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Rathdrum, Idaho

Rathdrum Idaho Real Estate & Community

Rathdrum , Idaho Real Estate & Community

Rathdrum, Idaho offers “small town” living at its best. Located in the Idaho Panhandle , nestled on the edge of Rathdrum Prairie and surrounded by beautiful mountains. Rathdrum has a “neighborhood” atmosphere yet is only minutes from the larger city amenities of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and Spokane, Washington.

Rathdrum may be just the area you have been looking for! Whether you are planning a visit or looking for a place to relocate where you can experience small town charm and friendliness, The Rathdrum area has a lot to offer.

 

Demographics

Population: 8,361
Labor Force Size: 3,770
Bachelors Degree or Higher: 21.97%
Household Median Income: $52,266
Commute Travel Time: 25

History

Settled in 1861, the City of Rathdrum is located in the Pandhandle of Northern Idaho, 12 miles northwest of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and 25 miles east of Spokane, Washington.  In the late 1860’s, a pony express relay station was established in Rathdrum and in 1882, the first Northern Pacific rail line was laid allowing ore from the Silver Valley to be shipped by rail to the mills.

Rathdrum is one of the oldest towns in North Idaho. From the beginning, Rathdrum has been an important crossroads, the Indians referred to the area as the “Great Road of the Flatheads.” Hudson Bay and Pacific Fur trading companies traversed the Rathdrum Prairie in the early 1800’s, followed by the Jesuit missionaries in the 1840s. Originally named “Westwood” after Charles Wesley Wood, local pony express rider, rancher and land developer, the city became the County seat for Kootenai County in 1881. In 1908, electors voted the County seat to Coeur d’Alene. In the late 1800s, the city’s name was changed from Westwood to Rathdrum after Rathdroma, Ireland, the birthplace of a local businessman.

Present day Rathdrum is a thriving community of 6,500.  In spite of three major fires, the earliest in 1884 and the last in 1924, many historical buildings still stand including Saint Stanislaus Church, the oldest brick church in the state of Idaho. Today, Rathdrum is the crossroads for State Highways 41 and 53, linking the Rathdrum area with Northern Idaho and Eastern Washington.

Source: City of Rathdrum, Idaho

 

Education

Rathdrum is home for the Lakeland School District which is one of the premier public school districts in Idaho. Lakeland students consistently score well above state averages on Idaho Standard Achievement Tests.

The Lakeland College Academy is a new program at Lakeland High School. It provides dedicated and academically qualified dual credit juniors and seniors with the opportunity to complete one year of college before graduating from high school.

Lakeland schools have received numerous awards and recognitions for excellence, including:

  • Accreditation with Merit
  • A+ Excellence
  • The coveted national award of “What Parents Want.”

Recently Lakeland School District was ranked #1 among all schools in Idaho by Niche.com, a national company ranking schools nationwide. For more information about area schools, visit the Lakeland Jt. School District No. 272 website at https://www.sd272.org/

Rathdrum is fortunate to also be the home for the Kootenai Technical Education Campus (KTEC) which is a partnership between business and industry leaders, three local school districts and local manufacturers. This school specializes in vocational and technical education that offers dual enrollment credits, industrial certifications and applied skills learning.

The North Idaho STEM Charter Academy is also located in Rathdrum. It is specially designed to provide a challenging learning environment in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in order to maximize individual potential and ensure students are well-equipped to meet the challenges in the world around them.

Rathdrum is well located for opportunities to pursue Higher Education within 50 miles of our community.

In Coeur d’Alene:

  • North Idaho College
  • Lewis-Clark State College
  • University of Idaho, Coeur d’Alene & Post Falls

In Spokane:

  • Washington State University, Spokane Campus
  • Community Colleges of Spokane
  • Gonzaga University
  • Whitworth College

In addition, North Idaho College opened a 100,000 sq. ft. college professional and technical training center in September 2016.

 

Local Recreation

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.

In nearby Spokane you can enjoy concerts, plays and special events at the INB Performing Arts Center (formerly the Spokane Opera House), Spokane Convention Center and the Spokane Arena.

Rathdrum Idaho Homes for Sale

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    Hwy 41 (8 Parcels)

    Rathdrum, Idaho 83858

    $3,200,000

    Hwy 41 (8 Parcels) , Rathdrum, Idaho 83858 Rathdrum Investment Package! 95.4727 acres throughout South Rathdrum with commercial and light industrial zoning, all located...

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    Rathdrum, Idaho 83858

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    Hwy 41 , Rathdrum, Idaho 83858 Rathdrum Investment Property! 3 parcels; almost 37 acres throughout south Rathdrum with commercial zoning, all located in the...

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    Rathdrum, Idaho 83858

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    15511 N MEYER RD

    Rathdrum, Idaho 83858

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    Rathdrum, Idaho 83858

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    Kiemle & Hagood Company

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    24542 N TEDDY LOOP

    Rathdrum, Idaho 83858

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    24542 N TEDDY LOOP, Rathdrum, Idaho 83858 Elkhorn Ranch Estates stunning custom home. Features 1 level home with large rooms. Entry opens to 12′...

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    22802 N RANCH VIEW DR

    Rathdrum, Idaho 83858

    $925,000

    22802 N RANCH VIEW DR, Rathdrum, Idaho 83858 MOTIVATED SELLERStunning home with a Horse Barn and a large shop located in Elk Horn Ranch...

    • Bed04
    • Baths2.50
    • Sq Ft2700
    • Lot Size4.74 Acres

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    Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene

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    3170 W MACK LN

    Rathdrum, Idaho 83858

    $925,000

    3170 W MACK LN, Rathdrum, Idaho 83858 Enjoy privacy and elegance! Stunning 4,574 sq ft 5 bedroom 3.5 bathroom custom home in desirable Elkhorn...

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    • Sq Ft4574
    • Lot Size4.47 Acres

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    Windermere Coeur d'Alene Realty, Inc.

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    1837 W DOLAN RD

    Rathdrum, Idaho 83858

    $899,000

    1837 W DOLAN RD, Rathdrum, Idaho 83858 Beautiful Cape Cod style home with shop on 5.38 acres in the desirable Bar Circle S Ranch...

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    • Sq Ft5993
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    Pearl Realty

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    NKA N Abeja Rd

    Rathdrum, Idaho 83858

    $815,000

    NKA N Abeja Rd, Rathdrum, Idaho 83858 Your dream home awaits in Lost Creek Estates! Superior custom home builder will customize this wonderful plan,...

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    • Sq Ft2688
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