When you’re searching for Idaho real estate, what are you really searching for? Sure, you’ve got your eyes peeled for great homes for sale in a great neighborhood. But what else are you looking for? You want to move to Idaho because it’s a beautiful state, with fantastic people, awesome outdoor opportunities and absolutely stunning views. A beautiful house isn’t worth it to you unless the views are equally beautiful.
Fortunately for you, Idaho real estate is full of beauty. Your biggest challenge will be finding just one view and just one home to make yours. From gorgeous cityscapes, stunning landscapes, rivers, lakes, mountains, and parks, you have plenty to choose from. So, what do you want to wake up to every morning?
Idaho Homes with a View
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Idaho Homes with a View
Idaho has its share of amazing cities. Boise stands near the forefront, sprawling in the aptly named Treasure Valley. Home to the Idaho State Capitol Building and Boise State University, Boise has grand architecture and plenty of green. The historic North End of Boise rests in the foothills, and many of the streets are lined with trees. Just to the north is the Boise National Forest with the beautiful Payette River.
Closer to home, though, Boise is full of nature, with plenty of parks. Most notably lies the Julia Davis Park that claims the center of downtown Boise. It’s home to Zoo Boise. With a mission of preservation and conservation, the zoo boasts over 80 different species of animals, and it’s also home to a wide variety of plant life. The heart of Boise is green.
Boise real estate with a view really isn’t that hard to find in the beautiful city. There are many homes that border, or are near parks and rivers, and living out towards the foothills opens up some great places for stunning views. Really, you’re hard pressed not to find a gorgeous slice of Boise real estate and a fantastic home.
Branching out, Meridian and Eagle are both nice, smaller cities that sit just outside Boise. Real estate tends to spread out more once you leave the big city, so you can find nicer yards, or more natural views. On the eastern end of Idaho, you’ll find cities like Idaho Falls and Rexburg. Idaho Falls has a gorgeous greenbelt right along the river, and pretty manmade waterfalls. Up north, you’ll find Coeur d’Alene. It’s surrounded by dozens and dozens of lakes that were formed by glaciers. The truth is pretty simple. If you want beautiful cities, stunning views, and excellent real estate, Idaho is the place to be.
When you’re looking for Idaho real estate, you don’t necessarily have to want stunning views everyday. In Idaho, you’re surrounded by them, and often, the breath taking views are only a short drive (if at all) away. As mentioned previously, Boise rests at the bottom of the Boise National Forest. It’s also really close to the Sawtooth National Forest and the Sawtooth Mountains. Of course, trees aren’t the only view that Idaho has to offer. Of course, Idaho cities are only a part of the draw for buying a home here. While some of our cities are truly stunning, those aren’t the only views that you are looking for. You want the great outdoors, and Idaho delivers handsomely. Roughly sixty percent of Idaho’s land is national park and forest land. That’s a lot of preserved space, and it shows just how much Idahoans care about nature and our land.
Head east, toward Twin Falls, and stop at the Shoshone Falls. The Snake River drops 212 feet down this waterfall. That’s actually higher than the famous Niagara Falls. The Shoshone Falls are often called the Niagara Falls of the West, and for good reason. They are impressive to behold. Best viewed in the spring after the snow begins to melt, they aren’t any less impressive later, but the Snake River is used for irrigation, so the water level will be lower.
For a truly spectacular view in the winter, take advantage of Boise’s proximity to Bogus Basin. This is the premier skiing location for Treasure Valley, and it’s only 16 miles north of Boise, taking Harrison Boulevard. It has a massive amount of ski-able terrain, and the views from that height are simply amazing. Honestly, you can’t go wrong anywhere in Idaho. This state is full of stunning views and great real estate.
Where to Buy a Home
If you’re looking for homes for sale in Idaho, and you want spectacular views either from your backyard, or merely close at hand, there’s only one place to live. You already know I’m going to say Idaho, because it’s true. Whether you’re looking for real estate in Boise, or elsewhere in Idaho, you’re always going to have grand views.
If you want trees and other green outside your window, or perhaps a river, buying real estate in Boise will be a win. Buy a home near a park, or close to the river, and you’ll have plenty to look forward to every time you wake up, go to bed, leave for work, and come home. Check out North End for life in the foothills, or take a look in Meridian and Eagle.
Northern Idaho is full of mountain lakes and forests, and the views up there can’t be beat. Coeur d’Alene is a beautiful city tucked into the mountains, and it almost seems to be a part of the forest. For something more open, you’ll be right at home in Southern Idaho around Boise. Southeastern Idaho is flat land, with rolling plains and snaking rivers. No matter where you buy a home, the view will take your breath away.
It all comes down to the lifestyle you’re searching for. You aren’t just buying a home; you’re investing in a way of life. Each part of Idaho offers something just a little different, but there’s one thing that they all have in common. The view. So you just need to decide what kind of view you want. Do you prefer a lifestyle tucked in the mountains, near sprawling forests, along twisting rivers, or rolling plains and farmland? Idaho has it all.
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Listing information last updated on July 31st, 2021 at 10:30pm MDT.