Neighborhood Spotlight January 15, 2020

Neighborhood Spotlight: Lincoln Heights

We are wrapping up our neighborhood spotlight series today! So to send it off, we’re heading up to the South Hill today to learn more about the Lincoln Heights neighborhood.

Most people think of the Lincoln Heights shopping center when thinking about this area of town – because yes, 29th is a huge corridor in Spokane and takes you right through the bustling neighborhood! One of the main landowners when the area was developed in the late 1800s was Charles F. Adams. He was a major stockholder in the Washington Water Power Company, grandson of the sixth U.S. President, and his dad was President Lincoln’s foreign minister to the UK during the Civil War. Another fun fact? Altamont Circle is an area of the neighborhood that was once a horse racing track. The carriage house still stands in its original spot from those days!b

There are two parks in the neighborhood: the popular Lincoln Park and Thornton-Murphy Park (plus en Burr Trail!) Huge Ponderosa Pines line the parks and streets. Homes in the area were primarily built in the early 1900s and are craftsman. However, there are newer split-level and mid-century ranchers, as well. 

Lincoln Heights’ Top Spots

Best Restaurant

The best restaurant in the area goes to the Great Harvest Bread Company. Their sandwiches are SO good, their bread is made from scratch, and their flour is milled fresh every day. The Spokane shop is locally-owned and operated, and they get their wheat from local farms. I recommend the cheesesteak sandwich!

Top Activity

Head to Lincoln Park. This park is 51 acres and a great spot for recreational activities, with a biking path that circles a pond and offers great views of the city. 

Best Dessert

In this last “best of” spot, I’m going with the best dessert. Best dessert in the area is Nothing Bundt Cakes. The smell when you walk in is heavenly and there are 10 different flavors to choose from:  lemon, confetti, red velvet, classic chocolate and more! 


Children typically head to Lincoln Heights, Adams or Franklin Elementary Schools. Then they are off to Chase Middle School and Ferris High School. Click the schools above for more information on each.

The Lincoln Heights neighborhood is a fun area to explore. If you’d like more information about the neighborhood or if you’re interested in buying a home there, let me know. I’d love to help you out!