Boise Area Acreage For Sale

The ultimate guide acreage for sale

Samantha Dunn, Idaho Real Estate Agent

Samantha Dunn



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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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Meander down a long tree lined driveway that opens up to a serene setting with an abundance of open space to fulfill all your dreams. Imagine a home with ample square footage, 48 x 48 Barn with 14 ft. doors, enclosed horse stalls, tack room, should I go on? The perfect size garden, 5 irrigated acres plus 5 acres more that can be irrigated, a meticulous home both inside and out. Stop! Better go to our amenity sheet because there's way too much to talk about.
View 280 degree of the city, river and Boise/Garden City/Eagle area. Lot is 1.14 acres and sits on lots 13 & 14 possible split with city approval. New roof. In ground swimming pool in very large fenced yard. The house has a view from almost every room. High glass walls with privacy and view. House could use some updating but sellers have replaced heating and air conditioning systems among other things. Great value for the dollar. 1.14 acres on the rim view. Wow!
Very rare find! 5 acres of privacy in the heart of Kuna. Plenty of room to develop or expand. Bring your horses, cows, chickens and have your very own hobby farm. Home features 4 beds, 2.5 baths and a large open floor plan with formal dining and a full basement. Above ground pool and hot tub with a gazebo. 10x16 greenhouse, 10X16 storage shed and 24x38 shop w/ electricity. Property is income producing with a cell tower on the far corner that pays $1050 per month!
Rare opportunity to own an estate home located centrally on the Boise Bench! Upon entering the home you are greeted by beautifully finished hardwood floors & exceptional views of the Boise Foothills across the entire main floor. Split bedroom design with master & two bedrooms on the main floor as well as two master suites, a game room & full kitchen on the lower level. The 2,000sf shop provides plenty of room to store and work on your classic car, RV, motorcycles & more. See more:
Custom post & beam home situated on 2 parcels at the end of a quiet drive. Kitchen solarium overlooks deck & 30x30 barn, established garden & orchard. Mahogany porch behind the huge front lawn, circular drive & pond. New features: LED lighting/paint/doors/butcher block countertops/appliances/custom alder cabinets/shiplap walls. Pressurized irrigation/chicken coop/multiple fruit varieties. 2nd home may be built on back parcel. Elegant self-sufficiency & a place for ponies at your new Meridian micro-farm!
New Entitlement for 130 unit senior Living facility R-4DA, approval is inclusive of 5 acre parcel to North, which is no longer available. 6 potential rental sources of income on it. 2- 1640 sq ft 3 bdrm 2 bath over/under duplex. $1500 each = $3000 month 1 1500 sq ft 3 bdrm 2 bath mobile with carport and shop $2000 a month 1 2400 sq ft insulated, heated, fully finished shop, office, bathroom and storage with 1 acre lay down yard. $3000 a month. 1- 2 acre lay down yard and 4 commodity bins $800 a month.
There is nothing like this home on the market! A beautiful home, nestled in the foothills on 4 acres and no CCRS?s. The home is immaculate, well designed with custom high-end finishes everywhere you turn. Two master suites on the main level, a large chefs kitchen, butlers pantry and outdoor kitchen for all your entertaining. With room for 6 cars and a shop you have room for all your toys. Only 15 minutes from Lucky Peak! Come and see this amazing home today! Ask for the additional list of amenities!
Rare opportunity to own this Picturesque Landmark Equine Facility. 4.43 Acres of Gated top-notch property featuring a Remodeled Farmhouse, Garage w/ Office, Bunkhouse w/ full kitchenette & bathroom, 80 x 120 Covered/Lighted Outdoor Arena w/ sprinklers, 6 Horse Barn with rubber mats in runway & stalls, even a hot water wash station & heated tack room. Large Hay Barn w/2- 16 X 12 ft Doors, Additional Riding Arena, Round Pin, 4 pastures, Expansive noble fencing, Waterfall, Firepit and Pristine landscaping.
Enjoy stunning views of the Owyhee mountains from the screened patio or hot tub on the back patio. Private and peaceful ranch living close to everything! 20 minutes to downtown Boise; easy freeway access. This beautiful farm style, 3,653 sqft. home has been updated throughout. Mature fenced yard, garden boxes, RV pad, RV dump w/30 amp hook. 12 acre farm can produce 3 to 4 cuttings per year of grass/alfalfa blend hay. Three stall horse barn with upstairs game room. Solar Powered efficiency.
Luxurious resort-style living, on a premier ~1 acre estate lot, with phenomenal downtown, city, & mountain views. Designed by Trey Hoff & constructed by Randy Hemmer, this dynamic team brought to life an extraordinary residence. The custom design lives like a single-level, with a main level master retreat & generous entertaining spaces. Secondary guest suites are located upstairs. Living areas extend to the outdoors among beautiful landscape, spacious view patios & alongside an exquisite infinity pool.
