What makes a high school special? We asked Spokane high school principals.
Dividing a region into distinct neighborhoods – and then calculating demographics for those neighborhoods – is more art than science.
Spokane’s northeast border is home to a working-class neighborhood built during the golden era of railroads and marred by decades of economic struggle that followed.
About 10,000 students attend classes at a variety of colleges and universities in Spokane’s Logan/University District neighborhood. Local residents enjoy the energy that students bring to the neighborhood, but investors’ demand for rental properties makes it harder for families to buy homes in the neighborhood.
There’s a tired, old Spokane joke that goes something like this: What’s the difference between Five Mile Prairie and Nine Mile Falls. Four miles.
If you want to watch a movie, shop for vintage clothes, eat classic diner fare or try your hand at improv comedy, pay a visit to Spokane’s Garland District.
Everywhere you look in downtown Spokane these days, there’s a private developer or public entity trying something new with the existing historic character of the Lilac City.
Think of it as a Modernist treasure hunt – and be advised that what you find just might surprise you.
Neighborhoods to the north of Spokane — Mead, Colbert, Fairwood and Wandermere — have held on to their largely residential and rural feel through the decades. With agricultural roots, Mead got its start in 1887 when settler James Berridge homesteaded 160 acres.
Shadle Park’s iconic drum-shaped water tower didn’t always bare the colors of its nearby high school.