8 Best Neighborhoods in Coeur dAlene Idaho

It's always a good idea to know where you want to live before buying or renting a home. There are many amazing neighborhoods and communities in Coeur d'Alene that offer an amazing quality of life.

If you're thinking about moving to Coeur d'Alene realize, and you probably already know, there's not really a bad place to live. However, there is no perfect place for everyone, but here are some great communities and spectacular neighborhoods to consider: 

Best Neighborhoods In Coeur d'Alene:

Coeur d'Alene is located in the panhandle of Idaho, about 20 miles east of Spokane, Washington. Coeur d'Alene is set on the shores of Lake Coeur d'Alene, one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. The city is flanked by two mountain ranges, the Selkirks to the east and the Cabinet Mountains to the west.

Coeur d'Alene offers modern conveniences with an old-fashioned charm. With great schools, low crime rates, and friendly neighbors this gem of a town has something for everyone. Read more about what makes Coeur d'Alene a good place to live.

Whether you are a young professional looking for a place that matches your lifestyle, a family looking for great schools, parks, outdoor adventures or a retiree searching for a perfect retirement community - Coeur d'Alene offers something for everyone.

Did you know that Coeur d'Alene is home to the world's largest floating golf green?

Worlds Largest Floating Golf GreenCoeur d'Alene has many great neighborhoods to choose from and even has some amazing condo communities. You'll be able to find homes on acreage, waterfront homes or golf course homes.

The list of Coeur d'Alene's best neighborhoods in no particular order - and keep in mind, this isn't so much THE BEST NEIGHBORHOODS in Coeur d'Alene , it's more a list of great neighborhoods in Coeur d'Alene and some spectacular communities with unique amenities.

And if you're not finding a place you love or matches your budget Coeur d’Alene, best sure to check out the best neighborhoods in Post Falls. If Post Falls, a nearby town of Coeur d’Alene is of any interest, dig into our Moving to Post Falls Guide. 

1) Fort Grounds (Sherman)

Let's start with Fort Grounds. It's one of Coeur d'Alene's oldest neighborhoods. For centuries, it was known as Yap-Keehn-Um, "The Gathering Place," by the Coeur d'Alene Tribe.  It's also referred to as Sherman.

The Fort Grounds area is located west of downtown and City Park. And east of the Spokane River. The location is ideal, as it is only a short walk to North Idaho College, the Coeur d'Alene Public Beach, and the downtown area.

Real estate in Fort Grounds

You'll find homes ranging in size, age and character in the Fort Grounds neighborhood. Prices ranging from $500,000 up to over $1,000,000. It is among the most costly areas in town in terms of square feet. There's an HOA that is in place to talk with the City and be represented, but it does not pay HOA dues. Many of the homes are Craftsman style. A few traditional. And most recently more modern style. It's eclectic, as there are no design or architectural limits in the neighborhood.

Education in Fort Grounds

You will find the following schools in Fort Grounds

  • North Idaho College
  • Kootenai Bridge Academy
  • Lewis-Clark State College

Education in Fort Grounds

What's nearby and things to do in Fort Grounds

  • Fort Grounds Grill
  • Emery's Restaurant
  • Cardinal Bookstore

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2) Sanders Beach

Sanders Beach neighborhood is located on the other side of downtown Coeur d'Alene. It's located east of Tubbs Hill and South of Sherman Avenue. Sanders Beach and Fort Grounds sandwich the downtown Coeur d'Alene area. The beach itself is one of the most beautiful and popular beaches in Coeur d'Alene for locals.

A huge benefit of Sanders Beach is the great location. It is next to the water. Next to Tubbs Hill.  Walking distance to downtown stores, coffee shops and restaurants.

Real Estate in Sanders Beach

Sanders Beach is a mix of hundred-year-old beach cottages, craftsman style, old school mansions and modern luxury homes. There are waterfront properties and upscale condos. Home prices in Sanders Beach are going to be in the millions.

Sanders Beach Coeur d'Alene

Education in Sanders Beach

You will find the following schools in Sanders Beach

  • Sorensen Magnet School of the Arts & Humanities
  • Lakes Middle School
  • Northwest College Support

What's nearby and things to do in Sanders Beach Neighborhood

Everything in downtown Coeur d'Alene.

  • Crafted Tap House + Kitchen
  • Roger's Ice Cream & Burgers
  • Harvest Foods
  • Coeur d'Alene Public Library
  • McEuen Park and Dog Park

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3) Garden District

Moving off the waterfront now, there is the Garden District. A lot of the homes were built in the early to mid-1900s.

The homes in the Garden District are a mix of Craftsman, Tudor, and Victorian-style homes. There are also a few newer homes that have been built over the past few years.

Real estate in Garden District

Garden District is quiet tree-lined streets. The area is still appealing to young families and first-time buyers thanks to a resurgence in old houses, fresh development, and new homeowners. You'll find – Shared Harvest - a community garden.

Garden District has mostly smaller sized homes with few larger ones. Proximity is great. Being on the south side of I90, it's close to downtown, the lake and beaches. 

Education in Garden District

You will find the following schools in Garden District

  • Harding Elementary School
  • Sorensen Magnet School of the Arts & Humanities
  • Lakes Middle School
  • Kootenai Bridge Academy
  • Northwest College Support

What's nearby and things to do in Garden District

  • Moon Time
  • Harvest Foods
  • Sweet Lou's Restaurant & Tap House
  • Zip's Drive In
  • Shared Harvest Community Garden
  • Alighn Yoga Studio

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4) Fernan Lake Village & Hill

Fernan Lake Village is one of the best neighborhoods in Coeur d'Alene but not technically Coeur d'Alene. It's a great place to live, with plenty of things to do and close to everything.

Fernan Lake Village is a beautiful neighborhood located on the east side of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The neighborhood sits on the shores of Fernan Lake and boasts stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

History of Fernan Lake Village

The Fernan Lake Village was an approved plat taken to the Coeur d’Alene City Council in 1955, asking that the area be annexed by the city. The city did not approve. Finally, in 1957 after several homes were built in the Fernan Lake Village area, 32 residents petitioned the Board of County Commissioners for incorporation. The order creating Fernan Lake Village by the commissioners was signed on July 15, 1957.

Real estate in Fernan Lake Village

Fernan Lake is 932 acres. Very few people live on the lake, but it's a hidden gem for locals. They enjoy fishing, paddle boarding and even waterskiing.

Along the northwest end of the lake, there is a small community of homes called Fernan Lake Village. And just north is Fernan Hill. What's great about Fernan Lake Village is it's off the beaten path, "private lake" but proximity to Downtown Coeur d'Alene and I90.

Education in Fernan Lake Village

You will find the following schools in Lake Village

  • Fernan Elementary School
  • Lake Middle School
  • Northwest College Support

Education in Fernan Lake Village

What's nearby and things to do in Fernan Lake Village

People are drawn here for the many recreational activities you can do on the water. 

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5) Riverstone

Riverstone is a newer community located just south of downtown Coeur d'Alene. It's a great place to live, with plenty of things to do and close to everything else that the city has to offer. The Village at Riverstone is basically it's own downtown.

The village has its own downtown area, which is home to a variety of businesses and restaurants. There's also a Regal movie theater. The areas is also home to a number of parks, which offer a variety of recreational opportunities including events at the amphitheater. And don't forget about the Spokane River Walk. And the Centennial Trail.

Real estate in Riverstone

There are a number of different communities inside the Riverstone neighborhood. And it's a mix of single family, to condos, townhomes and luxury waterfront.

Village at Riverstone Condos

The Riverstone Condos are apart of the mixed-use development at the center of Riverstone. Built in 2008 consisting of retail on Main Street and 2 stories of condominium living above. There 2 and 3 bedrooms, 2 to 2.5 bathrooms, ranging in square footage from 1,144 SF to 2,035 SF.  There are heated and secure garages for the residents.

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Bellerive is one of Coeur d’Alene’s newest waterfront community. It's on the Spokane River which connects to Lake Coeur d'Alene. Inside the community, there is condominiums, lofts and single family homes. Your boat is steps away at your dock. Grab a coffee and enjoy your view or take a morning stroll on the River Walk.

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Bellerive Riverfront Condominiums

Impressive, modern building and design on the Spokane River. 44 luxury water and city view condominiums. Up to 2,621 SF with underground gated parking and day use docks on the Spokane River. 

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Atlas Waterfront

The newest waterfront community in Coeur d'Alene.Next to the Spokane River Along just west of Riverstone. Easy access to trails, parks and water access.

When living in Atlas Waterfront, you can enjoy the River Walk, Riverfront Park, the Centennial Trail and the Village at Riverstone. 

You're going to find that homes for sale in Atlas Waterfront start at over $1 million. 

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The Union

The Union features 7 single-family homes and 16 townhomes. A majority of the homes are main floor living with universal design features for an “aging in place." Low HOA dues include snow removal and front yard landscaping.

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Riviera Court

Riviera Court is  master-planned Riverstone community of single family homes. The neighborhood offers homes that don't need a lot of maintenance. The homes are one or two stories and range from 1,210 to 1,743 square feet. They are LEED and Energy Star certified.

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Education in Riverstone

You will find the following schools in Riverstone

  • Winton Elementary School
  • Borah Elementary School
  • Kootenai Bridge Academy
  • Lake City Academy
  • Lewis-Clark State College
  • North Idaho College

What's nearby and things to do in Riverstone

  • Golf Island
  • Vine and Olive Eatery and Wine Bar
  • Azteca Southwest Grill
  • The Cork & Tap CDA
  • Regal Riverstone Movie Theater
  • Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews
  • Electric Adventures (Bicycle Rental)
  • Bardenay Restaurant & Distillery
  • Anthony's at Coeur d'Alene

6) Harbor View

Heading out of town a bit now. Less than 20 minutes south of Coeur d'Alene is Harbor View. Harbor View Estates is a gated community on the beautiful shores of Lake Coeur d'Alene, surrounded by mature trees and space to breath.

