Imagine clocking off of work for the day, and heading outside. Hit the trail for some mountain biking, horseback riding, or hiking in the beautiful countryside and wilderness of Idaho. Head to the river or lake to get into some of the best fishing in the world. Or, go to the river for a completely different reason and brave some whitewater. Hit the slopes during winter for some incredible skiing, and enjoy the beauty of Idaho in a different way.
Regardless of what you want to do, Idaho lets you. Idaho real estate is popular because you aren’t just buying a home when you move here. No, you are buying a lifestyle, and Idaho has a unique lifestyle all its own. From big city life to the great outdoors, you’re bound to find the perfect home, and the perfect lifestyle. read more
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Hitting the Trail
Love mountain biking, hiking, or otherwise getting up close and personal with nature? You’ll find plenty of homes for sale in Boise, Idaho’s capital, or elsewhere in the state. One thing you won’t find is a place in Idaho without something to do. Boise offers a unique experience, because it sits right at the base of the Boise Foothills, home to some of the best mountain biking in Treasure Valley.
Of course, you don’t have to bring your bike. Strap on your hiking boots and trek off on your own. Explore the varied trails, and enjoy terrain ranging from hilly grasslands to high elevation forests. Take your time and immerse yourself in the beauty that is Idaho, and enjoy the stunning scenery and varied animal and plant life. You love the outdoors, and for you, this is the perfect end (or beginning) of a great day.
Mountain biking and hiking trails aren’t all that Idaho has to offer. You can also mount up and explore the Idaho countryside on horseback. Or, try something a little more modern. Rev up that motorbike and take to the many scenic byways scattered across this breathtaking state. Enjoy the wind and the open road, while also enjoying waterfalls, rivers, and forests.
While the allure of the open trail, or road, is powerful, you prefer something with a little more water. You enjoy a relaxing day, or weekend, on the lake with just your rod and reel. Who can blame you? Bask in the beauty of Idaho while doing what you love—fishing. For a little more excitement, check out the many fly fishing rivers that Idaho has.
Near Boise is the Boise River, which is a great place to go fly fishing. You can fish for trout year round, and you might even get lucky and find a hidden pocket with rainbow or brown trout. But Boise doesn’t keep all of the fun. Some of the best fishing in the United States is in Southeast Idaho on the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River. There are many different stretches of the river that offer a wide variety of different terrain and fishing. If you’re looking for variety, Henry’s Fork is your answer. Plus, it’s near Island Park, which is home to unique lodges and great sightseeing opportunities.
You don’t just have to go fishing to enjoy the water, however. Once again, Boise shows its diversity by having watersports available. You don’t have to travel far to get to awesome whitewater in the Payette River. Or, stay in Boise and check out the Boise River Park, with manmade whitewater and river surfing opportunities. You can also float the Boise River, swim in the many reservoirs near Boise, or throughout the state.
Just because winter arrives and covers Idaho in snow doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. Winter opens up a whole new world of outdoor sports and activities for you to enjoy, ensuring that you’ll never have a dull season, or day, when you live in Idaho. There are ski resorts all throughout Idaho.
Bogus Basin is only 30 minutes from Boise, and offers alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. It has over 20 miles of groomed trails, and you can ski early in the morning, the afternoon, or late at night. Pebble Creek Ski Area near Pocatello is also another great ski resort, and offers excellent skiing as well.
Of course, you can always ditch the skis and hop onto a snowmobile. Heading up to Island Park for the weekend to speed across groomed snow trails or open fields is often a popular activity. Get outside, and enjoy the freedom of racing across the snow in the beautiful Idaho wilderness, and witness a different side of Idaho. Whether you ski or go snowmobiling, you’ll realize that Idaho is just as fun in the winter as it is in the summer.
Buying a Lifestyle
This is only a small taste of what Idaho has to offer. There’s simply so much that you can do that your imagination is the only limit. Go hiking. Take a camping trip. Explore ghost towns, old mines, or climb mountains. Fish the rivers, streams, and lakes, or take a dip in the wild side and go whitewater rafting. Relax in the calming natural hot pools scattered across Idaho. Go hunting for deer, elk, bear, quail, pheasant, and more. Simply sit back and enjoy the beauty of nature all around you.
The point is living in Idaho is a lifestyle. And you aren’t just buying Idaho real estate. You are buying a way of life that lets you enjoy the great outdoors in ways you’d never thought you could. You don’t even have to go far. Sometimes, you don’t even have to leave the city. Boise is surrounded, and in an hour or less, you can be skiing, fishing, mountain biking, hunting, or whatever else you can imagine doing outside.
Idaho is a great place to live, because adventure exists right in your own backyard. So get outside and explore! Enjoy the lifestyle that Idaho offers. Quit waiting, and take a look for the Idaho real estate that’s perfect for you. The wilderness is waiting. All you have to do is find the perfect home and start your own adventure today.
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Listing information last updated on July 31st, 2021 at 11:00pm MDT.