Tips and Services for Moving to Spokane, WA
Scenic Parks, Premier Events, Local Festivals and Great People
Equipped with the prestigious Riverfront Park, a Division I university and a major event venue all within walking distance from downtown, the city of Spokane truly has something great to offer everyone. Riverfront Park has brought attention to downtown Spokane by attracting tourists and new residents with its amazing views of the Spokane River, a gondola which glides above the rivers falls, a splash pad area for children to play and even a Ferris wheel; all which make downtown Spokane a great place to be. The city of Spokane was nicknamed the “Lilac City” because of the flowers that have blossomed here since the early 20th century; they are showcased throughout the Riverfront Park and surrounding areas. More than 200,000 people call Spokane their home. Welcome to Spokane!
Tips for Moving to and Living in Spokane, Washington
We have 10 truck rental locations and four self-storage facilities in the Spokane city limits, proving that we are dedicated to helping you making you successful on moving day. Here is some information that may help you along the way and once you get moved into Spokane.
- Moving Day – As you may already know, the northwestern Pacific region gets its fair share of rain each year and can become very windy and chilly during the winter months. Simply put, we suggest looking into hiring MovingHelp® so you are not caught in less than favorable weather conditions while unloading your rental truck.
- Choosing a Neighborhood – If you want to live in the middle of everything that is happening in Spokane, a downtown neighborhood such as Riverside or Brownes Addition is definitely the place for you. Riverside has come a long way in the last 10 years by enhancing its quality living with the Riverfront Park; with the purchase of 120 acres in 1878, Brownes Addition was one of Spokane’s first neighborhoods. Just south of Interstate 90, Cliff Cannon, Manito Cannon Hill and the Rockwood neighborhoods prove to excel in overall livability as well as early education schooling. Speaking of high quality schools, on the west side of Spokane stands the top rated middle school in the area, Sacajawea Middle School. If you want your children to attend the 10/10 rated school, a good place to start looking for housing is in West Hills, West Spokane and Thorpe Westwood. Some more notable neighborhoods to the north include Emerson Garfield, North Hill and Logan. To cover the entire city for you, Lincoln Heights and East Central are worthy neighborhoods to the east of downtown Spokane.
- An Outdoorsman’s Paradise – It doesn’t matter what time of the year, Spokane offers fun for everyone who enjoy being outdoors. Outdoor summer fun may include: biking, hiking, golfing, cycling, boating, river cruises, fishing, hot springs, golfing, rock climbing, kayaking, white water rafting, horse riding, and even a zip line canopy experience. Winter fun may include: skiing, snowboarding, tubing mountain climbing, five star resorts lodging with great food and hot cocoa, wine tasting, fine dining and shopping, holiday performances; the list could go on and on. Take a look at some of our storage options if you want to keep your outdoor adventure items safe and out of your new home.
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