Communities & Developments
Coeur d’Alene offers many colorful stories from its past. The Native American Indians lived for thousands of years in North Idaho as the Schee-Chu-Umsh. French explorers and fur traders arrived in the early 19th century and discovered the natural wealth of the area, but found the natives to be sharp traders. Because of their shrewd trading practices, they earned the name Coeur d’Alene, loosely translated to “heart of the awl”, a testimony to the tribe’s sharp negotiating skills.
Its rich silver and gold mining and logging brought jobs, wealth, and prosperity to our lake side city for decades. However, once past the prolific logging and mining boom, Coeur d’Alene has bloomed as “Your Lakeside Playground”. There is no denying that Coeur d’Alene, Idaho has become the premier destination for many people seeking the active northwest lifestyle, where the lakes are as blue as the sky and the mountains are canvassed with all shades of green. With each season that turns, you can find a playground that will suit you. Summer sun brings the lakes alive with activity and the winter months shower the streets with Champagne snow. Coeur d’Alene and its surrounding area are ripe with prospering businesses and well established neighborhoods. Below you will find a brief description of the unique area neighborhoods that make North Idaho a special place to live. Simply click on the interactive map or scroll down to the description and find the perfect area to call home.