You’re ready to buy a house. But not just any house. You want the perfect home, in the perfect community. You’re buying real estate in Idaho because it has the lifestyle that you want. The outdoors are nearby, and you enjoy getting out of the city from time to time. The lifestyle is the easy part. Now, you need to decide on where you want to buy a home, and to narrow your search for real estate, you need to find the perfect community.
Fortunately, Idaho’s communities are as varied as the landscape. Whether you’re searching for a home in a big city, downtown, a small town, or a rural home, Idaho has what you’re looking for. Do you prefer easy access to fantastic outdoor recreational activities while living in a big city? Maybe you want a small town, or a community that’s great for simply relaxing and taking it easy. Whatever you want, Idaho real estate has it.
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Idaho's Most Unique Estate. Nestled Along The Boise River, This 10k Sq. Ft Home Boasts 151 Acres Of Idaho's Finest. Thoroughbred Horse Ranch, Multiple Fishing Ponds & Waterfalls Grace The Landscape. Gated. Private. Inspired. The Architecture Showcases Panor...
Payette Lake Masterpiece! Amazing Cedar Log Home W/ 7263 Asf Total Living Space. Main Home Features 4br, 3.5ba, Great Rm, Chef's Kitchen, Formal & Informal Dining, Loft, Bonus Rm, Rec Rm, Wet Bar, Theater, 4 Fireplaces, Sauna, Hot Tub And Attached 2+ Car G...
Sitting On The Shores Of Payette Lake, This Custom Log Home Embraces A World Of Accommodating Pleasures. Amid Waves Splashing On The Private Beach To Grand Views Of The Mountains, One May Entertain Many Guests Or Relax In Quite Seclusion. This Home Truly Em...
Exquisite Private Mountain Retreat Adjacent To Whitetail Resort. This Secluded 100 Acre Sanctuary Is Surrounded By Wildlife Habitat And Boasts A Stunning Custom Log Home Featured In A National Magazine, A Private Runway For Your Own Plane, Airplane Hangar,...
Development Opportunity. Great Sunset Views As Well As A Taste Of The Country. South Of The Freeway And Only 3 Miles From Ten Mile Exit On I-84. Nampa Address But In Meridian Area Of Impact. Currently Zoned Rut. Additional Well On Property For Irrigation As...
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Rare Find On Payette Lake, Built In 2008, This Home Is Stunning And Beautifully Built With Entertaining And Recreating In Mind. Desirable East Side Of The Lake For Extra Sun In The Evenings On Your Patio, Private Beach And Boat Dock. 100 Feet Of Deeded Lake...
Spectacular Home On 106 Acres With Pond And Forever Mountain Views. Property Features Barn, Large Studio/shop, Guest House And Garage. Home Features 4 Bedrooms With En Suite Baths, Hobby Room, And Sewing Room. 1,360 Sq. Ft. 2br, 1ba, Guest House W/garage.
Currently Operated As A B&b. Beautiful, Massive Log Lodge, 20' Ceiling In Upper Great Room, Multiple Bed/bath Suites, Separate Lower Kitchen & Bar Area In Addition To Upper Kitchen/dining Area; Sauna Room; 2 Master Bedrooms. Magnificent Log And Cedar Wood W...
The obvious choice for an Idaho community in a big city is Boise. This is the largest city in Idaho, and it’s the capital. With a population of almost 200,000 people, Boise is the third largest city in the Pacific Northwest, but you don’t have to feel crowded.
Boise has it all, from a small town feel, big city style, and outdoor recreation right in your backyard. For a community sitting at the heart of it all, look no further than downtown Boise. There are great shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities all close by. This is the big city community, and it provides a great place to live and enjoy, day or night.
This is the perfect community to buy a home. You can leave the car in the garage (or parking lot), and take to the streets to enjoy a vibrant community full of culture, entertainment, and dining options. Keep the big city that you want, but know that you can still escape to the outdoors whenever you need, because they’re just a short drive away.
Living in History
For a beautiful and welcoming community, with a flavoring of history, Boise has the answer yet again. The North End boasts tree lined streets and median parkways. Historic homes line the street and give this community undeniable character. It’s next to downtown, but far enough out of the way that you get the close-knit community that you’re looking for.
Buy real estate in a community like this, and you’ll live peacefully, surrounded by beautiful homes and friendly neighbors. Plus, you can go to Hyde Park and enjoy this unique urban retail center, that’s a hallmark of history, and home to many fun activities. Hyde Park is also an outdoor recreational hotspot, serving as the unofficial headquarters for mountain biking in Treasure Valley. It’s close to the Boise Foothills, and is both the starting and ending point for many great bike rides.
Living in a Small Town
Boise isn’t your only option of course. While the capital has plenty to offer, and it does have a lot to offer, living in a big city isn’t necessarily the kind of community that you’re looking for. You want more than just that small town feel. You actually want the small town.
It’s less crowded, the streets aren’t as busy, and you like getting to know your neighbor’s names and what they’re up to.
There are smaller areas around Boise that are more suburban communities, like Meridian and Eagle. They are still close enough to Boise if you just want that taste of the big city every once in awhile. Meridian and Eagle also have plenty of master planned communities, so that the amenities you really want are within your own neighborhood.
But, the call of a small town can’t be ignored. Sun Valley and Ketchum are beautiful little towns nestled within the Rocky Mountains of central Idaho. While small, they are fantastic resort areas that attract people from all over the world. Plus, you’re smack dab in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, which means you live in a community packed full with winter and summer activities that’ll keep you plenty busy.
Living in Idaho
We know you’re not just looking for Idaho real estate. And you’re not just looking for a house. There are a lot of factors that turn a house for sale into a home, and the community is a large part of that. Idaho is truly a diverse state, with different terrain and scenery, as well as varied cities and communities.
Boise holds many different communities, and they are all unique. From living downtown to living outside of town, you have a lot of options. If you want a community that really is away from it all, check out Garden Valley. It’s a community tucked in the mountains near the Boise National Forest, and it’ll give you the peace and quiet that you’re looking for.
People buy Idaho real estate because they are looking for a different lifestyle. One that centers around the great outdoors, and being able to get outside and experience it. Because of this, the communities in Idaho tend to be tailored around the same lifestyle. Just because you decide to live in Boise, or McCall, or Pocatello, doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice anything about the lifestyle that you came here for.
More than Community
No matter what community you live in, you’ll have that access to outdoor recreational activities, and the breathtaking beauty of Idaho. You just need to decide where you want to call home. Each community is different, and they all have their own unique character and attractions. Regardless of where you buy real estate in Idaho, however, one thing will always remain the same.
The people in Idaho love being outside, and the opportunities that Idaho gives in order to dive right into the outdoors. They are friendly and caring, and whether you live in a big city like Boise, or a smaller town like McCall, you’ll always feel welcome because Idaho is that small town feel, no matter where you live. So take a look around, and explore the different communities Idaho has to offer. You won’t have to compromise anything you’re looking for, because the lifestyle will always be the same.
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Listing information last updated on July 26th, 2017 at 5:52am MDT.