Welcome to Manito!

Peaceful living in a family-friendly neighborhood


Another South Hill neighborhood, Manito is known for its expansive namesake park, with paths through multiple rose gardens, Japanese gardens, a conservatory, and playgrounds.
Also included in this neighborhood is Cannon Hill Park, with grassy areas and a duck pond. Charming Victorian homes and Craftsman bungalows fill the neighborhood’s tree-filled streets. Residents enjoy cafes and ice cream shops within walking distance.
Strolling along its quaint streets lined with ponderosa pine and lush, leafy trees, one will notice the charming Craftsman bungalows and Victorian homes along the Manito neighborhood. Many are historic houses, dating back to the 1930s and earlier, lending to the neighborhood’s elegant feel.

The quintessential feature of this upscale neighborhood is Manito Park. As one of Spokane's primary showplaces, it was originally a simple recreational space with just a few amenities. Through time, Manito Park has become one of Washington’s most beautiful parks. With this neighborhood’s exquisite park and lavish green spaces, it is no wonder the community was named Manito, meaning “spirit of nature”.

With cafés and restaurants within walking distance and a vibrant community life, Manito is one of Spokane’s most desirable neighborhoods. Pet owners appreciate the dog-friendly atmosphere, and they can take advantage of the area’s walkable streets when strolling with their pets. There are many events and activities that appeal to families, fitness centers and outdoor recreation for those seeking an active lifestyle, and arts and cultural venues for art enthusiasts. Manito has something for everyone.

What to Love

  • Perennial access to Manito Park
  • Its family-friendly feel
  • Abundant green spaces
  • The neighborhood’s charming appeal

Local Lifestyle

Manito is an ideal blend of vibrant, urban life and peaceful, family-friendly living. With activities for everyone in a highly walkable neighborhood, residents can find something to do in any season. Families, young professionals, retirees, and pet owners alike find things to love and enjoy in Manito.

Residents of Manito laud the friendly vibe of the community. Despite it being a peaceful place to live, there are various opportunities for the community to convene. Whether it is at the farmers’ market, at one of the parks, or at an arts event, locals can enjoy gathering and participating in all Manito’s offered festivals and community events.

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

As a local business, Manito Tap House is committed to supporting the community. This gastropub specializes in homemade recipes, unique menu selections, and vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free fare. It also has a large selection of craft beers to enjoy in its chic setting.

The Scoop is a quaint community gathering place in the heart of Manito. There are vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free choices available at this ice cream parlor. With unique flavors like pistachio pineapple marshmallow, The Scoop is a local favorite. When visiting Manito Park, one must stop into Park Bench Café, which serves salads, sandwiches, and other treats inside its charming, welcoming locale.

Things to Do

One of the area’s eminent attractions is Manito Park. named Manito Park one of the "Best of Attractions in Spokane, Washington" in 2009, and for a good reason. With its 90 acres of exquisite green space and five distinctive gardens, the park is a singular delight. One of its gardens, Rose Hill, has 150 varieties of roses and was named the best rose garden in the nation by American Rose Selections in 2007.

Among its elegant gardens is the Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Japanese Garden, a tranquil garden offering a variety of blossoming flowers, a small pond, and a playground for children. It is also wheelchair accessible and dog-friendly. There are other wonderful attractions at Manito Park to discover, and one could spend an entire day exploring them.

Each year, the Friends of Manito hosts the Manito Art Festival in Manito Park. The festival exhibits art from various local artists, provides food from local vendors, and features live music. Another fun community event is the annual Spokane Summer Parkways, held right in the Manito neighborhood. Residents are invited to walk, jog, or bike throughout a course embedded with fun physical fitness activities, like yoga, gymnastics, hula hoops, and martial arts. It is a healthy way for neighbors to join in a day of fun fitness.


Manito is home to several top-notch schools. These educational opportunities include: Cataldo Catholic School

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Overview for Manito, WA

6,545 people live in Manito, where the median age is 42 and the average individual income is $51,116. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Manito, WA

Manito has 2,698 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Manito do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 6,545 people call Manito home. The population density is 7,101.943 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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The following schools are within or nearby Manito. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Roosevelt Elementary
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Wilson Elementary
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