Relocation Information

Considering moving to Spokane? You won't regret it.

 

Welcome to the Spokane area!

We know the local area, both as an agent and as a neighbor, and can help make this transition seamless for you. 

We love Spokane!

Neighborhoods

One of the most important steps in preparing to move is finding the right neighborhood that fits your unique needs.

  • Prioritize neighborhood features that are important to you, as well as factors that will be practical and convenient in the future.

 

  • Lean on us as a support system to provide information on the best neighborhoods for your lifestyle, property taxes, school districts, commute times, public transportation, area amenities and more!

 

  • We know the nuances of the local market and can help you find the right home at the right price. We will connect you with the latest tools to make your home search as easy and convenient as possible.

Browne's Addition

The city’s oldest neighborhood, compact Browne’s Addition is a vibrant area with tree-lined streets dotted with grand Victorian mansions and Craftsman homes. A cluster of trendy eateries includes Italian, Mexican and pizza spots, plus a pharmacy-turned-pub. The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture features displays on regional history, art and culture, while Coeur d’Alene Park has a splash pad and playground.

Audubon/Downriver

Audubon-Downriver is nestled along the Spokane River bluff and known for Audubon Park, with 27 acres of pine trees, splash pads, playgrounds, basketball courts and ball field. The majority of homes can be described as English Cottage style, the motif of red brick gives the neighborhood a distinct flare that sets it apart from the surrounding areas. Most residents find themselves enjoying pizza at The Flying Goat or coffee at Little Garden Cafe.

Garland District

The Garland District is a laid-back, artsy neighborhood centered on Garland Avenue, an old-school street with vibrant murals and galleries, trendy bars, and 1950s diners, including one shaped like a milk bottle. Indie stores sell vinyl, guitars, and used books, and the 1945 Garland Theater screens classic movies and new releases. The nonprofit Blue Door Theatre stages weekend improv shows and jam sessions.

Downtown Spokane

Lively Downtown Spokane, also known as Riverside, is a walkable area packed with laid-back eateries, hip pubs and clubs, and a mix of chain stores and indie boutiques. Restored buildings include the 1914 Historic Davenport Hotel and the art deco Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, home of the Spokane Symphony. Bisected by the Spokane River gorge, Riverfront Park has a carousel and a cable ride over Spokane Falls.

Manito

A quiet, residential neighborhood, Manito is known for its expansive namesake park, where paths wind among Japanese and lilac gardens, a conservatory, and playgrounds. The Olmsted Brothers-designed Cannon Hill Park has grassy areas and a duck pond. Charming Victorian homes and Craftsman bungalows line the district’s leafy streets, and snug corner cafes and bakeries serve pastries, bagels, and ice cream.

Rockwood

Mostly known for the beautiful, winding road of Rockwood boulevard, lined with deciduous trees and enchanting vibes. The neighborhood is close to downtown and a major bicycle route on Southeast Boulevard that help serve transportation needs. Rockwood retains a sense of grandeur and distinctiveness within Spokane. Hutton Elementary School helps anchor the community, particularly for young families. Some favorites are the Rockwood Bakery on 18th and the historic Manito Park.

Comstock

Location is one of Comstock's main selling points. An average morning commute into the city will take less than ten minutes and finding a restaurant on the weekends could take even less time. Comstock Park is another draw that brings people into this area, with 21 acres of the park donated as well as 150k invested to make it a suitable family environment. The park hosts the Spokane Symphony on Labor Day as well as countless picnics and parties.

South Perry District

The hip South Perry District is an up-and-coming residential area with a lively row of businesses on South Perry Street, including tap houses and trendy restaurants serving artisan pizza and Southern-inspired fare. One-of-a-kind shops in brick buildings and tiny old homes sell vintage furniture and handmade jewelry, plus used books and clothing. Grant Park has a playground, tennis courts, and a community garden.

Kendall Yards

Kendall Yards is a modern neighborhood in a former rail yard, with panoramic river views and hip spots for brunch, cocktails, and pizza. An art walk on and around the paved Centennial Trail takes in striking murals and sculptures, while Olmsted Brothers Green has a play area and picnic shelter. In summer, the Kendall Yards Night Market features live music, food trucks, and stalls selling produce and gourmet snacks.

