Lakeshore realty

Neighborhood of the week – Sanders Beach!

I chose this neighborhood 21 years ago. We created a lifestyle, and this is the area for it. I live and work in this quaint neighborhood, with an office located on Lakeshore Drive. I also play here, paddle boarding in the summer, enjoying the beach, and wandering the tree-lined streets.

In the 21 years that I’ve lived in this neighborhood, I’ve seen a lot of improvement, with vintage homes being updated, remodeled and replaced with new homes. We have several condo options and a few duplex units.

One of the main assets of this neighborhood is the location. It lies at the foot of scenic Tubbs Hill, with its beaches and hiking trails. You’re walking distance from the shops, cafes and restaurants downtown. Then there are the events on Sherman Avenue, from Car d’Lane and Live at Five to parades and the Christmas lighting ceremony. The facilities of McEuen Park are minutes away. And, of course, there’s the lake.

It’s a walking neighborhood. The maple-lined streets wind past beautiful vintage homes that show a pride of ownership. Jewett House perches on the edge of the beach, and is a popular place for weddings – when it’s not being used as a senior center. In the winter, kids sled down the hill at 14th Street and Lost Avenue. And throughout the year, you’ll see wildlife such as deer and turkey silently passing through.

The Centennial Trail runs through Sanders Beach, so you can hop on your bike and be, in minutes, at Riverstone, the Kroc Center, or winding your way along the Spokane River or the lake. In June, the streets are filled with spectators as the Ironman triathlon route passes through the neighborhood.

Speaking of downtown events, why not join those hardy souls meeting on Sanders Beach at noon on Jan. 1 for the annual Polar Bear Plunge, an event which draws scores of onlookers who watch their supposedly sane friends and neighbors jump into the icy waters of Lake Coeur d’Alene?

Did you see the 12/14/14 Coeur d’Alene Press article about Sanders Beach?

Cindy