Hi Brittany, that's a great question. As others have said here, their are two community colleges in Spokane and both are centrally located. One is S.F.C.C. (Spokane Falls Community College), which I myself attended. The other is S.C.C. (Spokane Community College). Both are good Schools, I preferred SFCC curriculum and location a bit more though. To give you an idea of rental, my old apartment right next to SFCC (one block away) was a 2bed/1bath with a garage for $475, I called them for you to get their updated pricing and that same apartment is now $525. (Ballou Apartments) As far as buying a home, that can range greatly, but you could get a nice little starter home in a good area starting at $115-$120K, just minutes from the school. You can do an all inclusive search with all your criteria on my website located below. It will give you maps, show the schools locations in relation to homes, photos, prices, the works. If you need a lender I also have a great referal for you, getting starter with a good lender would be your first step should you want to buy vs. rent. Hope this helps and if I can help in any way please feel free to contact me, my info is on the website below. Best of wishes and take care! Chris Warmuth Windermere/North Spokane, WA.