Metro Spokane Places to Live
2020 population: 49
Drive time to downtown Coeur d’Alene: 20 minutes
Drive time to downtown Spokane: 25 minutes
Overall Character: ☆☆☆☆☆
Market Activity: ★★★☆☆
Farm Town: ☆☆☆☆☆
Timber Town: ☆☆☆☆☆
Lake / River Town: ☆☆☆☆☆
State Line City Community Description
Every metro has its very own strip club and biker hangout, and State Line City is Spokane’s.
State Line’s economy rests on being the first commercial area on the other side of the Idaho state line. Residents and shoppers enjoy cheap booze, cheap smokes, and cheap sales tax. Evidently, State Line fulfills many vices. General livability, however, is not one of them.
There is little housing in State Line City. Around it, however, in the unincorporated hinterlands, there are indeed subdivisions. As you might expect, the further one gets away from State Line City, the better the subdivisions get.
Interestingly, Dalton Gardens is so frustrating that even State Line City ranks higher on this list, and downtown State Line is a strip club frequented by bikers and the occasional frat house. Nevertheless, I’ll take bikers, frat boys, and strippers any day over paranoid NIMBYs.