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Notice: The North Hill Spring Clean-Up Event is Thursday, May 23,2024. Information was mailed May 3rd. This will be FREE curbside collection in addition to your regular garbage pickup. 3 item limit, under 85 lbs. Please make sure your items are placed at the curb by 6 a.m. This event is for North Hill residents only. If your items have not been picked up by 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, please call 3-1-1 to report your address.

Who We Are and What We Do

Welcome to the North Hill Neighborhood, a centrally located neighborhood that includes nearly 5,000 homes. The neighborhood’s boundaries are Francis Avenue to the north, Ash Street to the west, Division Street to the east and Cora and Courtland Avenues to the south, along the bluff overlooking the city.

The Neighborhood Council Program was created by city ordinance and the North Hill Neighborhood Council was officially recognized by the City of Spokane in March 1998 to operate in an advisory and advocacy role for our neighborhood. You can join the neighborhood council if you are at least 16 years of age and live in, own property in or operate a business within our boundaries. We seek and encourage participation from all individuals and groups in the neighborhood. The neighborhood council is a unique opportunity to have a voice and be heard at City Hall. We invite you to join us in exploring our issues, concerns, wants and needs for North Hill. The North Hill Neighborhood Council meets the second Thursday of each month (except July & August) at The Gathering House located at 733 West Garland Ave.

Franklin Park Basket Ball Court

The neighborhood has three elementary schools: Madison, Willard and Ridgeview and is also home to three public parks–Clark, Franklin and Ruth, a pocket park–that are busy and enjoyed by many of our neighbors. Throughout the summer Clark Park and Franklin Park host slow pitch softball games. Franklin Park has many special events including “Bark in the Park” (a dog show), horseshoe tournaments, soccer games and a rally that the North Hill Neighborhood Council co-sponsors, “Neighbors United for Racial Equality.” It also includes a gazebo for large gatherings and recently upgraded playground equipment. There are more than six active churches in the neighborhood that make a big impact on our community. The architecture of the homes ranges from early 1900 Craftsman-style in the southern portion of the neighborhood to more contemporary homes and low-rise apartment buildings built throughout the 50s, 60s and 70s in the northern part of the neighborhood.


The Garland Business District is a unique collection of shops including vintage, clothing, music and books. There are a number of service related businesses as well. You can enjoy a variety of eating estabishments, including the iconic Ferguson’s Cafe and The Milk Bottle.  This area has served the neighborhood for over 70 years and hosts an annual Summer Market from May through August. It is proud to have the historic Garland Theater, that has all the neon of the 50s and has been recently refurbished.  You will want to walk through the Garland Art Alley to enjoy over 30 murals that have been painted by local artists.  

Garland Art Alley – Garfield Apple Program, 2021

Along the northern corridor of the neighborhood are many professional and small business enterprises. The Division Street commercial area offers a variety of shopping options from cars to carpet, office supplies, furniture and casual dining.

For information about the Neighborhood Council’s recent accomplishments please click on the Documents link.