Living & Playing


Coeur d’Alene is home to world-class healthcare providers. Kootenai Healthaffiliated with the Mayo Clinic, provides the region with a comprehensive range of services at its main campus downtown and at several regional locations. Northwest Specialty Hospital is a physician-owned hospital, specializes in general surgery, orthopedics, urgent care, women’s care, nephrology, bariatrics, occupational medicine, and many others. Heritage Health, a community governed nonprofit offers comprehensive health services at affordable rates. For patients recovering from serious illness or injuries, North Idaho Advanced Care Hospital – Ernest Health provides long-term, acute care.

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The CDA area is proud to support a range of education options, including the CDA public school district, one of Idaho’s highest performing districts. Several magnet schools target interested students by offering in-depth study in areas such as the arts and humanities (Sorensen Elementary), science (Ramsey Elementary) and science, health and arts (Lakes Middle). Three colleges serve the greater Coeur d’Alene area. North Idaho College’s main campus is located downtown on the shore of Lake Coeur d’Alene. Five additional outreach centers are located throughout the region. The Coeur d’Alene branches of both Lewis-Clark State College and University of Idaho offer four-year degree programs as well as graduate programs at University of Idaho.

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Opportunities abound for the outdoor enthusiast. Idaho is graced with 26,000 miles of streams and rivers, more than 3,000 natural lakes, and a quarter-million acres of ponds and reservoirs. With miles of shoreline, surrounded by mountains and flanked by bike trails, Lake Coeur d’Alene is the heart of the Inland Northwest’s finest playground. Located downtown and right on the lake, the Coeur d’Alene Resort boasts one of the finest golf courses in the country. Hike the trails on Tubb’s Hill, just minutes form the Resort, or join other athletes in the annual Coeur d’Fondo or Ironman Coeur d’Alene 70.3. With abundant, reliable snowfall, our mountains offer exceptional skiing at any of the four area resorts as well as off-trail adventure on the National Forest. From hunting and fishing, skiing and golfing, boating, road and mountain biking to enjoying our vast public lands, there is something for every member of the family here.

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North Idaho is home to a vibrant community of artists and makers. Galleries, theaters and music contribute to quality of life twelve months of the year, for all ages. Come out monthly for Art and Music Walk, every second Friday or take part in annual summertime events like artist studio tours, the Riverstone Summer Concert Series and Art on the Green. Visit the Coeur d’Alene Arts & Culture Alliance for more information.

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“There is something for everyone here. From Splash Pad to Tubb’s Hill, hourly boat docking, events in season and soon to be a lovely waterfall in memory of a beloved police officer and other fallen officers. It is a great city, we are so lucky to have in the heart of Idaho!”



“I highly recommend taking a walk down there [on the waterfront] while in Coeur d’Alene. There is a very large park and it’s very well kept. The Tubb’s Hill trails can be accessed from it and it has great views of the lake. Lots of different areas to explore.”


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