Post Falls is a small but rapidly growing city located in northern Idaho. The number of people living in Post Falls has more than tripled since 2000, and as of 2014, the population was around 30,000. Post Falls is part of the Coeur d’Alene metro area, and commuting to downtown Coeur d'Alene only takes about twenty minutes. Spokane is located 25 miles to the west, just over the state border. The area has a relatively strong job market, and unemployment is lower than the national average. Although winters can be snowy, summers tend to be sunny and dry, and the landscape stays green for much of the year.
The public schools in Post Falls belong to the Post Falls School District. Most have an excellent academic reputation, with test scores above the state average. Highly rated elementary schools include Prairie View, Seltice, and West Ridge. There are two middle schools in the district, as well as one high school. There are several private schools in the area. Classical Christian Academy enrolls students in pre-kindergarten to grade 12, and Cornerstone Christian Academy offers pre-kindergarten to grade six.
Northern Idaho offers great opportunities for those who love spending time outdoors, and Post Falls is home to a number of beautiful, family-friendly parks. Q’Emiln Park is a popular location for rock climbing, swimming, and boating. Falls Park, which is home to Post Falls Dam, is a great place to take a hike, have a picnic, or go fishing. Post Falls is also home to the Highlands Golf Course and Links Golf Club. Coeur d’Alene Lake is nearby.
The median price of a home in Post Falls is around $240,000, and prices have increased since 2014. Over two-thirds of people own their homes. Post Falls has a number of distinct neighborhoods that give the city the feel of a small town. Subdivisions with newer homes include Fieldstone and Tullamore. The Highlands neighborhood is right next to a golf course. Buyers looking for high-end homes should check out the The Meadows, which offers one-acre lots.