7.2 out of 10

Browne's Addition

47.6568760343 -117.438339454798
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Cost of Living
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
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Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
Feb 02, 2016

"Victorian homes for the lucky few"

Browne’s Addition is a well-known neighborhood in Spokane, full of classic, very large victorian-style homes. It was built in the early 20th century to be a neighborhood for Spokane’s elite, and it remains that way today, more or less. Now though, it also includes a good amount of condos, making this part of town slightly more accessible to more people.

Rent in this neighborhood is definitely more expensive, compared to other neighborhoods. The low-rise condos tend to be newer, with luxury appliances and views. Many of the large victorian homes are owned by families, and will likely stay that way. You can occasionally find one for rent, or more commonly, a room or floor for rent. Even though it’s expensive for Spokane, compared to the west side of the state, you can buy a mansion here for what you would pay for a very small home or condo in a Seattle suburb.

The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture is located here, which is definitely worth a visit. It showcases a lot of the local Native American History, and you can get an inside look to one of the mansions.

One thing I love about Browne’s Addition, and in fact about much of Spokane overall, is that there is lots of green space, and trees lining many of the roads. It’s great in the summer when temperatures regularly are in the 90s or higher, and makes the neighborhood beautiful.

You can also cross the river on a walking/biking bridge to get to the Centennial trail, which runs for 37 miles past downtown all the way to Northern Idaho. It’s a pleasant way to get to Riverfront Part and downtown.
Pros
  • Beautiful homes
  • Close to the river
Cons
  • Higher cost of living
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish

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