I am looking to move in the Spring or summer and would like to live near Spokane, but not in it.

Asked by rabeeb_1, Spokane, WA Mon Sep 17, 2012

I am also looking for a somewhat small (and safe) community and school for my elementary aged child.

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Linda Dean, , Spokane, WA
Mon Sep 17, 2012
First of all I want to say that Spokane is a great place to raise a child. I have raised 3 here and I find it to be a very well rounded community
As for finding that small community there is several outlying "bedroom" communities that would likely suit your needs.
In order to direct you to the areas that would be a good fit for your family I would want to know a few more details. Is your child into sports and if so what kind of sports? Is there any special academic needs?
Are you trying to stay within a certain commute time to Spokane? If you end up in a rural location what is the longest bus ride you would want for your child?
I am a Relocation Specialist and there is a lot of details that goes into finding the "right" home and location.
I would love the opportunity to work with you and find the right home for you and your family.
Feel free to check out .... http://www.greatschools.org
Linda Dean
(509) 723-7073
Keller Williams Realty
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BethAnn Long, Agent, Spokane, WA
Sun Mar 10, 2013
Greetings! Have you made it to Spokane yet? Glad to help :)
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Dave Schmoe, Agent, Spokane, WA
Mon Sep 17, 2012
The Freeman School District a little to the south of Spokane Valley is another good small school district
I wish you well,
Dave Schmoe
(509) 499-6989
Coldwell Banker Tomlinson
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Jeannette Ka…, Agent, Spokane Valley, WA
Mon Sep 17, 2012
Another great website that can give the test scores for schools in washington is http://reportcard.ospi.k12.wa.us/summary.aspx?year=2011-12.

Depending what is important to you, you can determine which school districts you are interested in or not. District 81 is the Spokane City School district. Surrounding school Districts are to the east West Valley, Central Valley, and East Valley. To the south Cheney, Liberty to the west Medical Lake, to the north Lakeside and Mead.

Your budget for a home will also determine which choices are a good fit as some areas have higher property taxes as more funds are voted for the schools. Maybe a more rural area is your choice. Chatting with a relocation broker will help as they have experience of many different areas not just where their office is located.
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BethAnn Long, Agent, Spokane, WA
Mon Sep 17, 2012
Greetings !
I have had the pleasure of raising 5 great kids here in the area. A good resource is http://www.greatschools.com
I would be happy to mail you a relocation package.
Web Reference:  http://www.BethAnnHomes.com
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W. Michael K…, Agent, Spokane, WA
Mon Sep 17, 2012
The best route, if you do not know the Spokane area, is investigate the school's other than the Spokane School District. You should base your selection of where to look for a home on how far you want to be driving time from downtown Spokane. In addition, if you want acreage most likely you are going to be some what restricted to the NW and North portion of Spokane County. A relocation Real Estate Broker such as myself can assist you greatly in determining where to search.
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