The quaint city of Murtaugh, Idaho in Twin Falls County was named after Mark Murtaugh who oversaw the construction of a local irrigation project. The 2010 census estimated the population to be one hundred and forty-nine. The Murtaugh economy is stable, standing with 87.1818 as the cost of living with an unemployment rate at 3.2 percent. The job growth rate for those seeking Idaho Real Estate in Murtaugh stands at 3.3 percent.
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83344 Murtaugh Idaho Homes and Lifestyle
Age of Homes
The approximate median age of a home in Murtaugh is 37.8 years slightly above the Idaho average of 33.2 years with a majority of those houses built in the decades of the 1930s, 1960s, and 1970s. Fewer houses have been built after 2005.
Value of Homes
As of June, 2011, the estimated median value of houses for sale in Murtaugh, Twin Falls County, Idaho is approximately $67,828 with a median household income of $23,820.
The goal of the Murtaugh School District is to provide a foundation of lifelong learning to students and to encourage their maximum potential by steering them toward intellectual, physical and social development.
In the area around Murtaugh there are discoveries to be made by those who love learning for the sake of learning.
Seventeen miles north of Twin Falls is the Minidoka National Historic Site commemorating the Minidoka War Relocation Camp where Japanese Americans were interned from 1942 to 1945 during the Second World War.
It is a short drive to the Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument which protects rich fossil deposits from the late Pliocene epoch, 3.5 million years ago.
The City of Rocks National Reserve offers ample opportunities for wildlife watching while reconnecting with history near the historic California Trail.
Twin Falls is a waterfall on the Snake River not far from the city it was named for. Water flow is controlled by dams and is used for hydroelectric power and irrigation.
Near Murtaugh, Idaho is a historical marker commemorating the Caldron Linn where the Hunt party in 1811 was forced to abandon river travel after losing a man to the ferocious waters, likening it to a boiling caldron and adding the Scottish word “Linn”, meaning waterfall.
For a taste of the country life one can visit Tub’s Berry Farm in nearby Twin Falls. They offer strawberries in the spring and raspberries in the fall for those who make an appointment. They have a pumpkin patch, a maze and a petting zoo.
Neighborhoods and Parks
Murtaugh Lake County Park in Twin Falls County, Idaho may not have many marked hiking trails, but visitors are free to explore the area on foot.
Murtaugh offers all the shopping amenities and even has stores like Star Craft Inc. that will appeal to hobbyists and Laurel’s Custom Sewing & Clothing that will cater to all one’s sewing needs.
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Listing information last updated on July 28th, 2017 at 11:37am MDT.