Why North Idaho?
Why people LIVE BETTER in North Idaho.
1- An Unmatched Outdoor Lifestyle
Idaho is second only to Alaska in the total square miles of wilderness territory to live and play in!
North Idaho is 25% of the land mass of Idaho, but contains ½ of the state’s surface water.
And because it is the 12
least populated state, you can imagine how much territory is available without crowds!
No matter where you are in North Idaho you are minutes away from State Parks and National Forests that contain some of the most beautiful rivers and lakes in the world.
Whatever your outdoor hobby, North Idaho will rival anywhere in the country for you to enjoy it in!
2- The Strongest Conservative Values
The state of Idaho is known for its strong history of supporting traditional family values, Second Amendment rights, and our other liberties granted by the Constitution.
Frankly, when it comes to conservative values, there is Idaho …and then there is North Idaho! North Idaho is the most conservative part of a strong conservative state.
3- Affordable Cost of Living
It may not be the cheapest area in the country, but it may well be the best value for the buck! Median home prices in 2018:
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho $297,500
Los Angeles, California $682,600
United States Median Price $221,500
Median home price reference Annual median taxes in 2018:
Idaho $4,730 Rank by state #7 best
Texas $6,156 Rank by state #28 best
Avg US household $5,700
Annual taxes reference
4- Proud Small-Town Culture
North Idaho is a collection of proud small towns centered around the city of Coeur d’Alene. Each of these towns has its own charm and history with one common thread shared by them all…Outdoor Living.
Below: Depot Days Car Show in Wallace, Idaho
Link of Small Towns
5- Rich Big-City Amenities
Between Coeur d ‘Alene and Spokane, WA (30-minute drive west of Cd ’A) the people of North Idaho lack for nothing. For example:
There are Five Universities in the area- University of Idaho, University of Montana, Eastern Washington University, Washington State University, and Gonzaga University.
North Idaho College in Coeur d'Alene with satellite campuses for Boise State University, University of Idaho, Lewis and Clark State College and Idaho POST Police Academy.
And Yes...Coeur d'Alene has a Costco! And a Home Depot, Lowes, Target, Kohls, Best Buy, a shopping mall with Macy's and JCPenny and more!
Spokane International Airport -
Spokane Arena Event Center -
INB Performing Arts Center –
Hospitals – There are 35 Hospitals and Specialty Health Facilities in the area-
Fine Dining –
6- Bright Economic Future
7- Ideal “Four Seasons” Weather
North Idaho has four perfect seasons of weather. The summers are not too hot, the springs are not too wet, the falls are extremely colorful, and the winters are not too cold or snowy.
One of the biggest myths out there is that North Idaho has horrible winters.
Most don’t realize that Coeur d ’Alene, at 2000 feet above sea level, averages less than 4 feet of snow per year! That’s the same as Boise, half that of Denver or Salt Lake City and 1/3 of Flagstaff!
Combine all 7 of these factors and you have one reason to relocate to North Idaho…to
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Written by: Kory Martinelli, Owner/Realtor Martinelli Realty Team - Professional Realty Services Idaho