Dry Creek Ranch Subdivision
Boise, Idaho 83714

Location: off Hwy 55, about 4 miles north of State St.

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Dry Creek Ranch

Set on 1,400 beautiful acres, Dry Creek Ranch features large homesites, open spaces, trail systems, a community farm, and a commitment to sustainability. This neighborhood embraces the values that many are seeking in a farm-to-table community. This subdivision offers custom and semi-custom homes priced from $500,000. This development started building new homes in 2019 by several of Boise's top home builders.

Check out the newest phase, The Estates at Dry Creek Ranch, offering 1 acre lots and homes started at $1.8M. View plat map.

 

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See the newest phase with 1-acre building lots: The Estates at Dry Creek Ranch

Dry Creek ranch 1-Acre building lots

 

The Hills at Dry Creek Ranch:

Hills at Dry Creek Ranch

 

The Schick-Ostolasa Farmstead (sometimes known as the Dry Creek Ranch) sits within the rolling expanse of the foothills surrounding Boise, Idaho.

Where is Dry Creek Ranch?

  • East of Highway 55 near Dry Creek,
  • Hidden Springs is to the east
  • Shadow Valley Golf Course is to the north
  • Shadow Valley Estates is to the north, across Hwy 55

Dry Creek Ranch includes an onsite farm, allowing residents to enjoy weekly produce delivered to their door. The farm is managed full-time by an experienced farm manager. Natural growing methods are used for seeding, growing, and harvesting.

Who is the Developer? 
Boise Hunter Homes developed this community with the first homes built in 2018.

 

How many homesites are there in Dry Creek Ranch Subdivision?

  • There are 1,821 building lots with an average lot size of 0.34 acres. There will also be Estate Lots that will range from ½ acre to 1 acre for luxury custom homes. Check out the newest phase: The Hills at Dry Creek Ranch.

 

What are the schools?

  • West Ada School District
  • Eagle Hills Elementary School
  • Eagle Middle School
  • Eagle High School

 

What are the homeowners association dues?

  • $500 setup/transfer fee
  • $1,000 annually

 

Community Pool:

Dry Creek Ranch Community Pool

 

New Home Pricing Guide

  Average Sales Price Total Sales Average Price per SqFt Price Range of Homes
2021 $811,757 67 $258.77 $472,926 to $1,820,000
2020 $660,258 85 $224.07 $468,228 to $1,128,050
2019 $578,062 48 $202.19 $451,500 to $1,019,802
*source Intermountain MLS

