to the Spokane region
Quality of life can be hard to measure, but itís easy to recognize when you live it. Clean air, good schools, plentiful job opportunities, endless recreational activities, vibrant art scenes and affordability all rank high. But ask those who live here what they love about the Lilac City and youíll get the real picture.
A businessperson will tell you how heartening itís been to witness the region hold steady during economic hard times, thanks to our mix of industries like aerospace, technology, health care, manufacturing, education, forestry, mining and agriculture.
Parents will enthusiastically share all the places to take kids for a day of family fun including parks, museums, concerts, fairs and festivals. The kids will tell you how much fun it is to live less than two hours from five ski and snowboard resorts brimming with fresh powder in the winter, and how cool it is to raft or lazily tube down the Spokane River on a hot summer day. The active adventurer can tell you all the best places to go fishing, golfing, rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking and boating.
A retiree on a morning walk in downtown Riverfront Park will point out the public art and encourage you to take a drive to see the flower bonanza at South Hillís Manito Park.
College students on our many campuses might say they love the access to first-class education with affordable tuition. And here in the Inland Northwest, no matter which school you attend, thereís good reason to brag about the basketball or football teams.
Framed by mountains and rolling farmland, dotted with lakes and rivers and alive with a bustling downtown itís no wonder Spokaneís residents sing its praises.