North Star Retirement Community

Offers Assisted Living and Independent Living

40 Reviews
2340 W Seltice Way, Coeur D Alene, ID 83814
Call (800) 385-2527
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Assisted Living Reviews for North Star Retirement Community

August 14, 2018

By Sunni

I visited this facility

I toured North Star Retirement Community and it was probably the most upbeat place that I have been in a while. The people that were working there were very friendly, knowledgeable, and it showed in the atmosphere. When you walk into the community, it feels and looks different, and they're not the fanciest one. I think the community is 25- or 26-years-old, so they don't have the biggest, fanciest, or newest things, but the people were happy, and I really believe that has to do with the staff. They were amazing, and that would be our first choice. We were shown around twice, they were doing happy hour one time, some people were playing cards, and they had a movie playing in one of the rooms. We only ate there one time for lunch, but they were doing a big Hawaiian event, and there was a buffet. They have an amazing assortment of things and they were all fresh. I got to talk to the chef, he has a passion about it, and he was so excited. He put on quite an impressive buffet, and was just really happy the residents liked it.

January 27, 2018

By Charlie

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My mom is living in North Star. It seemed to be the most upscale option. The staff seems to be very friendly, and the amenities are as good as you can expect. My mom has a nice, comfortable studio with a view of the outside. The staff turnover is the only issue but they try very hard and are very caring.

July 17, 2017

By Deborah

I visited this facility

North Star Retirement Community is a very nice, good, and clean community. The people doing the tour were very professional. It's strictly assisted care and they don't have memory care unit. The problem for my dad was the place was huge and because it's so big, he won't be able to navigate it. They had all kinds of activities every day. If you're able to be in assisted living in a big community, then this is a very nice place.

June 28, 2017

By CaringReviewer140165

I visited this facility

North Star was fine, but it was just too big. The rooms were brand new, and everything looked good and clean. There was an exercise area.

February 21, 2017

By Crnkovich Daughters

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Next month our mom will be a resident at North Star for one year; we moved her a year after my father passed.. The North Star staff are amazing; they treat our mom like family and help me and my two sisters out so much as we do not live local. The staff and other residents are so helpful and friendly; our mom has made so many friends. She feels comfortable and safe and we as her daughters feel relieved.. It's like she lives at a five star hotel! She enjoys all the social activities and loves the food. Thank you North Star Staff for making this transition as easy as possible and treating our mom like family. We feel very blessed to have found North Star Retirement Community!

February 16, 2017

By kathy backus

I visited this facility

My father moved from NY to Id last June. He is 90 years old.and in good health. North Star has been a gift from God. My mother had died a year before and most of dad's friends were no longer active. North Star has a library, a work out room a full service restaurant and house keeping included in the price. They also have entertainment, day trips and much more. The best part of North Star is the staff. They treat everyone like family. I live about 40 miles away and am able to take dad to appointments etc. If I am unable to make in to town North Star has a car and driver available to take people where they want or need to go. It is a great place. Dad has made many friends and I have peace of mind knowing there is someone there 24 hours a day if he needs anything.

January 28, 2017

By The Baeumel Family

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

North Star is like a 5 star hotel when you go out into the community and see for yourself, My parents where here for almost 4 years and then my mom got sick and we had to move her and my dad went with her to another facility. When she passed it was our goal to have my dad back at North Star and he is back and enjoying it. He has alot of activities and socials to go to through out the week and can eat at either dining rooms. The staff is amazing and so friendly and just like family. They give my dad wonderful care and we are so happy to have him back at North Star.

November 28, 2016

By Christine387832

I visited this facility

North Star was really nice, and the people were very friendly. The rooms were really nice, newer, and really clean. The people who lived there all seemed very friendly, and the staff was really good. The dining room was very nice, light, open, and clean. They have a lot of good activities. I would definitely recommend it.

February 29, 2016

By Reviewer124805450

I am/was a resident of this facility

We are so lucky to live here! So many great employees and I really mean this. We have a good chef and good servers also. I also have had good help when I need it with the office staff. In other words I am very happy to be here. Also lots of activities to keep us busy is we so desire. I have lived here for 8 years.

