Overview of Coeur d'Alene
Surrounded by natural beauty on Lake Coeur D'Alene, this city offers plenty of museums, shopping and historic sites and outdoor recreation for its residents, so there are plenty of reasons why Idaho residents are calling Coeur D'Alene home. Although the city is already well known as a world-class resort city, residents are beginning to take notice of this charming lakeside hub. Many Idahoans are moving into Coeur D'Alene apartments for rent because of the city's fantastic quality of life and sound economy. Coeur D'Alene is also wonderfully temperate, has a picturesque downtown area and a commitment to progressing the city's future.
Living in Coeur D'Alene, ID
The Schee-Chu-Umsh Native Americans lived in the area for thousands of years, but the lakeside community here was not settled by Europeans until French explorers and fur trappers came in the early 19th century. Clearly impressed by the wealth of natural resources, it didn't take too long for plenty of people to flock to the area for trade purposes between the two settling groups. In fact, the city's name is French for "heart of the awl," an ode to the Native American tribe's sharp negotiating skills. Today, the city remains popular, having grown in population by 28 percent from 2000 to 2010, according to City-Data. Even though the city is a tourist attraction, you can live here without breaking the bank. The cost of living index in Coeur D'Alene is more than 6 points below the national average.
Coeur D'Alene Attractions and Special Events
If you happen to be an outdoorsperson, you have moved to the right place. There is 120 acres of natural parkland, 24 miles of cycling paths - including a portion of the North Idaho Centennial Trail that extends into Washington state, and skiing, hunting and fishing amenities galore. The lakes and forests that used to be served for trade are now used for a world-class resort city that will certainly bring out the adventure in any Coeur D'Alene resident.
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