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Valley County

Valley County, Idaho

Valley County Idaho

This ares was named after the Long Valley of the North Fork of the Payette River, which extends at least 30 miles from Payette Lake in McCall to the north down to Round Valley. The area in the early days was know for prospecting for gold. Over the years it has been a place for cattle in the summer and now adays is a recreation destination with playing in the snow in the winter and the cooler climate in the summer. Valley County is the fifth largest county in the state, covering 68 square miles and offers endless outdoor activities. T

The Adventure Corridor!

The area is know for having ample snow in the winter and milder temperatures in the summer.  Winter enthusiasts enjoy skiing at two ski mountains- Brundage and West Mountain. There are also miles of trail for snowmobiling in the winter. One of the best known events in this are is the Winter Carnival which includes a lot of snow sculpting.

Temperature in the summers are milder than the desert areas like Boise so many people spend time here enjoying hiking in the mountains, lakes and the Payette River. There are festivals and many other activities that happen throughout the season.

Ski areas

  • Brundage Mountain - (1961)
  • Little Ski Hill - (1937)
  • Tamarack Resort - (2004)

Lakes

  • Warm Lake
  • Payette Lake
    • Little Payette Lake
  • Lake Cascade

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Idaho

The Shoshoni word is "Ee-dah-how", and the Indian thought thus conveyed when translated into English means, "Behold! the sun coming down the mountain."

A location that has not been recognized as a place to actually live until the last twenty years is now being recognized as one of the last states with common sense and uncommonly friendly people. So why is Idaho becoming such a popular place for people to move to?

Idaho, a state once associated for only growing potatoes started seeing people vacation here who not only loved it but started sharing with their friends. Soon people were coming from all over to play and some started looking for jobs so they could stay. Now with cities, some would say large towns, there is everything from careers to box stores, There are major employers headquarted in Idaho and many startups, especially in Tech Sector.

Idaho's Weather Varies Wildly

The southern part of the state is considered more  desert with the Snake River running through it, mostly flat and rolling hills. The rest of the state is more mountainous. For this reason we have summer conditions that vary from hot to mild and winters that produce not much snow to places that receive feet of snow for months. Across the state, enjoy four seasons, though the length of each season varies based on location and altitude.

 

Quick Facts About Our State

  • 14th largest state
  • 2nd least populous state in the nation
  • 7th least densely populated of the 50 U.S. states
  • 9% is wilderness
    Through several acts of Congress, a total of about 4.8 million acres of public lands in Idaho – approximately 14% of the total 34.5 million acres of public lands in Idaho and 9% of the entire state of Idaho's 53.5 million acres – have been protected with the wilderness designation.

    The Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management controls about 60 percent of the total; the Agriculture Department's Forest Service has nearly 25 percent. Of the total federal lands, 44 percent is reserved for grazing and 42 percent for forests and wildlife.

 

Idaho Home Searh

Most websites search by bedrooms, baths, square feet and size of building lot or land. We recommend defining your search by lifestyle and what you hope to accomplish with your next move. The ability to choose how many neighbors you would like and what you want to see out your front door. Are you looking for something more city, more country, rural or even remote. Do you want to build a custom home, find something ready to be moved in to or something that needs your touch to bring it to life.

Do you want mountains, desert or close to civilization and the benefits of a modern society? Maybe something in between?