20 Pros and Cons of Living in Spokane, Washington

In the spirit of accurately describing the pros and cons of living in Spokane, WA, after several years of living here, we’ve come up with a list of the best and worst parts of living in Spokane.

Spokane is a great place to move to if you like the outdoors, but it’s not all outdoor-centric! There are many great restaurants, coffee shops, breweries, parks, museums, and other attractions here.

The Pros and Cons of Living in Spokane, WA

Seasons Spokane actually has four distinct seasons, even though we may say our two favorite seasons, spring and fall, don’t last long enough!

Pros of Living in Spokane

Lively Downtown Spokane’s Riverfront Park was transformed for the better, and now is a beautiful space hosting a redesigned Pavilion (concerts! Markets!), several playscapes, basketball courts, food trucks, and more.

Winter Activities If you’re looking for a city that hosts varied activities through the winter season, including tree lighting and New Year’s Eve fireworks, you’ll get your fair share in Spokane.

Cons of Living in Spokane

Fire season in Spokane is becoming worse every year, and it’s make air quality/air pollution some of the worst in the world.

Fire Season and Air Quality

The seasonal changes bring the ash aphids, and the winter season/time change brings along Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

Seasonal Changes

The facts: The violent crime rate in Spokane is lower than the national rate. The property crime rate is higher than the national rate.


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