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Neighborhood Profile: Cliff Cannon

After the fires of 1889 consumed much of the infrastructure in Spokane, architects from all around flocked to this small town by the river to rebuild. Loren L. Rand, Albert Held, Willis Ritchie, Karl Malmgren, Kirtland Cutter, Julius Zittei, Herman Preusse and W.W. Hyslop all migrated to Spokane around this time to seek their fortune. These architects would play a vital role in designing Spokane’s skyline and neighborhoods. One of these neighborhoods happened to be the historic Cliff Cannon area, known today for its elegant homes that give a glimpse into the past with their early 20th century architecture. Residences constructed during this time ranged from American Foursquare, Tudor Revival and Neoclassical homes to more modest Craftsman dwellings and bungalows, reflecting the wide diversity of styles popular around the turn of the century. The American Foursquare is a style frequently seen throughout the Cliff Cannon neighborhood, with a distinguishing use of cube like massing and large hipped roofs often capped with hipped dormers. Common among these houses are full width verandas accentuated by square or round supports which usually boast balustrade railing. Taking a stroll through this neighborhood makes it immediately apparent how beautiful these homes really are.


The median sales price for homes in the Cliff Cannon neighborhood for February 14 to May 14 was $150,000 based on 19 sales. Compared to the same period one year ago, the median sales price increased 2.5%, or $3,720, and the number of sales increased 11.8%, indicating that this is area is growing in popularity and prestige. Average price per square foot for Cliff Cannon was $94, an increase of 13.3% compared to the same period last year. There are currently 46 resale and new homes in Spokane on Trulia, including 13 homes in the pre-foreclosure, auction, or bank-owned stages of the foreclosure process. The average listing price for homes for sale in Cliff Cannon was $244,308 for the week ending May 21, which represents an increase of 10.9%, or $24,006, compared to the prior week. Enlist the help of an agent today to find a home with the right price for you.

Just a stone’s throw away from downtown Spokane, Cliff Cannon neighborhood presents a unique opportunity with its location to explore the city as if it were your backyard. Are you feeling like a weekend adventure in the city? First stop off at Boots Bakery for their famous espresso to give your wondering spirit the caffeinated kick it needs. Then, head to Auntie’s Bookstore to look at what new art they have on display on the second floor. If you’re lucky, you may stumble in during a book reading or an acoustic guitar performance. After making a routine stop to the children’s section to read “The Giving Tree,” making sure to hide the tears from curious onlookers, roll on out to River Park Square to get your shop on at the Apple store, The North Face, Nordstrom, and much more. Oh, and don’t forget to pick up a fresh v-neck from Banana Republic’s discount rack before you leave. After getting out all of your merriment and play amongst the towering skyline of the city, hop in your car or unlock your bike for a quick ride back to the safety of your home in Cliff Cannon.

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