Why is everyone moving to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho?

Why is everyone moving to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho?

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho in Fall

It’s no secret that Idaho is the place to be! With inbound growth at 63%, it’s safe to say that we have been found. I wanted to write this article to share some of the reasons why people are specifically flocking to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Warning: You may want to leave the city after reading this blog post!

Coeur d’Alene has been a popular tourist destination for years. Now it is one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, and here is why.

Quality of Life

With 2020 coming to a wrap, one of the biggest reasons people just like you are moving to Coeur d’Alene is the quality of life. We still have a small community feeling and people love it! 

Let’s start with the basic reason why the quality of life here is so amazing. 

  • Zero smog
  • Low traffic
  • Community feeling
  • Can buy large pieces of land
  • Giant freshwater lake
  • Beautiful sunsets
  • Working remotely is easy
  • International airport within a 30-60 minutes
  • Peaceful

Here is an example on a beautiful summer Saturday in Northern Idaho:

  • I can get up, go to the gym, and experience zero traffic
  • Grab lunch with friends downtown
  • Go to the lake on my boat by 2 pm and enjoy the sun until it starts to set 
  • After sunset, hit downtown for dinner

 What other places can you do that? Not many. 

Lake Coeur d’Alene

Coeur d’Alene Lake is almost 50 square miles of summer fun! One of the beautiful attractions making North Idaho a dream. The lake reaches over 70 degrees in the summer making every day a boating day! 


There are 19 golf courses in Northern Idaho and 2 of the best golf courses in the United States, in my opinion. If you are an avid golfer and want to get outside there is no better place! My personal favorite is Black Rock! Not to mention Gozzer Golf Ranch & Lake Club is a celebrity hot spot with names like the Kardashians, Mark Walburg, and Tiger Woods frequenting yearly. Many avid golfers have homes in Northern Idaho and Arizona so they can golf year-round.

Avondale Golf Course

18 holes 6,600 yard with driving range (Public)

Hayden Lake Country Club

18 holes over 6,030 yards with a par of 70 (Private)

Priest Lake Golf & Tennis Club

18 holes over 6,194 yards with a par of 72 (Public)

Ranch Club Golf Course

18 holes (Public)

Gozzer Ranch Golf and Lake Club

18 holes over 7,143 yards with a par of 72 (Private)

Twin Lakes Village Golf Course

18 holes over 6,277 yards with a par of 72 (Public)

Rimrock Golf Course, Inc

9 holes over 1,509 yards with a par of 28 (Public)

Circling Raven Golf Club, Circling Raven Course

Awards 18 holes over 7,189 yards with a par of 72 (Public)


19 holes of championship golf!

Coeur D’Alene Resort Golf Course

18 holes over 6,804 yards with a par of 71 (Public)

Ponderosa Springs Golf Course

9 holes over 1,234 yards with a par of 27 (Public)

The Club At Black Rock

18 holes over 7,130 yards with a par of 72 (Private)

Coeur D’Alene Golf Club

18 holes over 6,309 yards with a par of 71 (Public)

Highlands Golf

18 holes

Links Golf Club

features Scottish Style Links with the only Par 6 in the entire NW

Prairie Falls Golf Club

18 holes

Sandpoint Elks Golf Course

9 holes over 2,897 yards with a par of 35 (Public)

The Idaho Club

18 holes over 7,089 yards with a par of 71 (Public)

Bryden Canyon Public Golf Course

18 holes (Public) Par: 71

Coeur d’Alene Resort

Coeur d’Alene is home to one of the best downtowns in the Northwest! We have a beautiful strip of local shops and local dining that gives it a small town feel! You can spend all day in downtown Coeur d’Alene. With downtown you get the Coeur d’Alene Resort! The resort has been a very popular tourist destination since the 1990s when it was built. The resort is home to fine dining, 338 gorgeous rooms, and the longest boardwalk in the Northwest. 

Public Land

North Idaho is home to thousands of acres of public land you can do all the hunting and fishing you would like. You can be on public land in about 15 minutes from any location in town! It’s perfect for your evening hunts or your 100 miles side by side trip. Having the freedom of this much public land gives you the space to do any activity you enjoy!

Real Estate Prices

I’m sure you have heard that Coeur d’Alene real estate prices are on the rise. There is no hiding that fact. In 2020, Kootenai County saw an 18.7% increase in single-family residential homes. 

Let’s compare Coeur d’Alene Area to another hot city! 

  • Bend, OR is a market very similar to Coeur d’Alene with high growth over the last 10 years. Bend has a population of 97k, a median home price of $547k, and only 5 days on market.
  • Coeur d’Alene, ID has also had high growth over the last 10 years. It has a population of 53k, a median home price of $390k, and 92 days on market.

When comparing two similar cities you can see that the housing market is much more competitive in Bend. Coeur d’Alene is only going to continue going up!

Every day I have clients selling their home in other metros and giving them the ability to pay cash purchasing a dream home in Coeur d’Alene. 

Coeur d’Alene is a true marvel and there is a good reason people are moving here daily!

About the author:

My name is Anthony, and I grew up in Sandpoint, Idaho. Now I live in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and work as a real estate agent to help individuals and families find the perfect home for them. I would love to serve you!

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