Outer Canyon County Idaho Real Estate... Browse by MLS Area 1290
Western and southwestern Canyon County has a lot of open land and agriculture. It is less populated than the east side of the county which is closer to Boise and Meridian, the two largest cities in Idaho. Nampa, the easternmost city in Canyon County, is the third largest city in Idaho. But that is where the busy, metropolitan area of the County ends. As you travel west, the population becomes sparser and the towns tend to be smaller.
Area 1290 Canyon County Real Estate for Sale
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Area 1290 Canyon County Real Estate for Sale
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MLS Area 1290- Outer Canyon County Idaho Homes and Lifestyle
As many people want to live in less congested areas, this part of the county can be very attractive to buyers. There are plenty of new homes as well as existing homes to choose from if you are in the market. As the population spreads westward, new homes and developments are popping up all the time. Home prices can vary greatly depending on size, location, and size of the property. Properties near rivers or with agricultural acreage can command premium prices, but there are good deals to be found. A good realtor can help you find the property that is right for you in a price range that you will feel comfortable with.
The homes in the Outer Canyon County area are right on the edge of the open farm land of western Idaho. This beautiful area has such gorgeous panoramas, from farm fields to treed river banks, that the eye can feast for days, never seeing the same site twice. From most areas, you can also see the beautiful Owyhee Mountains to the southwest. Canyon County has a strong agricultural base, producing more than 90 percent of the world’s sweet corn seed. It is also a leader in the production of alfalfa, livestock, and dairy. There are many vineyards supported by the climate and the location along the Snake River which make for ideal growing conditions.
Toward the south end of western Canyon County is the town of Melba. With a population of only 524, this sweet little town is loved by its residents. Melba is a small farming community, surrounded by agricultural lands. Crops grown here include potatoes, beans, sugar beets, onions, corn, and grain. Melba farmers also grow seed crops for sweet corn, onions, beans, and peas. There are also many farms that grow seed crops for alfalfa and clover, giving the area the title of The Seed Heart of America.
As is the case with many small towns, Melba citizens stay connected to each other through their schools (Melba has an elementary school and a high school), and many community events. They also have a grocery store, restaurants, several church denominations as well as medical and dental. The Melba Valley Museum is located next to the post office where you can find items that chronicle the history of this quaint small town.
The area around Melba, like much of Idaho, affords outdoor enthusiasts many activities including streams for fishing, rivers and mountain lakes for camping and boating, and great areas for hiking or horseback riding. A popular recreational site in Melba is the Givens Hot Springs. In 1879 Milford and Mattie Givens discovered the hot springs as they followed the Oregon Trail. With its abundance of fish and wildlife and the hot springs to simplify their lives, the Givens decided to stick with the beautiful setting instead of continuing along the trail. The Givens built a bathhouse in the early 1900s, followed by a hotel which accommodated their ever-growing number of guests. Today, Givens Hot Springs is a popular getaway for locals and travelers alike. With a campground and 1940’s cabins to stay in, guests can soak away their troubles in the hot, mineral water pool.
Notus is another city in Western Canyon County and the only other city besides Melba in this MLS area. Located 5 miles west of Caldwell and Interstate 84. Offering a less hectic lifestyle is one of the draws of this town of 531 people. The Union Pacific Railroad runs east to west thru Notus offering its residents the sounds of by gone days as the train runs its tracks, tooting its horn at railroad crossings. A silvery water tower has become a landmark as it can be seen from far away.
The business district runs the length of the city limits although it is only one block wide. North of the business district are homes that date back to the early nineteen hundreds, wearing the architectural designs of that period. Across the railroad tracks the other direction you will find mostly agricultural industry and a few homes. Homes for sale here tend to be few (only 6 listed at the time of this writing) and are a little below and above $100k.
Notus boasts a City Hall, Library, Post office, Museum, and 2 parks— one of which houses the water tower. Crime is low and any services not provided by the city are available in the nearby cities of Middleton, Caldwell, and Nampa with easy access to three different highways, 20/26, Interstate 84 and hwy 95 which are between 5 and 7 miles away.
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 August 3rd, 2021 at 3:47pm MDT.