Boise Real Estate

Boise, Idaho Real Estate

Boise is the capital of the state of Idaho and is also the largest city. It is known for its rich history and how it has developed to a beautiful residential-commercial place where everyone flocks to come and settle. It also has maintained a healthy and active lifestyle where residents enjoy a close family-oriented and friendly community.

With a population of over 200,000, Boise is one of the most loved and coveted cities in the whole US. It offers low cost of living with gorgeous sceneries and a lot of natural outdoor activities, top-performing schools, low crime rate, lovely weather and seasons, affordable, beautiful homes and friendly and loving locals. This City of Trees continues to grow and flourish because of the different features it offers making it a great place to live.

Boise Homes for Sale

Boise Real Estate Market

Active Listings: 316 Pending Home Sales: 856
Sold Properties in the Last 12 Months: 5,657 Avg. Days on Market: 26
Months of Supply: .67 Price Range: $16,000-$2,300,000
Avg. Sold Price Last 12 Months: $396,766 Avg. Sold Price Last 48 Months: $356,957
Percentage of Price Change: 10% Avg. Square Footage: 1,049

*MLS Data based on September 2020

Why Live in Boise, Idaho?

Boise history goes back all the way in the 19th Century where French-Canadian travellers were traversing places in search of gold. They have reached the area where they climbed over a hill in a deserted place. As they were nearing the peak, they found something more than gold could ever offer - a river beautifully surrounded by greenery and strong mature trees. They were astounded and greatly amazed which made them exclaim, “Les Bois! Les Bois! Les Bois!” which means ‘the woods!’. That very exclamation has echoed to a lot of people and its story has made its rounds of beautiful versions which later made its way to name Idaho’s capital - Boise.

This city is home to a lot of features. It offers great communities with fantastic views of nature and accessibility to many outdoor activities. 

Boise has a lot to offer not only to its natives and residents,  but also to everyone who visits the city. It is famous for its Boise River, the very river those French-Canadian travellers discovered. It is a 102-mile-long tributary of the Snake River in the northwestern part of the US, where it flows generally westward through the Arrowrock and Lucky Peak reservoirs as well as throughout the city of Boise joining the Snake River at the Oregon line. It is also home to the Boise River Greenbelt - a 25-mile long trail and one of the most treasured areas in town. It also celebrated its 50th year anniversary in 2019. Local residents continue to do their best to maintain the river and preserve the wildlife’s habitat. 

The Idaho capital is also home to beautiful large parks offering a lot of outdoor activities such as hiking and trekking, biking and even skiing. These parks include Julia Davis Park, Camel’s Back Park, Kathryn Albertson Park, and Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area. The Old Idaho Penitentiary State Historic Site, also known as “The Old Pen,” was built in 1870 in hand-cut sandstone. Before it was turned into a museum and finally a historic site, it used to house prisoners for more than a hundred years. It now serves as a tourist spot, an educational facility and hosts a lot of annual events. Other great sites to see in Boise are the State Capitol,  Basque Museum and Cultural Center and Idaho Botanical Garden.

Living in Boise is living comfortably and being able to live health-consciously. It offers a simple yet active lifestyle where “adventure” will give a whole new level of definition, “home” will become a “happy home” and “comfortable” will become “paradise.”

Areas in Boise

Boise neighborhoods are all distinct while offering different and unique features. What makes them all great is that they all offer convenience to different amenities, recreational facilities and necessary establishments for local residents to use. While they all enjoy different great sights of nature, locals are proud of their city’s history and how it defined their place as one of the most livable cities in the United States. It has also helped them become more responsible with their environment, become nature lovers and enjoy its benefits, as well.

Boise Condos Boise Townhomes Downtown Boise
Boise North End Boise East End Boise Bench
Northeast Boise Northwest Boise South Boise
Southeast Boise Southwest Boise West Boise

Education in Boise

Education in Boise is also commendable. It has a lot of schools to cater all levels of education. Boise has 93 schools: 73 public schools and 20 private schools. Most of the schools here in Boise are under the leadership of Dr. Don Coberley, Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction. Boise School District and the Superintendent of the Boise School District have greatly outperformed other districts considering schools and student performance. Students, schools and even the staff in the district receive yearly notable awards.

Top Boise Neighborhoods

Antler Ridge Aspen Lofts Avimor
Barber Junction Bonneville Pointe Cartright Ranch
Columbia Village Dry Creek Ranch East Valley
Harris North Hazelwood Village Hidden Springs
The Highlands Lakewood Legends
One Nineteen Painted Ridge Red Feather
Rockhampton Southcreek Surprise Valley
The Hickories The Waterfront District Warm Springs

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