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Guide to Spokane 2017

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How we came up with neighborhood numbers

Dividing a region into distinct neighborhoods – and then calculating demographics for those neighborhoods – is more art than science.
A classic car drives along  Market Street at Wellesley Avenue in Hillyard on Sept. 12. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)


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.

Tulips reach for the sky as the sun breaks out over the Crosby House on the Gonzaga University campus at the corner of Sharp Avenue and Addison Street on April 25. (DAN PELLE/The Spokesman- / DAN PELLE/The Spokesman-Review)

Logan residents like vitality of higher ed

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.

Five Mile, Nine Mile share small-town feel

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.
The Garland Theater, a popular destination for Inland Northwest movie-goers, was established in 1945 and got a makeover in 2013. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Garland District has feeling of belonging

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.
Mead High School is seen as school ends on a recent day. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Neighborhoods north of Spokane maintain rural feel

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.
The Shadle Park water tower is seen on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, in Spokane, Wash. 

Tyler Tjomsland/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Shadle: Lasting ’50s charm

Shadle Park’s iconic drum-shaped water tower didn’t always bare the colors of its nearby high school.