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Boise Real Estate Guide

Boise, ID Real Estate

Boise is the capital and most populous city of Idaho (the 104th largest city in the nation), and is the county seat of Ada County. Boise is the largest city between Salt Lake City, Utah and Portland, Oregon.  Boise’s population was 205,671 in 2010.  The metropolitan area population is approximately 616,000 people and is the third most populated area in the Pacific Northwest.

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Recognitions

Boise is a great place to live and work  – and it is no secret.  Boise has been recognized numerous times for the quality of life, business, environment and safety.  Among those recognitions are:

  • Best Towns 2010: #1 Overall Town in Western U.S. (Outside Magazine)
  • Top Ten Cities to Live In: #10 (Cities Ranked & Rated, 2nd Edition, Frommer’s, 2007)
  • One of the Best Places to Live in 2009 (U.S. News and World Report, 2009)
  • Best places for business and careers: # 2 (Forbes Magazine, 2008)
  • Urban environment report card: # 6 (Earth Day Network, 2007)
  • Boomtowns: Hottest cities for entrepreneurs (midsize cities): # 9 (Inc.com, 2007)
  • Most secure places to live (500,000 or more residents): # 1 (Farmers Insurance 2006)

Areas of Boise

Like many other cities, Boise has different areas, each with their own character, special qualities and events.  Whether you are looking for a home with land, brand new construction or a home with a view, there really is something for everyone in Boise.

Downtown Boise - Downtown Boise is the cultural hub of Boise.  This area houses many unique business and events: the Boise Twilight Criterium bicycle race occurs in July each year; the Capital City Public Market is an ongoing gathering place where farmers and producers gather to sell their products to the public.

North End or “North Boise” - The North End of Boise is extremely popular because of its location and maturity. It is close to downtown and the foothills, which allows easy access to mountain biking, skiing and snowboarding and hiking just to name a few. As it is one of the oldest parts of Boise, there are many older homes with a rich history. Although many homes are older, in recent years there have been “infill” projects (new construction among the existing homes) as well as many North End homes that have been remodeled.

Some notable sections of the North End are the Camels Back Park, Hyde Park and Harrison Boulevard. There are many events that take place in the North End such as the Hyde Park Street Fair and Art in the Park. The price range in the North End ranges anywhere from $100,000 to over $1,000,000.

Northeast Boise – If you are looking for newer construction but still want to be close to downtown and recreation then Northeast Boise might be an ideal location. Newer communities such as Harris Ranch, Solaire, River Heights, Triplet Ranch and El Paseo. This area of Boise allows for great recreation including biking or walking on the Boise Greenbelt, floating the Boise River from Barber Park, checking out a play at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival or boating at Lucky Peak Reservoir. Northeast Boise homes broadly range in price from $135,000 to well over $1,000,000.

Southeast Boise - There are a variety of subdivisions, communities and neighborhoods that offer convenient access to both downtown and other areas of Boise. Communities like Columbia Village and Surprise Valley offer great amenities for families like tennis courts, pools, clubhouses and walking paths, as well as access to biking and hiking. Bown Crossing is another unique development in Southeast Boise which offers a great mix of single family homes, patio and town homes, condos, retail and restaurant space. Home prices in Southeast Boise range from anywhere $90,000 to $950,000.

Boise Bench - The Boise Bench derives its name because of it appearance, since its elevation rises about 60 feet above downtown, giving the appearance of being a step or bench above the city. Many homes in this area are older, similar to that of the North End. The Bench offers close access to the freeway, downtown Boise, the Boise Airport, Boise State University, shopping and restaurants. The Boise Train Depot, which was built in 1925, is a major landmark in Boise. The grounds of the Depot host many picnics, weddings and photography sessions. Home prices for the Boise Bench range anywhere from $55,000 to well over $500,000 for a home with a view.

South Boise - South Boise is an ever growing residential area with a lot of new construction as well as existing homes. If your property requirements are a shop or acreage, this area should definitely be explored as it offers larger home sites when more property is desired. This area offers great entertainment with easy access to Edwards 21 movie theater and numerous restaurants. Easy freeway access allows for a great commute to anywhere in the Treasure Valley. Home prices range from $90,000 to $400,000.

