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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.


  • Location: Extreme eastern Washington, 20 miles west of the Idaho border
  • Country: United States
  • State: Washington
  • County: Spokane
  • Metro Area: Spokane Metro Area

Quick Facts About Spokane

    The unemployment rate in Spokane Metro Area is 6.20 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Spokane Metro Area jobs have Decreased by 0.73 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Spokane Metro Area's cost of living is 3.40% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Spokane Metro Area's population is 470,375 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 12.55 percent.
    Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Spokane Metro Area is $157,600. Home appreciation the last year has been 0.70 percent.
    Spokane Metro Area public schools spend $11,194 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 19.3 students per teacher in Spokane Metro Area.

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re: Smaller size city with a long history - 6/4/20
Hi Laura - I am considering a move to Spokane (for a job) and I have been trying to do some research. I definitely appreciate your point of view, as I have lived in San... (read more)
re: DON"T MOVE HERE - 2/20/2014
do yourself a favor and follow this person's advice. spookane is a trap. Please read my blog. These are some of the types you will meet here. #MichealDellBabinski... (read more)
re: Media controlled site.... - 1/18/2014
I just moved to Spokane and found this forum when looking for things to do in Spokane. Obviously, since both of your comments are still here, this is not a... (read more)
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