Blackfoot is a town with a rich history, and Blackfoot homes are on average more established than other Idaho real estate. Only about 4% of Blackfoot homes were built in 2005 or later. While the greater part of homes in the county were built in the 1970s (25%), there are a large number (about 15%) of homes built before 1939 as well, making this town a great choice for those seeking historic Idaho homes. Blackfoot also has less homes built in the 80s and 90s than the average for the whole of Idaho.
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In 2009, the estimated median home value was $125,953 for Blackfoot homes, up from $82,500 in 2000. This makes them less valuable than the 2009 estimated median value of $171,700 for all Idaho homes. The mean price in 2009 was $195,532 for detached houses, $25,078 for townhouses or other attached units, $175,851 for houses in 2-unit structures, $126,689 for houses in 3-to-4-unit structures, and $45,722 for mobile homes. Prices have gone down in the last few years for all Idaho real estate: the median sale price of Boise homes in 2010 was between $200,000 and $250,000, down from about $300,000 in 2008.
Blackfoot is the county seat of Bingham County, Idaho, As of the 2000 census Blackfoot has a population of 10,419, while Bingham County has a population of 24,338. As of 2011 the cost of living index is 84.0, making it less expensive than the US average of 100. Those looking for Idaho homes will be happy to hear that about 63% of Blackfoot citizens have a commute of 20 minutes or less. Blackfoot has the largest potato industry in the world, earning it the nickname of “Potato Capital of the World.” It is home to the Eastern Idaho State Fair as well as the Idaho Potato Museum, which draws visitors eager to see the world's largest baked potato and the world's largest potato chip.
Neighborhoods & Parks
The community of Blackfoot contains two parks, Jensen Grove Park and Airport Park, as well as a swimming pool. The city pool is an indoor facility covered by a dome, and is open year-round. There are five more large parks in Bingham County—North Bingham Park, Moreland Park, Rose Park, Sportsman's Park, and Springfield Park. Additionally, the city of Blackfoot runs a skate park and a municipal skate park.
Blackfoot has many grocery stores, a dollar store, pawn shop, and many small clothing and specialty stores. It also has a Walmart Supercenter and a Bealls. There are plenty of merchants from which to buy fresh produce, especially potatoes. For more department store shopping and more specific needs, the nearest larger city is Idaho Falls, just over 30 minutes away by car. Pocatello, about half an hour to the south, is somewhat smaller but has multiple malls and shopping centers to offer.
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Listing information last updated on February 25th, 2017 at 7:52pm MST.