The “Lilac City” has been nationally recognised over the past year as one of America’s best cities in which to live. The state’s second largest city features wonderful scenery and landscapes such as mountains, rolling wheat fields, numerous lakes and rivers, basalt formations, and towering coniferous and deciduous trees.
While being known as “Near Nature, Near Perfect”, Spokane also boasts a vibrant downtown with an assortment of restaurants, breweries, wineries, coffee shops,performance venues, and boutiques. Yet with all of these outlets to enjoy, Spokane is not a crowded, bustling city. It’s the perfect blend of metropolitan offerings with a small-town feel.
Some of the greatest events hosted by Spokane are Bloomsday, Hoopfest, and Pig Out in the Park. Riverfront Park, which sits right in the heart of downtown Spokane, is the perfect site for those widely attended events and much more.
Other major events are hosted in the Spokane Arena and the Spokane Convention Center. Public and Private Schools: Spokane School District 81, Gonzaga Prep, St. Matthew Lutheran School, Gonzaga University, Community Colleges of Spokane, Mukugawa Fort Wright Institute, and extension campuses for Eastern Washington University, Washington State University, and University of Washington
Some of the neighborhoods that make up Spokane proper are Audubon, Bemiss, Browne’s Addition, Chief Garry Park, Downriver, Emerson, Garfield, Gonzaga, Hillyard, Kendall Yards, Lidgerwood, Logan, Minnehaha, Nevada Heights, North Hill, Northwest, Peaceful Valley, Riverside, Shadle Park, West Central, West Hills, and Whitman.