288 apartments for rent in Spokane, WA
Guide to Spokane
Spokane Apartments For Rent
Seattle may be the “Emerald City,” but Spokane is decidedly amethyst. Known as the “Lilac City,” these lacy purple blooms are everywhere. Combined with the purplish hue of the Rocky Mountains in the background, the crystal blue of the Spokane River, and the tumbling white waters of Spokane Falls, Spokane becomes a multifaceted gem.
Spokane is in the heart of the Inland Northwest region, an outdoor playground famous for mountain climbing, white-water rafting, hiking, camping, skiing, boating, swimming, fishing, and other activities. This region has five major national parks, the Columbia River Gorge, wineries, and more – all within driving distance from your new apartment in Spokane.
Things to Do in Spokane:
The City’s motto is “Near Nature. Near Perfect” – and Spokane has long attracted nature lovers and adventurers. Spokane’s natural beauty is definitely perfect – perfect for downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, and tubing in winter and boating, swimming, camping, hiking, and fishing during warmer months.
If you enjoy bicycling, then Spokane is definitely the perfect place to rent your next apartment! Spokane is home to the Centennial Trail, a 37-mile paved trail that eventually connects to the North Idaho Centennial Trail, which leads to Coeur d’Alene. The trail winds through Downtown Spokane, Riverfront Park, Gonzaga University, and around Spokane Falls. This trail is ideal for getting around downtown or just enjoying a day of biking, walking, jogging, skateboarding, or roller-skating.
With Lake Coeur d’Alene and Lake Roosevelt nearby (as well as 76 nearby regional lakes), Spokane is the ideal location for boating and fishing – and other water sports. And with more than 700 miles of lake shoreline to explore, a day on the lake may also include picnicking, swimming, or just enjoying the wildlife.
Riverfront Park is a spectacular, 100-acre downtown park. It contains the upper Spokane Falls and features the landmark Pavilion, built for a World’s Fair, Expo ’74. The park is home to the Riverfront Park Carousel, a clock tower, an amusement park for children, a skating rink, a theater, a skyride, and part of the Centennial Trail.
Manito Park, located in Spokane’s South Hill neighborhood, is a beautiful and relaxing retreat. This park covers 90 acres and includes five gardens, a conservatory, and a duck pond. The park also offers playgrounds, the Park Bench Café, a stone bridge, and walking and biking paths. The John A. Finch Arboretum covers nearly 57 acres and features 65 groups of lilacs, a nature trail, a rhododendron grove, and Garden Springs Creek.
When you want an adventure, head to Mount Spokane State Park – this park covers 13,919 acres. It is popular for camping, cross-country and downhill skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, horseback riding the 100 miles of horse trails, biking the 90 miles of bike trails, and hiking the 100 miles of hiking trails. The park offers Nordic ski trails, chair lifts, campgrounds, and groomed trails for snowmobiles.
With so many beautiful locations to explore, it may be difficult to pull yourself off the bike path, ski slope, or mountain trail. But once you do, Spokane offers some exciting shops, restaurants, museums, and theaters to explore. Once you’ve chosen your ideal Spokane apartment, catch a performance at the Bing Crosby Theater. This historic theater was built in 1914 as the Clemmer Theater. In the late 1980s, the theater was refurbished and renamed the Metropolitan Performing Arts Center. When the Met was purchased in the early 2000s, the new owner named it in honor of hometown celebrity Bing Crosby. The theater hosts live concerts, plays, and special performances.
The fertile land of the Inland Northwest produces some amazing grapes, berries, and vegetables. Be sure to take a wine tour and shop at the numerous farmers’ markets that feature local farmers and artisans. Spokane is home to the West Central Marketplace, a farmer’s market in the West Central neighborhood; Thursday Market in Southeast Spokane; Millwood Farmers’ Market in the Spokane Valley; and the Spokane Farmers’ Market in Downtown Spokane. Several more markets can be found just outside Spokane.
The adventures continue after dark in Spokane, when the bars, lounges, brew houses, dance clubs, cafes, casinos, and live music venues come to life. Downtown Spokane offers hip clubs, cool lounges, and laid-back saloons. Be sure to visit the Steam Plant after renting your Spokane apartment – this unique bar and grill won a national renovation award for its building, a 1914 steam generation plant. Also, be sure to check out the wineries and tasting rooms – many located downtown, including the Nectar Tasting Room, Bridge Press Cellars, Whitestone Winery, Emvy Cellars, Barrister Winery, and Cougar Crest Estate Winery.
What to Consider When Moving to Spokane:
Spokane is one of the largest cities in the Inland Northwest region. It is convenient to area wineries, golf courses, the Columbia River Gorge, Grand Coulee Dam, Glacier National Park, Mt. Rainier National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Jasper National Park, and Canada’s Banff National Park.
Spokane is home to many spectacular neighborhoods with 18 neighborhoods listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Some of the city’s famous neighborhoods include Hillyard, Riverside, and Browne’s Addition. As you search for apartments in Spokane, be sure to check out all of the city’s unique neighborhoods.
Why Spokane Apartments Are Hot:
Spokane’s outdoor fun is legendary, but this city is more than a giant playground. Spokane’s economy is based in service, healthcare, and manufacturing. Top employers in Spokane include Fairchild Air Force Base, Spokane County, Deaconess Medical Center, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, and Northern Quest Resort and Casino.
The city is award-winning: In 2013, it was named one of the Best Towns by Outside Magazine Online. Spokane was one of AARP Magazine’s Top 10 Places to Live on $100 a Day in 2012. It has also won best city for families, a top winter city, a best place to retire, one of the cleanest cities in the US, and was named an All-America City in 2004.
- Airway Heights
- Spokane Valley
- Fairchild Air Force Base
- Medical Lake
- Otis Orchards
- Liberty Lake
- Deer Park
Nearby Zip Codes
Nearby Colleges & Universities
- Washington State University Spokane
- University of Phoenix Spokane
- Gonzaga University
- Moody Bible Institute - Spokane
- Spokane Community College
Nearby Military Bases
- Spokane Airport Air Guard Stataion
- Camp Seven Mile Military Reservation
- Four Lakes Air Guard Station
- Fairchild Air Force Base
- Shopping at Spokane’s antique stores, high-end boutiques, and shopping malls.
- Enjoying the fine arts at several museums, art galleries, and theaters.
- Major area employers include Fairchild Air Force Base, Goodrich Corporation, and Cisco.
- Beautiful Steptoe Butte State Park is popular with hang-gliders and photographers.
- Enjoying a beautiful and peaceful hot-air balloon ride at sunrise over the Pacific Northwest.
- As the top state for bicyclists, there are extensive trails and paths for commuting, sight-seeing, and competitive cycling.
The View from Mount Spokane
Fusionphotography | Dreamstime.com
Clock Tower in Spokane
Joyfuldesigns | Dreamstime.com
The Spokane River in Winter
Richard Goodrich | Dreamstime.com
A coyote walks along the snow-covered fields of the West Plains.
Frankljunior | Dreamstime.com
Winter on Lake Coeur d'Alene in Idaho
Gregory Johnston | Dreamstime.com