Livability Score

85
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities A+

There are lots of amenities close to this location.
Coffee (29) A+
Boston's Brew
Coffee Shop
Buck Wild Espresso
Coffee Shop
Jitterz Espresso
Coffee Shop
The Mini Maisy
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Boston's Brew
Coffee Shop
Wake Up Call
Coffee Shop
The Human Bean
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
High Mountain Coffee
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Daybreak Coffee Company
Coffee Shop
Deja Brew
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Dutch Bros. Coffee
Coffee Shop
Jitters
Coffee Shop
Inland Café & Tea
Coffee Shop
Terre
Coffee Shop
Renee's Ramsey
Coffee Shop
Unknown Name
Coffee Shop
Golden Glo Espresso
Coffee Shop
Taproot Espresso
Coffee Shop
Lyfe Coffee Roasters & Public House
Coffee Shop
Fine Brewed Cafe
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (10) F
Sunset Bowling Center
Bowling Alley
Regal Cinemas 14
Cinema
Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre Office
Theatre Arts
Boswell Hall
Theatre Arts
Mik's
Nightclub
Museum of North Idaho
Museum
Unknown Name
Art Gallery
Coeur d'Alene Galleries
Art Gallery
The Art Spirit Gallery
Art Gallery
Angel Art Gallery
Art Gallery
Hayden Discount Cinema
Cinema
Food and Drink (55) A+
Paddy's Sports Bar
Bar
Capriotti's Sandwich Shop
Fast Food
Arby's
Fast Food
Carl's Jr.
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
Silver Fox
Bar
McDonald's
Fast Food
Wingstop
Fast Food
Jimmy John's
Fast Food
Domino's
Fast Food
Jamms Frozen Yogurt
Sweets
Little Caesars
Fast Food
Sunset Bar
Bar
Baskin-Robbins
Sweets
Crumbl Cookies
Sweets
Wendy's
Fast Food
Trails End Brewery
Bar
Panda Express
Fast Food
Firehouse Subs
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Jack in the Box
Fast Food
Jack in the Box
Fast Food
MOD Pizza
Fast Food
Zip's Drive-In
Fast Food
Tricksters Brewing Company
Bar
Fitness (13) A+
KTigers Taekwondo
Gym
Fuel Fitness Coeur d'Alene
Gym
Reform Studio
Gym
Alano Fellowship Hall
Community Centre
Coeur Ninja
Gym
CDA Fitness
Gym
OPEX CDA
Gym
Coeur-Training
Gym
Pure Barre
Gym
Planet Fitness
Gym
360 Fitness North Idaho
Gym
Anytime Fitness
Gym
Precision Fitness
Gym
TruFit
Gym
Groceries (19) A+
Pastry and More
Bakery
Grocery Outlet
Grocery Store
Natural Grocers
Health Food
Hermine's Old World Confection
Bakery
Safeway
Grocery Store
US Foods Chef Store
Grocery Store
WinCo Foods
Grocery Store
Fred Meyer
Grocery Store
Patriot Supplements
Health Food
Albertsons
Grocery Store
Super One Foods
Grocery Store
Pilgrim's Market
Grocery Store
Franz Bakery Outlet
Bakery
Safeway
Grocery Store
Woops!
Bakery
Mountain Madness Soap Co
Bakery
Bakery by the Lake
Bakery
Lakeside Harvest Foods
Grocery Store
Mountain Berry Bowls
Health Food
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Parks (51) F
Ramsey Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Jenny Stokes Field
Park
Winton Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Riverstone Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
North Pines Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Sunset Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Altas Mill Park
Park
Blackwell Island Recreation Site
Park
Bryan Field
Park
Cherry Hill Park
Park
Phippeny Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Shadduck Lane Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Shops (142) A+
Holiday
Convenience Store
Ken's Nails
Beauty
Luxe Beauty & Brow Bar
Beauty
Bedz 4 Kidz
Furniture
Hayden Furniture Depot
Furniture
Tuesday Morning
Houseware
Harbor Freight Tools
Home Improvement
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Jifi Stop
Convenience Store
Dollar Tree
Discount Store
All Saints Barbershop
Hairdresser
Super Supplements
Nutrition Supplements
Slick Rock
Beauty
Jifi Stop
Convenience Store
Pet Supplies Plus
Pets
Extension Addiction Salon
Beauty
Revive Salon and Spa
Beauty
Electric Rays Tanning Studio
Beauty
Big Lots
Department Store
Bookishly Happy Used Book Store
Books
Lavish
Hairdresser
City Locks Hair Design
Beauty
At Home
Houseware
Rent-A-Center
Furniture
Lowe's
Home Improvement
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 0.6% take public transportation in Coeur d'Alene.
Public Transit Stops (54)
Stops & Stations
A+
Government & Anton
Bus Stop
Government & Neider
Bus Stop
Government & Hattie
Bus Stop
Kootenai Health
Bus Stop
Ironwood
Bus Stop
Ironwood @ Shopko
Bus Stop
Kootenai Health
Bus Stop
Ironwood @ IDHW
Bus Stop
Ramsey & Appleway
Bus Stop
Medina @ VA Clinic
Bus Stop
Kroc Center
Bus Stop
Lakewood
Bus Stop
Lincoln & Emma
Bus Stop
Locust
Bus Stop
Park & Ride Seltice
Bus Stop
Park & Ride Seltice
Bus Stop
4th & Locust
Bus Stop
Riverstone & Old Mill
Bus Stop
Government & Kathleen
Bus Stop
Ramsey & Kathleen
Bus Stop
Lincoln & Spokane
Bus Stop
Riverstone Transit Center C
Bus Stop
Riverstone Transit Center B
Bus Stop
Riverstone Transit Center A
Bus Stop
Riverstone Transit Center
Bus Station
Workers Taking Public Transit
0.6%
F
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cost of living B

The cost of living in Coeur d'Alene is 115/100 - which is 20% higher than Idaho.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
C-
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
D+
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crime B

Coeur d'Alene crime rates are 1,325 per 100k, which is 13% higher than Idaho
Property Crime
1,016 crimes per 100k
A-
Violent Crime
308 crimes per 100k
C+
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employment C+

The median income in Coeur d'Alene is $54,763 - which is 11% higher than Idaho.
Med. Household Income
$54,763
D-
Unemployment Rate
2.4%
A+
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health A+

There are many hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (26)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
A Compassionate In-Home Care
Clinic
Unknown Name
Dentist
Asthma & Allergy of Idaho
Clinic
Kootenai Health Behavioral Health Services
Hospital
Kootenai Medical Center
Hospital
Aspen Dental
Dentist
Apple Family Care
Clinic
Orban Family Dental
Dentist
Kootenai Clinic
Clinic
Kootenai Clinic Cancer Services Pharmacy​ (Specialty Pharmacy)
Pharmacy
Rite Aid
Pharmacy
Kootenai Clinic Family Medicine
Clinic
Kootenai County Fire & Rescue
Fire Station
Kootenai Dental Laboratory
Dentist
City of Couer d'Alene Police Department
Police
Lake City Dental Specialties
Dentist
Kootenai County Sheriff's Department
Police
Coeur d'Alene Denture Clinic
Dentist
Triple 'R' Dentures
Dentist
The Zone Recovery & Wellness Center
Clinic
Lakeview Dental Clinic
Dentist
A​dvanced Aesthetics
Clinic
Fire Station #1
Fire Station
Restoration Healthcare
Clinic
Apogee Physicians
Clinic
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
B-
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housing A+

Coeur d'Alene home prices are $276,600 - which is 65% higher than Idaho
Home Price
$276,600
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
38%
A+
Home Affordability
5.1x (home price to income ratio)
F
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schools B-

The Coeur d'Alene graduation rate is 87% - which is 2% higher than Idaho
School Test Scores
53%
D-
High School Grad. Rates
87%
B-
Elementary Schools (20) F
Little Folks
Lake City Jr Academy
Borah Elementary School
Coeur D'Alene Charter Academy School
Winton Elementary School
Ramsey Magnet School Of Science
Lam Christian Academy
Abcd Daycare Center
Noah'S Ark Learning Center
Cda Juvenile Detention Center
Bryan Elementary School
Woodland Middle School
Canfield Middle School
Lakes Magnet School
Discovery Christian Dayschool
Coeur D'Alene Christian School
Dalton Elementary School
Holy Family Catholic School
Sorensen Magnet School Of The Arts And Humanities
Christ The King Child Development Ctr & Kinderg
Skyway Elementary School
Fernan Stem Academy
Christian Center School
Atlas Elementary School
Hayden Meadows Elementary School
High Schools (8) C-
Innercept
Lake City Jr Academy
Coeur D'Alene Charter Academy School
Venture High School
Cda Juvenile Detention Center
Coeur D'Alene High School
Kootenai Bridge Academy
Lake City High School
Christian Center School
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ratings D+

Coeur d'Alene has an overall rating of 58% from 34 reviews.
User Reviews (4)
From AreaVibes
D-
User Surveys (30)
From AreaVibes
B+
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Coeur d'Alene Area Facts

  • Coeur d'Alene has a Livability Score of 85/100, which is considered exceptional
  • Coeur d'Alene crime rates are 13% higher than the Idaho average
  • Cost of living in Coeur d'Alene is 20% higher than the Idaho average
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Coeur d'Alene Reviews

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Was a wonderful place 0.5 rating By Anonymous ( Jul 01, 2019) I have been a resident of CDA for over 30 years and watched this city slowly decline into a shell of it's former self. Watching CDA go from a beautiful slow paced town to an overpopulated, overpriced, vacation destination has been incredibly depressing. I originally planned to sp ...Read More end the rest of my life in CDA, that dream went out the window when folks decided $ is more important than preserving the beauty of CDA Read Less
2019 Review : 47,000 and growing: A good town, lots to enjoy. 4 rating By ellae_forreal ( Apr 21, 2019) This is a town- It has many of the amenities that a town of about 50 thousand might have. and perhaps a few more, because of the location, on Lake Coeur d Alene. Indeed, a lot of the promotional materials about CDA seem to be photos of the downtown resort- and that is only par ...Read More t of the picture. I live just outside of town, and i work there. I came here from southern Idaho, and I like it here. Before that I lived in Seattle.
COMMUNITY and SHOPPING:
Like any other town this size, it has schools, both public and private. It has churches, and libraries . The downtown CDA library is fairly new and amazing! The Hayden library is awesome too! The Kroc community center is great to work out, or see a performance. Yes, CDA has a waterfront area park downtown , and many other sweet neighborhood parks. You can join community arts organizations, get involved with Gizmo, Emerge, the Innovation den. It has some malls, and big box stores, and a Costco. It has antique shops, and thrift stores, and good coffee shops, (branded and local) and has several good Sushi Restaurants. Finding the sushi places was a plus for me. As of 4/19/19 ,CDA has 2 hot yoga places, and a few more 'cool' yoga places, and a fair number of health club gyms.banks, and credit unions, grocery stores, and 2 natural food stores, though no Whole foods, or Trader Joes. TJ on Division in Spokane too far for me.
Many summer community events- Weekly farmers market downtown CDA, and Hayden, art fairs, (Art on the Green, Montly Art walk, Artist studio tours) Holiday events, a Blues Festival, and many events at the CDA resort.
NIGHT LIFE:
Early to bed, early to bed. just my opinion here- One curious thing is that this town seems to roll up the rug on events a bit early . On Art Walk or music walk Friday nights , Gallery openings start at 5, and usually only stay open til 8 . In Seattle art galleries would stay open til 9ish, but not really close til 10. Seattle bars with food didn't close their kitchens at 8;30 on a FRIDAY night.-recent experience at a CDA bar/restaurant, just after Art walk. I recently heard a radio ad for a restaurant that said, come hungry, stay late- they closed at 10pm. Call me a night owl, but i am thinking 8;30 on a Friday night , or 10 pm at the other place isn't late. The early closing thing that bothered me at first. Now I just hustle to get there, and go with it.
DINING: Several sushi restaurants, varied prices and quality. a few Thai, a Pho place, Several good Juice Bars (Wellness Bar) Panda , the regular fast foods, Seafood high quality and lower, Texas Road House. There is probably one or two of most restaurant varieties. Not much Italian. Good Greek in nearby Post Falls at the White House. If you ate out every night, you might feel the need for more. I'm ok with having a few favorites, because eating out is a treat for me.
CDA is growing into a city feel, and less of a town. Some folks are going to like that, and some will not. They just built a parking building downtown to eliminate parking pressure on the downtown streets. Downtown parking is 2 hour, and that works for me most of the time.
HOMES and RENT: DATA GIVEN ON THIS SITE IS FROM 2016! oh my gosh! Find newer data!
As you might suppose, Home prices are higher,because its now 2019, THREE Years later ! Yes, some homes at the lower end, however, (2019 info) Homes avg 325k, and last brand NEW construction subdivision i saw was around 425k. and Rent for a 2 bedroom is not $850. A house for rent perhaps 1200 + $. things could be above or below that, of course- Check Craigslist rentals, or a real estate website like https://www.propertybyprime.com/ for today's information. This data lag explains why people from out of state have some wildly low price expectations. If coming from other West coast states, the prices may seem lower than your previous state. You need to know, the market here is swift, and homes sell fairly quickly, because people want to come live here. They way I see it, they thought about doing it for the last 5 years, and now they are showing up.
I saw the other reviews saying things like its all about the wealthy. I don't see it that way. There is something for everyone here. Reviews are always a person's experience and opinion- and "your results may vary" . Bless you, and keep in touch! Read Less
Good Enough as a Stop Over or Temp Residence 3 rating By bayofpugs ( Oct 08, 2015) ...But not permanent, at least for us. We moved up here in Winter 2013 officially not having rented at first to test "CDA" waters, bought a home but we want to relocate elsewhere further in East WA or closer to MT, one reason the country is absolutely stunning but also the untena ...Read More ble and non stop noise down here in the metropolis wannabe vibe in Alene. Really the lake is a jewel and the new renovA of the waterfront is crisp and clear especially on an uncrowded wide open day, but the area we are in due to our income bracket can't sooth and justify the way East lake or other stellar parts can or actually do. We find our minds clear miraculously fast once out of city limits whereupon the view renews one's faith in some other life aside from the man made commercial jungle- so wracked up with big rigs and traffic. In these other parts and quiet ones the Country is as stunning as the East coast but even more peaceful, much less packed. I only really am still here until I've been with my employer long enough to transfer, once I find another locale. We would find a more upgraded, serene corner out here in the 'big bustling city' but want to explore her outer limits rather and more of nature not so haul over much of the concrete mire. Compared to other much more populous and angst ridden spots Alene isn't the worst that it gets by any means, but she isn't comparable at all to years and years ago...from what I've heard, the Quaint is gone replaced by an augmenting generalized suburban coldness and beige, not bright and unique. As I said its more a meantime springboard to the next more permanent feeling homefront. Especially my spouse...just doesn't 'feel at home' or comfortable here. Read Less
Coeur d'Alene, ID Is Beautiful, But Different Than The Magazine Spotlights 2.5 rating By Anonymous ( Jun 12, 2015) I was born and raised in North Idaho, and made Coeur d' Alene (pron. Kor-duh-lane), my home after I returned home from college and graduate school. This was during the housing bubble. This period shifted the city (CDA to Idaho residents), from a woodsy farming and logging communi ...Read More ty, to a congested and unfriendly mini-metro center.

Take a look at any sponsored regional publication, and all that can be seen is the CDA Resort with its world famous floating golf green, and photo-shopped blue lake water. The real CDA is a rather discombobulated city in the middle of the gorgeous Kootenai National Forest. In the span of 15 years, CDA grew from a manageable and friendly 10,000 people, to 60,000 people (or refugees according to the native population). In this city it is not uncommon to see a theme park stuck in the middle of a wheat field, or a row of methamphetamine lab houses one block from a school park. The local government is only concerned about exposure in tourist magazines, and the police, though dedicated, are severely understaffed.

I lived in a very nice apartment complex on the south end of CDA, near the village of Fernan. At one point the traffic was so bad, it took me 45 minutes to get to my workplace on the north side of the city (approx 6 miles). The intersection of Appleway St. and Highway 95 is considered the "most congested intersection in the state of Idaho."

If you are privileged enough to move to CDA with a degree of independent wealth, it is an absolute paradise. There are shopping centers galore, endless resorts and spas, restaurants on every corner, and a quick drive across the Washington State line into Spokane, WA. Coeur d' Alene also has unparalleled surrounding natural beauty with forested mountain ranges, ski hills, hiking and biking trails, and one of the "5 most beautiful lakes in the world," which is home to the CDA Ironman Triathlon. As the central city of the Idaho panhandle, a one hour drive in any direction will land you in another state, or even the lake country of British Columbia, Canada. The many elementary schools, two high schools, and North Idaho College/Lewis and Clark State College campuses are highly regarded. Kootenai (pron. Koot-nee) Medical Center is a leading heart and cancer facility in the Pacific Northwest.

The glamor and fervor over Coeur d'alene's beauty and growth is purely an upper class endeavor. Blue collar residents are losing their attraction to this city because of radical changes that have been poorly managed, and remain exclusive in resident inclusion. Coeur d' Alene has become a Tahoe-style resort city that isn't aware of how it is disrupting life in a rural state. Read Less
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Good Enough as a Stop Over or Temp Residence 3 rating By bayofpugs ( Oct 08, 2015) ...But not permanent, at least for us. We moved up here in Winter 2013 officially not having rented at first to test "CDA" waters, bought a home but we want to relocate elsewhere further in East WA or closer to MT, one reason the country is absolutely stunning but also the untena ...Read More ble and non stop noise down here in the metropolis wannabe vibe in Alene. Really the lake is a jewel and the new renovA of the waterfront is crisp and clear especially on an uncrowded wide open day, but the area we are in due to our income bracket can't sooth and justify the way East lake or other stellar parts can or actually do. We find our minds clear miraculously fast once out of city limits whereupon the view renews one's faith in some other life aside from the man made commercial jungle- so wracked up with big rigs and traffic. In these other parts and quiet ones the Country is as stunning as the East coast but even more peaceful, much less packed. I only really am still here until I've been with my employer long enough to transfer, once I find another locale. We would find a more upgraded, serene corner out here in the 'big bustling city' but want to explore her outer limits rather and more of nature not so haul over much of the concrete mire. Compared to other much more populous and angst ridden spots Alene isn't the worst that it gets by any means, but she isn't comparable at all to years and years ago...from what I've heard, the Quaint is gone replaced by an augmenting generalized suburban coldness and beige, not bright and unique. As I said its more a meantime springboard to the next more permanent feeling homefront. Especially my spouse...just doesn't 'feel at home' or comfortable here. Read Less
Coeur d'Alene, ID Is Beautiful, But Different Than The Magazine Spotlights 2.5 rating By Anonymous ( Jun 12, 2015) I was born and raised in North Idaho, and made Coeur d' Alene (pron. Kor-duh-lane), my home after I returned home from college and graduate school. This was during the housing bubble. This period shifted the city (CDA to Idaho residents), from a woodsy farming and logging communi ...Read More ty, to a congested and unfriendly mini-metro center.

Take a look at any sponsored regional publication, and all that can be seen is the CDA Resort with its world famous floating golf green, and photo-shopped blue lake water. The real CDA is a rather discombobulated city in the middle of the gorgeous Kootenai National Forest. In the span of 15 years, CDA grew from a manageable and friendly 10,000 people, to 60,000 people (or refugees according to the native population). In this city it is not uncommon to see a theme park stuck in the middle of a wheat field, or a row of methamphetamine lab houses one block from a school park. The local government is only concerned about exposure in tourist magazines, and the police, though dedicated, are severely understaffed.

I lived in a very nice apartment complex on the south end of CDA, near the village of Fernan. At one point the traffic was so bad, it took me 45 minutes to get to my workplace on the north side of the city (approx 6 miles). The intersection of Appleway St. and Highway 95 is considered the "most congested intersection in the state of Idaho."

If you are privileged enough to move to CDA with a degree of independent wealth, it is an absolute paradise. There are shopping centers galore, endless resorts and spas, restaurants on every corner, and a quick drive across the Washington State line into Spokane, WA. Coeur d' Alene also has unparalleled surrounding natural beauty with forested mountain ranges, ski hills, hiking and biking trails, and one of the "5 most beautiful lakes in the world," which is home to the CDA Ironman Triathlon. As the central city of the Idaho panhandle, a one hour drive in any direction will land you in another state, or even the lake country of British Columbia, Canada. The many elementary schools, two high schools, and North Idaho College/Lewis and Clark State College campuses are highly regarded. Kootenai (pron. Koot-nee) Medical Center is a leading heart and cancer facility in the Pacific Northwest.

The glamor and fervor over Coeur d'alene's beauty and growth is purely an upper class endeavor. Blue collar residents are losing their attraction to this city because of radical changes that have been poorly managed, and remain exclusive in resident inclusion. Coeur d' Alene has become a Tahoe-style resort city that isn't aware of how it is disrupting life in a rural state. Read Less

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A+ Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Coeur d'Alene? Yes, there are lots of amenities close to this location.

Parks

Ramsey Park
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Jenny Stokes Field
Winton Park
Unknown Name
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Riverstone Park

Entertainment

Sunset Bowling Center
Regal Cinemas 14
Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre Office
Boswell Hall
Mik's
Museum of North Idaho
Unknown Name
Coeur d'Alene Galleries

Food & Drink

Paddy's Sports Bar
Capriotti's Sandwich Shop
Arby's
Carl's Jr.
Taco Bell
Silver Fox
McDonald's
Wingstop

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in Coeur d'Alene? Of all people who commute, 0.6% take public transportation in Coeur d'Alene.
Drive to Work
83%

6% higher than the US average

Take Public Transit
1%

5% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
2%

equal to the US average

B Health & Safety

Is Coeur d'Alene a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are some hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Kootenai Health Behavioral Health Services
Kootenai Medical Center

Pharmacies

Rite Aid
Kootenai Clinic Cancer Services Pharmacy​ (Specialty Pharmacy)

Doctors

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