Cliff/Cannon

The Cliff Cannon Neighborhood is a charming, urban neighborhood lined with historic homes and buildings. It climbs up the west end of the South Hill from downtown Spokane. There are four parks, three major hospitals and three small neighborhood business centers, including an urban forest with a tree canopy keeping the air clean.

Lincoln Heights

Lincoln Heights is commonly known as the South Hill’s neighborhood shopping center, with a focus on 29th street.

West Central

West Central neighborhood is home to Nettleton's Addition Historic District, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in March 2006, and is also the largest historic district on the Washington State Heritage Register.

Latah Valley

Just west of downtown Spokane lies Latah Valley, an area that can barely be described as one single place. The region stretches from newer upscale developments and the sprawling campus of Spokane Falls Community College into the open farmlands of southern Spokane County. Within its boundaries lie quaint urban farming communities, creek-side parks and a golfer’s paradise. Latah Creek springs from the Spokane River and meanders for miles through remote communities.

Northwest Spokane

Northwest Spokane offers a taste of simplicity tucked between turn of the century homes, sweeping parks and towering pine trees. With easy access to the Centennial Trail and Riverside State Park, Northwest Spokane offers stunning views of the Spokane River gorge. Enjoy the architecture of the homes and historic buildings found in this thriving area.

Emerson Garfield

Dotted with historic houses, Emerson Garfield is home to a lively commercial strip on North Monroe Street, with vintage furniture and antiques stores, international eateries, and no-nonsense neighborhood taverns. In summer, stalls at the busy Emerson-Garfield Farmers’ Market sell organic produce, raw honey, pickles, and preserves. Leafy Corbin Park, once a horse-racing track, has tennis courts and a picnic area.

Logan

Situated close to the heart of Spokane, the Logan Neighborhood has developed as one of the oldest residential neighborhoods in the City. Logan is comprised of verdant canopies of overarching trees, four parks, three major retirement centers, Hamilton Street Business District, Gonzaga University and more. The Spokane River and Centennial Trail provides recreation and relaxation for neighborhood residents.

East Central

One of the first communities in Spokane to be developed with numerous suburban neighborhoods. East Central Spokane grew as an outgrowth of industrial development, which was built east of the city’s downtown core. The neighborhood is served by several parks, and older housing stock that brings charm and value.

Northtown

Largely residential, Northtown is popular for shopping at NorthTown Mall, with big-name retailers and department stores, and the Northtown Square complex, a strip of boutiques and casual eateries. Families gather for picnics and barbecues around the sports fields and splash pad in Franklin Park. The area also encompasses the Garland District, known for its old-school diners and the 1945 Garland Theater.

Why We Love Spokane

One of the many reasons we love working with people new to the area is that we get a chance to show you why we love it here. We are happy to help you explore your new community by recommending local businesses and sharing our favorite things to do in the area.

Hiring a trusted agent is extremely important when moving. Whether you’re moving because of a career opportunity or you’re just looking for a new adventure, we promise to work with you every step of the way to get you settled into a new home in an area you love.

ATTRACTIONS

 

Manito Park + Amenities

Manito Park and Botanical Gardens is a 90-acre public park with arboretum, botanical gardens, and conservatory, located at 17th Ave and Grand Blvd in Spokane, Washington. It is open daily without charge.

Riverfront Park + Amenities

Riverfront Park is a public park in downtown Spokane, Washington. The one-hundred-acre park is located along the Spokane River containing the upper Spokane Falls and just upstream from the lower falls. You will find the Numerica Skate Ribbon and Skyride, also known as the gondolas, you may also find the Pavillion, pedal karts, the Looff Carrousel and the iconic clock tower.

Spokane Parks

Explore all the beautiful parks Spokane has to offer! From State Parks to National Parks and dog parks to skate parks. There is an abundance of outdoor activities at your fingertips!

Greenbluff

The present day Green Bluff Growers is an association of small family farms and food stands. Seasonal activities include pick-your-own fruit and annual festivals. Fall is one of the best times to visit to see the charm and beauty of Greenbluff, perfect for the whole family!