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THIS HOME QUALIFIES FOR BOISE HUNTER HOMES 3.99% MORTGAGE RATE PROMOTION, SEE AGENT FOR DETAILS. The Ridgeview Modern Prairie, is a perfect combination of luxury and efficient design. Off the spacious entry is an open office with two bedrooms nearby, tucked away for privacy. The great room boasts a large window wall the rear allowing an abundance of natural light as you overlook the covered patio. Open kitchen and dining space welcome guests with plenty of additional seating at the center island. The maste
THIS HOME QUALIFIES FOR BOISE HUNTER HOMES 3.99% MORTGAGE RATE PROMOTION, SEE AGENT FOR DETAILS. THE CLEARWATER SUN VALLEY floorplan is a beautiful two-story home with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, an office, loft and a 3 car garage. The office, which can be converted to a fifth bedroom. The upstairs contains three bedrooms, loft and a large open-to-below space. The master suite fills half of the upstairs living spaces and includes a large master bath and spacious walk-in closet. BTVAI. PHOTO SIMILAR.
HUGE PRICE IMPROVEMENT! Luxury single level living in Dry Creek Ranch! This premier setting offers a gorgeous natural riparian setting with no backyard neighbor, while the residence provides incredible finishes & quality. This home features beautiful White Oak hardwood flooring though-out, spacious open concept with a gourmet kitchen chef's dream of.....huge granite island, double ovens, farmhouse sink, roomy walk in pantry w/ barn door, new Kinetico $6500 reverse osmosis system & large nook area for dining
Custom Modern Prairie with 4 bedrooms, plus office, flex room, and large bonus room in coveted Dry Creek Ranch. Home features beautifully appointed farmhouse kitchen with white quartz counters, custom two tone cabinets, & stainless steel Bosch appliances. Hardwood floors, 10 ft. ceilings and 8 ft. doors throughout lower level. 3-car garage features epoxy floors and high quality storage racks. Large master suite features upgraded, modern bath with freestanding tub. Backyard has over $80k in landscaping inclu
Welcome to this beautiful single level home on the creek in Dry Creek Ranch! Entry boasts detailed high ceilings as your eyes are drawn through the impressive vaulted great room to the serenity of Dry Creek in your backyard. Views from the back look like a painting with color changing trees and wildlife. Thoughtfully designed with magnificent hardwood floors, stacked stone fireplace, and large island. Sit by the natural light of all those windows as you enjoy a meal in your dining room. Enjoy views of the
**Seller willing to provide the buyer with a 10k credit to BUY DOWN THEIR RATE** Don't miss out on this Modern "Tablerock" floorplan in the coveted Dry Creek Ranch community! The moment you enter, you'll admire the large floor to ceiling windows with ample natural light and a grand fireplace in the great room with beautiful, natural rock from floor to ceiling! This home has an east-facing backyard with views of the foothills. Enjoy the walking paths on the side and rear of home to provide easy access to the
LEASE TO OWN OPTION!! Lowest price per sf with an RV garage in Dry Creek Ranch! The extended Houston floor plan includes 5 beds, 4 baths, bonus room, loft area and a remarkable 5 car garage with 46 foot RV Bay and 220V. Unbelievable craftsmanship throughout that's highlighted by soaring 18' ceilings, sprawling natural oak hardwood floors, stone & accent floor to ceiling fireplace and a wall of windows that flood the interior with natural light. Gourmet kitchen boasts quartz counters, Thermador 6 burner gas
ASK HOW ON SITE AGENT HOW TO REDUCE YOUR INTEREST RATE WITH THE PURCHASE OF THIS HOME. The Tablerock Modern Prairie floorplan opens to a two-story entry, inviting you into the great room with an expansive window wall. The private guest suite is adjacent to the entry. The kitchen and dining rooms are open to the great room with access to the covered patio, offering great space for entertaining. The master bedroom features a rear window wall, maximizing the morning views and a radiant master bath that includ
Stunning, one of a kind home by esteemed, Highland Homes is available in Boise's Dry Creek Ranch. Step up to a wrap around front porch, enter a grand double door, two story foyer where full extension windows & glass doors allow you to see into your own private oasis. Heated designer pool & saline spa complete w/2 water features & matching fire bowls make a home for all to gather& spend quality time. So many design elements, texture & thoughtful touches add a special uniqueness not found elsewhere. Highland
ASK HOW ON SITE AGENT HOW TO REDUCE YOUR INTEREST RATE WITH THE PURCHASE OF THIS HOME. The Siena is a brand new plan in The Hills with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and 3,733 SqFt, this home is anchored by an incredible master suite with massive windows to take in the views, dual vanities, and dual walk-in closets. The expansive great room features a beautiful fireplace and dual multi-slide (option) doors leading to the large covered patio. A glass enclosed Zoom room in addition to a formal office create a vi
ASK HOW ON SITE AGENT HOW TO REDUCE YOUR INTEREST RATE WITH THE PURCHASE OF THIS HOME. The Magnolia Farmhouse on an .86 of an acre with no rear neighbor, is a gorgeous and sprawling floorplan designed specifically to fit on a large lot. The charming front porch welcomes you home, and the entry draws your eyes from the front of the home all the way to the back of the home with vaulted ceiling great room and large windows and a covered back patio. The master suite is truly luxurious with its size and high-en
No detail left out with this gorgeous Tradwinds home. Luxury living splilling out at every corner. This beautiful home sits on an acre in the saught after community of Dry Creek Ranch. Set apart and tucked into the hills, yet so close to dining, entertainment and shopping, this home is in the perfect location. With an open floorplan, 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and upstairs bonus, it is great for entertaining. This home also has a 4 car garage including an RV bay which could fit two cars if needed to make a 5
ASK HOW ON SITE AGENT HOW TO REDUCE YOUR INTEREST RATE WITH THE PURCHASE OF THIS HOME. The Centennial is a spectacular 5 bed, 6 bath, 5,130 Sq. Ft. home. You will be hard pressed to find a home with more amazing design features. The covered porch leads you into the home and an elongated entry opens to an expansive great room. The main level features a gourmet kitchen, stunning master bedroom and guest suite. Upstairs you will find three of the home?s bedrooms as well as a loft space. RV Garage on 1.12 Acr
No detail left out with this gorgeous Tradwinds home. Luxury living splilling out at every corner. This beautiful home sits on an acre in the saught after community of Dry Creek Ranch. Set apart and tucked into the hills, yet so close to dining, entertainment and shopping, this home is in the perfect location. With an open floorplan, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and upstairs bonus with 2 built in twin beds and 2 built in bunk beds, it is great for entertaining. This home also has a 4 car garage including an RV
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THE HISTORY OF THE RANCHES IN THE "DRY CREEK RANCH" DEVELOPMENT AREA

When P.L. Schick and George Banker took out their homestead patent in the Dry Creek Valley of Idaho in 1863, they were the first to take advantage of the rich resources and strategic location of the valley. Others followed quickly. One of the most desirable areas for settling and cultivation was the site of the current development called Dry Creek Ranch, which historically was the site of two homesteads—the Rossi-Robie/Healy/Jeker Ranch, and the Kingsbury/Lemp/Gary/Jones Ranch.

Alexander Rossi, a German-French-Italian immigrant who trekked to California to Idaho in the early 1850s to make his fortune, met New York-born jack-of-all-trades Albert Robie (militia quartermaster, surveyor, Indian reservation manager) in the brand new town of Lewiston, which was founded in 1861 as a result of the discovery of gold on Orofino Creek in October 1860. Both men had come seeking new business opportunities and they saw that the need for lumber was their chance. They went into business together and built and operated a sawmill that provided wood for the houses, businesses, fences, corrals, and boats on the Snake and Clearwater Rivers.

The gold boom on the Orofino was short-lived, so when word came of a gold strike in the Boise Basin in late summer 1862, the two men relocated to the next boom town, Bannack City (now known as Idaho City). They quickly built another sawmill on the creek that would eventually bear Robie's name, and they also established an assay office in town to perform tests on gold dust and determine its purity for an accurate measure of its monetary worth. Bannack City was soon eclipsed by the new city of Boise a few miles to the southwest, and by 1865 Rossi and Robie moved their business there. Robie again built and operated an assay office—the first in the new city. They also built a sawmill on Shafer Creek, and improved what became the main road that ran from Boise, through the Dry Creek Valley, and northward to Horseshoe Bend and the mining towns around Placerville in the Boise Basin. This was the main road for traffic between Boise and the Basin, and for travelers heading to or from Oregon via the Payette River Valley.

Rossi and Robie also established one of the first homesteads in the Dry Creek Valley, about two miles west of Shick's where their Shafer Creek Road emerged from the northern hills into the Dry Creek Valley. On this property, they constructed a lumber yard where they could sell the product coming from their mill on Shafer Creek. They also established a second lumber yard in what is now downtown Boise, at 6th and Main Streets. The road used to carry lumber there ran southeast through the Dry Creek Valley. Robie moved his family onto the Dry Creek Ranch to oversee operations, while Rossi resided in Boise near the assay office. The Rossi Toll Road, most of which is today known as Cartwright Road, was one of the primary thoroughfares in this part of Idaho in the 1860s and 1870s. Because of Cartwright Road, Dry Creek was a well-known area to all the early residents of the Boise areas.

There was also a warm-water spring on their property, which would produce 75 inches continuously. Residents of the Dry Creek Valley knew that springs have a tendency to appear and disappear seasonally, but this one ran at least through 1902. This, in addition to the deep rich soil in the Dry Creek Valley, made it easy to raise rich crops of hay on the ranch, and the men made a fair amount of money renting out their pasturage to cattle owners.

