Coeur D’ Alene, a Rare Gem, tucked away in the beautiful area of the Northwest. Coeur D’ Alene, long “undiscovered” for our beautiful lakes, rivers and streams which provide excellent recreational opportunities such as boating, skiing, lake and fly fishing. Several first-class ski resorts are within 45-90 minutes away.
Be aware! If you come, you will fall in love with Coeur d’ Alene. Many visitors have found they couldn’t resist purchasing a year-round, or second home near the bustling yet quaint downtown area, a cabin on the water, or a luxurious condominium. Many say Coeur D’ Alene reminds them of the Swiss Alps, or Lake Tahoe 40-50 years ago.
Coeur d’ Alene is truly is the best of both worlds which is why locals are so fiercely protective of our Lifestyle. Welcome to a slice of heaven, your opportunity to “Live the Lifestyle” Coeur D’ Alene, or CDA as the locals call it, takes its name from the earliest residents when French fur trappers met the Schitsu’umsh people who said the locals were “sharp-hearted” when trading, and gave them the nickname “heart of an awl”.
It’s a city and region of vast natural beauty that manifests itself differently in each of our four distinct seasons.CDA is becoming increasingly popular as a tourist destination and for vacation property as more and more pople discover the year round beauty and diverse recreational opportunities here.
Housing provides a lifestyle for everyone with options for first time buyers, retirees, vacation homes or year-round homes starting under $200K. Our average home price is currently $263,000. Private Membership Lake-front or Golf Course Developments such as BlackRock, Gozzer Ranch, Rock Creek and private home fronts on the lake and in the city offer multimillion dollar lakeside estates, and everything in between such as cabins for those looking for vacation homes as well as opportunities for investments in income property.
For those wanting to live/work/play in the downtown area, there are fantastic options for condos (PARKSIDE; McEuen; LOFTS; Ridgepointe; and others) and single-family homes in the heart of the downtown in areas such as Sanders Beach, Fort Grounds, or the Historic Garden District. Take a walk through any of these areas of town and I’m sure you’ll quickly fall in love with the people, houses, and scenery like the rest of us have.
Recreation – It’s all here:
Coeur d’Alene offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities for individuals, families, and groups alike. Within Kootenai County there are 87 parks and campgrounds, 47 hiking trails, fishing, swimming, hiking, golfing, horseback riding, softball, tennis, amusement parks, ski resorts and, of course, spectacular scenery at every turn.
The Lakes – The pristine serenity of the lake has earned Coeur d’Alene Lake a reputation as one of the world’s most beautiful. Enjoy the friendly atmosphere of the City Beach and numerous water activities, including water skiing, fishing, jet skiing, parasailing, boat cruises, seaplane rides and more. It measures 27 miles long with 135 miles of shoreline and over 300 feet deep in areas. If this is not enough, you may also visit Hayden Lake, Priest Lake (home to the late Bing Crosby); Twin Lakes, Spirit Lake, or Lake Pend Oreille the state’s largest at 43 miles long, 111 miles of shoreline. It’s also the deepest at 1,158 feet deep, there are only four deeper lakes in the nation.
Golf – From spectacular scenery to challenging fairways to one of America’s great water holes, North Idaho offers golfers a course to match any skill level. Coeur
d’Alene is home to the famous floating green located at the Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course. Selected for a gold medal by Golf Magazine, the Resort course has been called “America’s Most Beautiful Resort Course” by Golf Digest. The Resort Golf Course also received a 5-Star rating in both service and conditioning by Golf Digest. In North America only four others have received both designations – Pebble Peach, Pinehurst, Manele Bay and the American Club. North Idaho offers 16 other exciting courses ranging from intimate 9-hole layouts to 18-hole championship courses.
The Club at Blackrock features a Jim Engh designed course overlooking Coeur d’Alene Lake from Rockford Bay. The development is complimented by a 25,000 square foot club house and 361 home sites.
Ranked among Golf Magazine’s prestigious “Top 100 Courses You Can Play” for the past three years, Circling Raven Golf Club offers an enthralling 18 holes to conquer. This beautiful, 7,189-yard course meanders through the rolling hills of Northern Idaho, as it’s nestled among 620 acres of wetlands, woodlands and Palouse grasses.
An uncompromising western retreat perched on a rocky bluff above Lake Coeur d’Alene in Idaho, Gozzer Ranch is 700 wooded acres of private community and member-owned Club. It includes a private Tom Fazio-designed golf course ranked #27 of America’s Greatest Golf Courses in 2013 and Best New Private Course of 2008 by Golf Digest, a Lake Club with two full-service Marinas (175 total slips), Kids’ Red Barn and Coulter Camp, an old-time General Store, and 267 estate-sized custom homesites ranging from ¾ to more than 4 acres.
Gozzer Ranch also offers 34 golf cabins, 28 Homestead cottages, and 28 waterfront condominiums.
SKIING- The Coeur d’Alene area boasts three ski resorts. Silver Mountain in Kellogg has two peaks, 50 runs and 2,200 vertical feet of fun, and the world’s longest gondola. Lookout Ski area in Mullan is also nearby for alpine exploring. Or skiers can head north to Schweitzer Mountain Resort with 58 runs across 2,500 acres and Stella, the new 6-passenger high-speed chairlift.
Shopping, Dining and Entertainment – Residents and visitors alike have a wide choice of shopping and dining pleasure across the city of Coeur d’Alene. The Silver Lake Mall, the Coeur d’Alene Resort Plaza Shops, four large antique malls and a strong downtown shopping area provide a variety of selections.
Coeur d’Alene offers the best in Northwest dining. The area boasts everything from award-winning chefs to sidewalk vendors. Choose from fresh Idaho trout, Idaho potato pizza, huckleberry pancakes or a juicy Priest River buffalo steak. Entertainment possibilities also abound. Coeur d’Alene is home to two theaters that provide local community theater productions and professional troupe performs. Also in the area the Coeur d’Alene Symphony performs throughout the year. There are numerous movie theaters with current releases and two large bowling facilities.
Even more than the outstanding beauty of the area, it is the people who have chosen to live here that makes Coeur d’Alene such a special place to be. It is no wonder why actors, athletes, artists, medical professionals and others have chosen the “Coeur d’Alene Lifestyle.” It is their energy and vision that have created a quality of life that we who live here are proud to enjoy. I invite you to share it with us and become a part of the Coeur d’Alene Lifestyle!!