February 27, 2016

By Reviewer124692850

I am/was a resident of this facility

Top Notch. Great Staff. Very caring.

February 27, 2016

By Reviewer124692750

I am/was a resident of this facility

It is the best retirement facility in Coeur d'Alene! All employees are #10. thoughtful, caring and patient. Food is very good. Lots of social activities and trips.

February 25, 2016

By Betsy M.1

I am/was a resident of this facility

Everything is excellent. Staff is so friendly!

February 13, 2016

By Norma B.

I am/was a resident of this facility

Helpful and friendly staff. North Star is very clean. Great activities and great place to play Bridge . Residents are very friendly. Transportation takes me wherever I'd like to go.

February 02, 2016

By Thelma Creason

I am/was a resident of this facility

Excellent. Staff and servers are caring and helpful in all areas.

January 31, 2016

By Loretta Richmond

I am/was a resident of this facility

Not only is this a beautiful place to live, the staff is so friendly and accommodating! Residents and staff have welcomed us from the time we moved here. Activities are abundant. Our meals are always tasty and nutritous. Living here is good!

December 28, 2015

By Susan117688350

I visited this facility

Everything at North Star Retirement Community is very good: the environment, the care, the dining facility, the activities, and the food. The rooms were spacious. They have options for single-bedroom apartments that are larger than what I have seen in other facilities.

November 30, 2015

By Anonymous117271050

I visited this facility

North Star Retirement Community is a very beautiful community. The facility is clean and well presented. The person who met me was very friendly, very accommodating.

August 27, 2015

By Diane112460350

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My parents picked North Star. I like the social activities, the church, and the people that are taking care of my parents. The facility is clean. They have good food and good care.

May 12, 2015

By Anonymous106418050

I visited this facility

North Star was quite nice. There was a combination of independent living and assisted living. It was very pleasant. The people there were very nice. It was also quiet. They had a lot of activities.

April 24, 2015

By Caring105751350

I visited this facility

North Star is a great community. The staff is great, very accommodating, and very nice. They help a lot. It's pretty, and they have good food. They try to do everything they can to help and make it easier. They are fair. It would be a community I would want to live in. It's more affordable too.

December 30, 2014

By Alyssa Carey

I am a friend or relative of resident

Beautiful and friendly community. Love it!!!

February 24, 2014

By Caring77655550

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My husband is currently at North Star Retirement Community. I like this place because they are very accommodating. When I needed a place to stay, because my husband was there, they gave me a room for a very reasonable amount of money and I am able to come and go as I please. The CNAs and nursing staff there are exceptional. They just take really good care of my husband. He is not able to get up off the bed by himself and they are helping him do that. They just help him every way they can. The residents there are very, very pleasant, lively, and young. They are always doing things. They show movies every night. They have reading groups and Bible study. They have several bingo every week. They also have exercises every day. They have a gym and a pool table. They also have beauty facilities.
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Independent Living Reviews for North Star Retirement Community

June 21, 2021

By Ron

I visited this facility

I like that North Star Retirement Community is all inclusive. Everything was provided, including the food. I also like the activities. The staff was very personable, very nice, and very knowledgeable. The cleanliness and up-keep was excellent. They have fewer amenities, but they have a number of social functions and activities that are part of the daily routine. The layout was nice. It almost had a feel of a high end hotel. The menu looked delicious and diverse. We haven't eaten a whole meal there, but what we did have was very, very good.

March 22, 2021

By Marlene

I visited this facility

I visited North Star Retirement and it was very pleasant. It was a wonderful, beautiful home, and a beautiful place. The chef met us there and he had something for everybody in a box. It looked great. They had everything from the workout room to a beauty parlor for men and women. They had a media room, pool tables, exercise rooms, and craft rooms.

December 17, 2020

By Come On

I am/was a resident of this facility

Facility is very old (over priced and not maintained well) and cuisine was not appetizing.

November 29, 2019

By Colleen

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My mother is at North Star Retirement Community. We like the size of the facility, the price, and the food. It's very clean and cozy, and the amenities are nice. It's very well maintained. They offer an array of activities like wine, cheese, and bingo. The staff is very friendly and accommodating.

