If you are looking for a perfect slice of the Pacific Northwest, look no further than Couer d’Alene, Idaho. The legendary Barbara Walters has called Couer d’Alene a slice of heaven, and with the beautiful scenery and bountiful wildlife, she is accurate.
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Choosing Couer d’Alene
Nestled in the panhandle of Idaho, Couer d’Alene has all the big city amenities, while maintaining the charm of a small town. Part of the Spokane Metropolitan Area, the city boasts several attractions and has a healthy tourism population throughout the year. As of 2010, the population of Couer d’Alene was just under 45,000. With the small town atmosphere, Couer d’Alene is an excellent community to live, work, play, and grow your family in.
Situated on the shores of Lake Couer d’Alene, which boasts over 25 miles of water, Couer d’Alene offers fantastic lake views, as well as breathtaking mountains that light up during sunsets. Couer d’Alene is a lovely place.
The Couer d’Alene School District serves over 10,000 students within the city of Couer d’Alene. In addition to Advanced Placement courses and Honors courses, the Couer d’ Alene School District also offers an International Baccalaureate diploma, which is now available in both of the city High Schools. The Couer d’Alene School District also boasts several specialty schools that are throughout the school district, like Fernman STEM Academy and Sorenson Magnet School of the Arts, to name a few.
Couer d’ Alene is the hub for Northern Idaho for healthcare, media, manufacturing, and retail. Also, several mining firms are located within the city. Hecla Mining is one of the major mining firms that employees residents of Couer d’ Alene.
In recent years, tourism has grown around the city. The city is known for its magnificent outdoor amenities. The city is home to several shops, hotels, and entertainment offerings such as a large cinema for movies, and a thriving local business scene.
The North Idaho Centennial Trail cuts through the city and is an attraction that draws bike enthusiast from around the country. Lake Couer d’Alene attracts many boats and water sports enthusiasts during the summer.
Additionally, the Couer d’Alene Resort, located on the north shore of Lake Couer d’Alene is a luxury resort that boasts a marina, spa, and 18-hole golf course. Winter sports competitors will appreciate the many ski runs and superb powder on one of several ski hills like Silver Mountain Resort, Lookout Pass Ski and Recreation Area, and Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort, to name a few.
Tubs Hill is a 165-acre natural area that extends through to the heart of downtown Couer d’Alene. With all the natural beauty and abundant outdoor activities, Couer d’Alene is a hub for outdoor enthusiasts.
Couer d’Alene is accessed by Interstate 90, and Spokane International Airport is around forty miles away. Couer d’Alene is also serviced by the Couer d’Alene Airport. With easy access via Interstate 90 by car, as well as an international airport nearby within a short drive, Couer d’Alene offers ease of travel without the congestion of a large metropolitan area.
Couer d’Alene has abundant public transportation through their bus systems. The bus system has four different routes within the city, making local transportation easy and accessible.
Couer d’Alene is home to the Ironman Couer d’Alene, which began in 2003. Couer d’Alene also hosts to Car d’Alene, an annual car show where all the hot cars, both classics and new models, are shown off for bragging rights and admiration. The Friday after Thanksgiving, the annual Couer d’Alene Christmas Lighting Ceremony occurs along with a parade, fireworks, and unique holiday candles that are distributed among businesses downtown.
A small town filled with all the amenities and bountiful resorts for skiing, water sports, and biking, Couer d’Alene is an excellent destination for your family. If you are considering moving to Couer d’Alene, there are plenty of activities, schooling choices, and a healthy economy for employment. If you are looking for more information, we are happy to help you.
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