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Overview
Population:44,426
Pop. Change:24%
State: Idaho
Metro Area: Coeur d'Alene Metro Area
County: Kootenai County
City:Coeur D'alene
Zip Code:83815, 83814, ... 2 total
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Coeur D'alene's Real Estate Market
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 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
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 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
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Coeur d'Alene Metro Area

Profile: Small resort town

Location: Northern Idaho, 25 miles east of Spokane, Washington

Elevation: 2,181

Time zone: Pacific Standard Time

PROCON
Attractive settingCrowding and sprawl
Nearby recreationCold winters
Close to SpokaneLow ethnic diversity

Coeur d’Alene, perched in a beautiful lakefront mountain setting, is becoming a favorite destination for retirees and many others fleeing other urban areas, especially on the Pacific coast. There is plenty to do and the summer climate is particularly pleasant and fresh. Downtown is clean and vibrant but save for the setting, not that interesting. Most residential and commercial areas spread into the relatively flat landscape to the north. Spokane to the west is close enough to provide amenities and services plus employment for those who need it. But there is plenty to do locally, with numerous recreation, entertainment and minor arts amenities. The local construction boom, tourism, and some light commercial activity round out a healthy economic climate. The 15-year growth rate of 74.5% should raise eyebrows—growth and crowding are having an impact on the area.

Coeur d’Alene sits on a small spit at the north end of a large lake of the same name. The setting is decidedly attractive, with lake views on three sides of downtown and mountains on all sides looking south. The mountains are densely forested with fir trees, while trees in the immediate area of the town are sparse. But the high altitude and northern latitude keep the area green and lush most of the year. That latitude, and the open northern exposure bring occasionally harsh winter weather, but the climate is more often influenced by moderate air flows from the Pacific to the west. Summers are sunny, dry and nice.

Interesting Facts about Coeur_D'alene, Idaho

As of 2014, Coeur d'Alene's population is 44,426 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 24.10 percent.

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The median home cost in Coeur d'Alene is $197,400. Home appreciation the last year has been 5.90 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Coeur d'Alene's cost of living is 2.80% Higher than the U.S. average.

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Coeur d'Alene public schools spend $6,605 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 18 students per teacher in Coeur d'Alene.

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The unemployment rate in Coeur d'Alene is 4.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Coeur d'Alene jobs have Increased by 2.66 percent.


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Map Of Coeur_D

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Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

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Coeur d'Alene's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)

 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes