Idaho City Homes for Sale
Zip Code: 83631
Idaho City was originally a gold mining town. As a matter of fact, after gold had been discovered in the Boise Basin prospectors poured into the Boise Basin area by the thousands. ( Boise Basin area contains the communities of Idaho City, Centerville, Pioneerville, Placerville and Quartzburg ) Idaho City became the largest town in the still territory and was central to commercial activity. At the peak, Idaho City had more than 250 businesses. It was a bawdy, lusty town where whiskey was cheaper than water and life was cheap, too. Despite the atmosphere of lawlessness, Idaho City flourished. Within three years of its founding, the city had surpassed Portland, Oregon, as the most populous in the Northwest. And no wonder: during the gold rush more than $250,000,000.00 worth of the precious yellow metal was taken from the Boise Basin. After the rush, gold prospectors left in droves.
Today, Idaho City is a small mountain town. Many from Boise visit this beautiful town and several even commute back and forth, just to live in the mountains. Here one can wake up and look out their window to see everything from wild turkeys to elk and wolf. There are many back roads to explore and mountain tops to climb. Idaho City is also known for hot springs and great camping spots with creeks throughout.
If you are searching Idaho City homes for sale. You may consider everything from ranchettes to cabins in the mountains, acreage in the back country or an older home that was built for a miner. Idaho City homes for sale are less expensive but expect to commute to Boise for majority of your goods and services. Fortunately, Boise is only 30 to 45 minutes away. Another thing to consider is that Idaho City homes for sale offer peace, tranquility and numerous outdoor pleasures including panning for gold, riding an ATV or horse, enjoying hot springs or just sitting in your yard and bird watching.