Arco, ID is located in Butte County and is also the county seat. Southwest of the city, Craters of the Moon National Monument provides a fun outing for all to enjoy. Originally known as Root Hog, the town moved in order to add the intersection of two stagecoach routes to within its city limits. The town was renamed Arco after a German visiting Washington D. C. at the time, his name being Gerg von Arco. Arco was the first community in the world to be limit by Nuclear generated electricity.
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83213 Arco Idaho Homes and Lifestyle
Age of Homes The majority of Arco homes are between 30-40 years old, with most having been built between 1970-1979. During the 1980s and 1990s, development in Arco real estate saw an addition of 170 homes built. This amount tapered off since that time, however, there is ample room for custom-built homes and new construction if desired.
Home Values The estimated median value for Arco homes and condos in 2009 was $91,504, which is a significant climb from $59,500 in the year 2000. The median asking price for Arco real estate with vacant homes and condos in 2009 was approximately $47,514.
Area Information 61% of Arco residents drive a car alone to work, while 19% carpool/rideshare. 12% use other modes of transportation to get to their jobs, such as taking the bus, or enjoying a walk to work. The remaining 8% of Arco inhabitants work at home. Interestingly enough, 61% of those living in Arco have a total commute time to work of less than 15 minutes.
The cost of living index for Arco is 81.4, which is low once compared to the US average of 100. The population density is extremely low as well, with a total density of 2 people per square mile. The 2010 census showed the total population at 995.
The main school district is Butte County Joint School District #111; the main public schools for Arco are Arco Elementary School, Butte County High School, and Butte County Middle School. Arco boasts it is the first city to be lit by atomic power.
Neighborhoods and Parks
Arco's neighborhoods are peaceful, and the parks are huge. When people purchases Arco real estate, they get a great big “park” for the community's backyard. The biggest appeal to the area is the Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve, with hiking, wildlife and wild flower observation opportunities, and guided tours.
Fishing options are numerous for anglers with several creeks and reservoirs throughout Arco—such as the Sage Brush Reservoir, Pratt Lake, and Boyle Creek.
Golfers will love the Sand Creek Golf Course, which is located in Idaho Falls, under a 90-minute drive from Arco. 18 hole, bent greens course, open to the public. Admission is $18 for residents for 18 holes, and $14 for 9 holes for residents; $20.50 and $16.50 for non-residents, respectively.
Nearby Shopping The best shopping opportunities can be found in nearby Idaho Falls, home to the Grand Teton Mall on East 17th Street. The anchor stores are Macy's, Dillard's, Sears, JC Penney, Barnes & Noble, and Old Navy. Dining options for hungry shoppers include Red Robin, Sizzler, Pizza Hut, and Subway.
With a quiet, Arco homes are the place to settle, close by to city activity, without the “big city” feel.
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Listing information last updated on February 23rd, 2017 at 10:37am MST.