Perry District

The hip South Perry District is an up-and-coming residential area with a lively row of businesses on South Perry Street, including tap houses and trendy restaurants serving artisan pizza and Southern-inspired fare. One-of-a-kind shops in brick buildings and tiny old homes sell vintage furniture and handmade jewelry, plus used books and clothing. Grant Park has a playground, tennis courts, and a community garden.

Kendall Yards

Kendall Yards is a modern neighborhood in a former rail yard, with panoramic river views and hip spots for brunch, cocktails, and pizza. An art walk on and around the paved Centennial Trail takes in striking murals and sculptures, while Olmsted Brothers Green has a play area and picnic shelter. In summer, the Kendall Yards Night Market features live music, food trucks, and stalls selling produce and gourmet snacks.

Garland District

The Garland District is a laid-back, artsy neighborhood centered on Garland Avenue, an old-school street with vibrant murals and galleries, trendy bars, and 1950s diners, including one shaped like a milk bottle. Indie stores sell vinyl, guitars, and used books, and the 1945 Garland Theater screens classic movies and new releases. The nonprofit Blue Door Theatre stages weekend improv shows and jam sessions.

The Davenport

"Washington’s grandest hotel. Whether it’s the soaring architecture, award-winning amenities, rich history, or simply its proximity to nearby Spokane attractions, The Historic Davenport Hotel has welcomed film stars, explorers, writers, politicians and other luminaries for more than 100 years." -Forbes Travel Guide- Multiple hotels and extravagant hospitality. Also the home to Spokane's best Sunday brunch!

First Interstate Center for the Arts

The First Interstate Center for the Arts is a 2,700-seat theater and entertainment venue located in Downtown Spokane. They have hosted a myriad of cultural events, Broadway engagements, symphony concerts, ballet, grand opera, road shows, country and rock music spectaculars, musical stage productions, conventions, and lectures.

The Bing Crosby Theater

The dazzling restoration is meticulous in every detail and incorporates today's highest technical standards without compromising historic integrity of this Neo-Classic Theater. The Bing Crosby Theater has extraordinary acoustics and state of the art sound equipment. The third floor that had been vacant for 25 years has been beautifully renovated into a stunning bar, Ovations, serving cocktails before and during the show!

Spokane Civic Theatre

Spokane Civic Theatre is a nationally recognized non-profit theatre located in Spokane, Washington. Incorporated in 1947, our theatre is one of the oldest community theatres in the country. Their mission is to foster an enduring love for live theatre in every community member.

Blue Door Theatre

An improvisational comedy theatre located in the heart of the Garland District. They are dedicated to the advancement of improvisation and the performing arts through innovative entertainment and education. The Blue Door Theatre is an all volunteer, non-profit 501 (c) 3 arts organization.

ACTIVITIES

Hiking

Looking for a great trail near Spokane, Washington? Explore hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more! Find the best trails around Riverside State Park or Coeur d' Alene Parkway, along with some great local park options, like Dishman Hills Natural Area or Antoine Peak Conservation Area. There are lots of fun and easy trails to choose from as well, ranging from 0.9 to 10.6 miles.

Farmers Markets

Spokane is quickly being known for their array of farmers markets, which is no surprise with more than 2,500 farms in Spokane County alone. You can find a farmers market almost any day of the week, including a buzzing night market in Kendall Yards!

Sculpture Walk Spokane

Take a tour to see all the sculptures in Spokane's Riverfront Park and along the Centennial Trail. It begins on Washington State University's downtown campus and ends on the southeast corner of the Monroe Street Bridge adjacent to the Spokane Falls overlook.

Spokane City Drive

Enjoy Spokane’s natural beauty, historic neighborhoods and unique architecture along the scenic Spokane City Drive. With 21 stops and five optional excursions, you can experience all of the “must-see” sights of Spokane without having to leave your car!

Recreational Aquatic Splash Pads

Splash pads are so fun and popular when the weather is warm, plus they are free! There are 17 splash pads throughout Spokane that are open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Check out the nearest splash pad!

Blue Zoo

Blue Zoo is an inspiring interactive aquarium for families from all around to come and enjoy a hands-on experience with our 200+ species of animals! Enjoy Spokane's aquarium and feed stingray, birds, lizards and pacu, touch the stingray and starfish and learn about jellyfish, lionfish, snakes, seahorses, living coral, eel and clownfish, among many others!

