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FWIW - I lived in Coeur d'Alene until last year (sans 4 years for college and my first 3 years of life) - it is a beautiful area - and when the summers are as planned - they are PERFECT! Winter's are long! But, if you ski, snowmobile or other winter sports - it's a perfect area - but it's NOT cheap! Of course you can pick Sandpoint or Bonners - but then you are looking at 9+ month winters!!

My dad is a RE Developer in CDA and knows the area well - I worked with him for 7 years just prior to moving east - if you have any questions about the area, at the very least I can point you in the right direction.

Oh and CDA gets PACKED in the summer. I happen to like it - lots of locals don't.

Thanks for the tips. I've been to CDA and Sandpoint, and have checked the local papers for housing costs, etc. I found places in all ranges, but the older, smaller places in town were quite reasonable. I didn't really check out food, utilities, etc.

And yes, since we were there in the summer, I know how packed these two places are. WE loved it!!
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