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Avondale on Hayden - Hayden Lake, Idaho - Lifestyle and History

Avondale Golf Club - Hayden Lake IdahoI have been asked numerous times to describe the Avondale on Hayden Lifestyle and provide a bit of History.  This has prompted me to compile the following information on the community "Avondale on Hayden"  I hope this helps helps you to visualize "The Lifestyle"

Avondale on Hayden/Hayden Lake is only about 10+/- minutes from Coeur d'Alene, 40+/-minutes to the Spokane International Airport.

Avondale Lake - Avondale on Hayden - IdahoAvondale on Hayden is a community built around pristine Avondale Lake and the spectacular Avondale Golf Club Course.  Home prices on Avondale Lake start around $400,000+/- to $1,200,000+/- and range from 2nd homes/cabins to year-round residences.  Community is sprinkled with Golf cart paths and community lake accesses for lot owners of Avondale on Hayden.  The Community is also next to Hayden Lake and the Hayden Lake Country Club.  Cart and/or walking Distance.

Avondale Lakeis a small pristine lake that is a popular for fishing and ice fishing for Crappie, Bass and Bluegill.  It is also a popular for Ice-Skating in the winter. Kayaks, Row-Boats, Paddle Boats, Canoes, Wind Surfers all grace the lake during spring, summer and fall.  Enjoy the abundance of wildlife such a dear, moose, raccoon, osprey, duck, geese, crane, turtles, pheasant, quail all year round.  In order to keep the tranquility, Motor boats are discouraged. For jet skiing and motor boating the Larger Hayden Lake Boat Launch and Honeysuckle Beach are just down the road.

Avondale Golf Club - 18th Fairway Pond - Hayden Lake IdahoThe Avondale on Hayden/ Avondale Golf Club, is a PGA-rated Golf Course open to public play with impeccably groomed fairways that wind through some of North Idaho's most spectacular wooded scenery, treating golfers to a visual wonderland, as well as offering them a challenging and enjoyable 6,600 yard 18 hole course. The clubhouse includes, a pro shop operated by a PGA professional. Enjoy an evening out in the Water Hazard Bar & Grill with a full menu to complete your Avondale on Hayden experience.  Right across the street is another PGA-rated golf course, The Hayden Lake Country Club which is the "Home of Idaho's first 18-hole golf course".

The city of Hayden Lake and community of Avondale on Hayden border the western shores of Hayden Lake. About 4,000 acres in size with 40+ miles of shoreline, the lake hosts one full service marina and two public boat launches, a Public Restaurant and the Hayden Lake Country Club. Honeysuckle Beach is a sandy beach with a roped swim area, dock, public change house and restrooms. Fishing and water sports are popular pastimes on the lake. Hayden Lake offers some of the most desired lakefront living in North Idaho. Its close proximity to Spokane and Coeur d'Alene and the many recreational opportunities available are enhanced by the limited access and peaceful water traffic. The "Gold Coast", as some parts of the shoreline of Hayden Lake are called, offer spectacular views. With the proximity of the Coeur d'Alene Airport and its surrounding industrial property, we are poised for successful "family friendly" community growth.

Avondale Golf Club - Fairway Views - Hayden Lake IdahoHaving the four seasons will thrill your senses. You can also participate in the many seasonal events such as Hayden's "Winter Carnival" where you can take a surrey ride while listening to carolers singing or pick out that special gift from one of the many crafters' booths. "Spring Festival"caters to the young and young at heart in our annual egg hunt. Starting off summer with "Hayden Days" activities like a dog look-a-like contest, or cool off your favorite city official in the dunk tank. Watch 4th of July fireworks from the Country club or Beach.  Join in the 4th of July Boat Parade. "Symphony on the Sand" is held at Honeysuckle Beach where you can bring your blanket and relax on the sand listening to some of the best music the Pacific Northwest has to offer. While at Hayden Days you can pick your favorite spot to watch and cheer on the competitors of the "Ford Ironman Coeur d'Alene Triathlon"; a swimming, biking and running race; that brings thousands of visitors from around the world, to see their favorite athlete compete for a $50,000 prize. Visit Hayden's Art Festival in the fall, where local artisans get a chance to show off their talent and visitors and residents alike get the chance to appreciate some of the great works they have to offer.

