Overview of Spokane Valley
Home to more than 90,000 people, Spokane Valley may share part of its name with the area's largest metro area, but this city has a vibe that is all its own. Located between Spokane and beautiful Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Spokane Valley apartments for rent provide the best of Eastern Washington and the Idaho panhandle.
Living in Spokane Valley, WA
Native American tribes that were part of the Salish group were the original inhabitants of the land that would one day become Spokane Valley; and they thrived here on camas root, sweet berries and tasty salmon flesh for thousands of years. The first European settlers who came to the area in the mid 1700s were fur traders, who quickly set up trading posts with the local residents.
While the salmon are not quite as plentiful today as they once were, Spokane Valley continues to thrive and remains a popular area for employment. Some of the top employers in the area include Spokane Public Schools, which has more than 3,000 full time employees, as well as the Fairchild Air Force Base and the Deaconess Medical Center. Residents of Spokane Valley apartments are also minutes away from the educational opportunities available at Gonzaga University and Whitworth University, both located in Spokane.
Spokane Valley Attractions and Special Events
Spokane Valley has a number of fun activities to enjoy year-round. Residents of all ages take advantage of Splash Down Waterpark located in town during the hot summer months, while the skiing and sledding conditions on Mt. Spokane are top-notch during the winter. Fans of Eastern Washington vino can get their fill of local favorite varieties at Knipprath Cellars as well as locally produced port.
During the snowy winter months, Spokane Valley residents can also head to McCarthey Athletic Center to enjoy a game of college hoops from the nationally-ranked Gonzaga men's basketball team.
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