December 21, 2018

By Glady3

I visited this facility

This is a very friendly & inviting place. The apartments are adequate for senior living, food is good with lots of choices, lots of activities to keep you busy,and it feels like home!

October 08, 2018

By John

I visited this facility

North Star Retirement Community looked real good to me. We toured a couple of different apartments and then we had lunch there. The food was good. The apartments and everything was nice, clean, and orderly. The staff during the tour was good.

May 01, 2018

By Cherie

I visited this facility

We visited North Star Retirement Community, and it was absolutely beautiful. We had a very nice lunch, the people were very cordial, and the residents I spoke to were very enthusiastic. It was well tended, looked clean and bright, and was very well done. It's obvious that care have been taken there. The kitchen seemed to be open most of the day which was very nice. There were lots of menu choices, I was very impressed, and I thought it was lovely.

March 29, 2017

By Steve813337

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

North Star Retirement Community has a large entryway with seating areas, a dining room, 3 floors for independent living, and 2 floors for assisted living. It has an exercise room, a library, a sun room, and a patio. It has lots of activities, and the people are very friendly. When the residents get out and about, they have to be dressed. They can't walk around with their house clothes and slippers or pajamas. I think this is the best place. It may be a little more expensive, but you get what you pay for.

June 17, 2016

By Michele M307071

I visited this facility

My grandmother liked North Star, and that's where she wanted to go. It was awesome, beautiful, and five-star all the way. The food was excellent. The facility was spotlessly clean. We were greeted in the main hallway with a flat-screen TV where people could sit down and relax. We were taken upstairs and shown one of the rooms which had a kitchen, living room, a bedroom, and a nice-sized closet. Down the hall was a big library and a recreation room where they can watch TV and see movies. There were amenities where she could make a phone call and have herself taken to the doctors or go shopping. The staff was excellent and couldn't be nicer.

April 23, 2015

By Merriman

I am/was a resident of this facility

I find the services to be very good. The staff is very efficient and friendly, the residents very interesting and fun and I have no complaints.
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Services and Amenities of North Star Retirement Community


  • Fee Structure Extra: We Offer A Month To Month Rental
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $3450/month
  • Independent Living Starting At: $2300/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Offer Companion Suites
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Room Service For Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Party Space
  • Hiking Trails
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Features Extra: Library, Fitness Room/Gym

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Private Cleaning Services
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Internet Enabled Rooms
  • Wifi
  • Technology Extra: Emergency Call System

Health services

  • Pharma


  • Offsite Activities
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious Services
  • Book Clubs
  • Wii Sports
  • Tai Chi
  • Fitness Room
  • Yoga
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Arts And Crafts
  • Activities Extra: Computer Class

Financial guidance

  • Home Sale Assistance
  • Va Benefits Consultation
  • Financing Advice

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • English


  • Resident Capacity: 0
  • Staff Patient Ratio: 7:1
  • Minimum Age: 62
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed


  • Licenses: Idaho
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About North Star Retirement Community

Our philosophy of service at North Star Retirement Community is that Independent and Assisted Living encourages an active and free senior lifestyle that supports residents' privacy and dignity. Our senior apartments are considered the largest and most spacious in Coeur d’Alene. North Star provides Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Respite services. Our community environment is rich in daily activities, with all day restaurant-style dining, graciously appointed interiors and apartment styles. Our senior housing and Assisted Living services provides senior living with resort-style amenities in the heart of Coeur d’Alene, serving Post Falls, Hayden, Rathdrum, Spokane Valley, Spokane, and surrounding communities. Come see for yourself.

What Makes Us Special

We have open dining; our residents can come and eat anytime from 7 AM-6 PM. Our guests and family have the option to choose from the daily specials or to order off of our menu - Many of our apartments over look Riverstone Park and the Spokane River - Centennial Trail is just outside our gate - Full Time Activities Director - Regular Happy Hours with entertainment - Independent living with the comfort of knowing that if the need arises you can transfer to Assisted Living - Cadillac or Bus Transportation - Adult Daycare - Cooking for a Cause Top Chef award for 2014 - Internal E-call System

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