Just like the planes that fly out of Spokane International Airport, the City of Airway Heights is taking off.
From the 1940s to today, aviation has played a major role in the development of Airway Heights. First used as a B-17 training facility during WWII, Airway Heights is now home to Spokane International Airport as well as Fairchild Air Force Base. Officially incorporated in 1955, the city's population has grown to 6,114. Residential neighborhoods continue to develop as the business market expands within the city.
The opening of Northern Quest Resort & Casino spurred great economic growth, providing hundreds of jobs. With 250 guest rooms, 14 restaurants, 55,000 sq. ft. of gaming space, a world class spa and more, Northern Quest is the Inland Northwest's only AAA rated 4 Diamond Casino Resort. Other attractions worth seeing are Spokane County Raceway, as well as Spokane Polo Club which was established in 1950. As Airway Heights expands, it still embraces its small town charm.
Cheney offers a rare combination of quality educational presence, affordability, safe living conditions and modest size with quick access to a major metropolitan area.
Incorporated in 1883, the City of Cheney now boasts 10,820 residents, with over 17,000 during the school year. Home to Eastern Washington University, it is a thriving college town that holds on to its friendly, hospitable atmosphere. Strong ties to education, rail and agriculture helped form the city into what it is today.
Established in 1937, nature lovers flock to Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge which offers 16,000 acres of interesting geology, wildlife sighting and more. Explore the Central Cheney Historic District, which is listed on both the Washington Heritage Register and the National Register of Historic Places and includes residential, educational, religious, commercial and industrial properties.
Surrounded by the unique channeled scablands, relishing in "Americana" charm and just 10 minutes from Spokane, Cheney is a wonderful place to live.
Medical Lake is known for its scenic beauty, abundant wildlife and Aoutdoor recreation.
Medical Lake is named after the lake it resides on, which was once believed to have healing powers. Native American tribes and early European settlers who resided on the lake seemed to rid their ailments after bathing in the lake, hence the name. In the early 1900s, the lake was also a summer destination for residents in the surrounding areas of Spokane and Cheney.
Incorporated in 1880, Medical Lake is a growing city that is now home to 5,060 people. Primarily a residential area, the city prides itself on its clean living and easy access to the outdoors as hiking, biking, and wildlife viewing are abundant. Annual events such as the Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival, the largest of its kind in Eastern Washington, keep people returning to the lake in the summertime as in years past.