Waverly, Washington

#24 Waverly, Washington

Metro Spokane Places to Live

2020 population: 110
Drive time to downtown Coeur d’Alene: 50 minutes
Drive time to downtown Spokane: 35 minutes


Spokane Area Farm Towns
Waverly is located in the heart and soul of Spokane County’s farm country.

Overall Character: ★★☆☆☆
Urban: ☆☆☆☆☆
Suburban: ☆☆☆☆☆
Walkability: ★★☆☆☆
Market Activity: ☆☆☆☆☆
Farm Town: ★★★★★
Timber Town: ☆☆☆☆☆
Lake / River Town: ☆☆☆☆☆


Downtown Waverly, Washington
Downtown Waverly, Washington. Note the zeroed-out set back for that lonely building. Now we’re talking.

Waverly Community Description

Waverly is a small farm town located in southern Spokane County. Located in the rolling hills of the northern Palouse, Waverly is quiet living off the beaten path. Given its population of about 110 souls and its isolated location, Waverly is one of the more obscure municipalities in the metro.

Unfortunately, contemporary market forces have sucked all commercial activity within Waverly to other locations, be them Spangle or Tekoa or Spokane. Thus, at the moment, there are no commercial activities within Waverly. As we sit, Waverly is simply a cluster of old homes that, collectively, are a legal municipal corporation. Waverly has a degree of character, but a functioning town it is not.

Sidewalks in Waverly, Washington. Oh, my!
Look! Sidewalks. Waverly is the beginning of a transition into metro quality, at least as far as this list is concerned.

Waverly, WA
Nobody is complaining about the country that surrounds Waverly, Washington.

The old school house in Waverly, Washington.
This is the old school house in Waverly. It’s closed.