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: $323,982 / County Average: $437,216

Average Taxes in Spokane Valley: $1,284 / County Average: $1,798

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Spokane Valley: $128 / County Average: $150

Average Walkscore in Spokane Valley: 25 / County Average: 29

Average Year Built in Spokane Valley: 1984 / County Average: 1976

Average Days on Website in Spokane Valley: 36 / County Average: 51

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Neighborhoods in Spokane Valley WA

Camden Heights Cascade Valley Mica View
Morningside Heights Ridgemont Estates Timberlane Terrace
Twin Bridges

Areas in Spokane Valley WA

A110-069 A110-070 A110-071
A110-072 A110-075 A110-077
A110-078 A110-080 A110-081
A110-083 A110-084 A110-113
A110-114 A110-150 A112-085
A112-140 A140-064 A140-065
A140-066 A140-068 A140-138
A210-074 A211-089

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banks of the spokane river. centrally located in Spokane Valley and right on the centennial trail at upriver drive. this 3 bedroom 2.5 bathroom townhouse style duplex offers a s...

Spacious multilevel home with attached two car garage...

Main house has 3 bdr and 1 bath with carport. small house in back has 1 bdr and 1 ba...

centrally located: right next to the john wayne trail, 30 minutes to coeur d'alene lake, 40 minutes to pullman, Spokane Valley or colfax, and 20 minutes to coeur d'alene casino. tekoa boasts refurbished theater, library and, medical clinic....

This impeccably maintained valley rancher is nestled within evergreen point...

You don't want to miss this well maintained, owner occupied whitworth duplex right across the street from holmberg park...

Is quickly approaching completion at mica view in Spokane Valley. this 2 story home features...

Wonderful early dawn neighborhood home features manufactured hardwood floors on all main floor living areas...

lovely landscaped corner lot in the heart of the Spokane Valley. it features updates including new paint and floors, new ki...

Downright awesome home at this price. beautifully maintained valley rancher...

this beautiful country style home is only 30 minutes from Spokane Valley, and 40 from coeur d'alene. this is a two story craftsman, 3 bedroom 1 & 1/2 ...

Wow! fully updated south valley rancher with great flow, spacious rooms & a picture perfect backyard...

this charming 3bd/3bth with a office home sits on 4.88 acres located...

Spacious Spokane Valley rancher in the peaceful ponderosa neighborhood on a big 1 acre lot...

Don't judge a book by it's cover! this pit set manufactured home has an open concept kitchen and living room...

Al! incredible panoramic views of mt. spokane and Spokane Valley. this property is zoned for up to 9 units allowing you to ...

Grt spk vlly rnchr on non-thru street w/just over 1/3 acre, lvl lot...

Gordon finch custom rancher! this home features a great room with hardwood floors and gas fireplace...

A rare dave largent built re-sale home in elk ridge heights...

Wonderful Spokane Valley rancher! nicely updated throughout...

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