has written 2 SperlingViews. Currently, Misty is living in Spokane, WA and has a little something to say:
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re: Seriously considering a move to Spokane - 3/17 Posted On: 5/18/2011 8:53:47 PM
Hi Dylan, randomly came across your post while searching for places to take my dogs hiking and signed up with a membership just so I could comment. I absolutely love Spokane. I was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ but have lived other places including Utah, Tennessee, and Oklahoma. By far I feel the most at home in Spokane. My partner and I picked Spokane because Eastern Washington University had both of our majors and the cost of living and tuition was much cheaper than other places we were looking at. I had never been here before the big move but as soon as I got here I knew that I had made the right decision. It's beautiful here. Don't get me wrong, there are some rough parts that could use some cleaning up but if you look past all that you see the true beauty of the city. The downtown is active and thriving with local stores and restaurants, and yes a lot of live local music. First Fridays are popular for viewing local artists work if that interests you. I could spend hours just reading a book at the downtown park, the river cuts through the middle and the falls are an absolutely beautiful sight in the spring. As far as the housing market, I've seen a lot of places for sale. My partner and I were definitely not in the market to buy a house but kind of fell into it anyway. We got into a very cute 4 bed 2 bath that was built in 1897. I couldn't believe how old it was but that's probably why I ended up loving it so much. Recreation is probably the easiest thing to find here. The centennial trail runs along the river and is great for biking or just walking. The Columbia River is a short hour and a half drive and is well worth it. There are plenty of camping/fishing opportunities in all directions. I hope this comment helps your decision. Everything I've heard from people that grew up here is that sometimes people leave Spokane but in the end they always end up coming back. Well I hope my long winded reply helps your decision. My advice...just do it. Make that jump and I'm sure you won't regret it. Regardless, good luck!
I love Spokane WA Posted On: 5/18/2011 8:37:41 PM
Moved here without ever being here before and wouldn't change it for anything. Good people, fun active downtown area, reasonable cost of living, a lot of educational opportunities available, and just an overall adorable old town.