Spokane is in eastern Washington on the banks of the Spokane River. It is less than 20 miles east of the Idaho border. The Canadian border is about 90 miles from Spokane. There are a variety of Spokane homes for sale. Large families and people who entertain frequently may want houses with eight bedrooms. Those who want a lot of land will be able to find houses on several acres of land. People who prefer smaller homes and yards can buy three-bedroom houses on less than an acre of land. Those who want houses with scenic views can purchase houses or condos with views of the mountains or the river. Condos for sale in the city have one, two or three bedrooms. Spokane luxury homes have amenities such as guest houses, theaters and exercise rooms.
People who purchase Spokane real estate have many opportunities for outdoor recreation. Riverside State Park is seven miles from Spokane. Visitors can hike, bicycle and ride horses on the trails. Boating is permitted on the river. Energetic people can go rock climbing, and those who just want to relax can enjoy picnics. Residents of Spokane homes who like winter sports can visit Mt. Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park 21 miles from Spokane. Many Spokane homes for sale are near city parks with ball fields, playgrounds and picnic areas. Golfers may be interested in Spokane real estate near one of the city's 33 golf courses.
Things to do indoors in Spokane include seeing Broadway musicals at the INB Performing Arts Center and attending performances of the Spokane Symphony.
Downtown Spokane has museums, shops, restaurants and Riverfront Park. The park has a walking trail, amusement park rides and a miniature golf course.
Students at any grade level can attend public or private schools in Spokane. Most of the public schools in the city belong to Spokane Public Schools. This is Washington's second largest school district with more than 30 elementary schools, six middle schools and five high schools. The elementary schools serve students in preschool through sixth grade. Students in seventh and eighth grade attend the city's middle schools. Mead School District in Spokane includes four elementary schools, a middle school and a high school.
Public schools in Spokane offer some special programs. Students can enroll in Montessori programs at Balboa Elementary and Jefferson Elementary. The Odyssey program at Libby Center is open to gifted students in the fifth through the eighth grades. Spokane high school students can enroll in vocational training courses or take classes for college credits. The city has a number of private schools.
Universities in Spokane include Gonzaga University, Whitworth University and Washington State University. Eastern Washington University in Cheney is approximately 15 miles from Spokane. Spokane residents can also attend Spokane Community College
Residents of Spokane homes can travel around the city on Spokane Transit Authority buses. People who want to travel out of the area can fly out of Spokane International Airport or take the train from the Spokane Amtrak station.