St Maries, ID
This quiet town is situated in a beautiful, timbered valley which includes two major rivers and a multitude of lakes.
St. Maries, which is located about two-and-a-half hours from the Canadian border, is the county seat of Benewah County and has a population of about 2800. It is the retail center for eastern Benewah County and enjoys a trade-area population of about 8,500.
The local economy is driven by the timber industry complemented by some mining operations and a solid base of farming. The remarkable beauty of the area combined with the exceptional quality of life has spawned a considerable retirement community in the area.