A grand ~1.63 acre estate in the well-established & sought after Banbury neighborhood in Eagle. Gracefully set back from the street on a park-like setting, this residence features stunning views of Bogus Basin. Outdoor entertaining is ideal on the expansive cobble-stone patio overlooking an in-ground pool, tennis courts, remarkable grounds & spacious cabana perfect for large gatherings or an intimate get together. Lifetime warranty on roof, new triple-paned windows & pool. 3 of 6 garage bays are heated.
Separate guest house PLUS breathtaking views & sunsets on this extraordinary 10.78 ac estate, located on the ridge in Star! Enjoy this gorgeous, custom-built, single level home that is truly an entertainer's delight. This magnificent property features hardwood & tile floors throughout, wall to wall windows to take in the natural light, open kitchen w/granite countertops, large center island & separate baking cabinet.
Amazing opportunity to own a rare and beautiful Eagle property on 4.23 acres. This is a versatile property with the option to build your dream home on a split portion of the acreage. There is the potential to split the property one time but it may not be subdivided. The existing home sits tucked away on the northeast corner of the property and is awaiting your personal touch and style. The enclosed barn measures 24x36 with a concrete floor, power and is stubbed for a half bath. Bring your animals and enjoy
EXCLUSIVE HILLSIDE ESTATE ACROSS FROM SHADOW VALLEY GOLF COURSE. UNPARALLELED PRESTIGE! Iconic location in the heart of the foothills offering easy access to skiing & Idaho's great outdoors. Enjoy sunsets & evening hikes in your own private trails. The grand entrance boasts 20' ceilings & massive seamless windows line the walls showcasing breathtaking views! Designer chef's kitchen & spacious outdoor patio are perfect for entertaining! Rare opportunity to own 2 adjoining lots offering space & opportunity.
Sensational private one acre custom built home with circular driveway, stunning views of the 4th and 5th fairways and beautiful Bogus Basin Mountains, Chef's kitchen, with granite center island, 2 gas fireplaces, white oak floors, main level master with massive his and hers walk-in closets, 3 Bedrooms have walk-in closets, 2 kitchens, dual HVAC zones, plantation wood shutters and window treatments, water purification system for entire house. Stunning mature trees and lush landscape. Shopping is close by.
Classic Eagle country charmer w/det garage/shop on 5.2ac. Entire home is remodeled & updated. Some original oak flooring remains in living room & master bedroom. Large bright & cheery kitchen w/blt-in gas range, cabinets galore w/tile back splash, big kitchen island, large dining area. Extra bonus areas up & down. Spacious Living Room w/views of Bogus Basin. Near Hwy 16 & minutes to Eagle, Meridian & BLM Foothills. Room for 2nd dwelling, animals, extra RV's, or space to simply enjoy the country life.
This is a beautiful 4205 sq ft. country home on 1.85 acres with a view of owhee mountains and bogus basin. house was built in 2020 on a private lane. house shares a pond and has a creek that runs through the property, has a large master suite, theater room, 2 kitchens, and lots of parking. btva
Entertainers delight! Open concept main level with large dining space, coffee bar, stunning waterfall island in the kitchen and stainless steel appliances. Floor to ceiling stone draws your eye to the vaulted great room complete with wet bar. Main level master retreat has a spa-like bathroom with heated tile floors. Upstairs features a bonus room with projector, surround sound, secret room, 2nd wet bar & 5th bedroom/flex room. Please see associated documents for full list of amenities including pool/spa!
Located just south of Meridian, this 10 acre private estate offers an unmatched Idaho lifestyle only 20 minutes from the Valley's best shopping, dining and airport. A tree-lined lane leads to a beautifully landscaped equestrian ranch boasting expansive entertaining areas, covered patio/decks, pool, pool house. Light-filled great room, high ceilings, 2 offices, master w/sitting room. Daylight walk-out basement opens to patio. Equine facilities include barns, corrals, fenced pasture, area for arenas.
Extraordinary waterfront sanctuary, offering the delights of luxury resort living with an impassioned connection to nature. Supreme ~1.8 acre homesite, poised on a private corner of the resident?s lake, where sights of wildlife, a lush screen of foliage & crystalline waters create a surreal landscape. Custom designed as the architect?s personal residence, the home draws inspiration from the principles of Frank Lloyd Wright?s iconic prairie style & is defined by its unparalleled style & impeccable quality.
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