Where are the best places to live in Boise Idaho? Main Idaho Real Estate Insights

Let's Explore Boise's best places to live!

You can find some of the best new neighborhoods in the Northwest rght here in the Treasure Valley, which includes areas like Eagle, Emmett, Kuna, Meridian, Nampa, and Caldwell. Everyone will attest that we have a culture and activity rich region to meet the needs of any lifestyle. It is an affordable city with much to offer, from the mountains, to the desert and rivers. House prices have been increasing due to the influx of out-of-state buyers, but the median housing prices in some neighborhoods are still sitting at an attractive $250,000.


For this discussion, we will use the highest average home values as a determination of demand, and therefore, best places to live in Boise! While your home search will reflect your personal needs, here are some of the top areas to consider across this expansive valley.

North Boise

Relax in one of Boise’s many beautiful, green parks, hike in the nearby foothills, or enjoy miles of Boise’s riverside greenbelt. There are activities to please nearly everyone. When I think of North Boise, I think of a place where people enjoy other people. It is an often bustling community of friendly neighbors out biking, gardening, and walking their pets. Urban Living can be found in a high rise condo; or maybe you'd like to get your hands dirty renovating one of the many charming bungalows off Harrison Blvd, which is very popular.

There is a true warmth to the friendliness of this community. There are lots of things to do, especially outdoors, and there is great food everywhere. Check out Camel's Back Park on a Saturday and join a group for a hike or challenge someone to a round of tennis. If you just want to relax, check out some of the restaurants at Hyde Park and don't forget to check out their annual Street Fair. First Thursday is a popular summer event and easy way to meet local artisans and business owners. Also in the summer is Alive After Five for partygoers with a Wednesday evening concert and plenty of fanfare at the Center on the Grove. Downtown shopping options include Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, and Boise Co-op for specialty foods; not to mention fresh produce and local goods at the Saturday morning farmer's market throughout the spring and summer months. The heart of downtown Boise is where it’s at in Idaho, socially and economically.

Northeast Boise

From the edge of downtown and out Warm Springs Ave to Highway 21 are several great communities. Many people in this area chose to live here because of the easy access to the Foothills, the Boise River, Greenbelt and Lucky Peak Reservoir. Neighbors relax at the Lucky 13 Restaurant or nearby Bown Crossing. In the summer, Idaho Shakepeare Festival is the event not to miss.

Many of the newer homes are on smaller lots with great designs and floorplans. People here are enjoying the indoors in high caliber homes with more contemporary designs. Harris Ranch is a master-planned community with several phases offering a number of unique housing opportunities from townhomes to custom homes. 

Eagle, ID

The area's premier zipcode. Homes here are really more about the individual. Communities are high-class and exclusive, some being gated with magnificent entrances, lush greenery throughout, and waterfront lots. This area is home to some of the more extravagant custom built homes of the region.

Eagle has easy access to Boise and Meridian, though there is plenty to see and do within. Lots of people take advantage of the open back roads for biking. Hey, maybe you will even see Olympic Gold Medalist Kristen Armstrong, out bicycling. Eagle is also known for places like Bella Aquila and The Rib Shack restaurants. Have you ever been to Bowl of Heaven Café?

Posted by tlangford at 10/5/2017 8:32:00 PM
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