The Spokane region is a wonderful place to live, work and play. Career opportunities, good schools, affordable housing, commutability, scenic beauty, weekendactivities—people are flocking to Spokane for the quality of life. Just look around the city. With four true seasons, you will experience the beautiful colors of fall, seemingly endless winter recreation, the blooms and rushing water of spring and the long warm days of summer, best spent on one of our many lakes or rivers. Unlike the rainy coastline of Washington State, Spokane and the surrounding cities of Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake, Airway Heights, Cheney, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and Post Falls, Idaho receive on average 16.5 inches of rain. Our arid climate means that we get around 260 days of sunshine throughout the year. That's why our thriving city is quickly becoming known as one of the best places to live in the country. With accolades like the runner up for Best American Riverfront City (USA Today's 10Best), 10 Best Places to Live on $100 a Day (AARP) and one of the Best Outdoor Towns (Outside Magazine 2013) it's easy to see why people are choosing to call Spokane home.
Take some time to see for yourself. You’ll find beautiful riverfront businesses and homes in Kendall Yards, a lively downtown scene and thriving neighborhoods like the Perry District. Foodies will discover awarding-winning chefs serving locally sourced dishes. Outdoor lovers will find countless ways to explore nearby rivers, lakes and mountains. Culture seekers will immerse themselves in galleries, art events and live shows. And families will find a calendar full of events and activities designed just for them.