Letha is, like many places in Idaho, a small town. But potential buyers shouldn't think that means that it's just like any other town in Idaho. Letha currently has a population of about 62, and constitutes just a few streets in under three square miles. It is closely incorporated with the nearby city of Emmett, the population of which is a little over 6,000 people. Letha was originally built on the railway halfway between Emmett and the smaller city of New Plymouth. The rail never became a major line, leaving Letha a small offshoot of Emmett. Today it has an identity of its own, serving as a hub for the surrounding farmland and providing access to some of Idaho's awe-inspiring mountains, rivers, and forests.
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83636 Letha Idaho Homes and Lifestyle
Age of homes
As Letha is a small town and a part of Gem County, the average age of Idaho real estate in Letha is similar to that found in the rest of Gem County. Therefore the average age of a home here is 27 years. The real estate here is also very similar to nearby Emmett.
Idaho real estate in the area has similar values to the surrounding cities and incorporated places. The median price of homes in Letha is approximately $145K. The prices of the homes in this area are largely based on the town's size, proximity to Emmett, and the appealing aspect of living so close to Idaho's natural beauty. (All values estimated as of June 2011.)
As these Idaho properties for sale are generally rural, Letha is seen as a farming town based largely in subsistence farming. Homebuyers in this area are generally attracted to the independent, active lifestyle that the small town attracts while still having access to a small city just a few miles away. As Letha sits near the river, it is an ideal place to enjoy kayaking and canoeing. Hunting and fishing are also common. These features make the city perfect for retirees or other buyers looking for an escape from big city living.
Neighborhoods & Parks
Letha is primarily limited to a few of its main streets that take up about 2.5 square miles. It is commonly considered to be a part of Emmett which is nine miles to the east and lies on the same railroad. Surrounded by the natural beauty of Idaho, residents will feel like they are living in a national park when they walk down to the river or head out to work the field.
One general store populates the small town of Letha, and Idaho real estate owners will find that it has all the basic amenities. For more shopping, residents will want to travel to Emmett, which has more of a bigger town feel as it serves a population much larger than Letha. Those who are interested in perusing more wares in a large metropolitan area will find the hour drive to Boise easy and worthwhile.
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Listing information last updated on March 26th, 2017 at 5:37pm MDT.