Boise, Idaho Real Estate
Boise is a delightful city surrounded by picturesque foothills with a pristine river flowing through her core. Boiseans feel rich pride in the impressive quality of life found in a city on the cutting edge in business, the arts, sports and recreation, and an enhanced lifestyle. Boise, the Capitol of Idaho, has blossomed from a small town of 35,000 in 1960 to a metropolitan center of nearly 200,000 today. Her personality and style have endeared her to residents and visitors who enjoy a rich way of life with amenities including:
Dining From 4-star epicurean cuisine, to diverse ethnic choices at a charming sidewalk café during a mellow spring afternoon, Boise residents enjoy the choice of nearly 500 dining experiences.
Activities The crown jewels of Boise are her 90 parks. Several are on the Boise River providing activity and entertainment. One of Boise ‘s premier is The Julia Davis Park, home of the Rose Garden, Boise Art Museum, Idaho State Historical Museum, the Black History Museum, the Discovery Center, and Zoo Boise. Close by are the Boise Public Library!, the Log Cabin Literacy Center, and the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial. Boise is culturally rich. She is home to the Basque Museum and Cultural Center, the Morrison & Knudsen Nature Center, and the World Center for the Birds of Prey, each of which show her pride in history and the environment. Shakespeare, other live theaters, opera, a philharmonic orchestra, and ballet are professionally performed. Summer would not be complete without tubing or rafting down “The Boise.” Catch a fish from unspoiled waters. Run, walk, or bike the 25-mile greenbelt beginning at Lucky Peak Dam on the east to Eagle Island State Park on the west. Sixteen miles through the northern foothills, Bogus Basin Ski Resort provides over 2,600 acres for snow lovers with snowboarding, downhill, and cross-country skiing.
Sports “GO, BRONCOS!” became the rally cry during the 2007 Fiesta Bowl where BSU won the hearts of American sports fans as they became the ‘Cinderella’ team who gained the glass slipper. Boise is also home to the Steelheads (ACHL Hockey), the Hawks (AA Baseball), The Boise Burn (Arena AF2 Football) and the Idaho Stampede (NBADL Basketball) that provides excitement and sports thrills for all fans. The Foothills Hugging the northern border of the city are the treasured foothills. The City of Boise has an open space plan insuring the preservation of numerous hiking trails and nature paths to explore and trek.
Education Boise has a strong educational system. Boise State University has grown from a Junior College to a major university with an enrollment of 18,000. Strong support is given by major corporations headquartered in Boise to develop an employment force of graduates prepared for the future. Idaho State University and The University of Idaho also have satellite campuses in Boise as well as many other institutions of higher education in the Treasure Valley. Boise Public Schools are on the leading edge of education. Dedicated teachers offer 25,000 children the finest schooling possible.
Housing Boise continues to experience a vibrant housing climate with diverse neighborhoods that enhance the personality of this thriving city. The ‘Northend’ is full of historic charm with restored homes. The ‘Foothills’ provides breathtaking vistas of the valley. “The River” invites residents to step out their back door to enjoy the rich wildlife along the waterway. “Downtown” is entering a thriving apartment/condominium development period where instant access to the bustle of an exciting city beckons buyers.