Homes for Sale near Boise Greenbelt

In 1964, Boise completed a comprehensive plan which included updated the zoning ordinances. The city then acquired land along the river to create a “green belt” stretching the entire length of the community while a grass roots effort cleaned up the waterway and created public access to the greenbelt corridor. In 1966 and 1967, three small parcels of land were donated to the city to launch the“green belt.”

In 1968, the first Greenbelt Plan and Guidelines were adopted by the Board of Parks Commissioners. Since then, the City of Boise has pieced together numerous parcels to expand the pathway. so that thousands of people may enjoy walking and bicycling year-round along the 25 miles of pathway. View Boise Greenbelt Map

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Boise Greenbelt and along the Boise River

Every day, thousands of people will put on their shoes and hit the paved path along the Boise River called the Boise Greenbelt. They may be exploring, exercising, enjoying the natural beauty, or just getting some fresh air and a stroll. It is a beautiful place, The Boise Greenbelt is a major part of the Boise LIfestyle offering year-round fun including biking, hiking, splashing in the river, fishing, spectacular bird watching, and miles of it. From Lucky Peak Dam, follow the river downstream while it gently moves through downtown Boise and on to Garden City. You can eventually make your way to Eagle with a few spots that require some creative navigation.

Finding homes for sale with immediate access to the Greenbelt is not easy. Once people do find a home here, they love it and tend not to move. On the other hand, if you are willing to travel a bit whether it is a short drive, walk or bike many opportunities open up. The are many access points along the entire 25-mile greenbelt. As you walk along the Boise River Greenbelt with its tall Cottonwood trees, lush riparian areas, and abundant wildlife, you may get a sense that this beautiful setting has always been here for us to enjoy.  The Greenbelt is a safe, fun, and beautiful place to enjoy from sunrise to sunset.

User Courtesies

To ensure that all users' rights are protected and to guard against accidents, the Boise Parks and Recreation Department has established the following courtesies and safety guidelines for pedestrians, in-line skaters, E-scooter users, and cyclists to obey.

  • Stay only on designated trails.
  • Pedestrians have the right of way at all times. Cyclists, E-scooter users, and in-line skaters must be aware of pedestrians.
  • All Greenbelt users should stay to the right and use caution under bridges and at blind corners where vision could be impaired.
  • Pedestrians should not walk more than two abreast.
  • Motorized vehicles as defined by city code and hoofed animals are prohibited on the Greenbelt. (Except for maintenance, patrol, and vehicles for disabled visitors.)
  • All non-paved sections are restricted to foot traffic only.
  • Dogs are allowed only if on a leash - leash not to exceed eight (8) feet.
  • Cyclists, E-scooter users, and in-line skaters should maintain speeds safe for conditions. Bicyclists and in-line skaters may not conduct serious training or to maintain fast speeds. 
  • Bicyclists, E-scooter users, and skaters who wish to pass other users along the Greenbelt must notify others that they are passing, either verbally (example: "passing on your left") or by other audible means (bell, horn, etc.). The person wishing to pass is responsible for passing freely and clearly around others, and not hindering approaching users.
  • Don't harass or encroach upon wildlife. Disturbing or collecting any vegetation or natural habitat along the Greenbelt is prohibited.



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Large 1.8+ acres lot (81,294 sqft) one of the last close-in parcels on Warm Springs Avenue. Backs up to state land that is connected to Idaho Botanical Garden and Idaho Penitentiary. Boise River Greenbelt, Warm Springs Golf Course and the Boise River all across the street, plus the proximity to down town can't be beat!
Be swept away in tranquil park-like setting in one of Boise's most sought-after neighborhoods! Spacious home on .32 acres is just steps to Boise River, Greenbelt, Bown Crossing. Recently updated w/ stylish light fixtures, fresh paint, 40-year roof & HVAC system, this well-appointed home is also highlighted w/ dramatic staircase, custom built-in cabinetry, upgraded appliances, granite, hardwood flooring & vaulted ceilings. Perfect for relaxing, the deck offers views of lush mature landscaping & garden.
Community access to Barber Park & Boise Greenbelt. Abundance of natural light from stunning view windows. Gourmet kitchen granite counters, high-end appliances, ceiling-height cabinetry, tile flooring leading out to a party-sized back patio. Main-level master suite with recessed ceilings & renovated master bathroom, walk-in tile rain shower, bubble soaker tub & generous walk-in closet. Walkout basement with flex/bonus room. Community walking paths to Boise River & Bown Crossing! Open House: Sat 11 AM-1 PM.
This irreplaceable location is pure Boise Idaho real estate gold. A rare combination of unobstructed views that span over east Boise all the way to the Owyhee's. Sitting on the end of a quiet cul-de-sac this large lot is forward of adjacent neighbors and next to open areas for maximum privacy. Ready for your private estate home with an infinity edge pool. Underground power, sewer, natural gas and water to the lot. Easy airport & freeway access, close to downtown, Boise river/greenbelt & golf.
Peace and tranquility await! Beautifully crafted home that features granite countertops in the kitchen and Hickory hardwood floors throughout. Vaulted ceilings, open floor plan, and an abundance of natural light radiates through the home. Back patio off the living room is perfect for hosting guests at any capacity. Don't miss the casita in the back which can be used for a variety of different hobbies. A stone's throw away from the Boise Greenbelt, Boise River, Willow Lane Park, and local restaurants.
Rare opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind Bown Crossing Loft! This amazing location offers the downtown ambiance combined with the outdoorsy lifestyle! Minutes from biking paths, hiking, floating the Boise River, the greenbelt and views of the mountains! Beautiful stained concrete floors greet you at the entry taking you into the soaring ceilings in the stylish kitchen and cozy living space. The loft is filled with tile, granite, stainless steele appliances and gorgeous cabinetry that is timeless.
Nestled in coveted River Run, enjoy unparalleled views of water & wildlife in this rare end-unit steps from the greenbelt. Soothing, natural palette blends seamlessly w/ tastefully updated kitchen featuring chic, modern fixtures flowing into a spacious living area w/soaring ceilings & expansive windows for abundant natural light. Generous master retreat boasts ensuite, walk-in closet, stunning waterfront views & direct access to the covered balcony. Upstairs loft is ideal for a media room or home office.
CUTE, AFFORDABLE, and WELL MAINTAINED townhouse in the heart of Southeast Boise! Don't miss this 2 bed/1.5 bath cutie! Updates include new vinyl windows and doors (2014), upstairs bath remodel (2020), H2O htr & toilets (2011), wood style plank flooring (2016). Fully fenced backyard with covered patio, mature landscaping and extra storage. Enjoy a nice stroll or bike ride to Bown Crossing, the Greenbelt, library or shopping. The HOA covers ext painting, roof, fence, watering, and common area. WOW!
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