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: $282,363  County Average: $352,038

Average Taxes in Spokane Valley: $3,368  County Average: $1,732

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Spokane Valley: $113  County Average: $127

Average Walkscore in Spokane Valley: 25  County Average: 31

Average Year Built in Spokane Valley: 1982  County Average: 1973

Average Days on Website in Spokane Valley: 57  County Average: 55

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Neighborhoods in Spokane Valley WA

Alderwood Estates Aspen Creek Hunters Run
Kokomo Pine Rock Ridge Ponderosa
Ridgemont Estates Shelley Lake Timberlane Terrace
Twin Bridges

Areas in Spokane Valley WA

A110-069 A110-070 A110-071
A110-075 A110-077 A110-078
A110-079 A110-080 A110-081
A110-082 A110-083 A110-084
A110-113 A110-150 A112-085
A112-140 A140-064 A140-065
A140-066 A140-067 A140-068
A140-138 A210-074

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paved road frontage and quick easy access to spokane, Spokane Valley & coeur d'alene. great land to be self sufficient with and grow your own food. bring your horses, cattle, etc. possible owner financing....

Fantastic home nestled in the hillside of ridgemont estates with frontal views of the valley...


Lots of potential. both sides need updating. one side needs more than the other...

Unique style duplex. close to schools and shopping...

Of your private beach and boat slip. minutes from Spokane Valley and liberty lake and perfect for summer fun! unobstructed territorial view ...

Just re-painted! don't miss out on this lovely Spokane Valley home...

Like new pine rock ridge home in convenient location...

Spokane Valley 3 bd/1 ba home in central valley sd; 1-car attached garage; some recent updates, vinyl windows with (2) egress windows in basement; fenced front and back yard; new and remodeled homes across the street; gas forced-air heat and a/c; appliances stay including washer and dryer, some new interior/exterior painting...

Such a sweet home with great features! sure, it's only a 2 bedroom, 1 bath but the garage has a studio/office finished also...

Mosphere of privacy and seclusion in the heart of Spokane Valley. great attention to...

N floorplan by markham homes, inc. located in the Spokane Valley. this hom...

Garden unit 2 bed/1 bath 805 sq ft pending prior t...

Tucked away 4-level on a private, forest-like ponderosa lot...

Clean valley rancher looking for a new owner. this 4 bdrm (one non-conforming) 2 bath home with a two car attached garage, is located in a quite neighborhood, in the cv sch dist...

Great value in this south valley 4-level! features include 3 bedrooms (all bedrooms on 3rd floor), 3 baths, large kitchen, new carpet and paint and a den...

New construction, on secondary waterfront lot, in the prestigious coyote rock community...

Situated in a desirable south-valley location, this home greets visitors with updated vinyl siding, new roof and private backyard with a new fence, deck and patio...

don't miss your chance to own this beautiful new home in a quiet pocket of the Spokane Valley. this home has 3 br/2 bath with a t...

Unlimited potential for your home based business! featuring approx...

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