Is Spokane a Good Place to Live?

Just wanted to find out how everyone feels about calling Spokane home? I personally love it here even with the increase in crime these last 5 years.

Not a huge fan of the influx of people that have discovered how nice our area is, but overall I think the economy is in good shape. I think the entertainment venues could definitely be better but things seem to be improving in that department as well.

Overall I think Spokane gets a bad rap / reputation on the negative stuff. Sure there are some problems, but since I used to live in the Tri-Cities - I still feel like this is an improvement from living there.