Here, you still can.
Heading west to the Evergreen State used to promise a better way of life. From snow-capped mountains to lush forests, pristine rivers and plentiful lakes—not to mention four distinct seasons to enjoy it all—Washington was a beacon of livability. Relatively untamed and reasonably uncrowded, it was a place where a person with a dream and an ounce of ambition could make an honest living without compromising quality of life.
This Washington still exists—just not where you think.
While Seattle is still a special place, locals have to work hard to afford a lifestyle that hardly exists anymore. And those living on the outskirts and working in the city are subjected to some of the longest commute times in the country. These trends have Washingtonians looking elsewhere for a better way, and they’re finding it in Spokane.
In Spokane, affordable housing, short commutes, and a strong job market welcome you. It’s a city surrounded by nature and bathed in sunshine and possibility. And it’s only a 45-minute flight from Sea-Tac airport, so you can enjoy the best things about Seattle, from live sports to popular shows—and fly home in less time than it takes some commuters to drive home in Seattle. That’s #HackingWashington.