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: $325,368 / County Average: $428,267

Average Taxes in Spokane Valley: $1,000 / County Average: $1,517

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Spokane Valley: $131 / County Average: $148

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

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

Average Days on Website in Spokane Valley: 55 / County Average: 66

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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 A110-080
A110-081 A110-082 A110-083
A110-084 A110-113 A110-150
A112-085 A140-064 A140-065
A140-066 A140-138 A210-074

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Open sunday 1 to 3. well maintained valley home. large back yard with fire pit...

Terrific location inside city of Spokane Valley, all services to site...

Onry rancher on 30 secluded acres 15 minutes from Spokane Valley featuring 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, great room concept with incredible views! this home als...

Awesome Spokane Valley duplex or single family lot...

Stunning custom home on spectacular view lot. sold before listed...

Spokane Valley single level rancher on a cul-de-sac...

Orchard pre-sale by hayden homes...

So much style in this 2 bed/1 bath, 1574 sqft Spokane Valley rancher...

banks of the spokane river. centrally located in Spokane Valley and right on the centennial trail at upriver drive. this 2 bedroom 1 bathroom townhouse style duplex offers a sun...

Wonderful central valley rancher, completely remodeled & absolutely "turn key...

Uses, located near shopping and public transit in Spokane Valley. ideal starter home, and perfect for a couple, or small ...

You won't find a nicer house of this size and price...

turn key ready, 2018 new construction 3bed 2bath rancher with level entry, located in Spokane Valley on a corner lot. lots of natural li...

Spacious rancher on oversized (almost a half acre!) corner lot is conveniently located in the valley close to shopping & easy access to the freeway...

Sold as-is, manufactured home with newer roof and windows...

looking to flip a home while you live in it? here's your chance. this Spokane Valley 3...

Don't miss this 1620sq ft valley condo with easy access to i-90 and bus routes...

32 beautiful acres in south Spokane Valley. cv school district...

This 1979 sq ft orchard is an efficiently-designed, mid-sized single level home offering space and comfort...

Rancher nestled in a very quiet area in the south Spokane Valley just minutes to a world of hiking trails in dishman hills and centrally located to town. features of this 3 bedro...

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Discovery Real Estate Group
1009 N Washington St. Suite B
Spokane, WA