Coeur d’Alene and Sandpoint among top 10 US mountain towns

Coeur d’Alene and Sandpoint among top 10 US mountain towns

Coeur d’Alene and Sandpoint among top 10 US mountain towns

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on March 20, 2014 at 1:14 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 20 at 5:14 PM

KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho— The World Property Channel chose Coeur d’Alene and Sandpoint as 2 of the top mountain towns in America for 2014. Coeur d’Alene topped the list. Sandpoint was listed fourth.

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Writer Steve Winston said "it was hard to pick the Top 10" towns where people are friendly, the atmosphere is authentic “country”, and outdoor recreational opportunities are limitless.

Winston said Coeur d’Alene was his number one pick for its cobbled sidewalks, gas-lit streetlamps, green awnings and red-brick storefronts.  Coeur d’Alene is known for its clear blue lake surrounded by 7,000-foot mountains covered in green forest.  Winston acknowledged the stunning views from every angle of Tubbs Hill, the city’s rocky and forested peninsula.

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Sandpoint, was voted on by USA Today readers in 2012 as the most beautiful small town in America.  Winston called Sandpoint a “classic old Northwestern town”, recognizing the ample opportunities for fishing, kayaking and boating with bald eagles circling above.  He also said the sunsets will mesmerize visitors. 

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