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Old 07-25-2019, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
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Morning! I've read many threads on neighborhoods already, so I think I have an idea of what is considered a good area. But most questions are about schools, commutes, and safety, etc. We don't have kids, and we work remotely from home, so commute and schools don't really apply.


I'm interested in specific areas or neighborhoods of Spokane, or the valley, that have nice mountain views. I know there are mountains around, but it's hard to figure out (from Google maps anyway) what the areas are that might have mountain views. Any pointers you can provide would be appreciated!


One other question - is central air uncommon in the Spokane area? On the various realtor sites heat is mentioned in the heating/cooling section, but I don't see central air listed. Sometimes it's in the comments. But if I filter the criteria to check the 'central air' box, results can go from hundreds down to the single digits. I kind of think it's just not being checked by realtors, but maybe A/C just isn't common there.


Thanks for any info you can provide!
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Old 07-25-2019, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Lake Coeur D’Alene
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Central air was pretty uncommon on the South Hill when we were looking four years ago. And if a house couldn’t accommodate it being added that was a deal killer for us.
We ended up with a 1987 northwest contemporary in the Rockwood neighborhood with huge windows and vaulted ceilings and no AC. We added it immediately.
It might have not been necessary 30 years ago but given our much warmer summers and the heavy smoke most years from fire season, we are extremely happy with our decision.

The Mountain View question I’ll leave to someone else.
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Old 07-29-2019, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
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Thank you, mistyriver! How did you know if a house can accommodate central air? Seems like if there's central heating the ductwork is in place so AC could be put in, but I know nothing about that kind of thing so I'm probably over-simplifying.


Hopefully someone else will weigh in with thoughts about neighborhoods that have a view of mountains.
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Old 07-29-2019, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Lake Coeur D’Alene
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Thank you, mistyriver! How did you know if a house can accommodate central air? Seems like if there's central heating the ductwork is in place so AC could be put in, but I know nothing about that kind of thing so I'm probably over-simplifying.


Hopefully someone else will weigh in with thoughts about neighborhoods that have a view of mountains.
We were looking at beautiful old homes on the South Hill and many had radiator heat so no ductwork.
I’d contact a realtor to find out about neighborhoods with mountain View’s. I’d imagine there’d be a lot out in Liberty Lake or in Spokane Valley.
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Old 07-30-2019, 04:41 PM
 
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Chewelah, Green Bluff, Liberty Lake - all have mountain views.
There are even some properties along the Mt Spokane road, but then you will be in the mountain and not seeing much of it I would def go for the last option if I didn't have to commute.
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