by Kevin Hughes
on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011 at 2:28pm.
For anybody looking to relocate, purchase Idaho real estate, and get to know their neighborhood, one of the best places to start is with the local shopping scene. To satisfy that hunter-gatherer instinct, below is a brief overview of shopping centers all over Idaho—from Boise to Coeur d'Alene, and Chubbuck to Idaho Falls.
Boise Shopping Centers The largest shopping area in Boise is the Towne Square Mall, located on North Milwaukee Street. The anchor stores are Dillard's, Macy's, Sears, and JC Penney. The mall has two levels and six ATM’s. Dining includes a Starbucks, food court (with A&W, Orange Julius, Panda Express, and the like), The Cheesecake Factory, Red Lobster, Sizzler, Cafe Ole, and Olive Garden.
This mall is right across from the Open Air mall (aka “Strip Mall”) called the Westpark Towne Plaza, which has a Ross Dress for Less, Fujiyama Japanese Restaurant, Vitamin Shoppe, Dress Barn, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, and more. Other open air malls in Boise include the ShopKo Plaza on Fairview Avenue and Milwaukee Street, which is connected to the Fairwood Shopping Center. These areas include Barnes & Noble, Sally Beauty Supply, and a plethora of fast food eateries and American Fare and Asian Fare restaurants. The Northgate Shopping Center, also another Open Air option, is located on State Street.
Outlet shopping is also available at the Boise Outlet Mall, which includes Van Heusen, Levi's, and Eddie Bauer stores, plus 13 others.
East 17th Street, the main shopping adventure can be found at the Grand Teton Mall. Anchor stores include JC Penney, Sears, Dillard's, Barnes & Noble, Old Navy, and Macy's. A quick bite to eat can be enjoyed at Subway and PretzelMaker, with other dining options being Sizzler, Pizza Hut, Red Robin, and Garcia's.
Open Air malls in this area include The Country Club Mall, located on Anderson Avenue and North Holmes Avenue, which is home to major tenants Fred Meyer Jewelers, Starbucks, Jo-Ann Fabrics, and Dollar Tree. Other shopping in this area includes the Trackside Mall on College Street and Yellowstone Square on Anderson Street and Yellowstone Highway.
Other Shopping Centers In Idaho · Coeur d'Alene has the Silver Lake Mall, located on West Hanley Avenue, with anchor stores such as Sears, Macy's, and JC Penney. · Chubbuck has the Pine Ridge Mall on Yellowstone Highway. Anchor stores include Sears, Dillard's, JC Penney, and ShopKo. · Post Falls has outlet shopping with the North Idaho Outlets, on West Riverbend Avenue, which includes brand stores such as Bass, Kitchen Collection, and Van Heusen. · Moscow is not to be left out, with the Palouse Mall on Pullman Road, featuring anchor stores such as Macy's, Ross, and Bed Bath & Beyond. · Twin Falls has the Magic Valley Mall; JC Penney, Macy's, Sears, and ShopKo are its anchor stores.
No matter where a person chooses to settle, Idaho can be shopped in all of its corners. From open air malls, shopping centers, plazas, and outlet stores, there is something for every shopper in the area. It doesn't matter whether you choose a Boise home, Meridian property, Idaho Falls house, or anywhere in Idaho, shopping is just a short drive away.