Boat Slips at Hayden Lake Country Club Idaho

Our Average Temperatures

Spring-Temperature Averages-high 55-65 degrees, low 35-45 degrees.
Summer-Temperature Averages-high 75-85 degrees, low 45-50 degrees.
Winter - Temperate Averages-high 35-45 degrees, low 20-30 degrees.

Here is a link to the Hayden Lake Country Club:  (aka The Bozanta Tavern which was built back in the early 1900's along with Idaho's 1st Golf course)

Here is a link to the Avondale Golf Club: ttp://

Here is a link to some of the Local History - (Prior to Avondale's Development) Hayden was booming at turn of century- This early history of Hayden Lake, Avondale Lake and the surrounding area was written in 1963 when some of the early settlers were still alive and PRIOR to "Avondale on Hayden" and the Avondale Golf Course being developed: Beach and Boat Launch - Hayden Lake Idaho









Here are Links to the only available waterfront lots on Avondale Lake:
JUST SOLD!  Nov 2008 - $189,000: 
JUST SOLD!  Nov 2008 - $175,000:
JUST SOLD!  Nov 2008 - $300,000: Eastshore Drive
Sorry! I just sold all 3 of them.....

Here is the link to the only available Acreage Lot in Avondale on Hayden:
AVAILABLE:  1.21 Acre LOT that adjoins creek that feeds into the Lake -

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Comment balloon 10 commentsPam Jank • October 05 2008 04:23AM


Pam, Excellent Job and beautiful photographs.  You certainly paint a very nice picture of this community.  I also opened the link about the Early Days.  Very interesting history. Thanks

Posted by Tim Jank (Jank & Associates) over 10 years ago

Pam, Great localism post. The community sounds wonderful. Good info for anyone considering relocation or just visitng.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 10 years ago

Pam, You certainly do live in a very picturesque area.  Sounds like there is alot to do to keep you busy even if retired.  Hope to visit you some day!

Posted by Ted Ewing (Simmons Built) over 10 years ago

Gita, Tim, Ted,  Thanks for the positive feedback.  Yes, this is an incredibly gorgeous area that is filled with interesting history, especially from the late 1800 thru early 1900's.

Posted by Pam Jank, Your Coeur d'Alene & North Idaho Real Estate Pro (Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty) over 10 years ago

What a wonderful and informative feature.  I'm going to guess this is where you live. We are on the golf course on Avondal Loop and I am still trying to get used to how spectacular the scenery is!

Posted by Janna Scharf, Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert (Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene) over 10 years ago

Jenna, I do and have lived on Hayden Lake and in the Hayden Lake and Avondale communities for over 18 years.  I love it here and can't imagine living anywhere else.  "It is the Lifestyle"

Posted by Pam Jank, Your Coeur d'Alene & North Idaho Real Estate Pro (Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty) over 10 years ago

Pam, This looks like the place to live!  How far are the ATV, Snowmobile trails, Hunting?

Posted by Tim Jank (Jank & Associates) over 10 years ago

Tim, you are only a few minutes away from ALL of those sporting events!  Thats why I always say this area is where you can "Live where you Vacation"

Posted by Pam Jank, Your Coeur d'Alene & North Idaho Real Estate Pro (Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty) over 10 years ago

The photos are definitely the way to go. I would have never dreamed that Idaho was so lovely and so diverse in its natural resources.


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Posted by Kelly Willey, Short Sale Agent - Harford County Maryland Real Estate (Long and Foster BEL AIR MARYLAND) over 10 years ago

We presently live in Bend Oregon - a very pretty place.  We'd like to move to a home on a lake -maybe even Lake Avondale.  It sounds like a beautiful area, and, we're retired Air Force and would like to live where we'd have access to the air base in Spokane.  How far is it to Spokane?  Look forward to hearing from you.  We'd even consider a property exchange!  Think anybody is interested in Bend? 

Posted by Ron and Deanne Deady over 8 years ago