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: $326,982 / County Average: $422,366

Average Taxes in Spokane Valley: $1,014 / County Average: $1,612

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Spokane Valley: $131 / County Average: $146

Average Walkscore in Spokane Valley: 23 / County Average: 30

Average Year Built in Spokane Valley: 1986 / County Average: 1976

Average Days on Website in Spokane Valley: 47 / County Average: 60

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Neighborhoods in Spokane Valley WA

Arbor View Coyote Rock Mansfield Square I
Mica View Morningside Heights Ponderosa
Ridgemont Estates Sterling Hills The Meadows At PlanteS Ferry
Timberlane Terrace Twin Bridges Valley Point

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 A110-083 A110-084
A110-113 A110-150 A112-085
A140-064 A140-065 A140-066
A140-138 A210-074 A211-089

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Absolutely adorable valley rancher w/main floor living at it's best...



Build your dream home. hollister homes will help design and build your custom masterpiece...



Private seller, rare in this subdivision. seller will consider trades for all or part, trades can include personal property or other real estate...



Amazing contemporary 2-story near mirabeau park. oversized one-bedrooms with huge walk-in closets, fireplaces, range, refrigerator, dishwasher, washer and dryer, carport and storage...



Pending before listed...



Charming millwood home on over 1/3 acre. updated bathroom with beautiful claw foot tub...



great location close to freeway & mission park. with views of Spokane Valley & mt. spokane. home is at the end of a dead end street with ...



Still time to choose your own colors! new construction conveniently located within walking distance of schools, stores, restaurants and coffee shops...



Well maintained rancher on large, fenced lot with views to arbor crest...



Beautifully updated modern rancher on large corner lot...



Amazing and rare find in the desirable midilome neighborhood...



Better then new camden home! 4+ car gar w/epoxy floors, beautifully landscaped large lot w/fenced backyard...



Single story living with a loft bonus. valley home with everything...



One owner rancher in Spokane Valley. central valley schools...



Land w/ i-90 visibility....



Beautifully appointed 2nd floor unit overlooking a lovely park, with filtered mountain views, which you can enjoy from your balcony or front deck...



Great valley home near the hospital. 3 bed 2 bath rancher with full basement...



Beautiful 2 story home w/ open floor plan on 1/2 acre lot in cv district...



Spacious valley rancher w/ superb bones, covered lrg deck located on a peaceful lrg lot w/ garage, rv parking, & space for a lrg shop...



I-90 visibility. just off the barker exit. great for signage and accessibility...



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Alex Ganea
1009 N Washington St. Suite B
Spokane, WA
509-280-8445
509-960-7978