Spokane Schoole District has 6 high schools, 6 middle schools, and 35 elementary schools, and a voter-approved renovation plan for every school. Spokane Public Schools serves more than 30,000 students and is the largest employer in the city of Spokane.
Spokane is known as the metropolitan center of the inland northwest. The city of Spokane boast an impressive population of over 200,000 residents. Founded in 1872 the area has grown to be one the largest cities in Pacific Northwest, second in the state of washington only to Seattle. Located along the spokane river and less then 20 miles from the Idaho border the surrounding Spokane has a population of about a half million people. The weather in Spokane County has a continental, semi-arid climate, with cold winters averaging of snow and sunny summers with temperatures usually in the 80's and 90's. Like much of the northwest Spokane Real Estate has been appreciating at record levels. The city offers outstanding homes still available in reasonable price range.