Educational Service District 101
The historical Inland Empire contains Spokane, Washington’s 2nd largest city, and lots and lots of land for exploration. Rivers divide the region, which means days spent tubing, boating or lounging upon hundreds of miles of beach. Come winter local, B.C. Idaho ski areas await within a couple of hours.
What Makes This Region Great?
The Northwest Region is all about access to less visited areas, though hitting Vancouver, Canada’s hippest city, is pretty great also. Mt. Baker helped put snowboarding on the national map and B’Ham’s student-hipster vibe ferments culture, food and great nightlife options.
Spokane remains an affordable city that continues to draw talented chefs and develop its downtown infrastructure. The lifestyle choices are not unlike the Big 3 Pacific Northwest cities, but much less taxing economically.
Access to both Canada and Idaho are serious factors worthy of consideration when living in North Central Washington. Ski areas abound in all directions and millions of park acreage makes for unbelievable camping.
Distinct small towns dot the entire area, an opportunity to live simply, know your neighbors and revel in a comfortable lifestyle all within an hour of Washington’s second largest city.
You may not think you’re a basketball fan but wait ‘til you catch “Zags Fever.” Gonzaga has been the most winning small university program in the last several years and all of Spokane takes pride in it.
Coffee Pot Lake
The pothole lakes, rivers and creeks of Northeast Washington provide some of the best brown and rainbow trout fishing in the state. Cast your fly toward amazing Crab Creek and Deer Lake with plenty of time left in your day.
Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
The 130-mile long Lake Roosevelt receives more than 1.5 million visitors a year, drawn to predictable sunny skies and leisure house and motor boating possibilities. Visit historic Fort Spokane then float down river.
Riverfront Park, Spokane
The 100-acre park is the cultural hub for Spokane throughout much of the year. The park is home to summer concerts, festivals and Spokane Falls, a roaring cascade that cuts right through downtown.
Located in the “Inland Empire”, Spokane is the second largest city in Washington. With a variety of arts and culture attractions, semi-professional sports team, and large community gatherings, such as Bloomsday and Pig Out in the Park, Spokane is a popular city in Eastern Washington
Most modern cities have solid bike trails, but how many complement the two wheels with four hooves? Spokane’s Centennial Trail is open to cyclists and equestrians within a horseshoe’s throw of downtown.
“Washington is incredibly diverse. The landscape is beautiful and the people are so welcoming. There are so many opportunities to grow and experience.”
Pedro Navejas Rodriguez
Grandview School District