West Boise - West Boise includes both new and existing residential communities, restaurants, strip malls and the Boise Towne Square Mall, which is the largest mall in Idaho. The area also includes many major retailers such as Barnes & Noble, Cabella’s and Best Buy. Freeway access allows for a 10-15 minute commute to downtown Boise. Home prices range from $70,000 to $400,000.

Northwest Boise - Northwest Boise sits against the Boise Foothills and contains both new and old neighborhoods. Some of the older residential areas have a feel that is similar to the North End, which is appealing to many. This area offers easy access to the biking and hiking of the Foothills, as well as the Boise Greenbelt. Home prices range from $100,000 to well over $1,000,000 for a custom built home in the Boise Foothills.

Schools

Riverside Elementary School

2100 East Victory | (208) 854-5980

Horizon Elementary School

730 North Mitchell | (208) 854-5170

Adams Elementary School

1725 East Warm Springs Ave | (208) 854-4190

Boise Senior High School

1010 West Washington St | (208) 854-4270

Borah Senior High School

6001 Cassia St | (208) 854-4370

Capital Senior High School

8055 Goddard Rd | (208) 854-4490

Collister Elementary School

4426 Catalpa Dr | (208) 854-4650

Fairmont Junior High School

2121 North Cole Rd | (208) 854-4790

Garfield Elementary School

1914 Broadway Ave | (208) 854-4950

Hawthorne Elementary School

2401 Targee St | (208) 854-5000

Highlands Elementary School

3434 Bogus Basin Rd | (208) 854-5050

Hillcrest Elementary School

2045 South Pond St | (208) 854-5080

Hillside Junior High School

3536 Hill Rd | (208) 854-5120

Jefferson Elementary School

200 South Latah St | (208) 854-5260

Koelsch Elementary School

2015 North Curtis Rd | (208) 854-5300

Longfellow Elementary School

1511 North 9th St | (208) 854-5450

Lowell Elementary School

1507 North 28TH St | (208) 854-5480

Maple Grove Elementary School

2800 South Maple Grove Rd | (208) 854-5540

Monroe Elementary School

3615 Cassia St | (208) 854-5620

Mountain View Elementary School

3500 Carbarton Lane | (208) 854-5700

North Junior High School

1105 North 13TH St | (208) 854-5740

Owyhee Elementary School

3434 Pasadena Dr | (208) 854-5850

Pierce Park Elementary School

5015 North Pierce Park Lane | (208) 854-5880

Roosevelt Elementary School

908 East Jefferson St | (208) 854-6030

South Junior High School

3101 Cassia St | (208) 854-6110

William Howard Taft Elementary School

3722 Anderson St | (208) 854-6180

Valley View Elementary School

3555 North Milwaukee St | (208) 854-6370

Washington Elementary School

1607 North 15TH St | (208) 854-6420

Whitney Elementary School

1609 South Owyhee St | (208) 854-6580

Whittier Elementary School

301 North 29TH St | (208) 854-6630

Les Bois Junior High School

4150 East Grand Forest Dr | (208) 854-5340

Trail Wind Elementary School

3701 East Lake Forest Dr | (208) 854-6320

Shadow Hills Elementary School

8301 West Sloan St | (208) 854-6060

Amity Elementary School

10000 West Amity Rd | (208) 854-4220

Boise Evening School

8051 West Salt Creek Ct | (208) 854-6700

Riverglen Junior High School

6801 North Gary Lane | (208) 854-5910

Timberline High School

701 East Boise Ave | (208) 854-6230

Liberty Elementary School

1740 East Bergeson St | (208) 854-5410

White Pine Elementary School

401 East Linden St | (208) 854-6530

Cynthia Mann Elementary School

5401 West Castle Dr | (208) 854-4680

Ada County Juvenile Center

6300 Denton St | (208) 854-4150

Anser Charter School

202 East 42ND St | (208) 426-9840

Marian Pritchett Memorial School

1617 North 24TH | (208) 854-6830

Dehryl A Dennis Prof-Technical Center

8201 West Victory Rd | (208) 854-5810

Treasure Valley Math/Science School

6801 North Gary Lane | (208) 854-6800

Pioneer Elementary School

13255 West MC Millan Rd | (208) 855-4100

MC Millan Elementary School

10901 MC Millan | (208) 855-4475

