7 Hush-Hush Reasons People are moving to Coeur d’Alene and North Idaho
Secrets the locals know that others are starting to figure out!
It’s like asking your neighbor where he caught his monster fish (something you don’t do in North Idaho). He will kindly tell you, “The water.”
There are certain things best kept to one’s self, so as not to draw attention to them.
So at the risk of ruining a good fishing hole, I am gonna tell you, friend, why you may wanna focus on North Idaho…
1- An Unmatched Outdoor Lifestyle
Idaho is second only to Alaska in the total square miles of wilderness territory to live and play in!
North Idaho is 25% of the land mass of Idaho, but contains ½ of the state’s surface water.
And because it is the 12th least populated state, you can imagine how much territory is available without crowds!
No matter where you are in North Idaho you are minutes away from State Parks and National Forests that contain some of the most beautiful rivers and lakes in the world.
Whatever your outdoor hobby, North Idaho will rival anywhere in the country for you to enjoy it in!
2- Strongest Conservative Values
The state of Idaho is known for its strong history of supporting traditional family values, second amendment rights, and our other liberties granted by the Constitution.
Frankly, when it comes to conservative values, there is Idaho …and then there is North Idaho!
North Idaho is the most conservative part of a strong conservative state.
3- Affordable Cost of Living
It may not be the cheapest area in the country, but it may well be the best value for the buck!
Median home price reference
Annual median taxes in 2016:
Idaho $4,095 Rank by state #6 best
California $6,908 Rank by state #34 best
Annual taxes reference
4- Proud Small-Town Culture
North Idaho is a collection of proud small towns centered around the city of Coeur d’Alene. Each of these towns has its own charm and history with one common thread shared by them all…Outdoor Living.
Below: Depot Days Car Show in Wallace, Idaho
5- Rich Big-City Amenities
Between Coeur d ‘Alene and Spokane, WA (30-minute drive west of Cd ’A) the people of North Idaho lack for nothing. For example:
There are Five Universities in the area- University of Idaho, University of Montana, Eastern Washington University, Washington State University, and Gonzaga University
Spokane International Airport –Link
Spokane Arena Event Center –Link
INB Performing Arts Center – Link
Hospitals – There are 35 Hospitals and Specialty Health Facilities in the area- Link
Fine Dining – Link
6- Bright Economic Future
Ranked #5 as Sperling’s Best Emerging Places to Live in the country – Link
Ranked #23 of all cities in the nation as the Best Small Places for Business and Careers by Forbes
Recent companies that have “set up shop” in North Idaho:
Buck Knives – Link
Odom Corporation – Link
Western States Caterpillar – Link
Cabela’s – Link
7- Ideal “Four Seasons” Weather
North Idaho has four perfect seasons of weather. The summers are not too hot, the springs are not too wet, the falls are extremely colorful, and the winters are not too cold or snowy.
One of the biggest myths out there is that North Idaho has horrible winters.
Most don’t realize that Coeur d’Alene, at 2000 feet above sea level, averages less than 3 feet of snow per year. That’s the same as Boise, half that of Denver or Salt Lake City and 1/3 of Flagstaff!
Combine all 7 of these factors and you have one reason to relocate to North Idaho…to Live Better!
Written by: Kory Martinelli