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: $366,875 / County Average: $434,857

Average Taxes in Spokane Valley: $1,055 / County Average: $1,363

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Spokane Valley: $147 / County Average: $163

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

Average Year Built in Spokane Valley: 1991 / County Average: 1979

Average Days on Website in Spokane Valley: 71 / County Average: 67

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Neighborhood in Spokane Valley WA

Country Crossing South County Crossing South Coyote Rock
Elk Ridge Heights Ellens Alley Mica View
Morningside Heights Morningside Heights Belleaire Plantes Ferry Place
Ponderosa Ponderosa Ridge Shelley Lake
Sterling Hills Summerfield The Meadows at Plantes Ferry
Timberlane Terrace Twin Bridges Vistas at Woodland Estates-Rock Ridge
Willow Valley

Areas in Spokane Valley WA

A110-069 A110-070 A110-072
A110-075 A110-077 A110-079
A110-080 A110-081 A110-083
A110-084 A110-150 A112-085
A112-140 A140-064 A140-065
A140-068 A140-073 A140-138

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Very nice east valley home offering 5bd, 3bth, 2 family rooms, gas fireplace, cathedral ceiling & 2600 sq...

Absolutely "pottery barn" home ready to move in. this "raised" rancher has newer paint inside and out, roof, fence, cement driveway, stone paver walkway, coi pond, offers sun setter patio cover, fire pit, and sport court...

just minutes to mt. spokane for recreation, or to the Spokane Valley or north side. paved road frontage and power at the property line....

Deled 3bd 2bth one level home in the heart of the Spokane Valley on an over-sized corner lot with fenced front and rear yard. everything in ...

Come enjoy the central park condo lifestyle! must see...

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

Lexington homes (a d.r. horton co.) presents this completed & move-in-ready new construction 4 bed/3 bath home...

Spokane's river, your backyard! enjoy the views of the river and arbor crest from your deck...

The 1574 square foot hudson is an efficiently-designed, mid-sized single level home offering both space and comfort...

Ridgemont 3-level on nearly half-acre cul-de-sac lot with 3 car garage...

Beautifully updated condo has so much to offer! this 2 bedroom / 1 bathroom home features new carpet & paint, nice living/dining room with a fireplace & private deck, stack-able laundry, updated kitchen w/granite counters & stainless steal appliances & updated bathroom...

Cozy "cabin-like" rancher with an amazing 30x36 shop including a bathroom & mezzanine...

just minutes to the foothills of mt. spokane for recreation, or to the Spokane Valley and north side of spokane. call listing agent for more information....

Peccably maintained retail center in the heart of Spokane Valley. ...

Droom 2 bathroom home situated on spacious lot in Spokane Valley. h...

Located in sought after Spokane Valley kokomo area in quiet neighborhood...

Look no further! this 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom valley rancher has everything you need to make it home, featuring main floor laundry, master with custom shower, and ample storage in the basement...

Fantastic brick rancher in the heart of the valley...

Gorgeous new 3bd, 2bth 1614 sq.ft. rancher located in a cul-de-sac in a new neighborhood off of park rd...

industrial land with a legal non-conforming structure. airport overlay in s...

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Engel & Vlkers Spokane
808 W Main Ave Ste 229
Spokane, WA