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September
24

How To Pick A Spokane Neighborhood for Your Family

Spokane Neighborhood

Moving to a new city or relocating within your current community is exciting. But there are also many factors to consider to ensure that you land in the right neighborhood. When you're shopping for Spokane homes for sale, learning about neighborhoods will help you find a home that you'll love. Our REALTORS® are here to help you find the perfect neighborhood, with our guide for how to pick a Spokane neighborhood to buy your next home.

Start Your Search Online

If you've come here to learn about picking a neighborhood, you're already off to a great start! Online research is crucial for getting an idea of what's out there and identifying which neighborhoods fit your needs. With a general idea of target neighborhoods, you'll be ready to get down to business.

Work with a Knowledgeable, Local Real Estate Agent

Whether you're familiar with Spokane or you're brand new to the area, picking the right real estate agent will make your move much easier. An experienced, local real estate agent will have an in-depth knowledge of your target neighborhoods in the city and can help you choose the right option.

Consider Your Commute for Work and Play

How long are you willing to commute for work, and are you planning to take public transportation? The Spokane Transit Authority offers bus routes throughout the city, so you can choose public transit or commute on your own. If you're looking to live close to the city's major areas, then Spokane Valley homes for sale are a great option. Many of Spokane's neighborhoods are very walkable as well, allowing you to explore all that your neighborhood has to offer without ever getting behind the wheel.

Figure Out What You'll Do for Fun

Of course, your commute isn't just about getting to work each day. You'll also want to plan on what you'll do for fun close to home. If you want to be close to the action in Spokane, then consider Millwood homes for sale. You'll never be far from fun attractions, and will have all of the services you need close to home. 

Will Schools Factor in Your Decision?

If you have kids or are planning to start a family in your next home, be sure to consider local schools. The quality of local schools can also have an impact on home prices. Even if you don't have kids, it doesn't hurt to learn about schools.

Take a Grand Tour Before Deciding on a Spokane Neighborhood

While you can learn plenty from online research and speaking with your real estate agent, there's no substitute for seeing neighborhoods first-hand. Once you have a list of promising candidates, get out there, start exploring, and find the neighborhood that works for you.

Finding the best neighborhood fit is easier with the right real estate team on your side, and we'd love to help you find your next home. Contact us to buy and sell homes throughout the Spokane, WA, area.

September
10

Starting Your Day in Spokane: 10 Best Places for Coffee

Coffee Shops in Spokane

If you are looking to get the day started right in Spokane, WA you are in luck. The area is home to some of the best independent coffee shops in the state of Washington and our REALTORS® have done the research on many early mornings to find the cream of the crop. Here are the 10 Best Places to get your coffee buzz in the Lilac City.

  1. Arctos Coffee & Roasting Company: 1923 N Hamilton St, Spokane, WA 99207
    The consensus champ of Spokane coffee joints is the Arctos Coffee & Roasting Company on Hamilton Street. The signature taste of their locally-roasted coffee blend is only matched by the stylish ambiance of their location.

  2. Awakenings Coffee Bar: 545 E Wellesley Ave, Spokane, WA 99207 
    Considered a bit of a hidden gem in the local coffee scene, Awakenings is the place to wake up on Wellesley Ave. It is known for its expansive menu and aromatic blend as well as the friendly and accommodating staff.

  3. Vessel Coffee Roasters: 2823 N Monroe St, Spokane, WA 99205 
    One of the most notable facets of this stylish coffee bar is the wide-open concept that makes it appropriate for large social meet-ups and coworking. A perfect place for crews to meet up before a shift or after work. 

  4. Indaba Coffee: 1425 W Broadway Ave, Spokane, WA 99201 
    Indaba Coffee prides itself in providing a communal experience to its customers even as it wins them over with award-winning service. Boasting three locations in the area, you will be sure to find one close to you.

  5. Hello Sugar: 419 N Nettleton St, Spokane, WA 99201 
    Nothing goes together quite like coffee and donuts, and Hello Sugar gives you a double serving of what you need to jolt you awake. Even coffee bar purists will be hard-pressed to find a better cup of black coffee in the area.

  6. F1rst Ave Coffee: 1011 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201 
    This upscale coffee bar provides a classy environment to its customers in a location that is known for its unique upstairs loft with appealing artwork to admire. Offering free samples and brewing tutorials, F1rst Ave seeks to provide an experience you can take home with you. 

  7. Atticus Coffee & Gifts: 222 N Howard St, Spokane, WA 99201 
    For those who have a taste for the eclectic with their morning coffee, Atticus Coffee & Gifts awaits in the heart of downtown Spokane. It is known for its quiet, almost library-like atmosphere and this makes it a favorite for writers and creatives in the area.

  8. Pathfinder Cafe: 3026 S Grand Blvd, Spokane, WA 99203 
    This newer upstart in the area is almost as known for its entertaining social media presence as it is for its delicious coffee offerings. It is popular with a younger crowd recovering from morning workouts before heading off to the job.

  9. Spaceman Coffee: 228 W Sprague Ave, Spokane, WA 99201 
    Described by its aficionados a "cozy and cool,"  the sci-fi theme of this venue belies the classic old-fashioned taste of its coffee offerings. The house-made syrups give every flavored drink a unique homemade taste. It is a more upbeat coffee drinking experience that includes a diverse range of musical offerings over its in-store sound system.

  10. Revel 77 Coffee: 3223 E 57th Ave K, Spokane, WA 99223 
    Home to the best barista in Spokane according to the Inlander "Best of 2019," Revel 77 rounds out our selections with a fanatically loyal local following. The delicious house-blend coffee that they offer has been described as addictive and they are so sure that you will be back that they offer a voucher for a free drink on your first visit on their website.

Once you have gotten your cup of morning happiness you should be fueled up and ready to begin your home search. Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or are interested in our inventory of Spokane homes for sale.

Disclaimer: All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. All properties are subject to prior sale, change or withdrawal. Neither listing broker(s) or information provider(s) shall be responsible for any typographical errors, misinformation, misprints and shall be held totally harmless. Listing(s) information is provided for consumers personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Information on this site was last updated 01/29/2023. The listing information on this page last changed on 01/29/2023. The data relating to real estate for sale on this website comes in part from the Internet Data Exchange program of Coeur dAlene MLS (last updated Sun 01/29/2023 10:16:22 AM EST) or Spokane MLS (last updated Sun 01/29/2023 11:20:42 AM EST). Real estate listings held by brokerage firms other than Coldwell Banker Tomlinson may be marked with the Internet Data Exchange logo and detailed information about those properties will include the name of the listing broker(s) when required by the MLS. All rights reserved. --



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