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: $358,376 / County Average: $476,874

Average Taxes in Spokane Valley: $1,177 / County Average: $1,597

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Spokane Valley: $140 / County Average: $153

Average Walkscore in Spokane Valley: 20 / County Average: 28

Average Year Built in Spokane Valley: 1992 / County Average: 1980

Average Days on Website in Spokane Valley: 54 / County Average: 63

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Neighborhoods in Spokane Valley WA

Base Camp Coyote Rock Mica View
Orchard Ave Ponderosa Sterling Hills
The Meadows at Plantes Ferry View Ranch Addition

Areas in Spokane Valley WA

A110-070 A110-072 A110-075
A110-076 A110-082 A110-083
A110-084 A110-150 A112-085
A112-140 A140-064 A140-065

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Ors and fireplace up and down in this outstanding Spokane Valley home, large dining and living room, updated bath, newer gas heat and central a/c, newer roof, full basement with non-egress bedroom and family room, huge laundry room or room to expand, corner lot, sprinkler system, garden area, backyard patio and breezeway, 12x14 storage shed with concrete floor and a 1 car garage with opener, fantastic location convenient to i-90 for easy access to all of the spokane area!...

Base camp is Spokane Valley's latest development built by gordon finch homes...

Entertainers paradise, soaring cathedral ceilings, 4 bed,4 bath, great room, open floor plan, kitchen with granite counter-tops, formal dining area, deck area perfect for all those summer bbqs, dont forget a storage shed on the side...

Beautiful home in Spokane Valley with 2630sqft and 2 car attached garage...

there's a 3-car garage, covered rear patio, a/c, vaulted ceilings, front yard landscaping w/sprinkler system & more! convenient Spokane Valley location - close to schools, shopping, parks and i-90. a must see!...

Motivated seller!! 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom home recently updated inside and out...

The springfield at mica view. 3 bed 2 bath rancher with granite countertops, lvp flooring, and a great room living area...

1840 sf fin. w/another 1360 in daylight bsmt. located in quiet gated comm...

The victoria - open floor concept from the family room, dining nook and kitchen...

Fairy tale type setting with a rich spokane history, private park and retreat...

Approx. 2.03 acres with a wonderful warehouse. walk in retail and a number of nice offices...

Sold before listed...

positioned for views and a daylight basement. bring your builder. just south of the Spokane Valley and south hill. contract terms available. one of two lots available....

Beautiful 5 bed 2 bath rancher with 3100 sq ft in central valley area is ready for you to buy...

Wonderfully remodeled cv rancher on 1/4 acre. refinished hardwood floors, brand new stainless appliances, update kitchen with granite counter-tops...

3 acres vacant land zoned corridor mixed use. one of the last premium properties with access to i-90 and commercial exposure...

Rotchford acres corner lot home with a heated and insulated shop...

Contemporary 2 story home tucked away in the Spokane Valley...

Hudson pre-sale by hayden homes...

Open floor plan and vaulted ceilings greet you in ...

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