Why you'd want to live in Coeur d'Alene
Coeur d’Alene (pronounced core-da-lane) sits on the shores of the magnificent Lake Coeur d’Alene, offering abundant recreational opportunities right in the heart of a vibrant, beautiful downtown. Lake Coeur d’Alene extends 25 miles to the south and has 109 miles of shoreline. The lake serves as the major attraction for downtown. With public beaches, parks, docks and boat launches, it is easily accessible for swimming, boating, picnicking and water-related sports. The city’s most scenic views are seen from the world’s longest floating boardwalk (at The Coeur d’Alene Resort), Tubb’s Hill or Coeur d’Alene City Park. The City Park features a 6,000 square foot wooden play structure and public swimming beach with lifeguards on duty during summer months. The Lake City is always a whirl of activity including art shows, festivals, concerts and outdoor fun. Downtown Coeur d’Alene plays host to a multitude of events year round including art and music walks, street fairs, festivals and parades. Stroll down Sherman Avenue’s small town main street and you’ll find specialty shops of every type including jewelers, clothiers, antique shops, and art galleries. You can easily spend a day walking around downtown Coeur d’Alene with the added attraction of Lake Coeur d’Alene in a stone’s throw. Coeur d’Alene is close to Spokane, Montana and the Canadian border so you will have everything at your fingertips. Defined by blue skies, sparkling water and forested mountains, visitors to the Coeur d’Alene region find a place of intriguing contrasts: five-star amenities in a rugged setting, quiet getaways, exciting attractions, and four-season beauty and recreation. Attractions such as lake cruises and a visit to Silverwood Theme Park along with activities such as teeing up at a championship golf course or shopping for antiques and art downtown show why Coeur d’Alene is known as the playground of the Pacific Northwest. There’s no better time than NOW to explore the Northwest’s greatest city.