by Kevin Hughes
on Monday, July 11th, 2011 at 4:38pm.
People settling into new Idaho homes, or looking to purchase Boise real estate, want to get to know the area as quickly as possible. Many folks moving to this area are not interested in large national chains, and want to support locally owned businesses. This article provides a brief overview of some of Boise's (and Meridian, Eagle, Nampa, and Caldwell's) local retail spots for the new homeowner.
Furniture & Home Design There are eight locally owned furniture stores in Boise that are happy to help the newcomer to the area explore a new design for their new home. Shops include America the Beautiful Dreamer, Renditions Furniture & Accessories, Cabin Co Lodge Pole Pine Furniture, Woodstock Custom Furniture, Mike Cowman's Custom Furniture, Treasure Wood Furniture, Ennis Fine Furniture (also in Meridian), and Sepeltude Art. For those looking in Meridian, there are five other options—Wood Chairs & Things, Sun River Furniture, Meridian Tool & Furniture, Dreamwood Furniture, and Cherry's Consignment & Home Furnishing. Nampa offers Waltman Family Furniture, and Caldwell has Rostock Furniture, Inc.
Landscaping Services There are 22 locally owned landscaping services and nurseries in Boise alone, 8 in Meridian, and 12 in Nampa. Boise is home to businesses such as Abstract Landscaping, Little Job Landscape, Stark Sprinkler & Landscape, Gossett Landscape & Design, Five Mile Farm & Greenhouse, Summer Winds Garden Center, and Kearns Greenhouses. Other landscaping and greenhouses in the area are A & W Landscapes, All American Lawn & Landscape, Artistic Landscaping, Fischer Landscaping & Maintenance, Family Landscape, and D & E Landscaping and Sprinklers. Meridian has L & L Tree Service, Miguel's Landscaping, Tuscan Lawn & Landscape, Victory Greens, and Border Landscape, to name a few. It seems that there is as much landscaping services and greenhouses as there is Idaho land itself.
Pools, Patios, and Spas People purchasing Boise homes may find that summers there will have them wanting a nice dip in the pool or relaxing on the patio while looking at the scenic beauty of their new place. Boise has four locally owned places to help them with this particular need: Leisure Time Inc., Snake River Pool & Spa, Oasis Contractors, Inc., and Custom Pools & Patio. For those in Meridian, Innovative Rock & Water is the place to contact for services, installation, and design.
So many new homeowners and individuals looking to relocate to Idaho properties are interested in supporting their new locally owned businesses. Of course, there is much more in Boise and the surrounding areas than just furniture, landscaping, and outdoor recreation. There are plenty of locally owned restaurants, automotive services, beauty services, entertainment, fitness, veterinary services, and professional services. In fact, for every national chain in the area, there are several locally owned businesses that offer great service for great prices.
For more information, visit the following Chambers of Commerce: