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Pros

-Attractive downtown
-Educated population
-Arts & culture

Cons

-Harsh winters
-Property crime
-Low ethnic diversity


What Bert Has To Say About Spokane-Spokane Valley 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.



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Quick Facts About Spokane


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Spokane is 6.60 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Spokane jobs have Increased by 1.76 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Spokane's cost of living is 5.80% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Spokane's population is 213,272 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 20.36 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Spokane is $155,500. Home appreciation the last year has been 9.23 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Spokane public schools spend $13,120 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.6 students per teacher in Spokane.

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Nice City
I moved here from North Eastern Oregon and find the climate, outdoor recreation, access to quality health care, and opportunities better than where I am from. There is... (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)
Never thought of leaving
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