Boise Area Acreage For Sale

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An acre is a lot of land

Many people moving from a cramped major metro area come to Idaho seeking space and want land. While Idaho still has plenty of land for sale, the sizes of lots have decreased with the influx of people since 2010. This has driven prices up and also driven down typical sizes of land as developers subdivide it to fit more homes. Large homesites of 1 acre or larger are hard to come by and are more expensive to purchase. Those looking to buy acreage must also consider the premium cost of the land on top of what it will cost to build a home on that land.

In the Boise real estate market, a home on acreage is a very desirable property. Every buyer wants more open space; many want a shop or barn; others are interested in raising livestock. Most everyone is looking for storage to keep weekend toys and RVs.

Idaho homebuyers are often seeking land that offers a quiet and serene setting, such as rural or mountain areas. The quality of lifestyle these properties offer is incredibly appealing. Whether you are in search of one acre of land or hundreds, there is a good chance you will find exactly what you are looking for, including working ranches in nearby areas including Emmett, Horseshoe Bend, Parma, or Homedale.

If you are considering land, realize that it is a lot of work. We don't want to talk you out of it if your heart is set on acreage, but many do not realize how much work is involved in an acre. Mowing an acre or more takes a fair amount of time, even if you have a riding lawnmower. Every part of having more land requires more time for maintenance and upkeep. However, in our experience, those who are interested in buying acreage are up to the task and willing to put in the effort.

 

4 critical things to do before you purchase land in Idaho

  1. What are your expectations of your land?
    If you don't have a clear picture of expectations then it does not matter which piece of land you buy. If you know you want land for 40 cattle, we have a starting point. From there, we can start honing our search with focused questions: How much water will you need? How much land do 40 cattle need? What facilities are needed for 40 cattle?
     
  2. Buying the land is just the initial investment.
    Finding the perfect piece of land that requires no additional investment is hard to come by. If you need a fence and your raw land does not come with fencing, you will need to purchase and possibly pay to have it installed. Does it have a well and how deep is water? Irrigation pumps and piping will need to be installed and maintained. What equipment do you need to ensure you can properly maintain your property?
     
  3. Check deed restrictions and verify zoning and ordinances
    As part of your due diligence, check for any restrictions that may limit what you can and can’t do on your property. When you are working with a real estate agent, they can provide this information. Some things that may come up are:
    • Minimum or maximum dwelling square footages
    • Rules against outbuildings or auxiliary structures
    • Limits on building styles and materials you can use
    • Other limits pertaining to how and what you can build
       
  4. Double-check your budget and financing
    Having a budget in mind in real estate is important. But with land, it is more imperative that you have a plan for everything you will need. If you haven’t already evaluated the ways that you can finance your land, do that next. If you are looking to finance your entire project, as opposed to just the property, make sure your lender understands and can explain your options—what they cost and the guidelines you will follow. Get more than one bid and check references. You also need to make sure you figure out exactly how you’ll be paying for and insuring your land once you start building on it. 

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Boise Idaho Homes for sale with acreage

While Boise has developed a name for itself as a hip, up-and-coming city, many people are looking for space and privacy that a neighborhood cannot offer. Acreage allows someone to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and have more space for themselves. Whether you are looking for 1 acre or 100 acres for horses, or cattle, Build Idaho can help. Also, most larger pieces of ground can be subdivided into subdivisions or individual building lots.

How big is an acre?

An acre is defined as a unit of land area equal to 4,840 square yards. Visually, an acre is equal to about 76% of a football field when you consider both end zones. Considering most residential plots of land are between 0.1 and 0.2 acres, living on a full acre offers plenty of space.

Some questions to ask when buying homes for sale with acreage:

  • What is your intent in using the land?
  • If you are raising horses or livestock, how many can you have?
  • What is the condition of the fencing?
  • How much water do you need?
  • How much water is available?
  • Do you have water rights?
  • Is there an irrigation system and is the equipment included in the purchase of the acreage property?
  • Is there an existing barn or shed?
  • How do you access the land?
  • How is the property zoned?

Your real estate agent will ask you these questions, so it is important to have all of these answered before you start your search.

