Athol, ID

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Athol, ID

About Athol, ID

Living in Athol, ID is a peaceful experience. With a population of just over 2,000 people, the small town atmosphere creates an inviting and friendly community. The cost of living is low and the local economy is largely supported by small businesses. In addition to this, the area offers plenty of outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing and other recreational opportunities in nearby parks and forests. The warm summer days are perfect for swimming and boating at nearby lakes or relaxing on any of the numerous beaches found along the shores of Coeur d’Alene Lake. For those looking for a slower pace of life away from the hustle and bustle of urban life, Athol offers a serene environment with plenty to do when one needs some time away from it all. Small resort town - Northern Idaho, 25 miles east of Spokane, Washington.

State: Idaho
County: Kootenai County
Metro Area: Coeur d'Alene Metro Area
City: Athol
Zip Codes: 83801
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Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 2181 ft above sea level

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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Athol Cost of Living

Attractive setting, nearby recreation, and close to spokane make Athol a great place to live.

+49.6% higher than avg
-54.3% lower than avg
$1,020 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-12.5% lower than avg
Athol Crime
27.8 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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Pros & Cons of Athol
   Attractive setting
Crowding and sprawl
   Nearby recreation
Cold winters
   Close to Spokane
Low ethnic diversity
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Over 18 years ago

Athol is a very small town in northern Idaho. With a population of about 800, there are some very large homes and very small homes. With such a small population, it is  More

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