About Dover, Idaho, USA

This small bedroom community is located in the Panhandle of Idaho in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. Since incorporation in 1988, we have grown from a few concerned citizens to a city with a population over 550 with a spirit of community. Dover provides a unique quality of life to families and individuals looking for the small town life, with easy access to larger cities such as Sandpoint. Although we are predominately a bedroom community, we realize the need to diversify our local economy.

Parcel sizes range from 1/5 acre to 600 acres and varies from agricultural to suburban. It is a perfect mix! The neighborhood areas include Syringa Heights, Rocky Point, Pine Street, Panorama Ridge, Canoe Cove, Marina Town, Pristine Heights, Cedar Ridge and of course the original community of Dover, each with their own personalities. The 1864 acres within the city limits contain over 12 miles of bike and pedestrian trails, 3,300 feet of public beach access and over 10 acres of public parks as well as wetland parks.

Nestled within the Selkirk Mountain Range at Latitude 48.251N., longitude 116.61W, Dover is bordered on the south by the Pend Oreille River and lies within the Purcell Trench at an elevation of 2067 feet and rises to 2900 feet. It is in the Pacific Standard time zone.

Lying just 40 miles from Montana and 25 miles from Washington, U.S. Hwy 2 / Idaho 200 intersects the city and encompasses the southern loop of the International Selkirk Loop and the Historic Rivers Passage. Spokane, WA is 90 miles southwest and provides the nearest international airport while the Canadian Border is 65 miles north along U.S Hwy 95. Schweitzer Mountain Resort is a 45 minute drive by car.

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  • Annual Average Temperature (in Fahrenheit)
  • Average High 56.6 / Low 34.4
  • January Average Temperature: High 32 / Low 20
  • July Average Temperature: High 82 / Low 48
  • Annual Average Snowfall: 70"
  • Annual Average Precipitation: 32"

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