The Everything Guide to Coeur d’Alene

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Unlock the Beauty of Coeur d’Alene – Your Free Relocation Guidebook Awaits!

Detailed insights into local area, culture, activities, schools, history, and more. All compiled by relocation expert, Michelle René, Associate Broker with Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty and Founder of Destination Living.

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Benefits of the Coeur d’Alene Relocation Guidebook

This relocation guidebook is your comprehensive companion for moving to Coeur d’Alene, offering an extensive overview of the area. It includes essential information such as demographics, climate, favored neighborhoods, educational institutions, local attractions, dining options, recreational activities, golf courses, boat launches, and a thorough resource directory. This guide is an invaluable tool for both new residents and locals looking to deepen their understanding of the community, ensuring a smooth and informed integration into the region.

Additionally, the guide plays a pivotal role in connecting you with reputable local professionals, streamlining your move and helping you settle in with ease. From builders and movers to various service providers, the guide connects you with the resources needed for a hassle-free relocation. Alongside these practical connections, the guide offers current market insights and trends, enabling you to make well-informed decisions regarding your real estate investments in Coeur d’Alene. With the guide, you can be confident that you’re getting local knowledge and insider information to help you become a local even faster.

What’s Inside

  • A Note From Michelle
  • Climate Information
  • Population Statistics
  • About the Area
  • About Coeur d’Alene
  • About Post Falls
  • About Hayden and Hayden Lake
  • Popular Neighborhoods
  • Local Real Estate Market
  • Business Directory
  • Dining Favorites
  • Activities
  • Boat Launches
  • Public, Charter and Private Schools
  • Home Builders
  • Lenders, Banks, and Credit Unions
  • Local Government Agencies
  • Utilities
  • Movers

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Why North Idaho?

Escaping the bustle of dense urban environments, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, offers a remarkable blend of nature’s tranquility and small-town charm that’s hard to resist. Surrounded by lush forests, sparkling rivers, and the stunning Lake Coeur d’Alene, it’s a haven for those seeking outdoor adventures. From hiking and fishing to skiing, there’s always a new adventure to embark on. Beyond the outdoor splendor, Coeur d’Alene boasts a vibrant downtown area teeming with unique shops, galleries, and gourmet eateries. The sense of community here is strong, with friendly neighbors and numerous cultural events adding to the charm. The city’s excellent schools, low crime rates, and a variety of housing options further enhance its appeal. Move to Coeur d’Alene, and you’ll find a balanced lifestyle that marries the best of natural beauty, recreational activities, and urban amenities, all in a community that welcomes you like family.

Why This Guidebook?

Expertly curated by a local real estate professional, the guidebook offers a comprehensive overview of everything you need to know about Coeur d’Alene – from the area’s rich history and vibrant culture, to school overviews and recreational activities. You’ll also find insider’s tips on navigating the local real estate market, giving you a head start on finding your perfect home. Instead of embarking on a scattered online research journey, let this free guidebook be your single source of valuable information. With its insights, you’ll be able to confidently make informed decisions about your relocation, and start your new chapter in Coeur d’Alene off on the right foot.

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Insights You’ll Find

  • Comprehensive coverage of Coeur d’Alene and the surrounding area
  • An insider’s view on local culture and activities
  • The most popular neighborhoods
  • Rich history of North Idaho
  • Expert real estate insights

Meet Michelle René

It’s true that “5 Star Service Every Step of the Way” isn’t just a tagline for Michelle René; it’s a principle she lives by. As a highly experienced local REALTOR® and Associate Broker specializing in Coeur d’Alene and North Idaho real estate, Michelle has carved out a niche in the North Shore Corridor encompassing key neighborhoods from Downtown Coeur d’Alene to Mill River.

Not limiting herself to this corridor, she also extends her expert services to surrounding areas such as Post Falls,  Hayden, Hayden Lake, and Dalton Gardens, among others. With a knack for helping clients buy and sell a range of properties—from single-family homes to luxury waterfront estates—Michelle’s unique blend of industry acumen and community commitment is hard to match.

As an entrepreneur since 1996, she leverages her strong background in marketing to benefit her clients. Her community involvement spans from the Coeur d’Alene Association of REALTORS to Habitat for Humanity North Idaho, North Idaho Building Contractors Association (NIBCA), Coeur d’Alene Chamber, Leadership Coeur d’Alene, and CdA Visitor’s Bureau showing her dedication to her locale.

Having traded the hustle of California for a more relaxed pace in Coeur d’Alene, Michelle knows what it takes to help find your “happy place.” She invites you to experience the five-star service and allow her to guide you home in the Coeur d’Alene area.

“Michele worked with me to purchase a property in North Idaho. I live in Colorado and she was there for every step via email, text and FaceTime. She is very knowledgeable about the market in the area and the process of buying and selling. I knew I was in good hands.”

Amy H

New Coeur d'Alene Resident

“We’ve had the pleasure of working with Michelle over the last couple of years through the long process of moving our family to Idaho. During our first conversation over the phone, we laid out what we were looking for and she was clearly listening. Two years later we’re in our new home and couldn’t be happier.

It was quite the process with multiple trips back and forth, working through details over emails and Zoom calls, and Michelle was there at every step. Whether helping iron out details with the builder, answering questions about the area, driving over to the property to take photos, videos and provide us with updates, attending every walk through along the way, all the way to being there to welcome us when we walked into our new home for the first time… she’s been a fantastic partner and we can’t recommend her highly enough.”

Scott F

New Coeur d'Alene Resident

“Michelle René is a rock star real estate agent and a lovely human being! My husband and I worked with Michelle to find our perfect home in northern Idaho a little over two years ago. We found her to be dedicated and focused in the short time we allowed ourselves to find a home. Michelle was ultra organized, inquisitive of our needs and wishes, personable, and encouraging. I highly recommend Michelle as your go to real estate agent.”

Julie K

New Coeur d'Alene Resident

“Michelle is awesome! So knowledgeable and professional. She knows the area extremely well, listens to my family’s needs and doesn’t waste time showing properties that won’t work for us.”


Heather B

New Coeur d'Alene Resident

“It is not hyperbole to say Michelle is the best realtor I’ve ever met. She brings more hustle, creativity, and passion to her work than any realtor I’ve ever worked with by far.”

Vince B

New Coeur d'Alene Resident

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Local Real Estate Market Trends

Stay ahead of the ever-changing North Idaho real estate market with our guidebook’s comprehensive Market Trends section. Gain valuable insights and analysis that will empower you to make informed decisions when buying or selling your home in this dynamic local market.

North Idaho Entertainment Guide

Unlock the vibrant local entertainment scene in North Idaho with our guidebook’s dedicated Local Entertainment section. Discover your adventurous spirit on the slopes, hit the thrilling mountain bike trails, or tee off at picturesque golf courses, ensuring endless excitement and memorable experiences in the beautiful surroundings of North Idaho.

Local Business Directory

Discover the pulse of North Idaho’s local businesses in our guidebook’s comprehensive Business Directory section. From restaurants and shops to service providers, this curated directory will connect you with the best local establishments, making you feel at home in no time.

Don’t Miss Out on This Opportunity to Make Your Transition to North Idaho Smooth and Effortless!

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