The Idaho Panhandle
Coeur d’Alene (Core-Duh-Lane) is in Kootenai (Koo-Ten-E) county and a part of the Idaho panhandle. The North Idaho Panhandle consists of five northern counties with population of approximately 216,000 people into the following counties: Boundary – 10,972, Bonner 40,877, Kootenai Country – 142,357, Shoshone – 12,765, Benewah – 9,285.
From lush green forests, snowy mountain tops, to crystal clear lakes and rivers, there’s nothing more exciting than enjoying the outdoors in North Idaho . With so many choices, outdoors enthusiasts are guaranteed a spectacular adventure. North Idaho is 20 percent farmland and 80 percent forested. National Forests comprise 2.5 million acres of public land in North Idaho.
Coeur d’Alene has diverse educational opportunities including a large public school system, a charter school named Best High School in 2012 by US News, several private schools, a professional technical school, a community college and several four year university satellite campuses. The University of Idaho & Washington State University are each located south about 85 miles.
Coeur d’Alene has been awarded an annual Ironman competition for the last nine years and each year registration has filled prior to race day. Year-round Coeur d’Alene and surrounding communities calendars are filled with events including; art & music festivals, classic car shows, ski racing, wine & beer festivals. The annual Holiday Lights show is named as one of Good Morning America’s best in the nation lighting shows.
Thirty miles to the west Spokane is the largest city between Seattle & Minneapolis with a population of 209,252. Spokane is home to an international airport, vibrant downtown, active symphony, Broadway theater performances, a minor league baseball & hokey team as well as an arena football team.