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Spokane, Washington is located on the Spokane River west of the Rocky Mountains. Spokane’s is nicknamed the ‘Lilac City’ after a lilac named after the city. It’s a good sized city with around 210,000 people.
The areas has been inhabited for thousands of years but was founded in 1810 as a trading settlement. Trade and transport are still big influences over the local economy, as are natural resources, processing, printing and manufacturing. It’s a diverse economic base that has been long established and has remained productive and profitable despite everything that has happened over the past 200 years.
Corporate housing in Spokane is dominated by furnished apartments and condos. There are townhome available too. All are of quality, in developments with high standards in prime locations.
Spokane has a broad and well established economic based built on what the city was originally settled for. Natural resources, transport and trade. It has diversified into manufacturing, food processing, printing and other industries too which has helped it survive and thrive.
Fairchild Air Force Base is also a contributor to the local economy that directly employs almost 6,000 people and supporting feeder industries.
Major employers in Spokane include Providence Health Care, Kalispel Tribal Economic Authority, Northern Quest Resort & Casino, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., URM Stores Inc., Avista Corp., Gonzaga University, Engie Insight (Ecova Inc.), Kaiser Aluminum Corp., Comcast Cable, Yoke’s Foods Inc., BSNF Railway Co., Washington State Department of Corrections, Bank of America Corp, Inland Northwest Health Services, Huntwood Industries, Fred Meyer Stores, Trans-System Inc. and Group Health Cooperative.
Spokane International Airport (GEG) handles most air traffic into the city and is 7 miles west along I-90. International connections will land at Atlanta, Seattle, Minneapolis, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles or Chicago.
The Spokane Intermodal Center handles Amtrak lines and buses. Jefferson Lines, Travel Washington Gold Line & Amtrak Thruway, Greyhound, Northwestern Trailways and Wheatland Express all run services into the city.
STA (Spokane Transit Authority) run local commuter buses around the city.
Arrival by car will likely use I-90, Highway 2, Highway 195, Highway 395 or local routes.
Spokane is the largest city between Seattle and Minneapolis and is a hub of activity. With a busy arts and cultural scene as well as many entertainment districts, there is always something going on in and around the city.
Neighborhoods in Spokane include Alta Heights, Arrowhead Point, Gibbs/Keeney, Gingerland, Paradise Prairie, Paradise Valley, Pasadena Park, Pasadena Ridge, Camelot, Carriage Hills, Cedar Estates, Lidgerwood, Lincoln Heights, Lincoln View, Lindeke & Grandview, Linwood, Lloyd Charles Estates, Logan, Cedar Springs, Cedar View Estates, Centennial Estates, Cheney, Cherry Lane, Cliff Cannon, College Homes, Colton/Standard, Peaceful Valley, Pine River Park, Pine Valley, Prairie Breeze, Glenngrae, Glenrose/Carnahan, Golden Pond Estates, Greater Franklin Park, Ashton Heights, Audobahn and Audubon Spokane.
Things to see and do in Spokane include Downtown Spokane, Riverfront Park, Manito Park, Monroe Street Bridge, Riverside State Park, The Knitting Factory, Spokane County Courthouse, Cat Tales Zoological Park, Finch Arboretum, Broadview Dairy Museum/Caterina Winery, Northern Quest Resort & Casino, Riverfront Park and Wonderland Family Fun Center.
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