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West Central-Kendall Yards, Spokane

#4 West Central / Kendall Yards

Spokane’s Best Neighborhoods – Hipster Rating (out of 10): 9 Predominant Housing Prices: Ownership: About $100,000 to $500,000 Rentals: About $500 to $2,000 Housing Density: Moderate in most places Mixed Use Rating: Good   West Central / Kendall Yards Neighborhood Description The West Central Neighborhood is undergoing a phase of rapid growth specifically due to the Kendall Yards development. Long known as Felony Flats, Kendall Yards has injected new life and increased market activity into the West Central Neighborhood. Located on the north bank overlooking the Spokane River, West Central is only a short distance from downtown and many neighborhood […]

Tedesco kids Paul, Mike, and Kristin circa 1982

What is Gentrification?

I was born in West Central, on Broadway – the heart and soul of Felony Flats – in half a shanty with three older brothers and not much more than a black and white TV to entertain us. About my only memories of the neighborhood are walking with my Dad – a true-blue Sicilian – so he could buy smokes at the nearest corner store. When I was five, we moved to 9th and Sherman, right across the street from the old Martin Luther King Center. By this time, my Italian Stallion father now had five kids but only two […]

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