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Spokane Washington. a good place to live?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by mrblond, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    My sister has been talking about selling my house and hers and getting a large, multi family place on some land. One of the places her husband has been looking at is Spokane. Just looking at the demos and the location i would think it would be a more conservative place but the crime rate is a bit worrisome.

    Any one have first hand opinions of this place?
     
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  2. BVB

    BVB PDX Active Member

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    what part of town are they looking in?
     
  3. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't go sitting in the car washes late at night, working on your airsoft gun. Seriously though Spokane is not as scary as Yakima to me, FWIW/
     
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  4. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    I honestly don't know. it was just a place that was mentioned.
     
  5. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Personally, I'm not a huge fan of Spokane. It has horrible weather, its isolated, and even though its still somewhat still conservative, its laws are still dictated the liberal West side....
     
  6. ripcity

    ripcity Milwaukie Active Member

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    Maybe look at Coeur d'Alene. It's just on the other side of the border in Idaho. I really like the weather up there, but it's not for everyone.
     
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  7. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    It is locally known as "Spokompton". I think Tacoma might be less of a hole...
     
  8. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    Jeez that's sad. :)

    I did a detail there, late last summer. The place had a bit of a Bakersfield California vibe to it. Not negative really, kind of buzzed up on sunshine and students on break.
     
  9. Simonpie

    Simonpie Portland Active Member

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    I once saw a bumper sticker "Spokane is Loserville". If someone went to the effort to make a sticker, there's something behind it.

    CDA Id is nice.
     
  10. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    East Spokane/Spokane Valley/Post falls/Coeur d Alene has fallen victim to urban sprawl and is pretty much one continuous uninterrupted city with the problems of any city flowing freely between them. If you can get fifteen minutes out of the city limits of the major urban areas there are dozens of small towns with low crime and friendly people (Deer Park and Suncrest are exeptions, too many Californians). Cost of living is pretty low but high paying jobs can be pretty scarce if you don't have something lined up.

    Although this winter is extremely mild some winters can be pretty bad but I snowboard, have a 4x4 and a woodstove so I root for it. I hope it snows ten feet tomorrow. If you like the outdoors you can be on top of Mt Spokane taking runs or snowshoeing or snowmobiling within half hour of downtown. I like it here because you can get all the amenities of big city life (tons of nice restaurants, breweries, distilleries etc) but be in the middle of nowhere within an hour of traveling any direction and the traffic is nowhere near as bad as the SeaTac or PDX areas.
     
  11. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    I enjoy winter so that would not bother me much. I am more worried about the crime. Id much prefer Wyoming, Idaho or Montana.
     
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  12. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I've spent some time there and to the north and south of Spokane.

    The east side of the Cascades can be quite a bit colder than over here, as in temps dropping down to zero or below, and sometimes quite a bit of snow.

    If you are prepared for that, and careful in the winter, then north and N/NW of Spokane has some nice areas. I looked around for land in the area back around '95 when I was younger and I liked it - just didn't feel like committing to it, especially since I couldn't get a job there. Now I am too old and like the warmer weather too much.

    If you need an income then that can be a problem as jobs are harder to come by there.

    Idaho is not bad either.

    I would not settle in the city of Spokane myself, but then I don't like any city.
     
  13. rcnpthfndr

    rcnpthfndr E. Washington New Member

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    what the Spokane area does offer as slimmer13 noted is the ability to live in a country type environment and still be close enough to a major city that its not inconvenient to travel to when you need something. its not as expensive as the west side, the people are nicer for the most part but jobs are the one issue as has been said before. before you dismiss it come and check the area out.
    i enjoy the area because in 25 minutes i can be anywhere i need to be even the gunshop on pine. then when i am done and head home i am nestled back on my 17 acres out in the woods. got the city when i want it, decent selection of gunshops, the outdoors just about anywhere you turn your head. whats not too like?
     
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  14. rdb241

    rdb241 Puyallup Washington Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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  15. albin25

    albin25 Lewiston Idaho Well-Known Member

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    You can perhaps get more detailed opinions if you sign up with SpokaneGunTrader and ask.
    What do you do for a living? Do you like snow?
    If you're retired you may prefer Lewiston Id because of low cost, nice ice-free rivers, and it's very, very gun friendly and virtually snow-free.
     
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  16. Captain O

    Captain O St. Helens, OR Well-Known Member

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    CCI-Speer makes Lewiston a decent place to live.
     
  17. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I hear the meth is pretty dope
     
  18. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    3 y/o thread. The chances are, the op got it figured out;)
     
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  19. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Sonuva..
     
  20. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Fooled again!! Why the heck do people DO THAT? :s0054: