Located in northern Idaho and home to approximately 150,000 residents, Kootenai County is surrounded by scenic mountains and more than
twenty pristine lakes--an outdoor enthusiast's dream. The largest city and county seat is located in beautiful Coeur d'Alene, which is
on the majestic shores of Lake Coeur d'Alene.
There are 39 miles of pedestrian and bicycle paths, including Tubbs Hill in the heart of downtown Coeur d'Alene. Diverse outdoor
activities such as skydiving, camping, horseback riding, biking, hiking, fishing, hunting, golfing, snowmobiling are all available.
There are unique destinations to visit such as the Cataldo Mission, Idaho's oldest building or Farragut State Park, once the largest
World War II Naval base.
There are 34 parks with playgrounds, water pads, Frisbee golf, sledding basketball, soccer, baseball, and BMX bike courses. There are
28 free Concert in the Park events each summer and two Farmers Market locations. Other family activities include theater, the Museum
of North Idaho, the Salvation Army Kroc Center, and Triple Play Family Fun. A season ticket to Silverwood Theme Park and Boulder Beach
Water Park is a must with the kids.
"Our stable economy, low crime rate, and relatively low cost of living in the U.S. attract many looking for a new place to
call home, or relocate their business to a location that offers them and their employees an amazing lifestyle in the heart of paradise.
Coeur d'Alene attracts visitors from around the world. Once here, many opt to make Coeur d'Alene their permanent home or invest in a
vacation home." (CDA Chamber of Commerce). Interested in relocating to Kootenai County? Check out www.relocatetoidaho.org
Kootenai County's cost of living is 3.2% below the national average, and 13.2% below Spokane, Washington's cost of living.Click here for more information on Kootenai County's cost of living compared to other geographic locations.
North Idaho's quality of life is 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.
The region has excellent access to all forms of transportation: air, trucking, rail and shipping. Seattle is 5 hours away via US
Interstate 90 (1 hour by air), with Portland and Vancouver, BC, 6 and 7 hours away, respectively.
Kootenai County is home to four educational institutions, providing a variety of professional technical certifications:
North Idaho College (NIC), Lewis and Clark State College (LCSC), and University of Idaho (UI) and Boise State University (BSU)
are in a joint campus.
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.
Main County Administration Building
Physical Address: 451 Government Way, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814
Mailing Address: PO Box 9000, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83816-9000