 

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Welcome Home to country living in a very peaceful setting just down the road from Falcon Crest Golf Course. This wonderful single level home with large rooms is on just over 1 Acre with lots of outdoor area to create your own space. Fully fenced with mature trees. Plenty of room for all your pets, set up for your chickens and up to 3 horses allowed. Firewood storage. Refrigerator, Washer and Dryer included. Newer Roof. Move in Ready. RV parking. No HOA
1 ACRE LOT!! Rare opportunity to own a single lvl home on 1 acre. Lot can be split and is centrally located in Boise. This beautiful property gives you a slice of country living in the city! RV parking with an abundance of space for all of your toys. Covered back patio w/ beautiful park like backyard! Multiple outbuildings, above ground pool, firepit, and garden space! Kitchen features granite counters & custom cabinets. Easy access to interstate and close to Spectrum Theater, Costco & Restaurants.
This property features 1.77 acres in the heart of Meridian, a huge working shop with its own furnace and window wall unit air conditioner, bathroom with sink and toilet, for year round usage, Plus an extra large detached 2 car garage, House is 1428 sq ft with 4 bedrooms 2 bath. This property has the potential to be developed as well!
Acreage property with potential for future development. Amazing, Unique home, built with steel framing on almost 5 acres, Large shop with power. Irrigation is present, as well as room for animals, pastures , RV and more, all in the greater Kuna area.
Beautiful acreage within the Boise City limits. Main level master plus two bedrooms. Awesome basement space with separate entry has electrical for kitchenette. Shop has 220, commercial generator, plus additional two-car garage. RV hookups and ample RV parking. 1.06 AC of expansive space just begging for a pool, soccer field, tennis court or all 3. This property is seeking another loving owner with a vision of the huge remaining potential of 3200 Summerset. One Listing Agent related to Seller.
Development and Business Opportunity in the heart of Meridian ! One acre in the County, surrounded by homes in the city limits. Zoned R~8 if annexed. Existing home has Conditional Use permit for beauty salon, perfect for other small businesses. Leave the home and build 2 duplexes and one additional home. The home has 3 bedrooms, one is used for the salon, spacious great room and loft with outside access. Circular driveway makes easy access onto Cherry Lane. Barn, shed, corals, horses and chickens, no CC&R'.
Lovely view of the mountains & a large home on an acre of land in town! With an RV garage, RV parking, & a huge RV carport surrounded by lush landscaping, this beautiful property won?t disappoint. The home boasts open livable rooms & tons of space with great light from large windows. Two great fireplaces. New flooring in all but a couple of rooms. Relax in the private courtyard or head out to the expansive, serene backyard surrounded by mature trees with a large fenced pasture all flood irrigated. No HOA!
"Great location, large home, Acre+ in the heart of Boise close to everything: minutes from the freeways, airport, downtown, shopping, Edwards Entertainment center, Walmart, Lowes, etc. Horse stable, chicken coop, clear field, no HOA! Unique home with charming features, including large family room with wood-burning fireplace, hardwood floors, deck with view off the master, delicious well water. Large laundry room. New appliances, new water heater, new sink, new A/C, ALL new windows (17). Must see, won't last
YOUR OWN SLICE OF PARADISE! Bring your animals. This light and updated beautiful home on 5 acres is ready for you. This home is move in ready and has been well maintained and cared for by the original owners. Enjoy the country feel with no CCR's /no HOA's. Private and secluded, yet close to amenities, equestrian center and Boise River. 36X60 shop / barn with electricity Garage features epoxy floors. Buyer or buyers agent to verify all information. Open House - Saturday, June 5 from 11AM to 5PM.
An incredible opportunity for a Boise homestead, located at the base of the NW foothills. Sprawling over ~1.175 acres, this property presents a unique opportunity for those seeking a self-sustaining lifestyle. Elevated above Hill Road with treetop views, the land is dotted with old growth trees, and offers plenty of open space for a micro-farm or to enjoy the elbow room. The residence is a great project for personalization or utilize the footprint to build a custom home on this fabulous estate lot.
