Boise can easily be divided into 8 sections: Downtown, the Bench, Southeast Boise, East Boise, the North End, North Boise, Southwest Boise, and the West Valley. Each section has their own atmosphere, style of building, amenities, and even price, though there are always exceptions. For the most part, smaller cottage style homes can be found the closer you get to downtown and the North End as they are the some of the original parts of the city. However, if you go farther away from Downtown you will find the homes get larger and more ranch and craftsman style in construction.
Some of Boise’s most notable neighbors would have to be Meridian, Eagle, Garden City, Kuna, Nampa, Star, Middleton, and Caldwell which make up what is known as the Treasure Valley. Meridian, Eagle, and Nampa are the fastest growing and most popular of the Treasure Valley cities. They are all very suburban style communities with all the amenities you could possibly want. Here at the Hughes Group, we work to find you the best home in all of the Treasure Valley and have the knowledge and authority to find you the best house you’ve ever encountered.
Even though it may not seem like much at first, you will soon come to see that the Treasure Valley is truly an American treasure. It is home to 500,000+ people, many businesses, and some of the most breathtaking wildlife -- it is no wonder why the Treasure Valley has enamored so many people. There is something about the best-of-both-worlds atmosphere that surrounds the valley that makes it irresistible.
In fact, recently there was an article released by USA Today that backs up the claim about the Treasure Valley and its irresistibility. In late 2015 USA Today released their list the best places to live in America. It took into account many different factors like cost of living, crime rate, friendliness, and so on and guess who made it onto their list: Meridian (Boise’s twin city and western neighbor). When pitted against cities in Colorado and other such fantastic locations Meridian proved not only to be a great place to live, but the best place to live as well. That’s right; Meridian took 1st place. Now, you may be thinking, “what does that have to do with Boise?” Well, Boise and Meridian are nearly one big city, and it is sometimes hard to notice when you pass from one to the other. Almost all of the great qualities that can be attributed to Meridian you’ll find in Boise as well.
Aside from the awesome stats that USA Today’s article lists, the Treasure Valley’s location is another reason it is so well-loved. It is at the foot of the Boise National Forest and the Rockies as well as the high-desert that is the Snake River Plain which gives it the perfect combination of mountain and desert amenities. It is also well placed on the map. It is only 4 or 5 hours from Salt Lake and the Tri-Cities, 6 hours or so from Portland, and 7 to 9 from Seattle making it easy to visit any of these larger metro areas.
However, if you have never been to Boise, Meridian, or any part of the Treasure Valley, then simply reading about it won’t do. You have to see it for yourself. Call one of our licensed agents today and schedule a time to have them show you are the valley so you can discover why it is perfect for you. Their training and intense knowledge of the area make them the perfect people to help you in your next real estate venture. Call today!