In the 1880s one of Rossi's sawmill employees, Thomas Healy, purchased the Dry Creek Ranch, the Shafer Creek sawmill, and the toll road, which then became known as the Healy Toll Road. He operated the sawmill until around 1905, and continued to maintain and manage the toll road until 1909. Starting about 1910, Healy—now in his late 60s—partnered with his neighbor, D.E. Clemmens, to run both the Healy Ranch and Clemmens' Ranch, which covered roughly the area bordered today by Brookside Lane, Beacon Light Road, and Highway 55.

Just to the west of the Rossi-Robie homestead was the home of Thomas Kingsbury and his wife, Elizabeth. Their property comprised the area where Brookside Lane and Dry Creek Road intersect with Highway 55. Kingsbury was born in Ireland and immigrated to the "frontier" of Indiana as a young man, where he and Elizabeth met, married, and had five children. The Kingsbury family came west on the Overland Trail and homesteaded in Oregon for a time before returning east to settle on the Rossi-Robie homestead along Dry Creek in 1866 "on the lush valley floor at its widest point, where Spring Valley Creek enters Dry Creek." [Druss, Dry Creek Chronicles, p. 22] The Kingsburys had another four children while living on Dry Creek, where they grew wheat, barley, and potatoes, and managed small amounts of livestock— mostly dairy cattle. Later, they also had extensive orchards producing apples, prunes, and plums. Orchards were also popular in west Boise along what is now Orchard Street, as well as around Eagle Island (now the location of Eagle Island State Park). Learn more on the History of Eagle page.

Kingsbury survived a murder attempt by one of his employees in 1873 and continued to successfully run his ranch. In addition, he had a very profitable threshing business, hiring his services out to local farmers and ranchers. He also hauled lumber for his neighbors Rossi and Robie from their Shafer Creek mill to their lumberyard where the current Jeker Ranch buildings are located. Kingsbury was so successful that he expanded his freighting business to hauling supplies to the mines at Rocky Bar, near Atlanta in Elmore County. The miners there were also a ready market for the produce of Kingsbury's Dry Creek ranch, particularly his apples.

As business opportunities to the east gradually consumed more of Kingsbury's attention, he and his family finally left Dry Creek in 1884 after eighteen years of farming and relocated to the Wood River Valley and the town of Hailey (named for their Dry Creek neighbor, famous pioneer John Hailey). The ranch was purchased by John Lemp, who was already a prominent businessman in Boise and founder of the first (1864) and largest brewery in Boise, and owner of several saloons and other businesses. He had also served as the mayor of Boise in the 1870s. Lemp bought the Kingsbury place as an investment but never lived there. He sold it to John Gary in 1888.

John Gary was a well-known sheep rancher in the Boise area. He lived in Boise with his sister Ora, and ran several sheep ranches including the former Kingsbury property. After only two years, he sold the Dry Creek parcel to William Jones, another sheepman, who had come to Dry Creek from Montana in 1886 and who bought and combined several ranches at the mouth of the Dry Creek Valley into a sprawling sheep operation. This ranch was reputed to be one of the finest in Idaho—the lambing shed alone cost $3,000, the equivalent of about $80,000 in 2019 dollars.

Healy died in 1925. From that point, the property passed to Julius and Anna Jeker, immigrants from Switzerland, who bought the property in the early 1930s after 25 years of working as tenant farmers in the Warm Springs area of southeast Boise. After Julius' death in 1951, the ranch was taken over by his son, Julius Jr., who owned and worked it until his death in 2005.

In 2005 after Julius Jr.'s death, the land was sold to a development company, which gained approval from Ada County to build 3,500 residential units and 650,000 square feet of commercial space. In 2006, Boise Hunter Homes acquired the land and began the development and construction of the Dry Creek Ranch subdivision as it is known today. In order to honor its history, Dry Creek Ranch will have a park named after Julis and Anna Jeker.

Today, 2 acres of historic buildings and land still stand on the Dry Creek Ranch property and was placed on the National Historic Register in 2006 due to its regional significance for the area's agricultural and homesteading history. For more information, please visit the Dry Creek Historical Society’s website at www.drycreekhistory.org.