Spokane Metro Area Guide

Spokane is the second largest city in Washington State; the city is located near the eastern border of the state along the banks of the Spokane River. Spokane was named for a Native American tribe that was known as the Spokane which means, Children of the Sun; however, the city’s nickname is Lilac City. This city has a lot of the amenities that are associated with a big city but maintains a small town atmosphere which may be why you would want to rent an apartment in Spokane.

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Ranging from natural resources to technology the Spokane economy is both diverse and successful. The access to raw materials is a draw for any business, which helps bring in companies like Key Tronic, an electronics manufacturer, Signature Genomic Laboratories, a genetics company and Red Lion Hotels Corporation. Much activity is still centered on timber, agriculture and mining. Potlatch Corporation manages timberlands, which they own in several states, and are a Fortune 1000 company whose headquarters is located in Spokane.

For the inland northwest of the United States, Spokane is the medical center. There are six major hospitals in the area and several specialized clinics. The only major university located within city limits is Gonzaga which is a private Catholic institution. At Gonzaga you can see a Bulldogs game of Division I Men’s and Women’s Basketball. There are also several minor league teams in the city including: the Spokane Shock who play arena football, the Spokane Indians who play baseball, the Spokane Chiefs who play hockey and the Spokane Sunz who play basketball.

In the Spokane region you will find seventy-six lakes, thirty-three golf courses, eleven wineries, five ski resorts and five major national parks. There are five parks with a total of almost 3,500 acres within the city limits. The most popular park is Riverfront Park which hosted the 1974 World’s Fair Expo. Today, it has a view of the Spokane Falls with its very own SkyRide, an IMAX theater and an amusement park in the summer that becomes and ice skating rink in the winter on a total of 100 acres. There are a multitude of events that take place in this park year round so be sure not to miss it.

Along with a diverse economy and beautiful outdoor areas there are also many luxurious Spokane apartments available. Whether you are eager to live in a booming metropolis or relax in a quaint suburb, Spokane has something for everyone. If you haven’t narrowed down your apartment search to a specific city or neighborhood within the greater Spokane area our Area Guides and Neighborhood Reviews will certainly point you in the right direction.

In addition to apartments within the Spokane, Spokane Valley and Wenatchee/Chelan/Douglas area, ForRent.com offers apartments in the Coeur d Alene & Post-Falls-Area.

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