Mobius Children's Museum

Sparking curiosity of children ages eight and younger through exploration, play, and the arts. The museum is a place where kids play to learn and parents learn to play. Offers field trips, birthday parties, camps, classes, and a gift shop. Mobius Children's Museum is located in the Lower Level of River Park Square on Main Ave, in downtown Spokane. Come learn, play, and create today!

Numerica Skyride

Numerica SkyRide gondola offers a 20-minute fly over for a bird’s eye view of the Spokane Falls, said to be the largest urban waterfall. Considered one of the best cable car rides in the world, you’ll gradually descend 200 feet for some great vantage points. The iconic lilac gondolas seat up to six people and are ADA compliant. The cabin windows open so you can capture that perfect photo.

Pavilion

The Pavilion is a beautiful event space in downtown Spokane, able to host everything from the Hoopfest Nike Court game and the Bloomsday Award Ceremony to a summer concert series and an outdoor giant screen film festival. The dynamic lighting effects display an array of color, brightness, and patterns. Light shows will be displayed every night, year‑round, for all of Spokane to enjoy.

Skate Ribbon

In the summer, you’ll see roller skating, art walks, and other programmed activities along the ribbon. In the winter, the Skate Ribbon invites ice skaters to explore the dips and climbs of a wandering trail, discover scenic urban views or cozy up with hot cocoa at one of three fire pits. The ticketing facility shared with SkyRide includes a cafe and large windowed dining area as well.

Golf

The City of Spokane Golf Courses include the Downriver, Esmeralda, Indian Canyon, and Qualchan!

Mt. Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park

Once again the BEST Place to Ski & Ride in the Pacific Northwest as voted by readers of The Inlander! Mt. Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park operates within Mt. Spokane State Park, the largest of Washington's State Parks at 13,919 acres. In addition to alpine winter recreation, the Park offers year-round recreation including Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, camping, horseback riding, biking and hiking trails, berry picking, sightseeing, and more.

Skydive West Plains

Skydive West Plains is your premiere local skydiving center! Our large aircraft, high altitude skydives and decades of experience mean you get the best combination of safety and thrill. Family owned and operated, Skydive West Plains will make your integration into the sport of skydiving a safe, welcoming experience. Whether you are coming out to do a skydive as a “bucket-list” check-off or if you’re interested in becoming a fully licensed jumper, we want you to feel like family.

DAY TRIPS

Palouse Falls

The Palouse Falls lie on the Palouse River, about 4 mi upstream of the confluence with the Snake River in southeast Washington, United States. The falls are 198 ft in height. Palouse Falls is among the last active waterfalls on the Ice Age floods path. 

Coeur d'Alene, ID

Just a short 30 minute drive from Spokane, Coeur d’Alene is a city in northwest Idaho. It’s known for water sports on Lake Coeur d’Alene, plus trails in the Canfield Mountain Natural Area and Coeur d’Alene National Forest. McEuen Park offers a grassy lawn and a trailhead for adjacent Tubbs Hill. The lakeside City Park & Beach includes picnic areas and a playground. This is a popular day trip for many from Spokane all throughout summer!

Hiawatha Scenic Bike Trail

The Route of the Hiawatha was named a "Hall of Fame" trail by the Rail-to-Trail Conservancy, one of only 15 trails designated as such in the country.The "Route of the Hiawatha" is most famous for the long St. Paul Pass, or Taft Tunnel which burrows for 8,771 ft. (1.66 miles) under the Bitterroot Mountains at the state line.

Grand Coulee Dam

Grand Coulee Dam, known as the "Eighth Wonder of the World". It cups the Columbia River with 12 million cubic yards of concrete, stacked one mile wide and as tall as a 46-story building, backing up a 150-mile long reservoir, spinning out more kilowatts than any other dam in the United States. Don’t miss the laser light show, broadcast every evening between Memorial Day and September 30 onto the mile-wide face of the Grand Coulee Dam! 

Sandpoint, ID

Nestled between three mountain ranges on magnificent Lake Pend Oreille, Sandpoint is known for ski slopes and terrain parks at Schweitzer Mountain Resort, bike trails and footpaths skirt the lake and climb the nearby Selkirk and Cabinet mountain ranges. South of the city center, Lakeview Park features the Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society's arboretum, plus Native American artifacts at the Bonner County History Museum.

