Five Mile is a neighborhood in Spokane, Washington that is known for its beautiful parks, schools, housing, and shopping. Brian Johnson, a real estate broker with Windermere in Spokane, is taking us on a tour of the area to show us all that it has to offer.
Five Mile gets its name from being five miles from Spokane Falls, which is the downtown area of Spokane. It is located on a mesa that is about 400 feet above the rest of the city, and was once home to the C-WASH SIWAS Indian tribe, whose ancestors were connected to the Spokane tribe. The tribe called the area Billy Meacham, which means “home of the tall grass” and was named after their chief. There is evidence that the tribe has lived in the area since 1010, as there are pictographs on rock formations in the area that can be seen while hiking.
One of the highlights of Five Mile is Sky Prairie Park, a 24 acre park that is surrounded by houses and has walking and jogging trails, a ball field, recreation equipment, and tennis courts. It is a great place for families to spend time together and enjoy the outdoors. Another interesting historical feature of Five Mile is the JF Strong House, which was built in 1879 and was the first inhabited house in the area. It is now on the historical register and is a unique piece of Five Mile’s history.
However, not everything about Five Mile is perfect. One issue that residents face is the condition of Strong Road, which is a poorly maintained road that is used by both the city and unincorporated Spokane County. The road is in such bad condition that it can be difficult to drive on, and the bus rides for children who live in the area can be bumpy and uncomfortable. Despite this, many people still choose to live in Five Mile because of its beautiful scenery, rich history, and close-knit community. If you are interested in moving to Five Mile or have any questions about real estate in the area, Brian Johnson would be happy to help you out.