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-Attractive downtown
-Educated population
-Arts & culture


-Harsh winters
-Property crime
-Low ethnic diversity

What Bert Has To Say About Spokane Metro Area

Spokane is the financial, cultural, and retail center for a large area of Washington, Idaho, and western Montana known as the “Inland Northwest.” The dry climate and relatively plain infrastructure differ from what one might picture for a Pacific Northwest city, but the area is on the upswing after years in the shadow of the larger Puget Sound cities to the west. The economy of agriculture, commerce, and industry is diverse and once again healthy, aided by a large migration for retirement and to escape more crowded and expensive coastal cities. Nearby outdoor and mountain recreation are excellent.


Quick Facts About Spokane

    The unemployment rate in Spokane is 6.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Spokane jobs have Decreased by 0.73 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Spokane's cost of living is 8.60% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Spokane's population is 208,701 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 5.59 percent.
    Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Spokane is $131,000. Home appreciation the last year has been 0.70 percent.
    Spokane public schools spend $11,194 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 16.2 students per teacher in Spokane.

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re: Liberals and non-whites please consider Califo
Uh, I am hoping you haven't already packed you bags and moved to Spokane, because you might be sorely disappointed. I grew up there, whole family still lives there. ... (read more)
re: Never thought of leaving - 7/5/2016
I resound with much of your comment, as I grew up in Spokane and had a wonderful childhood and even stayed for college. But: you are male, yes? It is quite different... (read more)
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Spokane police department provided our neighborhood meeting with this information: #1 Auto theft in the U.S. And # 8 Property crime in the U.S. The police said drug use... (read more)
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