Garden City Real Estate

Garden City, Idaho Real Estate


Garden City is a city located in Ada County, Idaho. It measures 4.2-square-miles in which it is almost enveloped by Boise with the only western part surrounded by the City of Eagle. This piece of beautiful land is governed separately by its own municipality. This is a city where you will feel you are like part of nature, glowing with beauty and filled with vibrance. This city is known for the popular artist who introduced and designated an area of the city as a “live, work, create district” where she and other artists like her can share their love for their art. With lush landscape, beautiful diverse affordable homes to choose from, and a walk and bike friendly community brings promising opportunities. This city is a head turner and gives a different kind of new lifestyle to everyone.

Garden City Homes For Sale

Garden City Real Estate Market

Active Listings: 8 Pending Home Sales: 26
Sold Properties in the Last 12 Months: 165 Avg. Days on Market: 33
Months of Supply: .58 Price Range: $12,500 - $1,520,000
Avg. Sold Price Last 12 Months: $379,960 Avg. Sold Price Last 48 Months: $350,933
Percentage of Price Change: 7.6% Avg. Square Footage: 1,748 sq ft

*MLS Data based on September 2020

Why Live in Garden City, ID?

Garden City started its history from its very own location - on the Boise River floodplain. Chinese immigrants leased some of Thomas J. Davis 600-acre bought Government Island land which he called GI Ranch. These immigrants came over to mine for gold but preferred gardening, growing produce and selling it to the people. They did the same with the land they leased from the GI Ranch. The farms were located just upstream closer to Boise. These Chinese immigrants continued to grow produce and eventually raised hogs and started garbage collection service in the area. They were able to sort the product and feed it to their hogs. Currently, the Chinese community who once lived in the area, left the most important treasure - the Garden City name and the Chinden Boulevard name which is a coined term of “China garden.” On May 22, 1949, Ada County commissioners gave the approval of the Garden City name.

Today, Garden City has turned to become one of the most sought after cities to start and expand businesses as well as invest in homes. The opportunity here is endless. With the steady growth of migration from other states and places into Idaho, employment here is also on the rise This beautiful place for art lovers is perfect to have their own businesses started. 

Great weather here in the valley allows the residents and visitors to enjoy the recreational facilities and parks each season. This little city inside of Boise a fun-filled place you never knew existed. Whitewater Park, Esther Simplot Park, Heron Park, Riverfront Park and Riverside Park are all great accessible places for recreation and you may want to try popular river floating as well as fishing.

Another attraction is the Hyatt Hidden Lakes Reserve. It is a great habitat for a lot of birds including bald eagles. It is known to be exceptional for its herons as well, and to watch herons caring for their nests. Kids would love to experience this especially when you take them out for a walk along the Greenbelt.

Amenities and facilities are easily accessible. With Boise and Eagle just on the side, more adventure waits for the Garden City residents. Shopping centers, grocery stores, fitness centers, a library - it is all in here and more! Even health care facilities are easily accessible from the neighborhood.

Top Neighborhoods in Garden City

Fairview Acres The Waterfront District Willowbrook Ada

Garden City homes are becoming more highly sought after. People are always on the lookout for new homes being offered in the neighborhood. Homes here have a combination of classic and historical architectural homes and more homes are being built in modern style. With the growing popularity of the city, it is no wonder that the homes here, especially affordable, are always sold quickly.People here love the small-town feel and have a tight knit sense of community. 

Education in Garden City

Schools here in Garden City are under Boise Independent District and West Ada District. Currently, the city has 7 public schools which help the students perform better academically and in extra-curricular activities. These schools have math proficiency rates above average and above-average reading levels.

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