Kamiah is a city in Lewis County, Idaho and occupies the 83536 zip code. The estimated 2014 population count was 1,320 residents. Kamiah is a quiet, rural area with the timber and logging industry being the main cog in the economic engine. The largest employer in the city is a wood products company. The city is also located on the banks of the Clearwater River and surrounded by panoramic foothills. The city offers a multitude of recreational opportunities and is the ideal location for outdoor enthusiasts. Residents will also find employment in the lumber and wood industry, forest services, education, government and retail.
For more information about the city of Kamiah, visit http://www.kamiahchamber.com/ Kamiah enjoys a cost of living that is lower than the state and national average. For those concerned with safety will appreciate the low crime rate in the city. As a result of being a small community there is very little traffic and the average commute to work is less than 20 minutes which is less than the national average.
The children in the city are educated through the Kamiah Joint School District #304. The district provides educational public school opportunities for children from Kindergarten through grade 12. The district operates an elementary school, middle school and high school. Being a small school district allows parents, students and teachers to know each other and allows teachers to better address students needs. There is a collaborative effort between staff and community members to ensure students experience a safe and nurturing environment while being challenged to strive for and achieve academic excellence. The student to teacher ratio is 16 to 1. There is also a private school in the city offering an alternative to public school education.
For more information about the public school district, visit http://www.kamiah.org/
There are three colleges located within 100 miles of Kamiah and include Idaho College, Montana College and Washington State College. There 17 other colleges and universities located more than 100 miles from Kamiah. All schools offer a variety of liberal arts and career related courses and degrees to prepare students for careers for the long term.
Available real estate in the city includes single family home, modular homes, townhouses and condominiums and undeveloped propert8ies suitable for residential development. The price range for the properties is moderate and very affordable for families, retirees and first time home buyers.
The city is quiet with rural charm, but has worked to revamp and update the business district, school system and infrastructure such as utilities, public safety and medical services. The city has two family friendly neighborhoods with single family homes.
There are a number of rental units available in the city and the rents are lower than the national and state average. Renters will find studios, one bedroom and multiple bedroom and bathroom properties available. Renting is an economical option for those who prefer not to purchase a home or other property or rent while searching for a suitable home or property to buy.
Anyone interested in real estate in Kamiah, should contact Kathy Parsells. Ms. Parsells is a real estate professional with many years of practical experience in the real estate field. She pays close attention to current trends and practices which serves her clients well.
Parks and Recreation
Kamiah is alive with outdoor recreational opportunities such as hunting and fishing. Enthusiasts will find elk, deer and bear hunting, as well as mountain lion, pheasant and grouse hunting. There are also special hunts for mountain goat and moose by lottery sponsored by the Idaho Fish and Game Department. Fishing enthusiast will find a great spring and fall fishing seasons when trout and salmon are in great supply.
Residents will also find several parks in the surrounding area that offer playgrounds and tot lots, picnic and cookout areas, sports fields, camping, swimming, fishing and boating. Outdoor fans will also find hiking and walking trails and nature paths suitable for watching birds and other wildlife observation, as well as skiing, white water rafting, parachuting and kayaking.
Attractions, Activities and Events
It is important to consider things to do and events when searching for a new home. Kamiah residents will find a variety if things to do that include a rodeo, Farmers Markets, seasonal and holiday celebrations, Farmers Markets, arts and crafts fairs, cultural events, charitable events, classic car shows and personal improvement activities. Residents will also find a variety of family activities on Labor Day weekend, dinner theater, the annual Crab Feed and the Christmas Lighting celebration. One of the more popular events in Kamiah is BBQ Days. It is a two day event sponsored by the area merchants as a way of thanking customers for their support. The event includes entertainment for family members of all ages.