Welcome to Spokane!
Welcome to Spokane, which means "Children of the Sun," thanks to the Native Americans who named it back in the 1800s. It's the second-largest city in the state of Washington! Enjoy wineries, breweries, a diverse culture, sports, a large variety of restaurants, and more. Let's explore the many attractions!
Outdoors Riverfront Park
Experiences For The Whole Family
Riverfront Park in downtown Spokane is a 100-acre greenspace and a favorite stop for visitors and locals alike. Originally a railyard and then home to the 1974 World's Fair, Riverfront Park has been renovated over the years and offers many attractions the whole family will enjoy.
At Riverfront Park, you can explore the Pavilion's Sky Bridge, Looff Carrousel, Numerica Skyride and Skate Ribbon. At 16 feet wide and 650 feet long, Numerica Skate Ribbon provides ice skating in the winter and rollerblading, skateboarding, and scooter rides in the summer.
The kids can enjoy time at the Ice Age Floods Playground, the basketball court, the skate park, or the Childhood Express (oversized Radio Flyer wagon).
The park is bordered by Spokane River, offering visitors a chance to see water roaring over Spokane Falls yet soothing and gentle in other areas.
If you get hungry or thirsty while in Riverfront Park, you can indulge in various restaurants and shops as well as breweries and wineries.
- The Pavilion
- Skate Ribbon
- Spokane Falls
- Spokane River
- The Clocktower
- Looff Carrousel
- The Garbage Goat
- Numerica Skyride
- Havermale Island
- Pavilion's Sky Bridge
- The Childhood Express
- Ice Age Floods Playground
Family Entertainment Outdoor Concerts & Movies In The Park
Bring a Chair or Blanket, Sit Back and Enjoy The Fun
When you visit Spokane in the summer, you can enjoy free live concerts, symphonies, and outdoor movies in Riverfront Park, Spokane Valley's Mirabeau Point Park, and Liberty Lake's Pavilion Park.
Spokane offers various forms of outdoor entertainment, including live music, festivals, parades, 3-on-3 basketball tournaments, food fairs, and farmers' markets. You'll always be able to find some form of entertainment when you visit Spokane!
- Riverfront Park
- Liberty Lake's Pavilion Park
- Spokane Valley's Mirabeau Point Park
You'll Love it Here
Buying a Home
If you dream of living in Spokane, let's make it happen!
Explore many housing options, from single-family homes to condos and townhouses to high-rises. Whether you want to live in the city or the suburbs, Spokane offers a great way of life!
- Get prequalified for a mortgage
- We'll find you a real estate agent
- Meet with the agent
- Buy a home in Spokane!
Something For The Whole FamilyExperience Downtown Spokane
Spend the whole day in downtown Spokane!
Downtown Spokane has an endless variety of things to do for the whole family. The whole family can ride bikes along the 9.2-mile trail and see historical buildings and Riverfront Park.
Grab a coffee and stroll through the downtown district and visit a variety of shops. When you get hungry you can choose from a large variety of restaurants in the area. Heck, you might even want to pamper yourself with a spa visit! End the day with a glass of wine, a draft beer, or an ice cream cone. You'll find plenty to do when you visit downtown Spokane!
- Coffee Shops
- Clothing Stores
- 9.2-Mile Bike Trail
- Historical Buildings
Live MusicMusic & Entertainment
Embrace the Variety of Music in Spokane
The city of Spokane offers a variety of music genres and clubs to suit any music lover: jazz, rock-n-roll, and a beat-dropping DJ are just the beginning.
Before booking your trip to Spokane, arrange to see an upcoming concert at the Spokane Arena, the Knitting Factory Concert Hall, or the Spokane Symphony. Then sit back and enjoy some musical entertainment on your vacation.
Many famous musicians are from Spokane, including Bing Crosby, Andra Day, Craig Montoya, and The Mom and Dads. So whether you wish to attend a music concert, hang out in a dance club, or sit back with a bourbon at a jazz club, Spokane's music scene has it all!
Let's Explore! Activities In & Around Spokane
There are so many activities and sites to see in Spokane:
- Green Bluff
- Manito Park
- Avista Stadium
- Riverfront Park
- Mount Spokane
- Centennial Trail
- Downtown Spokane
- Gaiser Conservatory
- Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture
- Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Japanese Garden
The median price of homes is approximately $330,000 (Dec. 2022)
Spokane offers a variety of home-buying options, including living near the water! As you search for a home to buy, consider a detached home, semi-detached, townhouse, or condo. Choose from a variety of areas, including Rockwood, one of the oldest neighborhoods, and North Indian Trail which is a very family-oriented neighborhood with good schools.
- Cost of living (without rent): $1,014/month
- Average home price: $330,000
- Residential property tax: 1.2%
Spokane is nicknamed The Lilac City (among others)
Spokane's nickname, The Lilac City, comes from back in the 1930s when hundreds of lilac bushes were planted throughout the city. Each year you can enjoy the Spokane Lilac Festival in the springtime.
Take a trip to Spokane between June and mid-September, and you'll enjoy temperatures between 73° to 83° F.
- Elevation: 1,843 feet
- Land area: 69.49 mi2
- Approx. population: 461,000
- Median resident age: 36.3 years old
$68,877 is the average income in Spokane (but higher-paying jobs abound!)
Spokane offers a large variety of job opportunities and is ranked as one of the most neighbor-friendly cities in the country. Common jobs in the area include sales associates, customer service reps, cashiers, and caregivers. Some of the highest-paying jobs are in engineering and healthcare.
Here are some of the most popular jobs in Spokane:
- Office Clerk
- Registered Nurse
- Retail Salesperson
- Home Health & Personal Care Aides
Moving to Spokane, Washington
Would you like to live in Spokane?
Spokane Offers Big City Living and Outdoor Recreation
If you would like to live in Spokane, consider working in one of the largest industries in the area: service industry, medical, education, retail trade, and entertainment. The aerospace industry, life sciences, healthcare, and agribusiness companies also employ many professionals in the area.
The area in and around Spokane is a playground for those who love being outdoors. Enjoy hiking, biking, water sports, skiing, snowshoeing, and more.
If you're interested in moving to Spokane, you can choose from a variety of home styles and neighborhoods, and you can even live near the water. Retiring to Spokane is also a great move. Reach out to a real estate agent today to find your perfect home.
- Single-Family Homes
- Condos, Townhouses