Homes for Sale in Sun Valley

Homes for Sale in Sun Valley, Idaho

There are no average homes sere, it is not an average place to call "Home!"

Homes in Sun Valley come with two things no matter what property you buy: Lifestyle and Prestige. It is one of the most envious place to live. The weather, skiing, mountains, place to explore, and hiking are phenomenal. Buying a home here also says something about you!

Sun Valley is a Ski town USA and an Idaho gem. This small resort town in the middle of the state is in an amazing valley. Incredible mountain scenery, one of the best fishing areas in the state for trout, of course, Baldy Mountain for skiing and enjoy life in the acclaimed city Ketchum, ID.

Sun Valley, Idaho homes range from average to famous. You can live in the city, the mountains or both. You could also end up in someone's house that is famous as many stars and America's wealthiest live here or have a second home here.

This famous city is also close to

  • Galena, which is well known for its cross country ski trails in the winter, and then climbs to the summit for a spectacular view across the Sawtooth Valley.
  • Stanely and the Sawtooth Mountains which is some of the most spectacular mountains and pristine mountain lakes.
  • Fairfield and Soldier Mountain
  • Carey and Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve

Obviously, there is a vibe here that draws people in, and many stay. There is great shopping, restaurants and the great outdoors. While it is not easy to get here, it is worth the trip. Sun Valley homes for sale include chalets, condominiums, and of course luxury log cabins built to astound the most discerning buyers. Plus if you live here you can see famous stars like Bruce Willis, Demi Moore, Arnold Schwarzenegger and many more. Plus all the seasonal visitors who ski, go white water rafting or fly fishing.

Sun Valley and Ketchum Idaho Luxury Homes for Sale

The acclaimed Sun Valley is well known around the world as a place where the rich and famous come to play. Shop with Tom Hanks and many other celebrity residents. This is also the place that Ernest Hemingway fell in love with.

The world-famous Sun Valley Ski Resort and fishing on the Silver Creek or many of the many outdoor activities have attracted many to call this home or their 2nd home. Luxury Homes here are ranked by the view, privacy, the overall magnificence of the house. Many have notoriety based on previous owner or historical relevance as well.

At an altitude of 5,750 feet, the cities of Sun Valley and Ketchum have a mountain desert climate, with an average humidity of only 30%. The Wood River Valley averages 330 days of sunshine per year. Average summer temperature is 75 degrees and average winter temperature is 22 degrees, with an annual snowfall of 150-200 inches. The cities and towns of Blaine County are surrounded by mountains and valleys full of meadows, streams and alpine lakes.

Sun Valley ID Homes for Sale June 4, 2023
12
Listed
79
Avg. DOM
$615.62
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$1,075,000
Med. List Price
12 Properties
$2,100,000
Condo: 0 Not Applicable
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,105
Sq.Ft.
1996
Year Built
6
Days on Site
98878965
MLS
Open houses: Wednesday & Friday 11am - 2pm and Saturday 1-3pm. Rarely available Two Bridges unit perched above Trail Creek and lovely winter views of Baldy. Ideal downtown Ketchum location with close...
$1,579,000
Neighborhood: Northridge Sub
5
Beds
5
Baths
3,523
Sq.Ft.
2005
Year Built
12
Days on Site
98878469
MLS
Welcome to this stunning home in the highly sought-after Northridge neighborhood. Offering 5 spacious bedrooms, 4 full baths plus powder room. An open and airy floor plan creates a relaxed and...
$649,000
Neighborhood: 0 Not Applicable
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,200
Sq.Ft.
1970
Year Built
18
Days on Site
98877876
MLS
Adorable cottage with a full basement on a fabulous corner location. The spacious yard and alley access allows for a new accessory dwelling unit (ADU) with a two car garage that can be built. Plans...
$565,000
Neighborhood: 0 Not Applicable
3
Beds
1
Baths
1,296
Sq.Ft.
1978
Year Built
35
Days on Site
98863421
MLS
All new paint inside & and outside. New garage door with automatic opener. All new vinyl flooring throughout the whole house. New kitchen, bathroom, counter tops, cabinets, fairly new kitchen stove,...
$2,295,000
Condo: 0 Not Applicable
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,235
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
47
Days on Site
98874656
MLS
Overlooking Trail Creek with Baldy views and great proximity to both River Run and Ketchum makes this Ski View Townhome a 'diners and skiers' ideal home. Open kitchen, dining and living room create a...
$529,000
Neighborhood: Bellevue
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,179
Sq.Ft.
1990
Year Built
48
Days on Site
98874519
MLS
Step into this "spic and span" Bellevue home with split 3br/2ba floor plan. Redone from top to bottom with fresh paint, new cabinetry, new appliances and flooring. Gazebo in back for your outside...
$1,695,000
Neighborhood: Northridge Sub
4
Beds
4
Baths
3,800
Sq.Ft.
1995
Year Built
53
Days on Site
98874114
MLS
No description available...
$699,500
Condo: 0 Not Applicable
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,077
Sq.Ft.
1981
Year Built
61
Days on Site
98873259
MLS
Looking for a comfortable and modern living space in the heart of Elkhorn? Look no further than our beautiful 2 bedroom condo! Offered fully furnished. Located on a quiet street, this single-level...
$950,000
Neighborhood: 0 Not Applicable
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,464
Sq.Ft.
1974
Year Built
70
Days on Site
98872442
MLS
Your invitation to flourish when you make this 3 bedroom 3 bath delightsome remodeled home situated on 5 acres your new sanctuary. Imagine best of convenience to the gateway to recreation, wilderness...
$1,150,000
Neighborhood: 0 Not Applicable
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,019
Sq.Ft.
1960
Year Built
104
Days on Site
98869464
MLS
Looking for a flexible property with multiple uses? This unique property provides a great option, offering you warehouse space, live-work environment, storage and plenty more. Main residence has been...
$6,995,000
Neighborhood: River Sage
5
Beds
8
Baths
8,499
Sq.Ft.
2009
Year Built
160
Days on Site
98865636
MLS
Stunning contemporary home with over 600' of Big Wood River Frontage. Enjoy the fabulous fishing out your back door or relax by the river on your Adirondack chairs by the fire pit. Luxury that is...
$1,000,000
Neighborhood: 0 Not Applic.
3,370,673
Sq.Ft. Lot
349
Days on Site
98848036
MLS
High exposure-77.38+/- ac parcel with 1315+/- feet long Hwy 75 and 1203+/- feet along Hwy 20. The perimeter of the land is fenced and there is approximately 55.1+/- flood irrigated acres of grass...
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Sun Valley Real Estate

