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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301 W Parliament Ct, Boise $299,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,518 SqFt
  • 0.50 Acres

A One-of-a-kind Blend Of Historic Character, Modern Upgrades, & Incredible Country-style Setting! A Flagstone Path Leads Guests Into A Bright & Inviting Sun Room Entry. The 1920's Residence Retains Its Historic Charm In The Arched Entryways, Coved Ceilings,...

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Basin Way 7756 N Basin Way, Boise $598,000

  • 3 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 2,408 SqFt
  • 5.19 Acres

This One Of A Kind House And Property Is A 'must See' If You Love Horses, Want To Consider A Horse Boarding Business Or Just Love Privacy And Getting Up In The Morning With A Gorgeous, Panoramic View! The Cute Log Home And Property Has Been In Renovation S...

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1202 N 13th, Boise $379,900

  • 1,964 SqFt
  • 0.14 Acres

Simply Classic North End 2-story With Detached Renovated Studio On 13th St. Only 4 Blocks From Historic Hyde Park. Very Well Maintained With Wonderful Decks, Balcony, Landscaping. This Property Can Continue To Be Used As A Triplex Or Converted Back To Its...

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3223 N Native Lane, Boise $215,000

  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,805 SqFt
  • 0.07 Acres

Hidden Oasis In The City! Fabulous Location On Private Lane Backing To Park + Views Of The Foothills! Complete Remodel W/custom Kitchen Featuring Granite Counter Tops & Ss Appliances. Upgrades Include Hardwood Floors, Gas Fireplace, 25' Vaulted Ceilings, Cu...

Stevens Realty
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8820 Ustick, Boise $200,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 3,364 SqFt
  • 0.28 Acres

Approx 3000 Sqft Cottage Style Home. A Great Home For A Family Needing In Law Or Teenager Space. Possible Rental Income From The Seperate Living Area. Also Zoned For Light Commerical. Start Your Own Small Business With Amazing Advertising Frontage. Large Ro...

Woyak And Company Realty, Llc
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8820 Ustick, Boise $230,000

  • 0.51 Acres

Zoned R-1c Home Sits On 2 Seprate Lots With 2 Parcel Numbers And Legal Discriptions. Water Is Through Capital Water So It Is A Flat Fee. Paint Both Inside And Out, Newer Furnace. Could Be Used For Salon, Coffee Shop, Accountant, Attorney Or More. 2 Kitchen...

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4524 W Pasadena, Boise $178,900

  • 4 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 1,708 SqFt
  • 0.23 Acres

Beautifully Renovated Home. Features Granite Countertops, New Stainless Steel Appliances, All New Flooring, Paint, And Light Fixtures Throughout. New Bathroom Vanities, Fixtures, And Tile. New Water Heater. Large Family Room Located On Lower Level. New Viny...

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4737 N Tumbleweed, Boise $244,900

  • 3 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 2,010 SqFt
  • 0.17 Acres

Soak In Your Private Spa And Plan Your Next Vacation! Low Maintenance Landscaping And No Mowing Gives You Freedom To Come Or Go And Still Have A Beautiful Yard. Decorator Lighting Paints The Walls With Splashes Of Light. You Will Feel The Warmth And Comfort...

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217 W Carter, Boise $215,000

  • 3 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 1,334 SqFt
  • 0.13 Acres

Hurry !!! This Lakewood Home Will Not Last Long. Surprising How Large This Home Feels Once You Step Inside. Large Rooms And Lots Of Light Make This A Wonderful Family Home. Tile Floors In The Entry, Eating Area And Kitchen, Built In Microwave And Large ...

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7756 N Basin Way, Boise $598,000

  • 3 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 5.19 Acres

This One Of A Kind House And Property Is A 'must See' If You Love Horses, Want To Consider A Horse Boarding Business Or Just Love Privacy And Getting Up In The Morning With A Gorgeous, Panoramic View! The Cute Log Home And Property Has Been In Renovation S...

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Listing information last updated on May 26th, 2015 at 3:22am MDT.