For the next few weeks, I’ll be highlighting different neighborhoods around Spokane. I’ll give you the top restaurants, things to do and where you can find info on the schools. The first up in our Neighborhood Spotlight series is one of the hottest neighborhoods on the market: the Audubon neighborhood.
What’s it like?
With massive Ponderosa Pines lining the streets and parks, this gorgeous neighborhood attracts first-time homebuyers and families who love to get outdoors. On one side of the neighborhood, you have a bluff that overlooks the Spokane River, with trails taking you down to the water. The other side boasts the lively Audubon Park. A majority of homes in the Audubon-Downriver neighborhood were built between 1920 and 1950. This neighborhood rivals Spokane’s hot and trendy South Hill in terms of architectural styles and feels. It’s said to be a “South Hill feel without the South Hill price tag.
Within walking distance, you have phenomenal restaurants (I’m looking at you, Flying Goat!), coffee shops and even a conveniently located hardware store.
One of my favorite aspects of this neighborhood is its convenient location. It’s in north Spokane, but pretty centrally-located: only ten minutes to downtown and ten minutes the other way: to the Y on Division.
Neighborhood Top Spots
- Top Restaurant: The Flying Goat. It’s rare to get in any night of the week without waiting for a bit… but it’s well worth it.
- Top Activity: Downriver Golf Course. This beautiful course is just a short walk away from any home in the neighborhood. And if you’re looking to get outside, but balls and clubs aren’t your thing…there’s also a disc golf course west of the golf course.
- Top Coffee Shop: Little Garden Cafe. They make a mean latte and take note that the cinnamon rolls are to die for.
Schools in the neighborhood are: Finch and Audubon Elementary Schools, Glover Middle School and Shadle Park High School.
Click below to find out more info on the schools, like the student-teacher ratios, test score averages, and performance ranking compared to other schools throughout the state :
Homes on the Market
3124 W Fairview Ave
First up is this super cute, 1920s rancher for $165,000. It has hardwood floors, new paint throughout, a finished basement and a new roof…making for a pretty perfect starter home. It has three bedrooms and one bath on about 14-hundred square feet.
3229 W Fairview Ave
Also on Fairview – just a block over – is this super spacious, adorable cottage on the 3200 block of Fairview. Not only is the home itself really spacious, but it sits on a third of an acre, so it’s set back from the street a bit and boasts a HUGE backyard – especially for this area. Five beds, two baths on 22-hundred square feet WITH central A/C. Asking price: $220,000.
If you’re interested in living in this beautiful and unique neighborhood, be sure to contact me and I’d love to help you find the home that’s just perfect for you.