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Pros

-Attractive setting
-Nearby recreation
-Close to Spokane

Cons

-Crowding and sprawl
-Cold winters
-Low ethnic diversity


What Bert Has To Say About Coeur d'Alene Metro Area


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. 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.

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.


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Quick Facts About Coeur d'Alene


    ECONOMY
    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.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Coeur d'Alene's cost of living is 2.80% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Coeur d'Alene's population is 44,426 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 24.10 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Coeur d'Alene is $197,400. Home appreciation the last year has been 5.90 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    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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Comments


no place to live
there are no jobs in Spokane wa. my grandson put in an application for a job at a movie theatre and was told they had over 100 applications for it. I have 30 years... (read more)
re: Past its Prime as a Place to Live - 5/10/2009
Excuse me, I grew up in Coeur d' Alene and I still return there 2 or more times a year. I now live in Sun Valley and the is no comparison between the 2 cities. Sun... (read more)
Past its Prime as a Place to Live
We moved to Coeur d'Alene 8 years ago after having spent 40+ years in Idaho Falls, Idaho. We were enamored with the beauty of the lake and surrounding area. We hadn't... (read more)
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