Residence can enjoy time at the community beach and pavilion. Or simply take a walk along the meandering roads and enjoying the North Idaho wilderness.

Real estate in Harbor View

With Harbor View, you're close to town, and enjoying a luxury, peaceful lifestyle. The beautiful rural setting has homes are dispersed throughout the peaceful community. Plenty of space between residences, which adds to the feeling of solitude. Lots range from a little under 1 acre, to over 3 acres. Most of the homes have views of the Lake. And this is not a cookie cutter neighborhood. You'll find homes in a variety of architectural styles, from log cabins to brick houses.

Education in Harbor View

You will find the following schools in Harbor View

  • School District Coeur d'Alene - 271
  • Kootenai Bridge Academy
  • Lewis-Clark State College
  • North Idaho College

What's nearby and things to do in Harbor View

  • Cougar Bay Nature Preserve
  • The Meadowbrook Hall
  • Kidd Island Point on Lake Coeur d’ Alene
  • Picture Taking at Coeur d'Alene Lake
  • Sweet Lou's Restaurant & Tap House
  • The White House Grill
  • Seasons Fresh Grill
  • Nosworthy's Hall of Fame
  • Coeur d'Alene Public Golf Club
  • Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Club

shores of Lake Coeur d'Alene

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7) Black Rock

Since we're outside of town now, let's look at another community outside of the city.

Black Rock. Imagine a world where you can escape from the hustle and bustles of city life, and enjoy an evening under the stars on beautifully manicured golf courses. Views of the Lake Coeur d'Alene. Black Rock offers all this and more in North Idaho! 

Real Estate at Black Rock

You don't have to be a golfer to love the Black Rock Community. It wouldn't hurt though. 


The "Northwest Craftsman" architectural style home. Cedar siding with stone accents. Granite. Hardwood. Open floorplans. Built for entertaining but made for relaxation. Thoughtful outdoor living areas. Views. Designed with landscape in mind. "THESE HOMES REPRESENT THE VERY PINNACLE OF NORTH IDAHO LUXURY LIFESTYLE."



There are a few clusters of higher-density homes at Black Rock - CABINS, COTTAGES and VILLAGES. These areas have their own own sub-association. Close to the clubhouse, pool and practice facilities. 


Want to carve out your own place. There are still a few available vacant homesites at Black Rock - some tucked in trees, some with panoramic views of Lake Coeur d'Alene, some in wide open spaces - find that one that fits your vision. 

Education in Black Rock

You will find the following schools in Black Rock

  • CDA - 271
  • Kootenai Bridge Academy
  • Lewis-Clark State College
  • North Idaho College

What's nearby and things to do in Black Rock

  • Rock Creek Lake House
  • Black Rock Marina & Golf
  • The Golf Club At Black Rock
  • Future Club House
  • CDA National Reserve
  • Shooters Bar & Grill

Black Rock Golf Course, Activities

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Gozzer Ranch is one of the most luxurious golf communities in North Idaho. It's located on the shores of Lake Coeur d'Alene, and offers residents beautiful views, a world-class golf course, and plenty of space to breathe.

The community features a range of luxury homes, from cabins and cottages to sprawling estates. And with its proximity to Coeur d'Alene, residents can enjoy all the amenities of the city while enjoying the peace and quiet of the country.

If you're looking for a luxurious golf community to call home, Gozzer Ranch is hard to beat.

Real estate at Gozzer Ranch

Most homes at Gozzer Ranch have lake views. And while you might be tempted to sit back and relax, you'll also have a front row seat for the best sunsets in Coeur d'Alene! Best of all, if you're looking for quiet places to walk or hike, Gozzer Ranch is the place for you.

The homes vary in style and size, but all were designed to make the most of Lake Coeur d'Alene as a backdrop.

You'll even find spectacular waterfront condos Lakeshore Lodge At Gozzer Ranch. A highly secured building, private elevator, fitness studio, private boat dock and concierge services.

There's nothing quite like Gozzer Ranch. And technically Gozzer Ranch is not in Coeur d’Alene, that’s why I have it as a bonus to best neighborhoods It's located on Harrison, a small town on the east side of Lake Coeur d’Alene.

Education at Gozzer Ranch

You will find the following schools in Gozzer Ranch

  • Fernan Elementary School
  • Harding Elementary School
  • Bryan Elementary School
  • Coeur d'Alene High School
  • Lakes Middle School
  • North Idaho College
  • Lewis-Clark State College

What's nearby and things to do in Gozzer Ranch

  • The Preserve at Gotham Bay
  • Camp Easton Boy Scout Camp
  • Beauty Bay Winery
  • Gozzer Ranch Club House
  • WorldMark Arrow Point
  • Hutton's General Store

Sunset at Lake Coeur d'Alene

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There are many great neighborhoods and communities to choose from when looking for a new place to live in Coeur d'Alene Idaho. Whether you're looking for luxurious waterfront estates or spacious rural properties, there's something for everyone in this beautiful part of the country. We hope you enjoyed reading about some of the best neighborhoods in Coeur d'Alene Idaho!

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