Eagle, Idaho

Idaho's Biggest Little Town

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Eagle Idaho

The City of Eagle, Idaho grew from a small village with a population of 350 in 1970 to today’s bustling community of well over 25,000. It is recognized for the many higher-end communities and the higher-than-average home values to prove it. Many have coined the term 'rurban' to describe the city due to its smaller downtown with sprawling neighborhoods close to farmland, and it also has a thriving business community.

Not long ago, Eagle was a town that was centered around Old State Street and downtown Eagle, notably the Orville Jackson Store. Today there is a thriving business district along the Boise River at Eagle Rd & State Street. Here you find a hospital, retail stores, restaurants, banking, and corporate headquarters.

Location of Eagle

Eagle encompasses the area from Highway 55 west to Highway 16, and from Chinden Blvd (Highway 20/26) into the foothills north of Beacon Light Rd. Downtown Eagle is located between the Boise Foothills and the Boise River. It is located just over 8 miles northwest of Boise along Highway 44/State Street. This swath of land encompasses a variety of terrain including the North & South Channels of the Boise River, foothills, and farmland.

History of Eagle Idaho

Eagle’s early history was set in motion when gold was discovered in the Boise Basin in 1862. Many chose to seek their fortune mining, but a select few came to understand that the mining towns desperately needed the agricultural products that were fast becoming the mainstay of Boise and its river valley to the west, and they centered their efforts on those needs.

Truman C. Catlin was one of those farsighted settlers who quickly realized that his real gold was to be found in farming and claimed 160 acres on Eagle Island. Originally naming his island home after his native state, Catlin was soon persuaded to rename the island to reflect the large number of bald eagles that made the island their home as well.

Farming further evolved with development of irrigation canals. The land is considered very fertile with the yearly flooding of the land and high water table. Eagle remained very much an agricultire-based community for decades. Learn more.

Eagle, Idaho Growth

The largest amount of growth and change in the Eagle area and in Eagle real estate has happened since the 1970's. One major contributor was the addition of Eagle Hills Golf Course. Next, Hewlett Packard arrived and the growth of Eagle Idaho real estate began. In 1976, the demand for housing shot up including high-end subdivisions like Banbury Estates. Since then, many of the more prestigous subdivisions in Treasure Valley have been developed in Eagle, Idaho. Spurwing Country Club, Two Rivers, Island Woods, and many other luxury communities have further increased Eagle's reputation as a luxury suburb.

The City of Eagle Idaho

The city of Eagle has been growing quickly over the years and its current population is over 25,000 residents. As it focuses on “smart growth”, Eagle offers its residents easy access to shopping, great restaurants, lodging, and other services in addition to modern, quiet subdivisions.

Eagle is part of the West Ada School District, Idaho’s largest school district. More information is in the next section below.

Eagle is a very family-focused community and sponsors several family events including Eagle Fun Days, a 4-day annual event held in June. The event includes a bike rake, a wet and wild parade through downtown, a golf tournament at a local golf course and live music. During the event, the Eagle Volunteer Fire Department puts on the “World’s Largest Rocky Mountain Oyster Feed” as a fund raiser for the organization. The event draws crowds from the around entire valley to enjoy the festivities. Don't forget to check out the Eagle Pavillion and Heritage Park, which host concerts in the summer.

Eagle is also a hot spot for golf in the Treasure Valley. It boasts multiple golf courses that provide an accessible challenge to golfers of all experience levels. Eagle's golf courses are championship caliber and provide unique atmospheres and layouts. Try them all!

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Eagle Idaho Schools

Eagle is in the West Ada School District, which contains 53 schools and stretches from Meridian to Star. Eagle is home to some of the top schools in Idaho in both academics and athletics. Eagle is growning fast but their commitment to education has not changed. Eagle's rapid growth has actually increased its commitment to educating the growing number of students. Here is a list of Elementary, Middle Schools, and High Schools you have to choose from. If you prefer to live near a certain school, let us know and we will help you find a home that suits your needs and is close to that school.

 

Eagle Idaho Schools


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