Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. It is the seat of Spokane County and the economic and cultural center of the Spokane Metropolitan Area, the Greater Spokane Area, and the Inland Northwest. Known as the birthplace of Father’s Day, Spokane is officially nicknamed the “Lilac City”.
Spokane is within the Northern/Canadian Rockies ecoregion, which supports an abundance of wildlife in part because of its varied geology and natural history. The area contains a wide range of vegetation, from densely wooded coniferous forests to rolling grassy hills and meadows.
Spokane’s neighborhoods range from the Victorian-style South Hill and Browne’s Addition, to the Davenport District of Downtown, to the more contemporary neighborhoods of north Spokane. Spokane’s neighborhoods are gaining attention for their history, as illustrated by the city being home to 18 recognized National Register Historical Districts. Some of Spokane’s best-known neighborhoods are Riverside, Browne’s Addition, and Hillyard. As an early affluent Spokane neighborhood, the Browne’s Addition neighborhood and residences contain the largest variety of residential architecture in the city.