Who's Your City?, by Richard Florida
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Northern Idaho

Post Falls, Idaho is in northern Idaho, sandwiched between Coeur d Alene, Idaho and Spokane,WA. It seems that the area from Spokane,WA to Coeur d Alene, Idaho and also in a pocket to the north in Sandpoint, Idaho is a budding community for the metaphysical Christians, those that embrace God/Source/higher consciousness with a blend of New Age metaphysical beliefs. There are a number of workshops, conferences, seminars, trade shows,and practitioners with businesses along these lines. Also the traditional medical community is just beginning to recognize the body, mind, spirit connection and refer patients to local alternative/complementary healing practitioners, as well as utilize these modalities for themselves.

The mountains are nearby for bike riding, skiing, snow shoeing, camping, and there are lakes and rivers nearby for canoeing, boating, swimming. The lower income conservative people still smoke, chew, and drink a lot, but that is lessening. There is a 12 acre Kroc Center complex being built and 50% funded by the Salvation Army, scheduled to be completed April 2009 that will contain competition size swimming pools, water park, chapel/theatre, arts & crafts rooms, fitness center, community programs, etc. It will be a big plus for the community.

I would like to see a few more large companies come in to Coeur d Alene and Post Falls, ID that can offer jobs that hire and pay local college degreed/professional workers in the range of $35,000 – $50,000 per year. This area is also a budding retirement community with senior living housing and assisted living facilities sprouting up.

Sent by Judy from Post Falls, Idaho

2 Responses to “Northern Idaho”

  1. Libby Says:

    Much of what you mention mimics the Vienna, VA area, a suburb of D.C. If you can stand the traffic, the neighborhoods are cozy, some modern, some Victorian. There is a metaphysical community and a very “granola” area as well, if you will. Being at the end of the metro line, it’s a way to get away from the city but still be near enough to it and all its offerings.

  2. green card Says:

    Is there any information about this subject in other languages?

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