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: $370,358 / County Average: $427,018

Average Taxes in Spokane Valley: $1,541 / County Average: $1,541

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Spokane Valley: $135 / County Average: $149

Average Walkscore in Spokane Valley: 24 / County Average: 28

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

Average Days on Website in Spokane Valley: 57 / County Average: 51

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Neighborhood in Spokane Valley WA

Aspen Creek Coyote Rock Flora Meadows
Morningside Heights Pine Rock Ridge Plantes Ferry Place
Ponderosa Ponderosa Ridge Ridgemont Estates
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 A110-079
A110-080 A110-081 A110-082
A110-083 A110-084 A110-114
A110-150 A112-085 A112-140
A140-064 A140-065 A140-066
A140-138 A142-139 A210-074

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close to delightful freeman store, schools & easy access to Spokane Valley & south hill....

Amazing kokomo brick rancher on corner lot! 2274 finished sq...

Amazing value! priced $25k below tax assessed value~ huge home in the plant orchard neighborhood featuring 4 beds, 2 baths & over 3000sq...

This multi-level ponderosa home is in a desired central valley school district neighborhood and has so much to offer...

rock, public street, located in the heart of the Spokane Valley, 100' frontage, public sewer & water, centennial trail water ski everyday, boat dock allowed with permit....

Car lover or hobbyist dream shop and garage included with 3 bedroom, 2 bath rancher in central valley school district...

An entertainers delight awaits you at this beautifully updated home with extensive updating in 2017...

3 bed, 2 bath west valley rancher. one-owner home with vaulted ceilings, skylights, convenient open floor plan with main floor utilities, gas fireplace, master bedroom w/full bathroom & walk in closet...

Recently remodeled and immaculately maintained 3 bedroom 2 bath rancher in the cv school district...

The honey-do list is done! sit back & relax in this completely renovated valley rancher in cvsd...

Beautiful central valley home with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and a 3 car garage spread out over 2200 sqft...

You'll love this move in ready almost 1/2 acre cv area home in the ponderosa community...

Great rental history for this well maintained duplex in the heart of the valley...

Fantastic single-level living! 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, bonus office space, in 1,762 square feet...

000sq ft lot in highly desirable millwood area in Spokane Valley. 3 bd/2ba home, all new kitchen...

Terrific valley rancher, located close to freeway access, shopping, and centennial trail...

Gorgeous rancher with brand new fully finished basement in flora meadows...

Enjoy this 4 bedroom 2.5 bath rancher w/two car garage & shop...

Peaceful valley neighborhood w/mature trees on a large lot w/fire pit, garden area, patio, covered deck, in a fenced back yard...

Fannie mae homepath property! very little traffic, located on circular drive around...

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