Inland Northwest Railroad Museum

The museum, just two miles west of Rearden, Washington, features our collection of regional railroad rolling stock and artifacts, our research library, museum store, and narrow gauge train ride, all on a beautiful 30-acre site! Devoted to preserving and celebrating the railroad history of the Inland Northwest.

ANNUAL EVENTS

Hoopfest

Spokane Hoopfest is the largest 3-on-3 outdoor basketball tournament on Earth! Here's some fun stats:

  • 250,000 people
  • 422 courts
  • 465 brackets
  • 24,000 players from 6,000+ teams
  • 45 city blocks shut down
  • 3,000 volunteers

 

Bloomsday 

The Lilac Bloomsday Run, also known as Bloomsday, is an annual timed 12K run/walk in Spokane, Washington, held on the first Sunday in May since 1977. With the exception of 2020, it was held in September. 

 

Spike & Dig

Spike & Dig is one of the world's largest co-ed outdoor 6-on-6 volleyball tournaments with over 360 teams and 2,500 players. With six adult divisions, two SHS divisions, and one JHS, there is a division for all ages and skill levels. 

 

Pig Out In The Park

Pig Out in the Park is an annual food and music event held in Spokane, Washington. Usually holds over 50 food vendors and over 70 free concerts.

 

Terrain Spokane

On the first Friday in October, Terrain is an annual, one-night-only, juried multimedia art and music event celebrating artists in the Spokane area. Featuring new works by hundreds of artists, and attracting thousands of attendees, it is a celebration of new energy and fresh ideas from all over the artistic spectrum. From painting to poetry to interactive art and film, we try to showcase a little of everything that’s happening to make the Inland Empire a more vibrant, cultural and beautiful place.

 

First Friday

First Friday is designed to showcase the downtown art and retail scene. Downtown retailers and restaurants feature artists, musicians, specialty food and beverage as a special promotion on the first Friday of each month.

 

Restaurant Week

Every February means one thing in Spokane – Inlander Restaurant Week. Over 100 restaurants team up for amazing food at even more amazing prices. It’s a great chance to get out and discover all the culinary creations hiding and thriving in the Spokane region.

Hoopfest: The largest 3-on-3 outdoor basketball tournament on Earth!
Bloomsday: Lilac Bloomsday Run features over 50,000 runners, joggers and walkers.
 

Restaurants, Cafes and More with The Best of the Inland Northwest!

New to town and looking for a good place to eat? Whether you want pizza, burgers or sushi, The Best of the Inland Northwest has your back with the inside scoop for all your favorites!

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SERVICES

PODS MOVING SERVICES:

Portable storage containers delivered to you, loaded at your pace, and either kept in your driveway, stored with us, or moved across the country. Along with our military discount, we provide special services and accommodations for families on the move. 


AVISTA:

An energy company involved in the production, transmission and distribution of energy as well as other energy-related businesses. Avista Utilities is our operating division, providing electricity to nearly 340,000 customers and natural gas to about 300,000 customers across 30,000 square miles and four northwestern states.

 

RESIDENTIAL SOLID WASTE SERVICES:

The City of Spokane's Solid Waste Collection offers a full suite of curbside collection services for residential customers—garbage, food and yard waste, and recycling. To help keep Spokane clean and safe, weekly garbage collection within the city limits is required for all occupied residences. Each home is furnished with special automated carts that are durable and easy to roll out for collection.

 

SPOKANE PUBLIC SCHOOLS:

Spokane Public Schools is a public school district in Spokane County, Washington, and serves the city of Spokane. The district includes oversight and administration of seven high schools, six middle schools, and 34 elementary schools.

 

SPOKANE PUBLIC LIBRARY:

Spokane Public Library spans six branches and houses nearly half-a-million items. Each year, they circulate more than 2 million items and a million people walk through the doors. They host events and programs for children and adults, lend out more than just books (like ukuleles and GPS units and snowshoes), and offer access to digital media, like eBooks and digital magazines, so you can access the library from anywhere. You can soak up the local art scene at each branch through monthly exhibits or stop by the Northwest Room to take a peek at one-of-a-kind historical artifacts and documents.
 

 

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