Recreation & Lifestyle
North Idaho’s quality of life is very exceptional. Thanks to the region’s low population density, residents enjoy safe & quiet neighborhoods, very mild traffic and clean air. The cost of living –housing, groceries, transportation, utilities, taxes—are all below national averages and significantly less than in larger cities. Service and volunteer opportunities abound through United Way, Rotary Clubs, and various other community organizations.
Our region is a nature-lover’s paradise where both national and state parks abound and scenic byways pass through stunning natural attractions. Trails are within city limits for walking, biking, ATV rides, cross-country skiing, and horseback riding, with the Centennial Trail extending from Spokane through Post Falls to Coeur d’Alene and beyond to the Silver Valley.
Three ski resorts are within an hour’s drive, and a five-star lake resort with the world’s longest floating boardwalk and floating green for golfers, is centered in Coeur d’Alene. The region has some of the best lakes and rivers for boating, whitewater rafting, and other water-related activities, including legendary fly fishing and bass fishing.
In addition to the numerous and outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities, the region also boasts a variety of art galleries, museums, cultural events, wineries, shops, world-class dining options and border proximity to tourist destinations in Canada, Montana, Oregon and Washington. Go to VisitIdaho.org for more!