Hailey is a vibrant community of over 8,000 people in the heart of Idaho’s gorgeous Wood River Valley. Located just 11 miles South of the famous Sun Valley ski areas, Hailey offers a unique wilderness setting within minutes of luxurious mountain retreats and world class resorts.
Hailey Real Estate
Searching for your next home can be a real task, especially when you are weighing the benefits of living in certain towns or cities. Choosing the best place for you to live is a challenging endeavor. But we are here to help ease the process. As you search our Idaho listings, make sure to check out Hailey real estate. This small town in the southern portion of central Idaho could be just the place for you. Here are a few highlights and facts about Hailey real estate that will help you in your decision.
As aforementioned, Hailey is in south central Idaho. It is one of four towns in the Wood River Valley, which is nestled in between some of Idaho’s most interesting and beautiful natural features. These include the Frank Church Wilderness Preserve to the north, the Sawtooth National Forest to the southwest, the Boise National Forest to the northwest, and Craters of the Moon National Park to the east. When you invest in Hailey real estate, you have access to some of Idaho’s most beautifully preserved natural features.
Hailey is relatively close to several of Idaho’s major metropolitan areas. It is just under 150 miles away from Idaho’s capital city, Boise, about 70 miles from Twin Falls, and about 150 miles from Pocatello. This proximity give you the opportunity to enjoy the quiet life without sacrificing the benefits of being close to a large city. The local airport also gives residents of Hailey access to any city nearby, cutting travel time down to a fraction of what it would be by car.
Hailey real estate is especially valuable for the ample outdoor recreation available in the immediate area. Less than half an hour’s drive will take you and your friends to Dollar Mountain and Bald Mountain for world class skiing. The heavy snowfall and low wind speeds make skiing in the Wood River region an experience to remember. Dollar Mountain, located in the heart of resort town, Sun Valley, is a friendly destination for beginning and intermediate skiers. Once you have mastered Dollar, challenge your skills on Bald Mountain, located just outside Ketchum.
Visitors to Hailey must plan their time wisely as there is an incredible selection of things to do and places to go within just a few miles. Recreational possibilities near Hailey include skiing, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, white water rafting, horseback riding & camping. A scenic drive is at the top of everybody's list of things to do and just 160 miles through some of the country's most beautiful mountains will bring visitors to the thriving city of Boise.
The Wood River Valley and surrounding area is home to hundreds of miles of single track, back woods biking trails. These well designed trails will take you into the deserted wilderness surrounding Hailey Idaho and keep you entertained for years to come. In addition to hundreds of miles of backwoods trails, Hailey is connected to its neighboring towns by about 33 miles of paved bike paths. Numerous bike shops, trails, and paths make the Wood River region one of the most biker-friendly areas in the nation. If you like boating and fishing, spend some time on the nearby Magic Reservoir and Stanley Lake. For whitewater enthusiasts, the middle fork of the Salmon River is a great place to test out your daring. Whatever your outdoor sport of choice, you can find it in and around Hailey Idaho.
Arts and Entertainment
Hailey is one in a series of tourist and resort centered towns in the area. Sun Valley and Ketchum receive a substantially greater volume of tourist traffic during the year, which gives Hailey real estate a special quality. As a resident of Hailey, you enjoy all of the amenities of Sun Valley and Ketchum, without as many tourists. This means that you get to participate in events like the Sun Valley Summer Symphony performances, where a collection of professional musicians from across the nation gather to perform, the Sun Valley Half Marathon,
Residents of Hailey have access to fine dining & nightlife, a wide variety of shopping choices, fitness facilities and recreational opportunities seldom seen near such posh accommodations. Challis National Forest and Sawtooth National Forest surround this lovely community giving one a feeling of being engulfed by nature. No matter which direction you might head, you will likely find some sort of natural beauty making an impression on you. and other lively cultural events. You also can visit Sun Valley and Ketchum’s luxurious resorts. Events in Hailey include the 4th of July Parade and the Northern Rockies Music Festival.
Public schools in Hailey Idaho are part of the Blaine County School District. In the area there are four elementary schools, one middle school, two high schools, and one K-12 school. Educational opportunities include Gifted and Talented programs for advanced students, small class sizes, and university influence from colleges like Boise State, College of Western Idaho, and Idaho State University.
As you search for your next home, consider Hailey real estate on the top of your list. This great town has much to offer its residents. World class recreation, access to fantastic arts and culture, and great education make an investment in Hailey real estate and investment in high quality of life.
Hailey Homes and Lifestyle
While there exists a wide variety of housing options- the average home price in Hailey is roughly $375,000 which does exceed the median price for Idaho real estate. That being noted- It is possible to find a 2-3 bedroom home for as little as $200,000. Hughes Real Estate Group team members can provide more detailed Idaho real estate market information.
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Listing information last updated on August 31st, 2014 at 1:31am.