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Spokane (pronounced /spokn/) is the largest city and county seat of Spokane County, and is the metropolitan center of the Inland Northwest. It is located along the Spokane River in Eastern Washington about 20miles (32km) from the Washington-Idaho border.
The city was settled in 1871 as "Spokan Falls" (without an 'e' at the end), drawing on the Native American tribe known as the Spokane, which means "Children of the Sun.[5] The city's name is often mispronounced "Spo-CANE", while the correct pronunciation is "Spo-CAN". Spokane's official nickname is the 'Lilac City', named after the flowers that have flourished since their introduction to the area in the early 20th century.

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Total Population: 196,143
Cost of Living
Median Household Income: $32,273
Median Home Value: $97,000
State sales tax: 6.5%
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04/15/09

brudon82

 

brudon82 (currently lives here; has lived here for Over 10 years):

"great for snowbirds"

love the climate, winter is snowy, great summers, spring, fall, the mountains are great , golf is cheap and courses are plentiful, great water recreation, many lakes, this is great for sno-birds, winter drivers get ugly ,

we will be "birds" when I retire , here in summer there in winter

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