This restored farmhouse is an absolute dream, all the modern updates w/ touches of the past. Beautifully renovated w/ updated bathrooms, custom built-ins, new furnace, & on-demand tankless water heater for the spa-like soaker tub. Shop has room for 3 cars & living space that can be converted into mother-in-law quarters. Attached carport easily converted to a garage. Land offers many opportunities, R-6 zoning additional building permits could be available, or have your own little farm in the heart of Kuna.
Welcome Home! Custom built country home on approximately 10.59 irrigated acres! Acreage is currently planted in Alfalfa. Enjoy the beautiful mountain views and endless sunsets. This home has been freshly painted inside and out. New carpet installed as well. Plenty of open space to build what you want as you want, shop, barn, arena ... you name it. No CCRs! Living the dream as you wish. Great location! No neighbors, super quiet and peaceful. Kuna address, Ada county and Melba schools. 1 yr home warranty!
Imagine the possibilities! Plenty of room to build your dream home, fix up the home on site, have a horse property or anything you can dream of! Views of Bogus Basin and the Boise foothills, your own private natural fishing pond on north side of property, just down the street from Eagle Island State Park on a low-traffic road. Power, gas, shared artesian well and septic on property.
ZONE R-2)( IMPACT AREA) ( 1.57 ACRES) (SEWER AND WATER IN STREET) 1. 3551 SOUTH 5 MILE HOME 1/2 ACRE 2. BARE LAND 1.07 ACRE BOISE CITY IMPACT SAY AFFORDABLE HOUSING MUST HAVE A SURVEY TO BE LEGAL per ADA COUNTY PLANING AND ZONING SAYS THIS: 1.(HOMES) 2.(CHURCH) 3. (MANUFACTURED HOMES) 4.(GROUP DAY CARE HOME) 5.(RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITY) 6.(OUTDOOR STORAGE)7.(PRIVATE SCHOOL). 8.(SOLAR TOWER).
Sale of the 10 acre parcel and the 30 acre parcel is subject to administrative splits and water right of way for downstream users. Farmed and irrigated land. Includes 2 houses, outbuildings, and a shop with roll up doors. Additionally, there is a separate office on site. Taxes should be lowered once the land is divided off of the original parcel. DO NOT DISTURB TENANTS. BTVAI
Beautiful Farmhouse on Nearly 7 Acres! This property has it all, gorgeous home, shop, barn, irrigated acreage & grand views of the Boise Front & Owyhee Mountains. Home recently underwent a complete quality renovation. New furnace, AC, doors, windows, lighting/plumbing fixtures, soft close cabinetry, appliances, quartz counters, tile, luxury waterproof vinyl plank, Sun Valley texture & more. Brand new insulated shop wired w/ 220v. Close to Lake Lowell & wine country. 15 min to I-84, 30 min to downtown Boise.
Amazing horse property in prime location! Fully irrigated 3 acres includes 48x40 barn with 2 16x16 stalls with runs, tack room, finished office and room for storage or additional stalls, 18x12 shop, RV clean out, storage shed, and a 750 SQFT workshop with covered back porch, full bathroom and office (could be used as guest quarters or Airbnb). Home features covered porch and back patio, vaulted ceilings, and skylights. Roof on house and workshop replaced in 2020. AC/furnace in workshop also replaced in 2020
HONEY STOP THE CAR! An acre of country living in a professionally landscaped park like setting. Completely renovated farmhouse in 2009. Large shop w/add. covered parking, rv pad w.30 amp power. Custom shed with heat/ac, great she shed- work from home office! Barn now serves as chicken coop for hard working hens willing to stay on with new buyers. Vintage greenhouse with electric/water, 9 raised beds. Relax and enjoy the bubbling water feature and fire pit on stamped concrete patio. Country in the city!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOT IN NO SUBDIVISION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IN Boise Idaho 3.54 ACRES with trees, irrigation," BE GREAT FOR HORSES LARGE" barn or shop 1200 sq feet. LARGE HOME, ALL ABOVE GROUND LARGE kitchen with large brick fireplace LARGE FAMILY ROOM WITH LARGE FIREPLACE HOME HAS A LOT OF TREES, AND FRUIT TREE a lot of large storage rooms for food etC. BRING YOUR HORSES, COWS, CHICKENS, THIS CAN BE YOUR DREAM HOME BEAUTIFULL
No looking !!!!! Must make appointment ON THE PROPERTY. must make a 48 hours notice to see the inside of the property's (Zone R~2 )~ (NOT IN A SUBDIVISION NO SUBDIVISION RULES!!) (2 ACRES) OF: Zone R~2 Properties (3585 S. 5 Mile has Home .48 acres, 1 shed, Large Orchard (3551 S. 5 Mile has Home 1.58 acres AND HORSE SHED) the pasture is (ONE ACRE in the PROCESS OF SPLIT FROM 3551 SOUTH 5 MILE. ( Last picture of the plat map shows where the houses are and land).
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