Spokane is located in eastern Washington, often recognized as being the sunnier alternative to the Pacific Northwest, drizzlier side of the state. With 198,460 residents of a median age of 37 years old, Spokane is a mid-sized city many Washington residents choose to call home. With the Riverfront Park, Spokane Falls and Mount Spokane State Park nearby, it's no surprise the city is ranked 4 out of 6 on Trulia's active metros scale. The national average is just 1.42 out of 5, making it a leader in outdoor activities and exercise opportunities for its residents. Spokane also has an abundance of golf courses, neighboring wineries and an enthusiastic river rafting community to offer locals.