Why you'd want to live in Rathdrum
Located just 13 miles north of Coeur d’Alene, Rathdrum offers small-town living at its best. It’s original name was Westwood, and it was the county seat at the turn of the last century, with the railroad depot as the heart of the community. Build in 1890, the Old Kootenai County Jail served as the Sherriff’s Office and jail until 1908 when the courthouse and jail were moved to Coeur d’Alene. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been recently renovated and opened as a museum. Idaho’s oldest brick church, the St. Stanislaus Kostka Mission, is also located in Rathdrum. Rathdrum is anchored on the edge of the Rathdrum Prairie in the shadow of beautiful Rathdrum Mountain. Rathdrum’s neighbor is Twin Lakes which is a popular boating, fishing, and camping spot in addition to being home of a golf village with an 18-hole course, restaurant and lounge. Community celebrations include Rathdrum Days, held on the third weekend in July where residents and friends come together and enjoy events such as street dancing, watermelon-eating contests, wiener dog races and anything the committee might dream up! Throughout the year there are other events for the community and friends such as; Relay for Life of Rathdrum, the Taste of Rathdrum BBQ Cook Off, Rathdrum Adventure Race, December D’lights, community concerts in the old City Park, and a fishing derby for kids in Rathdrum Creek which runs through the park. There’s fun for everyone in Rathdrum!