boise-depot-20_400Property in Boise- Why You Should Consider Buying

Boise, Idaho, is a city with a population of a few more than 211,000 residents. This community combines the convenience and amenities of a big city with the charms and comforts of a small town. National magazines such as Forbes and Sunset rank Boise as one of the best places to live in the United States. As the housing market continues to stage a remarkable recovery, more and more newcomers to Idaho are considering real estate in Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Nampa and surrounding areas.

Why does Boise earn its chart topping rankings?

  • A very reasonable cost of living, including affordable housing.
  • Moderate climate with four distinct seasons, and an average of 325 golf-able days per year.
  • A very low crime rate, compared to national averages.
  • Numerous neighborhood associations working to maintain quality standards.
  • Individuals, businesses and government dedicated to preserving the quality of life in Boise.
  • A solid base of employment opportunities.(Including Hewlett-Packard Company, Micros, The Washington Group, and several medical centers.)>
  • Excellent public school system and numerous colleges and universities.
  • Abundance of parks, open space, and greenbelt areas within the city.

Following are just a few of the other features that contribute to the desirability of owning property in Boise

Unique features:

  • Remnants of the Oregon Trail are still visible to the east, leading into the Boise valley.
  • The Idaho State Capitol is located in Boise, and is the only statehouse in the country heated by the use of natural geothermal hot water. Geothermal resources also heat many of the Victorian mansions along Warm Springs Boulevard.
  • Nearby is old town of Ustick, with a living cottonwood tree that is recognized as the nation’s second largest.
  • Pine Street School, located in Meridian, is a restored one-room schoolhouse museum. This building recently won the Governor's Award for Historic Preservation.

Why Property in Boise - Recreational Features

  • Lucky Peak Reservoir recreational area is located just 10 miles east of Boise.
  • The Ridge to Rivers Trail System provides open space, and hiking, biking or walking paths through miles of natural environment.
  • Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation for skiing, snowshoeing and snowboarding.
  • Meridian Speedway holds stock car races from April through September.
  • Roaring Springs Water Park and the Boondocks Fun Center.

Why Property in Boise - Cultural and Entertainment Features

  • The Idaho Botanical Gardens.
  • Opera, ballet, theatre, and symphonies.
  • Several local wineries.
  • The Eagle Fun Days Festival with its Wet and Wild Parade and the World’s Largest Rocky Mountain Oyster Feed
  • Meridian Dairy Day, a Chili Cook-Off, and the Scarecrow Festival.
  • The 85-year old Snake River Stampede -- one of the top 15 professional rodeos in the country.
  • The educational Morrison-Knudsen Nature Center offers educational exhibits, highlighting the local regional environment and features miles of nature trails.

The Boise, Idaho, area has something to offer to everyone, and the items listed above just touch the surface of what is available. If you are looking for a new place to live or considering Boise land or property as an investment, make sure you personally investigate the Boise area.

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1602 N. 18th St., Boise $499,900

  • 4 Beds
  • 3.0 Baths
  • 3,632 SqFt
  • 0.17 Acres

Amazing Opportunity To Own 3 Renovated Units On The Best Street In The N. End Of Boise. Light Filled Duplex (1602 N. 18th) In Front Has 2 One Bedrooms Units That Will Command Top Dollar. 2 Bedroom Single Family Home (1710 W. Heron) In Back In What Was Once ...

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4124 W Leland Way, Boise $275,000

  • 5 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,392 SqFt
  • 0.96 Acres

Nearly 1 Acre W/yard & Pasture W/no Hoa's & Rv Parking In Boise. Bring Your Animals & Toys! Well Cared For Home W/so Many Updates. Features Include 3 Bedrooms Main Level 2 Bedrooms Downstairs(no Egress Windows.) Living Room & Family Room Both W/wood Burnin...

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13266 W Heatherbrook, Boise $289,900

  • 4 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,459 SqFt
  • 0.18 Acres

Stately Home Located Minutes From The Village And Kliener Park-great For Commuting. Well Maintained With Fresh Interior Paint, Large Living Home, Updated Kitchen, Ss Appliances, Wood Floors, Granite Island, With Beautiful Gas See-thru Fireplace To Living Ro...

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1216 N 23rd, Boise $299,900

  • 4 Beds
  • 1.0 Baths
  • 1,584 SqFt
  • 0.14 Acres

You Will Love This Inviting Bungalow With Its Warm Hardwoods, Abundance Of Light And Charming Built Ins. Located In The Heart Of The N. End On A Great Street With Mature Trees. East Facing Back Yard Is Fully Fenced W/lavish Garden Space, Dining Space, Chick...

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2202 Heights Drive, Boise $334,900

  • 3 Beds
  • 1.0 Baths
  • 1,180 SqFt
  • 0.14 Acres

Mid Century Modern On Highly Coveted North End Heights Drive! All Brick Single Level Loaded With Charm, Storage, Beautiful Landscaping And Located Adjacent To Hull Gulch Trails. All New Kitchen Overflows With Personality! New Stainless Appliances, Concret...

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12389 W Bowmont St., Boise $340,500

  • 5 Beds
  • 3.0 Baths
  • 3,040 SqFt
  • 0.28 Acres

You Don't Want To Miss This Beautiful 5 Bedroom, 3 Bath Home With A Backyard Oasis Including An In-ground 40ft Lagoon Extra Deep Pool With Salt Generated Water (no Chlorine Needed), Hot Tub With 92 Jets And Three 5hp Pumps Covered With A Large Gazebo And A ...

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10140 W River Rock Lane, Boise $899,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 4,397 SqFt
  • 0.76 Acres

Four Words Describe This Stunning Home- Style, Design, Quality, Location! Enjoy Cool Summer Nights On The Back Patio Next To The Fire Pit And Tranquil Water Feature. Nestled Inside A Private Gated Community With Direct Access To The River And Greenbelt Righ...

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1602 N 18th St, Boise $499,900

  • 3,632 SqFt

Amazing Opportunity To Own 3 Renovated Units On The Best Street In The N. End Of Boise. Light Filled Duplex (1602 N. 18th) In Front Has 2 One Bedrooms Units That Will Command Top Dollar. 2 Bedroom Single Family Home (1710 W. Heron) In Back In What Was Once ...

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2186 E Mortimer, Boise $449,900

  • 4 Beds
  • 3.0 Baths
  • 3,534 SqFt
  • 0.22 Acres

Spacious Foothills East Tri-level Home 4 Bed 3 Bath + Office. Close To Downtown, Greenbelt, Bsu And I-84. Recently Remodeled Kitchen With Hardwood Floors Throughout Main And Upper Levels. Spacious Master Suite Encompasses Entire Upper Level With Gorgeous V...

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12357 W Braddock, Boise $219,000

  • 3 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 1,518 SqFt
  • 0.22 Acres

This Home Is A Thoughtfully Planned Single Level 3 Bed/ 2 Bath/ 3 Car Garage. Installed In 2015, Enjoy New Carpet, Skylight & Hardwood Flooring. Tinted Windows Protect Your Furniture And Privacy. A Spacious Great Room With Warm Colors And A Cozy Fireplace ...

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10697 W Skycrest St, Boise $199,900

  • 5 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 2,236 SqFt
  • 0.28 Acres

Rare Opportunity To Find A Large Lot, Big Square Footage, No Hoa And No Ccr's In Boise...all For Under $200,000. This Home Features 5 Bedrooms And 2 Bathrooms, A Finished Basement With Nice Tall Ceilings And New Carpet And Paint Throughout. Oversized Two ...

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Listing information last updated on May 25th, 2016 at 2:52am MDT.