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: $363,895 / County Average: $431,486

Average Taxes in Spokane Valley: $1,191 / County Average: $1,459

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Spokane Valley: $141 / County Average: $156

Average Walkscore in Spokane Valley: 23 / County Average: 29

Average Year Built in Spokane Valley: 1988 / County Average: 1978

Average Days on Website in Spokane Valley: 59 / County Average: 56

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Neighborhood in Spokane Valley WA

Aspen Creek Cascade Valley Coyote Rock
Elk Ridge Heights Mica View Midilome
Morningside Heights Belleaire Plantes Ferry Place Ponderosa
Ponderosa Ridge Riverwalk Shelley Lake
Summerfield Timberlane Terrace Twin Bridges
Vistas at Woodland Estates-Rock Ridge Whisperwood Willow Valley
Windsor Ridge

Areas in Spokane Valley WA

A110-069 A110-070 A110-071
A110-072 A110-075 A110-077
A110-078 A110-080 A110-082
A110-083 A110-084 A110-150
A112-085 A112-140 A140-064
A140-065 A140-066 A140-068
A140-138 A210-074 A211-089

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Hard to find! 6 bedroom, 3 bath rancher in Spokane Valley on almost a half acre lot...

rock, public street, located in the heart of the Spokane Valley, 88' frontage, public sewer & water, centennial trail water ski everyday, boat dock allowed with permit....

Gorgeous fraser estates property. this lovely sullivan home sits at the end of a cul-de-sac and close to the centennial trail & spokane river...

Home has been used as a daycare. beautiful hardwood floors, large family living room off kitchen...

this property feels secluded yet has convenient access to the Spokane Valley and trent road. note: the property can be split into 18 each 20 acre parcels. current access is by a logging road with future access by a 60 foo...

Elite highly visible Spokane Valley commercial corner lot on pines road for sale...

Located in the desirable pine rock ridge neighborhood this beautiful 4bd, 3ba home features a main floor master suite, vaulted ceilings, lots of natural light, open floor plan, formal dining and a full unfinished basement for you to finish with your own touch...

Bella vista is a premier development in the Spokane Valley with superior views and attractive homes throughout...

Newly updated, clean, mobile home in secure, 55+ community...

Well maintained 8 unit located in Spokane Valley. 6 - 1bed/1bath and 2 - 2bed/1bath...

Spokane Valley stunning remodeled home! large main living room w/gleaming hardwoods, new chef's kitchen w/eating area and stainless appliances...

Charming rancher in west valley! you will love the main level living...

Attention equity investors! here is your chance to jump in and gain instant value on this 4bd 2ba corner lot home...

Custom design by river city builders. master on main...

Back on market! sale flubbed at last minute due to unforeseen buyer circumstances...

Beautiful new construction home in the heart of Spokane Valley...

Beautiful well kept zero step entry 55+ home with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage, granite counter tops with waterfall farm sink, stainless steel appliances, ample closet storage, hardwood/carpet/tile floors, walk-in shower, 230v power in garage, custom epoxy floor in garage, central vacuum, lg laundry room...

You must check out this home built by viking in 2016...

Willow valley by lexington homes, a d.r. horton co...

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Alex Ganea
808 W Main Ave Ste 229
Spokane, WA