Summerwind Elementary School

3675 North Jullion Way | (208) 375-0210

Lake Hazel Elementary School

11711 Lake Hazel Rd | (208) 350-4075

Christine Donnell School of Arts

7075 South Five Mile Rd | (208) 855-4355

Lowell Scott Middle School

13600 West MC Millan Rd | (208) 350-4060

Ustick Elementary School

12435 West Ustick Rd | (208) 855-4120

Cecil D Andrus Elementary School

6100 Park Meadow Dr | (208) 939-3400

Spalding Elementary School

12311 West Braddock Dr | (208) 321-2150

Joplin Elementary School

12081 West Demeyer St | (208) 855-4345

Frontier Elementary School

11851 Musket Dr | (208) 350-4190

Lake Hazel Middle School

11625 La Grange St | (208) 855-4375

Silver Sage Elementary School

7700 Snohomish St | (208) 855-4485

Centennial High School

12400 West MC Millan Rd | (208) 855-4250

Pepper Ridge Elementary School

2252 South Sumpter Way | (208) 855-4130

Meridian Night School (Alternative)

12400 West McMillan Rd | (208) 939-1404

Bishop Kelly High School

7009 Franklin Rd | (208) 375-6010

St Marks Elementary School

7503 W Northview St | (208) 375-6654

St Joseph's Catholic School

825 W Fort St | (208) 342-4909

Sacred Heart School

3901 Cassia St | (208) 344-9738

Boise Christian School

219 N Roosevelt St | (208) 342-4529
PK,K-12 | ID Private Schools

Maranatha Christian School

12000 Fairview Ave | (208) 376-7272

Boise Valley Adventist School

925 N Cloverdale Rd | (209) 376-7141

The Children's School Of Boise

1015 N 8th St | (208) 343-6840

Cloverdale Montessori

12255 W Goldenrod Ave | (208) 322-1200

Foothills School Of Arts & Sciences

618 S 8th St | (208) 331-9260

Kids Connection Montessori

2310 Columbus St | (208) 384-1191

Rose Hill Montessori

4603 Albion St | (208) 385-7674

Sheridan Academy

820 S Latah St | (208) 331-2044

Teen Challenge Christian Academy

11828 Fairview Ave | (208) 375-4636

St Ambrose Christian High School

202 E 42ND St | (208) 323-1104

Hillside Academy

3900 Hill Rd | (208) 336-2980

Cole Valley Elementary Campus

8775 Ustick Rd | (208) 375-3571

Learning Treeinc

2908 N 28th St | (208) 342-7821

Calvary Christian School

111 Auto Dr | (208) 376-0260

Northview Montessori School

7670 W Northview St | (208) 322-0152

Parkcenter Montessori

649 E Parkcenter Blvd | (208) 344-0004

Desert Sage Elementary School

9325 West Mossywood St | (208) 350-4020

Morley Nelson Elementary School

7701 West Northview St | (208) 854-4610

Grace Jordan Elementary School

6411 West Fairfield | (208) 854-5580

West Junior High School

8371 West Salt Creek Ct | (208) 854-6450

Frank Church High (Altern)

8051 West Salt Creek Ct | (208) 854-5650

Language Academy

334 South Cole Rd | (208) 854-5220

Isucceed Virtual High School

8950 West Emerald St STE150 | (208) 375-3116

East Junior High School

5600 East Warm Springs Ave | (208) 854-4730

Kaplan Academy of Idaho

1012 North 18TH St | (208) 781-0647
6-12 |

Intermountain School & Hosp

303 N Allumbaugh St |

Sage International Charter School

457 East Parkcenter Blvd |
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Recreation

One of the benefits of owning real estate in Boise, Idaho is the surrounding environment. There are numerous recreational opportunities in Boise, which include extensive hiking and biking trails in the Boise Foothills. The ever changing landscape along the Boise Greenbelt, which runs along the Boise River, makes for awesome walks or bike rides anytime of the year. The Boise River is also great for fishing, swimming and rafting, which is a popular activity in the summer months.

Many of Boise’s parks are located along the Boise River, which creates a stunning backdrop for a family picnic or walk. The popular parks along the river are Ann Morrison Park, Katherine Albertson Park and Julia Davis Park. There are other parks located in Boise that have a great deal to offer, such as Camel’s Back Park which is located in North Boise.

