Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

Our Military

Our Military at Fairchild Air Force Base
Fairchild is the largest employer in eastern Washington state. The base’s total population includes more than 4,700 military personnel and more than 1,300 civilian personnel, representing an annual payroll of nearly $245 million. The base is also h...


Welcome to Spokane County! Spokane County is near the eastern border of Washington state, 18 miles west of the Idaho border and 110 miles south of the Canadian border. Adjacent counties include Whitman County to the south, Lincoln County to the west, and Stevens and Pend Oreille counties to the nort...

Getting To & Around

Spokane County
Spokane County, the business and cultural hub of the Inland Northwest, is well-connected within the state and the rest of the United States. Major roadways include Interstate 90; U.S. routes 2, 195 and 395; and state routes 27, 206, 290, 291, 902 and 904. The new North Spokane C...

Housing & Real Estate

An outdoor lover’s paradise, the county of Spokane offers beautiful scenic views and numerous recreational opportunities to its residents. From the bustling, metropolitan city of Spokane to the small-town feel of the historical and charming city of Cheney, Spokane County’s communities ar...

Employment & Economy

High fashion, freezing winters and a national fur mania drew the first explorers to the Inland Northwest and to what became Spokane in the early 19th century: In 1810 the Scottish Northwest Company dispatched two of its trappers to establish a post at the Spokane and Little Spokane rivers to trade f...

Health Care

Whatever your health care needs, there are many services in Spokane County — military and civilian — to meet them. Spokane County has five hospitals as well as a number of clinics and public health centers with a wide range of medical services.

Family Resources

Picking up from one place and moving to another is always stressful, especially when children and pets are involved. Knowing who to call or where to find information can help make the transition easier.

Education & Academics

in Spokane County After moving to a new location, you’ll want to know what educational options are available. The following chapter brief ly describes the County of Spokane’s major school systems near Fairchild AFB along with information about higher education and local libraries. There ...


Spokane County plays host to festive annual events, celebrating food, flora, fitness, family and everything in between.

Held in the historic Browne’s Addition in Coeur d’Alene Park, ArtFest features more than 160 artists. The juried event takes place the weekend after Mem...