Is living in one of Idaho's premier resort towns for you? This is not the kind of place where one just buys a home. Real estate opportunities here are unique and are priced accodingly. The astounding rustic log cabins built for privacy or condominiums at the base of Baldy Mountain define how you wake up and start the day.

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History of Sun Valley

Prior to 1880, The Wood River Valley was inhabited primarily by Indians and fur trappers. The discovery of ore in 1880 brought thousands to Ketchum, the Valley's first settlement. The area soon became part of one of the richest mining districts in the Northwest. As a result of the mining boom, Union Pacific Railroad established a freight line (horse & mule) in the area to carry supplies into the mines and to return with the ore. In 1884 the horse & mule freight line was replaced by the railroad. By the early 1890's the boom town was on the verge of a bust, the result of labor difficulties and declining silver prices.

In 1900 a new industry was emerging in Ketchum. sheepmen from the south were driving their herds through the town for summer grazing in the local valleys and mountains. By the 1920's. Ketchum was the largest sheep and lamb shipping station in the United States. The Depression of the 1930's, overgrazing and rising feed costs led to a decline in sheep ranching.

1936 was .the year that changed it all. Averell Harriman, then chairman of Union Pacific Railroad, wanted two things more than anything else in the world: (1) more business for his railroad. and (2) a world-class resort in America to enjoy what was then considered a European oddity: SKIING.

In January 1936, Harriman sent his Austrian friend, Count Felix Schaffgotsch to comb the mountains of the west in search of that perfect location. The Count found the perfect location, "[t]his is the place" in the Sawtooth Mountains near Ketchum. Idaho. Union Pacific Railroad purchased the Ernest Brass Ranch (3,300 acres) on May 14, 1936 for $39,000. Here, they created Sun Valley, primarily to attract passengers of the West to travel on the company's streamlined trains to a destination ski resort featuring the world's first chairlift.

Soon the film stars of Hollywood were flocking to Sun Valley in droves. eager to try the latest rage. skiing. was a smashing success - A Legend Was Born.

Sun Valley is now a premiere year-round. four season destination resort and recreation area. People who live and vacation in the Sun Valley/Ketchum area enjoy an enviable lifestyle. A "nontourist" atmosphere that is described as casual, comfortable and friendly. The Wood River Valley is a recreational paradise. with a "World-Class" alpine skiing mountain. blue-ribbon trout streams. superb golf courses plus spectacular mountains. forests and lakes. The lifeblood or industry bas,e of the local economy is TOURISM.

Things to Do in Sun Valley

Winter activities and sports include Alpine and Nordic skiing. backcountry ski tours. helicopter skiing. ski racing and touring, horse-drawn sleigh rides. sledding. ice skating, semi-pro ice hockey, junior and adult amateur ice hockey, apres ski entertainment. music. health clubs. aerobics. modern and ballet dance, snowmobiling. gliding. dining. shopping. outdoor hot pools, art gallery touring and arts & crafts classes.There are a lot of things to do here!

Summer activities and sports include white water rafting, kayaking, ice skating, ice shows, fly fishing, backpacking, rock climbing, mountain biking, horseback riding, pack trips, camping, polo, rodeo, golf, tennis, music & ballet festivals, Wagon Days, Weekend Parade, Fourth of July Parade, fireworks, bicycling, bike racing, motocross, arts & crafts fairs, antique fairs, triathalon, shopping, dining, nightlife, wine auction, antique car auction, movie theaters, theater group, windsurfing, sailing, water skiing, art workshops, ballooning, swimming, hiking, hunting, scenic drives and ghost & mining town tours. Also, for many nights it is not dark until 10:30 at night.

The abundance of outdoor recreational activities combined with a high quality of life has resulted in substantial growth Sun Valley and the surrounding communities in Blaine County.