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Post Falls, Idaho Real Estate & Community
Post Falls has scenic views of surrounding mountains and the expansive Rathdrum Prairie. The Spokane River connects Post Falls with Lake Coeur d’Alene, fully navigable upstream from the Post Falls dam. Post Falls is the western gateway to northern Idaho, intersected by Interstate 90 and just four miles from the Idaho / Washington border. This bustling community is growing and thriving due to a variety of opportunities, both economically and recreationally. Easy access to Spokane also makes Post Falls a popular place to live and play.
Post Falls looks forward to balanced growth and development. By 2000 the population topped 17,247 persons with over 500,000 persons within a thirty-five mile radius. Post Falls is the pioneer town with the progressive spirit!
Post Falls is located four miles east of the Washington-Idaho border along Interstate 90 in Kootenai County and is bounded by Coeur d’Alene, Idaho to the east, the State of Washington to the west, the Spokane River to the south and the Rathdrum prairie to the north. Post Falls is 20 miles east of Spokane, Washington and approximately 100 miles south of the Canadian border. Due to the proximity of numerous lakes, rivers and mountains, Post Falls, Idaho is an inviting place to live and visit. This fact is reflected in the tourism and retail sectors of the economy, with an increasing number of retail, dining and entertainment businesses locating in the City. Additionally, Post Falls has become a favored retirement community.
Post Falls Community Information
Post Falls Community Library
Post Falls School District 273
Regional Map (Post Falls area with layers)
Land Use and Planning
PDF Maps (Zoning, URA Districts, and more)
City Code Zoning Ordinance (Click on Title 18)
SmartCode Zoning Ordinance (Click on Title 18A)
Idaho Fish & Game
Post Falls incorporated in 1891.
Post Falls is named after German immigrant Frederick Post. On June 1, 1871, Frederick Post made a deal with Andrew Seltice, a prominent Coeur d’Alene Indian leader, to obtain more than 200 acres of Spokane River land to start a water powered lumber mill. The purchase of the land is preserved in a pictograph on a granite cliff in Treaty Rock Park. In 1902, the mill was destroyed by fire; the dam was undamaged. In 1905 the mill was rebuilt and resumed operations. A newly formed Washington Water Power Company purchased Post’s site and began making plans to develop a hydroelectric facility. The new hydro plant at Post Falls would provide power to mines nearly 100 miles away via the longest high-voltage transmission line in the world. The dam and hydro plant is now operated by Avista Utilities and is the site of Falls Park, with observation decks open to the public.
The natural beauty of the surrounding mountains and the river connecting Post Falls with Lake Coeur d’Alene expand the recreation and scenic opportunities. Post Falls has retained the small town look and values continuing draw to residents and newcomers. Today, the city boasts a steady growth in population just over 35,000.
Post Falls School District 273 is a separate taxing district, and a major employer, landowner, and traffic generator in the planning area. Although the boundaries of the school district extend beyond the city boundary, the location of the schools and other district facilities are located in the community and have a significant impact. The District provides basic educational programs from kindergarten through high school. Its stated mission is “All students will have the attitudes, skills and knowledge to be productive and responsible citizens”.
Post Falls is served by North Idaho College, a comprehensive community college, located in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The college has satellite campuses for the University of Idaho and Lewis & Clark College on its campus. North Idaho College has a Workforce Training Center located in Post Falls at Riverbend Commerce Park. This center focuses on adult education, vocational education, life skills, and small business development. In addition, the center provides customized training for business.
The University of Idaho Research Park located in Post Falls at Riverbend Commerce Park, is the Inland Northwest campus focus for research and technology-based companies wanting to create or continue working relationships with the University of Idaho and other Northwest colleges and universities. The Park is also a growing satellite campus for all University of Idaho colleges and institutes, effecting interaction among academia, research, and economic development with the Park’s resident businesses.
Surrounded by gorgeous mountains and forests of ponderosa pine, and lying beside the dramatic rushing Spokane River, the town of Post Falls, Idaho, welcomes you! An authentic mill town with breathtaking natural beauty and a rich history, Post Falls is gateway for your North Idaho journey. Each season offers another phenomenal escape. Post Falls provides prime lodging, fine dining, premier golfing and a host of nearby attractions for every interest and all seasons. Whether it’s for a weekend or an extended vacation, don’t wait to wander into our charming town.
Our area boasts numerous clean lakes for swimming and boating plus beautiful mountains for biking, hiking, backpacking and skiing. With seven state parks, dozens of lakes and hundreds of trails, you are always close to the great outdoors! Four ski resorts are only an hour or so away. Over a dozen golf courses mark the area, including the popular Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course and its centerpiece floating green.
Post Falls Idaho Homes for Sale
NNA Riverbend Ave , Post Falls, Idaho 83854 Prime commercial land with excellent I-90 visibility. Located on south side of the freeway on the...
Lot Size1.77 Acres
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Jacklin Real Estate
N CECIL RD Post Falls, Idaho 83854 Sold at time of Listing Interior Amenities: Heat: | Fuel: Exterior Amenities: Basement: No None Call Bennett Realty Group,...
- Sq Ft14520
- Lot Size0.99 Acres
Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene
5464 E SHORELINE DR, Post Falls, Idaho 83854 CONTRACT PENDING: This does not mean the property has sold. Please call us about getting a...
- Sq Ft4032
- Lot Size0.28 Acres
NextHome Solid Ground
4th Ave, Post Falls, Idaho 83854 Sitting on the edge of Post Falls Downtown District this property also fronts I-90 for some fantastic exposure,...
Lot Size2.16 Acres
Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty
7667 N HUETTER RD, Post Falls, Idaho 83854 Come home to lots of beautiful natural light and amazing sunsets and mountain views! This gorgeous,...
- Sq Ft3140
- Lot Size10.00 Acres
Silvercreek Realty Group, LLC
2644 S BIG ROCK RD, Post Falls, Idaho 83854 **BACK ON THE MARKET (by no fault of the seller)** Exquisite country living with a...
- Sq Ft3511
- Lot Size5.28 Acres
Windermere Coeur d'Alene Realty, Inc.
7155 E GRETA AVE, Post Falls, Idaho 83854 An equestrian ranch that will please the most discerning. The tranquil park like grounds are absolutely...
- Sq Ft3120
- Lot Size4.50 Acres
Windermere Coeur d'Alene Realty, Inc.
5494 E MARINA CT, Post Falls, Idaho 83854 Enjoy this 5 bedroom and 3 bathroom Craftsman style home located in the hightly desirable Riverside...
- Sq Ft3600
- Lot Size0.27 Acres
Kathy O'Kane Realty
1932 W Staples Dr, Post Falls, Idaho 83854 Don’t miss the opportunity to live in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Post Falls,...
- Sq Ft3068
- Lot Size1.00 Acres
Century 21 RiverStone
W SELTICE WAY Post Falls, Idaho 83854 Multi-tenant 8,400 square foot retail/office strip center on busy Seltice Way in Post Falls, Idaho. Currently fully...
- Sq Ft8400
- Lot Size0.59 Acres
Century 21 Beutler & Associates