A peaceful, urban community with the best outdoor recreation.

Welcome to Hayden

A peaceful, urban community with the best outdoor recreation

Hayden is a scenic, small resort community in Northern Idaho, nestled between the timbered and slanted shores of Hayden Lake. The city began its rich history as an area steeped in lumber, cattle ranching, and farming and has grown to become a hub for the best outdoor recreation in Idaho. Residents enjoy all the amenities of a larger city, including exciting strolls along the sandy shores of Honeysuckle Beach and unique shopping in the city's downtown business district.

In addition, Hayden residents enjoy a high quality of life and live in brand-new homes with access to fine dining and shopping destinations. With over 40 miles of shoreline, the community offers numerous attractions and adventures, making it a tranquil place to live away from the hustle and bustle of urban cities.

What to Love

  • Incredible beauty
  • Numerous outdoor activities year-round
  • Excellent food
  • High quality of life
  • Diverse, modern homes
  • Desirable lakefront living

Local Lifestyle

Hayden offers a suburban feel with the most desirable lakefront living in North Idaho, packed with numerous outdoor adventures and attractions. The community is walkable, and residents enjoy strolling the beautiful downtown business district, featuring multiple restaurants, retail shops, and entertainment areas. 

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

Hayden offers a range of fine and casual dining, shopping, and entertainment spots, where you can enjoy your favorite dish, shop for quality items, and have fun. For casual, old-school dining, check out
Blue Plate Cafe along Government Way, known for excellent breakfast, sandwiches, and classic American entrees. For resort-style dining, head to Hayden Lake Country Club, a member-owned golf club rich in history and tradition. It is a dedicated club in Hayden, offering first-class recreation, cuisine, and hospitality facilities.

Avondale Golf Course is another excellent place to explore, featuring impeccably groomed fairways that wind through the state's most spectacular wooded scenery. It is a meeting point for golfers and features various amenities, including the Avondale Bar & Grill, a well-stocked bar with a full menu that complements the Avondale Golf Course experience.

Things to Do

Outdoor enthusiasts will find Hayden the perfect place to enjoy exhilarating adventures and attractions. One of the best places to explore is
Raptor Reef Indoor Water Park, a 25,000-square-foot aquatic center facility. It comprises a wave pool and children's lagoon with a two-story play structure, waterslides, and an indoor/outdoor hot tub. The Honeysuckle Beach is also a great destination to discover various water activities like boating and fishing, featuring a volleyball court and picnic tables.

Golf lovers can spend time at the marvelous Hayden Lake Country Club along Bozanta Drive to interact with residents while enjoying an exciting game in a beautiful, casual atmosphere. Avondale Golf Course is an excellent alternative course tucked away in a hidden enclave on Sydney's North Shore, featuring a magnificent 18-hole course.



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Overview for HAYDEN, ID

15,316 people live in HAYDEN, where the median age is 42.1 and the average individual income is $31,406. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

42.1 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for HAYDEN, ID

HAYDEN has 6,057 households, with an average household size of 2.51. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in HAYDEN do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 15,316 people call HAYDEN home. The population density is 1,468.52 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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48.93 / 51.07%

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Schools in HAYDEN, ID

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The following schools are within or nearby HAYDEN. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Hayden Canyon Charter School
K - 8th
No rating available
Atlas Elementary School
K - 5th
Northwest Expedition Academy
PreK - 5th
Hayden Meadows Elementary School
PreK - 5th
North Idaho Christian School
1st - 12th
No rating available
Little Friends Preschool
PreK - K
No rating available

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