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    Coeur d’Alene, Idaho is set in some of the most spectacular surroundings in the country, but it is more than just a beautiful area. It is a thriving city which retains its small-town feel. With an estimated population of 55,000, it is the largest city in North Idaho. Coeur d’Alene wraps around the Coeur d’Alene Lake, with the north side being the most populated, and numbers decreasing as you head south on both east and west shores. New luxury developments however are taking hold on the west side of the lake attracting newcomers and residents alike. If you are searching for Coeur d’Alene, Idaho real estate you will likely see a wide price range to choose from.

    The unique name Coeur d’Alene came from French speaking fur traders as a nickname for the Schitsu’umsh Tribe who traded with the Frenchmen. The name means “heart of an awl” which indicated to the French fur traders that the Schitsu’umsh Tribe were sharp traders. Read more about the fascinating history of the lake and the people that have populated this area for centuries.

    Coeur d’Alene has grown significantly since the 1990’s, largely because of relocation and tourism, which increased after the local businessman, Duane Hagadone, built the Coeur d’Alene Resort in 1986. The north shore of the lake has been developed and enjoyed by visitors and residents alike, with a completely revitalized downtown with restaurants, bistros and shops. An added attraction is beautiful McKuen Park, a 22 acre lakeside park with a spectacular walking trail circumventing Tubbs Hill, along Coeur d’Alene Lake. The park also includes a large playground with splash pad, pickleball courts and more.

    Coeur d’Alene is now a thriving city, with neighborhoods and new developments sprouting up to the east and west of the I-95 corridor which runs South to North all the way to Canada. A search of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho real estate will show that beautiful homes are continuing to be built along the lakefront, working their way all around the lake. Closer to downtown sit the historic neighborhoods, Sanders Beach, and the Garden District boasting charming older homes, many within walking distance to downtown. High rise condominiums are also an available lifestyle choice. As you search for homes for sale in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho be sure to take all these areas into account.

    For an array of price ranges for homes, to the north of downtown Coeur d’Alene there are numerous neighborhoods to choose from. Whether you are interested in new homes for sale in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho or existing homes in established neighborhoods, all will offer great schools, biking and walking paths, and close by amenities. Hospitals, doctors, grocery shopping, big box stores, restaurants, micro-breweries and more are all between 5-15 minutes away from any neighborhood reached completely on surface streets. I-90 running East to West is within easy access, and Spokane, WA is 20 minutes to the West. Spokane Internal Airport is only a half-hour drive away.

    Coeur d’Alene has been singled out as the #1 hottest real estate market in the country by the Wall Street Journal and recent sales activity in the area reflect that. Even so, it is still an easy to live in town with clean air, plenty of pure water, and all the natural resources a person could hope to find. Putting aside the practical aspects of living, it must be said that Coeur d’Alene Lake is one of the most spectacular vistas in the country and truly a beautiful place to live.

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