While it isn’t a park, another fantastic outdoor place to visit is the Idaho Botanical Gardens, which has a huge assortment of plants and many speciality gardens. The Idaho Botanical Gardens also host many concerts and events throughout the year, including the Winter Garden Aglow Festival during the Christmas season which is a must see.

If you are someone who likes to be in a park like setting while hitting golf balls you are in luck because Boise has 8 fantastic golf courses. There are additional courses throughout Meridian, Eagle and Nampa if by chance you are up for a change of scenery.

When you ask most people who live here why they love it, most will respond with “because we have four seasons.” In addition to the activities in the foothills and along the river and the various cultural activities in the city, Bogus Basin gives Boiseans a chance to ski, snowboard and tube in the winter months. Bogus is a 165 acre snowy paradise conveniently located just 16 miles North of downtown Boise. Other ski resorts in the area are Brundge Mountain Resort (about 2 hours away from Boise) and Sun Valley Resort (about 3 hours from Boise).

If activities like hunting, fishing and camping are more your style, Idaho will not disappoint. Many reservoirs, camp sites and hunting areas are located within a convenient distance from the Boise area. Lucky Peak Reservoir is located anywhere from 20-45 minutes from Boise depending on your beginning destination. Other lakes around the area include Anderson Ranch (20 miles E. of Mountain Home), Arrowrock (20 miles E. of Boise), Brownlee (N. of Weiser, Idaho). Beautiful Lake Cascade (about 2 hours from Boise) and Payette Lake (about 2 1/2 hours from Boise) are located North of Boise and are popular destinations all year round.

Business Community

When you begin looking at all that Boise has to offer, it is no surprise that some large corporations call Boise their home including Micron Technology, Albertsons, Boise Cascade, Bodybuilding.com and J.R. Simplot Company. Numerous other high tech companies such as Hewlett Packard and Crucial.com also have locations in Boise. In addition to technology, the traditional resourced-based industries like agriculture, forest products, and mining continue to contribute to the economy. Other areas of business growth in the area include healthcare, tourism, business and information services.

Comparing the state of Boise’s economy compared to that of other regions around the country that were hit extremely hard by the mortgage crisis, our economy and real estate market are doing well above average.  In fact, the Brooking Institute’s December 2011 report indicated that Boise was second in the top 20 metropolitan areas for economic performance.

All in all, Boise is a fantastic place to live, work and play!

source: wikipedia.org


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(all data current as of 10/1/2014)

  1. $289,900 : 419 S 8th, Boise
    2 beds, 1 baths
    Home size: 1,051 sq ft
    Year built: 2009
    Days on market: 1
  2. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,734 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,712 sqft
    Year built: 1960
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 1
  3. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,168 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,534 sqft
    Year built: 2003
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 1
  4. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,820 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,276 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 1
  5. 3 beds, 1 baths
    Home size: 1,270 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,534 sqft
    Year built: 1910
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 1
  6. 3 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,387 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,227 sqft
    Year built: 2007
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 1
  7. 4 beds, 1.5 baths
    Home size: 1,493 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,018 sqft
    Year built: 1960
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 1
  8. 3 beds, 1 baths
    Home size: 1,064 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,098 sqft
    Year built: 1971
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 1
  9. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,568 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,454 sqft
    Year built: 1998
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 1
  10. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,068 sq ft
    Year built: 1989
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 1
  11. 5 beds, 3.5 baths
    Home size: 3,168 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,454 sqft
    Year built: 1986
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 1
  12. 2 beds, 1 baths
    Home size: 900 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,147 sqft
    Year built: 1920
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 1
  13. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,563 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,840 sqft
    Year built: 1985
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 1
  14. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,613 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,405 sqft
    Year built: 1918
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 1
  15. 4 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,647 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,098 sqft
    Year built: 2011
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 1
  16. 3 beds, 1.5 baths
    Home size: 1,416 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,276 sqft
    Year built: 1970
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 2
  17. 4 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,185 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,018 sqft
    Year built: 1991
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 2
  18. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,493 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.96 ac
    Year built: 1991
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 2
  19. 5 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 3,636 sq ft
    Lot size: 19,602 sqft
    Year built: 2005
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 2
  20. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,250 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,712 sqft
    Year built: 1990
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 2

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