It’s a Big Lake Lifestyle
We’ve got clean air, little pollution, and no humidity. The summers here are magnificent. If you’re a winter sports enthusiast, you can choose from three ski areas close enough to get in a run before or after work. We’ve got a downtown chock-full of unique restaurants, shops, and shop owners who know their customers by name.
If it’s serenity you crave, you can live just outside of town on some rural acreage or waterfront but still be close enough to have a short commute into town to work, shop, or take in one of our many festivals or community events. Build your dream home, live in a country cabin or palatial estate on the lake with views, views, and more views.
Choose from the quaint turn-of-the-century bungalows close to downtown, or pick a quality-built, newly constructed family home in one of our great subdivisions complete with parks, bike paths, walking trails, and friendly neighbors. We have golf course homes, penthouse condos with big-city amenities, and quality RV parks ready for “snowbirds.” If you’re ready to retire, start a family, start a business, or just ready for a change of pace, Coeur d’Alene has a place for you to call home.
KOOTENAI COUNTY’S GROWING population and economic development provide many opportunities for starting or relocating a business in North Idaho. The cost of doing business in Idaho sits at 3.6% below the national average, along with energy costs that are the second-lowest in the U.S., at 27% below the national average. Of all 50 states, CEOs ranked Idaho first in having the highest quality of the living environment, #2 in taxation and regulation, and #2 in workforce quality according to Chief Executive Magazine, 2016 Best and the Worst States for Business. Various organizations, as shown here, have developed programs to recruit and assist businesses in relocating to our community. In addition, urban renewal districts have been formed to build and establish an infrastructure that is ready for today’s business needs.
The missions, goals, and services provided by the following organizations complement the services of the Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce.
Arts & Culture Alliance
Established in 2005, the Arts & Culture Alliance brings to our community ArtWalk, Music for the Wise, the Riverstone Summer Concert Series, Kids Draw Architecture, Art from the Heart, and the CDA Artists Studio Tour. In addition, we host Arts Buzz every first Friday, a networking/sharing event for artists, arts organizations, and community members looking to stay in touch with the arts in our area.
The arts are essential to creating a healthy, vibrant and safe community. The Arts & Culture Alliance’s role is to foster creative outlets for artists, challenge convention, and inspire new thinking.
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CDA 2030 seeks to guide the greater Coeur d’Alene community in realizing its vision for a bright future – together. CDA 2030 reflects a conversation shaped by the diverse ideas, perspectives, and points of view of our community, including 3,000+ vision input participants.
The organization was designed to build community awareness and collaboration based on sound information and open, constructive dialogue. As a nonprofit organization, CDA 2030 helps local businesses, government, and community organizations carry out the Vision and 180-action Implementation Plan.
Now, CDA 2030 is gearing up for another year of progress toward the community Vision for greater Coeur d’Alene, with 90 actions implemented and even more underway as of December 2017.
CDA 2030 continues to support priority actions such as
- Career skills/basic workforce skills
- Community preparedness
- East Sherman Avenue master plan
- Activity and events center (performing arts)
- Coeur d’Alene medical corridor
- Opening Books, Opening Doors – an initiative to
achieve100% grade-level literacy by third grade
- To learn more, visit CDA2030.org.
Something remarkable happens when people unite around shared interests. Visions align. Ideas take shape. Communities thrive. Ignite CDA is Coeur d’Alene’s urban renewal agency and is the lead public partner for leveraging the potential of public/ private partnerships within CDA’s Urban Renewal Districts to achieve Coeur d’Alene’s vision of a diverse, sustainable community with healthy neighborhoods, a vibrant central city, a strong regional economy, sustainable superior public open spaces, and quality jobs and housing for all.
Coeur d’Alene Downtown Association
Located in northern Idaho, on the shore of Lake Coeur d’Alene, this picturesque downtown is defined by blue skies, streets that lead to sparkling water and pine-forested mountains wrapping the skyline. Coeur d’Alene is known as the lakeside playground of the pacific northwest for five-star amenities in a stunning natural setting. Downtown Coeur d’Alene, founded in 1888, is an entertainment and shopping destination with more than 125 retail stores, restaurants and professional businesses. The Downtown Association hosts many events throughout the year. Please shop around our website and explore our members, events and all there is to do in downtown Coeur d’Alene.
Coeur d’Alene Visitors Bureau
Welcome To Coeur d’Alene
The Coeur d’Alene area is surrounded by dozens of lakes left behind by the glaciers from the ice age. There are more than 55 lakes within easy driving distance of Coeur d’Alene, but none more scenic and full of activities than Lake Coeur d’Alene itself.
There is something magical about Lake Coeur d’Alene that’s hard to define, but begins with the spectacular North Idaho sunsets and moonrises, the plunge of an osprey after a fish, the glowing lights of downtown Coeur d’Alene reflecting across its waters at night. The perfect place to plan your next vacation and activities.
Something remarkable happens when people unite around shared interests. Visions align. Ideas take shape. Communities thrive. ignite cda is Coeur d’Alene’s urban renewal agency and is the lead public partner for leveraging the potential of public/ private partnerships within CDA’s Urban Renewal Districts to achieve Coeur d’Alene’s vision of a diverse, sustainable community with healthy neighborhoods, a vibrant central city, a strong regional economy, sustainable superior public open spaces, and quality jobs and housing for all.
North Idaho Centennial Trail Foundation
The North Idaho Centennial Trail is 23 miles long, extending from the Idaho/Washington state line to Higgins Point, 6 miles east of Coeur d’Alene at the end of Coeur d’Alene Lake Drive. You can walk, jog, or bicycle on a Class I & II paved trail. Operation and maintenance of the Idaho Centennial Trail is a cooperative effort of the City of Coeur d’Alene, the City of Post Falls, Kootenai County, Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation, and the North Idaho Centennial Trail Foundation.
A Centennial Trail monument is located at Independence Point by Lake Coeur d’Alene. This is a good way to show support for the trail, recognize special people, or establish memorials.
The non-profit North Idaho Centennial Trail Foundation assists with maintenance and capital improvement of the Centennial Trail, as well as supports the development of new trails in Kootenai County. You can help the Foundation by becoming a sponsor, donor and member.