Most people are surprised when they find out Spokane is the second biggest city in Washington. Located on the eastern side of the Cascade Range, this quiet city houses a burgeoning wine scene and dozens of amazing local lakes and parks. Yet it remains relatively unrecognized in the shadow of other Washington cities like Seattle and Tacoma. To find out what other surprises this city is tucking away, we asked the locals about their favorite things in Spokane, including where to live, dine and find
If you’ve been contemplating a move to the Pacific Northwest, you might find yourself looking for homes in Spokane after getting these insights from Spokane residents.
1. South Hill or North Side
Both the South Hill and the North Side have their own special qualities that make them unique. I love the South Hill for its tree-lined streets, older homes and beautiful parks, but I love the North Side for its shopping and school systems. — Shannon Morscheck of Lady’s Little Loves
As a lifetime northsider, I would have to say the northside every time! We've got esteemed restaurants, high home values, some of the best schools, gorgeous scenery and our very own Costco … need I say more?! But, before I'm accused of bias, I should point out that the South Hill is pretty darn wonderful, too. The homes tend to be older with more character and there are a lot of fabulous coffee shops, restaurants and some beautiful parks, too. — Rachel Sandall of Apple Brides
2. What is something most people don't know about Spokane?
People don’t realize how much wildlife we have in the city: deer, raccoons, turkeys, moose, and coyotes. I have seen each of those species in my neighborhood multiple times. — Rebecca Mielke of Between My Peers