Everything else equal, I think we can all agree that living in a cheaper place is better than living in a more expensive place.
I’d much rather pay $500/mo in rent than $1,000. And I’d rather pay $2 for coffee than $5.
And while every neighbhorhood in Spokane might be more expensive than living in rural Washington, there are certain neighborhoods that are definitely cheaper.
So what exactly are those Spokane neighborhoods where your dollar goes a little further — you can get that one bedroom instead of the studio?
Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Spokane are the cheapest.
What’s the cheapest neighborhood to live in Spokane for 2020? According to the most recent census data, Hillyard looks to be the cheaptest Spokane neighborhood to live in.
At this point we should make it clear that you do get what you pay for — some of these neighborhoods might not be the best places to live in Spokane. You could be sacrificing location or crime rates in return for more space and cheaper groceries.
Read on to see how we determined the places around Spokane that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Spokane.
Once you’re done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from cheapest to most expensive.
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How We Determined The Cheapest Spokane Hoods In 2020
In order to rank the cheapest places to live in Spokane, we had to determine what criteria defines “cheap”.
- Overall Cost Of Living
- Rent To Income Ratio
- Median Home Value To Income Ratio
We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 27 in each category, where 1 was the cheapest.
Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a cheap neighborhood index.
And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest cheapest neighborhood index the “Cheapest City Neighborhood In Spokane.” We’re lookin’ at you, Hillyard.
Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the cheapest places Spokane. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from cheapest to most expensive.
The 10 Cheapest Neighborhoods To Live In Spokane For 2020
The median income in Hillyard comes in at $35,926 and the median home value is $103,820 for 2020.
A suburban area in the northwestern corner of the Spokane city limits, North Indian Trail features homes overlooking the Spokane River Gorge. The area first began to develop in the 1970s with single-family subdivisions, and now features duplexes, apartment dwellings, and commercial areas. A shopping complex at the intersection of Indian Trail Road and Barnes Road serves surrounding communities including Five Mile Prairie, Rutter Parkway, Seven Mile and the rural areas beyond.
The median income in North Indian Trail comes in at $80,622 and the median home value is $237,380 for 2020.
The median income in Logan comes in at $33,753 and the median home value is $88,400 for 2020.
Garland The Garland Historical District is a mid-20th century neighborhood located 2 miles north of Downtown. The area is considered a walkable community with many local shops, pubs, and restaurants lining Garland Avenue, which runs east-west through the district. Notable businesses and attractions include Ferguson’s Caf, the Garland Theater, and the Blue Door Theater, which bills itself as “The Inland Northwest’s Premier Improv Company”. Fergusons Caf, which first opened in the 1930s, was featured in three movies: Vision Quest, Benny & Joon and Why Would I Lie-. On the night of September 25, 2011, the Milk Bottle restaurant, and the historical Ferguson’s Caf, located next door, were heavily damaged in a fire. Fire investigators believe the fire started in a walkway between the two restaurants.
The median income in North Hill comes in at $45,009 and the median home value is $130,718 for 2020.
The median income in Northwest comes in at $51,972 and the median home value is $154,744 for 2020.
The median income in Emersongarfield comes in at $34,356 and the median home value is $103,967 for 2020.
The median income in Manitocannon Hill comes in at $82,814 and the median home value is $254,500 for 2020.
The median income in West Central comes in at $33,572 and the median home value is $103,438 for 2020.
The median income in East Central comes in at $41,374 and the median home value is $133,924 for 2020.
The median income in Bemiss comes in at $37,434 and the median home value is $121,238 for 2020.
Summing Up The Cheapest Places In Spokane
If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Spokane where prices are low and it’s cheap to live, this is an accurate list.
As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Spokane aren’t all cheap. Brownes Addition takes the title of the most expensive neighborhood to live in Spokane.
We ranked the neighborhoods from cheapest to most expensive in the chart below.
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Detailed List Of The Cheapest Neighborhoods To Live In Spokane For 2020
|Rank||Neighborhood||Cost Of Living Index|
|2||North Indian Trail||102|
|15||Balboasouth Indian Trail||102|
|22||Chief Garry Park||88|