosphere. The neighborhood has a balanced mix of single-story houses and apartments scattered around spacious, tree-lined roads. Nowhere do you see this area's all-American style more than in Lost Boys' Garage, a diner housed in a former service station.

  • West Central

    With easy access to downtown Spokane for work, even by bike, the gentrifying neighborhood of West Central attracts renters to its 100-year-old, single-family homes and the trendy condos of Kendall Yards. The Spokane River curves graciously around the west and south sides of the neighborhood, drawing locals out to jog, bike, and walk the Centennial Trail.