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: $353,404 / County Average: $427,455

Average Taxes in Spokane Valley: $1,347 / County Average: $1,489

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Spokane Valley: $134 / County Average: $150

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

Average Year Built in Spokane Valley: 1986 / County Average: 1978

Average Days on Website in Spokane Valley: 47 / County Average: 49

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Neighborhood in Spokane Valley WA

Aspen Creek Coyote Rock Flora Meadows
Mica View Morningside Heights Pine Rock Ridge
Plantes Ferry Place Ponderosa Ridgemont Estates
Shelley Lake Timberlane Terrace Twin Bridges
Vistas at Woodland Estates-Rock Ridge Willow Valley Woodland Terrace

Areas in Spokane Valley WA

A110-069 A110-070 A110-071
A110-072 A110-075 A110-076
A110-077 A110-078 A110-080
A110-081 A110-082 A110-083
A110-084 A110-150 A112-085
A112-140 A140-064 A140-065
A140-066 A140-138 A142-139
A210-074 A211-089

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The teton by viking - 2-story, 4 bd, 2.5 ba. 9 ceilings on main fl, office w/double glass door entry, tile surround gas fire place...

Desirable kokomo corner-lot rancher! this 1971 4bd/2...

2370+/- finished sf. new daylite bsmt hm in a quiet gated community...

Beautiful split entry home which has just had brand new carpeting installed for you and is move in ready...

located in freeman school district, 15 minutes to Spokane Valley, 15 minutes to coeur d'alene and minutes to cda lake public launch. tax classification to continue for the new buyers....

This is a very uniquely designed home situated in a secluded & gated neighborhood in ponderosa...

Great fully remodeled 2 bdr/2bth home in Spokane Valley...

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

Rks: turn-key ready! beautiful and functional Spokane Valley 2 bed, 1 bath home with an updated kitchen and bath. hardwood ...

Estate sale seller net zero price is firm sold as is seller never lived in the home...

Classic and fabulous 1940's bungalow remodeled and new down to the studs...

Well maintained Spokane Valley duplex, each unit features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large great room with a gas fireplaces, bright open kitchens with eating bars and informal dining area, new floors throughout the entry ways, new deck being built on unit 920, 2 car garages with additional off street parking, beautiful oversized backyards partially fenced, concrete edging and sprinkler systems...

daylight rancher will have 3 bd, 3ba, 3 gar, with a full view of spokane and Spokane Valley. the home will feature granite counter tops, wood wrapped windows, hardwood floors, solid craftsman...

Beautiful south valley 4 br. close to university high, horizon middle, and chester elementary...

Completely turn-key! this 2 bed, 1 bath Spokane Valley bungalow is situated on a quiet corner lot that's waiting for your summer bbqs and bonfires...

Northwest craftsman style home on the spokane river, direct private access to centennial trail providing miles of recreational opportunities...

Rare opportunity to own a one of a kind business in spokane, wa...

Bring your creativity and turn this house into the one of your dreams...

Great valley bungalow situated on oversized lot on dead end street, huge deck, amazing back yard with fire pit and garden area and sprinkler system, large shop, slider off dining area...

enjoy peace and tranquility in this very serine 55+ gated community located in the heart of Spokane Valley. single floor living with large dining area, 2 car attached garage and many more. worry free living ...

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Alex Ganea
808 W Main Ave Ste 229
Spokane, WA