This beautiful, fast-growing neighborhood is one of the newest in Spokane, boasting gorgeous homes and landscaping. Five mile is a up on a plateau, so the views of Spokane are unrivaled. It’s in such a convenient location, only five miles from downtown Spokane – surprise, surprise – and if you go down the north side of Five Mile, it’s only a mile to Mead High School and the Wandermere-area. 15 years ago, Five Mile was primarily farms and wilderness, but now it’s home to newly-built houses anywhere from 1,400 to 5,000+ square feet… plus a farm here and there, sprinkled throughout the prairie. There are several parks in the neighborhood, the most popular being Sky Prairie Park – identifiable by the large yellow and white water tower. According to the Spokesman Review, a master plan was recently approved by Spokane’s Park Board that includes proposed improvements, such as a splash pad, pickleball courts and an amphitheater…so this hot-spot park could heat up in the coming years.
There aren’t any commercial or retail spots on the prairie, so this neighborhood’s top spots are in the vicinity of Five Mile.
- Top restaurant goes to Waddell’s Brewpub & Grille. It’s a great place to meet up with friends, grab a burger and a beer, and watch a game.
- And top activity? That goes to the Five Mile Grange. This rentable space was one a home, turned into an apple packing shed…and now it’s home to everything from flea and farmer’s markets to private events and pancake feeds for the neighborhood.
- And top coffee shop goes to Petit Chat. This bakery is at the bottom of north side of the hill. The portions are huge and if it’s pear season: make sure to try their pear croissant.
There are two schools on Five Mile: Prairie View (a public elementary school in the Mead School District) and Five Mile Prairie School (a Home School Resource Center). Most students living on Five Mile head to Northwood Middle School and then on to Mead High School. If you’d like more information on the statistics of these schools, click below:
One home that is the perfect example of the many beautiful, newly-built homes in this neighborhood is the home to the left, which is on the 3600 block of Prairie Breeze. I listed this breath-taking home a couple weeks ago and it sold that day. It’s super spacious, features many upgrades and even backs up to some farmland! Click here to see more information on the home.
Another favorite listing of mine up on Five Mile right now is this GORGEOUS home on West Horizon. It has phenomenal views, a pristine stone exterior and, of course, it has a lot of room! It’s 5,191 square feet and is listed at $699,900.
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.