Star Real Estate

Star, Idaho Real Estate

Star is a city in Idaho located in the Northwestern part of Ada County and stretches into Canyon County. It is said to be the 22nd largest city in the state but ranks fifth for being the best suburb to live in the area of Boise. Residents of Star, ID enjoy the numerous amenities the city offers while enjoying a smaller, laid-back city. Star’s population is growing steadily year after year by 6.40% and currently has a population of over 11,300. As it awaits more population growth, it graciously maintains its small-town feel that it offers to its residents making it more attractive to those who want to move here. Low crime rates, friendly community, gorgeous homes, accessible amenities and above average schools are some of the great things you will notice living in Star, ID.

Star Homes for Sale

Star Real Estate Market

Active Listings: 42 Pending Home Sales: 196
Sold Properties in the Last 12 Months: 727 Avg. Days on Market: 43
Months of Supply: .69 Price Range: $100,000-$2,899,000
Avg. Sold Price Last 12 Months: $445,003 Avg. Sold Price Last 48 Months: $410,546
Percentage of Price Change: 7.74% Avg. Square Footage: 1,679 sq ft

*MLS Data based on September 2020

Why Live in Star, ID?

The city of Star is considered to be one of the earliest settlements in the Boise Valley. It started its history in 1863 when Ben F. Swalley, one of the first settlers, drove its oxen and wagon along the 300 acres of land along the Boise River which is now one mile south of the present town’s center. Others followed its trail not long after which turned it into a location for travelers to stop and rest between Boise city and Boise Basin mines. 

In 1870, the first schoolhouse that was built in Star was its first location in the village. It is about halfway between the Star-Emmett junction and Star’s present location - about a mile to the east. After the construction, one of the settlers nailed a sawed out star on the front door making it a mark to let others know it was a place for travelers to stay the night. From that then on, the city was called Star.

Star has preserved its small-town feel while having a growing population. The thoughtfulness and sense of community the early settlers created has prevailed and the current residents are as friendly as ever. 

The city is within 5-15 miles of Eagle, Boise and Meridian which makes it very accessible for work or leisure activities such as shopping, dining or the many outdoor activities Idaho has to offer. The city’s crime is low, which allows residents to feel safe within their community. As Star’s population increases yearly, homes are quickly being sold or rented. Star has even been dubbed as the “Next Eagle” when it comes to cities in the Treasure Valley.

Education in Star

Schools here in Star are above average ranking. The city currently has 2 public schools and private schools. It also belongs to the West Ada School District. Students enrolled in Star are commended for their proficiency in math and are known to be proficient readers. School age children attend Star Elementary School, Junior high students attend school at Star Middle School and High School students attend Star High School. Some junior high and high school students attend school within the West Ada School District instead.

Top Star Neighborhoods 

Alberbrook Archway Barrell Creek
Collina Vista Fallbrook Havencrest
Hillsdale Estates Heron River Iron Mountain Ridge
Lake Pointe Lakes at Pristine Meadows Lobo Creek
Monument Ridge Pavillion Commons Rockbridge
Roselands Saddlebrook Sailing Hawks

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