Spokane Valley, WA Real Estate

Spokane Valley WA Real Estate Overview

Spokane Valley Wa lies along both banks of the beautiful Spokane River. Nature lovers can enjoy the river within minutes anywhere in the city. Spokane Valley’s central location makes it the ideal jumping off point to enjoy outdoor adventures throughout the Inland Northwest. Fish, paddle or raft any of the 76 lakes and rivers that surround Spokane Valley. World-class skiing can be found at five regional resorts and 260 days of sunshine a year enhance your swing at dozens of public and private golf courses within a short drive from Spokane Valley. Bike, walk, or stroll the Centennial Trail, a paved trail that stretches for 37 miles to the Idaho border and beyond. Hike through 55 acres at Mirabeau Point Park. There is something to do in every season.

Spokane Valley is a city in Spokane County, Washington, United States, and the largest suburb of Spokane. It is located east of Spokane, west of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and surrounds the town of Millwood on three sides. The city incorporated as the City of Spokane Valley on March 31, 2003. The Washington State Office of Financial Management estimates the city’s population as 94,919 as of 2015. Spokane Valley is named after the valley of the Spokane River, in which it is located. Before becoming an incorporated city, the area was and still is referred to as "The Valley" by residents of the Spokane Metro Area.For thousands of years, the Spokane Valley area was populated by members of the Upper Band of the Interior Salish Indians, calling themselves “Sn-tutuul-i”, the meaning of which is not known. In about 1783, fur traders from the North West Company began traveling through the area. They called these Indians the “Spokanes” which has been interpreted as meaning “Children of the Sun.” The Spokanes were a peaceful people, on friendly terms with neighboring tribes and later the fur traders and missionaries who came to the area. They fished salmon, hunted game, and ate camassia roots and berries they gathered.

Despite their many years of acceptance of the white settlers, and the calming influence of Chief Garry (sometimes Spokan Garry), the Spokanes protested the loss of their lands by joining in the Indian Rebellion of 1857. The final battle, in 1858, culminated in the Spokane Valley with the destruction of over 800 of their horses, their food, and teepees. The Spokanes were eventually forced from the lands of their ancestors to a reservation north of the Spokane River, just west of the Spokane area.

The first permanent white settler in the Spokane Valley was a retired French-Canadian trapper, Antoine Plante, who built a small cabin near the Spokane River in 1849. Plante ran a small Hudson's Bay Company trading post in the home he shared with his American Indian wife and family. In 1850, Plante constructed and operated the first ferry across the Spokane River, the only means of crossing the river in the area. It was used for transportation across the river by Fort Colville military personnel, U.S. Army surveyors, and miners traveling to western Montana and southeastern British Columbia.

In 1862, A. C. "Charley" Kendall established a store on the north side of the Spokane River. A bridge to cross the river at Kendall's store was soon built by Joe Herring, Timothy Lee, and Ned Jordan in 1864. A small community, known as Spokane Bridge, began to build up near the bridge. M. M. Cowley took over the holdings of Charley Kendall in 1872, including the bridge, a trading post and a log hotel.

Interestingly, the history of the settlement of the Spokane Valley predates the history of the city of Spokane, Washington. Spokane Valley holds many of the “firsts” for the Spokane area. In addition to being home to the area’s first settler, Antoine Plante, the Spokane Valley had the first business and first ferry in 1850; the first store (1862) and bridge (1864); the first house (1866); and the first post office (1867). All these firsts occurred before the 1873 arrival of James N. Glover, considered the founding father of Spokane.




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Spokane Valley WA Real Estate Stats

Average Price in Spokane Valley: $268,750  County Average: $364,609

Average Taxes in Spokane Valley: $1,161  County Average: $1,515

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Spokane Valley: $111  County Average: $129

Average Walkscore in Spokane Valley: 26  County Average: 30

Average Year Built in Spokane Valley: 1982  County Average: 1976

Average Days on Website in Spokane Valley: 50  County Average: 56

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Neighborhoods in Spokane Valley WA

Aspen Creek Elk Ridge Heights Hunters Run
Morningside Ponderosa Shelley Lake
Timberlane Terrace Twin Bridges

Areas in Spokane Valley WA

A110-069 A110-070 A110-071
A110-072 A110-075 A110-076
A110-077 A110-078 A110-079
A110-080 A110-081 A110-082
A110-083 A110-084 A110-150
A112-085 A140-064 A140-065
A140-066 A140-068 A140-138

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Beautiful 4 bedroom, 1 bath rancher with large fenced backyard, rv parking, bright & cheery kitchen, spacious living area with cozy fireplace and stunning hardwood floors...

Rancher located on a corner lot in the heart of the valley on ...

wonderful views of tekoa mountain and surrounding farmland! only 35 miles to Spokane Valley. quite country living in a quaint country town. sit on the covered porch at the ...

Premier view lot in secluded pine view estates development...

Rare camden homes resale in the beautiful and very desirable elk ridge heights...

Beautiful condo in the Spokane Valley. great location close to shopping, schools, medical, easy freeway access and a quick trip to down town...

Impressive views of mt spokane and valley! one owner daylight rancher on quiet cul de sac in northwood...

Large double wide manufactured home in a 55 and older community sitting on the best lot...

Beautiful treed landscaping surrounds this ground floor, 1 story condo unit in the central park complex...

very close-in view property of mt. spokane and selkirk views. 15 minutes from Spokane Valley mall. bring your horses, gently rolling hills. just minutes from antoine peaks conservation park ...

Pride of ownership shows throughout this classic solid brick rancher on 1+ acre lot...

Desirable one level home in the south Spokane Valley...

picturesque views of saltese, mt spokane and the Spokane Valley. new gated community southwest o...

Presold at time of listing. the maplewood was designed specifically for this lot, and this joe coulter design could be yours by spring 2017...

2 bedroom, 1 bath log cabin with an unfinished basement and 2 car garage...

Completely renovated 4bd/3ba, 2,744sf home w/tons of upgrades...

Sought after central valley neighborhood, 4-level home w/mountain views on nearly 1/2 ac...

South valley duplex in popular area 1 block from greenacres elementary school...

located near state line, this home is minutes from both Spokane Valley as well as post falls and coeur d' alene....

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Alex Ganea
1009 N Washington St. Suite B
Spokane, WA