These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Spokane For 2018


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Spokane are the best of the best.

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Do you like your neighborhood? Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors? No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Spokane, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.

Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits — less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Spokane neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Spokane are the best. If you’re in one of the places we’re about to highlight, odds are you know you’ve got it made.

Here are the best neighborhoods in Spokane for 2018:

  1. Five Mileprairie
  2. Manitocannon Hill
  3. North Hill
  4. Rockwood
  5. Comstock
  6. North Indian Trail
  7. Chief Garry Park
  8. Moran Prairie
  9. Cliffcannon
  10. Brownes Addition

Read on to see how we determined the places around Spokane that deserve a little bragging rights.

Or, if you’re thinking of moving to elsewhere in Washington check out the best places in Washington overall or the worst neighborhoods in Spokane.

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How do you determine the best neighborhoods in Spokane for 2018?

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Spokane, we had to determine what criteria defines a ‘best’.

Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • High incomes
  • Low unemployment rates
  • Low crime
  • High home prices
  • High population densities (A proxy for things to do)

We limited the analysis to neighborhoods with over 1,000 people.

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 26 in each category, where 1 was the best.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the ‘Best City Neighborhood In Spokane.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Five Mileprairie.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places Spokane has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.

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1. Five Mileprairie

Population: 2,057
Median Income: $91,952
Median Home Value: $301,600

2. Manitocannon Hill

Population: 4,842
Median Income: $74,844
Median Home Value: $245,875

3. North Hill

Population: 11,929
Median Income: $47,073
Median Home Value: $130,055

4. Rockwood

Population: 4,548
Median Income: $67,318
Median Home Value: $283,567

5. Comstock

Population: 6,847
Median Income: $70,598
Median Home Value: $222,512

6. North Indian Trail

Population: 6,732
Median Income: $82,948
Median Home Value: $239,180

7. Chief Garry Park

Population: 5,794
Median Income: $31,284
Median Home Value: $109,425

8. Moran Prairie

Population: 7,978
Median Income: $60,699
Median Home Value: $235,782

9. Cliffcannon

Population: 8,216
Median Income: $46,386
Median Home Value: $206,725

10. Brownes Addition

Population: 1,692
Median Income: $38,493
Median Home Value: $275,167

Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of Spokane

If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Spokane where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious, here are the worst places in Spokane:

  1. Hillyard
  2. West Central
  3. Riverside

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Spokane

Neighborhood Rank Population Home Prices Crimes Per 100k Unemployment Rate
Five Mileprairie 1 2,057 $301,600 5,627 3.2%
Manitocannon Hill 2 4,842 $245,875 6,157 4.4%
North Hill 3 11,929 $130,055 10,769 4.2%
Rockwood 4 4,548 $283,567 5,483 4.3%
Comstock 5 6,847 $222,512 6,576 3.5%
North Indian Trail 6 6,732 $239,180 6,937 2.2%
Chief Garry Park 7 5,794 $109,425 11,667 10.7%
Moran Prairie 8 7,978 $235,782 6,828 3.8%
Cliffcannon 9 8,216 $206,725 8,012 5.1%
Brownes Addition 10 1,692 $275,167 6,255 5.4%
Minnehaha 11 3,247 $132,560 11,023 4.5%
Latah Valley 12 2,894 $191,940 7,482 3.3%
Thorpewestwood 13 1,128 $150,800 9,372 5.9%
Lincoln Heights 14 14,454 $180,857 8,936 5.6%
Balboasouth Indian Trail 15 5,729 $201,860 8,490 4.1%
East Central 16 11,108 $134,312 10,770 6.4%
West Hills 17 2,467 $233,533 7,997 2.6%
Bemiss 18 7,982 $121,175 11,771 7.4%
Logan 19 10,472 $108,983 11,907 5.5%
Whitman 20 3,304 $107,800 12,591 5.9%
Nevadalidgerwood 21 27,238 $111,710 11,603 6.6%
Emersongarfield 22 7,929 $125,325 11,585 8.6%
Northwest 23 21,260 $151,112 9,869 6.0%
Riverside 24 3,556 $225,620 9,259 4.9%
West Central 25 8,323 $117,550 12,135 9.8%
Hillyard 26 7,177 $109,400 12,067 7.2%

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