Boise Idaho Real Estate... Browse by Zip - 83712
Traveling east on Warm Springs Avenue begins to take us out of the more populated areas of Boise. While there are still neighborhoods and houses, we start to see more of the desert and foothills area from which Boise originally grew.
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83712- Boise Real Estate for Sale
83712- NE Boise Idaho Homes and Lifestyle
The Old Idaho Penitentiary was built in this area in 1872, probably to keep it away from what was then the city center, but also because of its proximity to supply of sandstone that was used in the construction of the penitentiaries walls. The old penitentiary has housed over 13,000 prisoners between its opening and when it officially closed in 1973. Home to some of the West’s most desperate criminals when it was an active prison, the Old Penitentiary is now a very popular place that tourists and locals alike enjoy coming to experience what it must've been like to be a prisoner here 100 years ago. With 30 historic buildings which house cell blocks, solitary confinement, and even the gallows, the Old Penitentiary is a favorite destination for school groups, families and visitors.
The Old Pen, as it is affectionately called by locals, hosts many events throughout the year that are fun and educational and appeals to a wide range of audiences. Widely rumored to be haunted, one of the favorite activities enjoyed by the public is the Old Pen’s Halloween event. Called “Frightened Felons” this annual event celebrates a haunting night with the performance of the zombie thriller dance, actors who portray inmates of the past, and other activities that would make any Halloween lover proud. Other events include cemetery tours, art exhibits, scavenger hunts, and every Friday the 13th throughout the year, the Old Pen is open late. In an area that used to be called “Yard 2” of the old Idaho State Penitentiary, visitors will find the beautiful Idaho botanical garden. Located on 33 acres leased from the state of Idaho, this private Garden found its beginnings in 1984, when Christopher Davidson brought together a group of dedicated botany enthusiasts with the goal of stimulating an appreciation for and understanding of gardening and the conservation of natural resources.
The Idaho botanical garden is a private non-profit corporation and is completely dependent on donations from citizens, foundations, and corporations, and on funds, they receive through site rentals. The Garden is open year-round during the week with the extended weekend hours in the summer. Visitors can wander the gardens, checking out the many beautiful plants, trees, and sculptures. Events are scheduled throughout the year and include such things as educational lectures and tours, concerts, movie nights and opportunities for open air painters to sit and paint at the Garden’s annual painting event. Other annual events include the Private Gardens Tour, which is a fund raiser for the Idaho botanical garden and features private gardens on the Boise Bench. The Scarecrow Stroll in October, and of course the ever popular, Winter Garden Aglow, when everything in the garden is decorated with beautiful holiday lights are two more events that visitors look forward to every year.
Hikers can access Boise’s beautiful hiking and biking trails here from the old penitentiary parking lot. One very popular hike is the hike to Table Rock, which gives us a stunning view of the whole Boise Valley. At the trailhead is a kiosk with directional signage for the trails, which vary in length and difficulty, offering hiking and mountain biking opportunities for beginners to those looking for a real challenge.
People looking to purchase a home with a beautiful view in the foothills or down by the river should definitely check out Northeast Boise. Homes here can be more expensive, which is not unusual in locations with gorgeous views. From log cabins to stately manor homes many of the homes in this ZIP Code are designed and built for the discriminating buyer. If the million dollar budget is out of reach for you, keep a close eye on the market as there are homes that become available that could be just what you are looking for.
If you are an outdoor enthusiast, whether that means actually spending time participating in outside activities, or if you just like being surrounded by the beauty of nature which you can enjoy from your living room window, this area delivers. From the river to the foothills and beyond, Idaho is at its finest here.
Contact The Hughes Real Estate Group for more information or to view Idaho homes: (208) 571-7145.
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Listing information last updated on July 31st, 2021 at 10:30pm MDT.