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If you're looking for a medium-sized city with a small-town feel that offers all the outdoor recreational opportunities you could ever want, Boise should certainly be near the top of your wish list for places to live in the northwest. The 220,000-plus residents of Boise enjoy a lower cost of living and can experience many outdoor recreational opportunities thanks to their proximity to the Boise River Greenbelt, as well as numerous mountains and a vast desert. Homes for sale in Boise are quite affordable considering the space and beauty of both the homes and properties. Boise real estate is in high demand because of how desirable the city is, but you'll still find plenty of options in our listings below. You can also learn more about the Boise real estate market further down the page.
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About Homes For Sale in Boise, Idaho
The Boise, Idaho real estate market consists mainly of traditional single-family homes, but there is a healthy selection of condos, duplexes, and townhomes as well. In recent years, new construction homes have become more prevalent in Boise due to the increase in the city's popularity and demand for houses. That said, Boise homes for sale have truly been built over dozens of decades. You'll see listings from as far back as the late 19th century all the way to this year, with pretty much every decade in between covered. This had lead to a nice variety of architectural styles among the houses for sale in Boise.
As mentioned, Boise real estate is very affordable, with lovely one- and two-story houses that have around 2,000 square feet of interior space readily available for between $200,000 and $400,000. These homes also have family-friendly yards, pretty lawns and gardens, and are located in pleasant residential neighborhoods. For even less money, you can find a cozy single-family home or a duplex, condo, or townhouse.
Higher end houses are just as affordable when you consider that large, stunning homes with luxury features and between 3,000 and 4,000 square feet can be bought for well under $1 million and as low as $500,000. Of course, there some ultra-luxurious homes for sale in Boise in the $2 million range, as well as large acreages for a wide range of prices.
Boise, Idaho - Lifestyle and Amenities
There are plenty of enjoyable things to do in Boise, as well as surrounding communities such as Eagle, Kuna, Meridian, and Middleton, but what most locals and visitors rave about the most is the beautiful outdoors. The Boise Foothills include more than 180 miles of public trails that are ideal for hiking, jogging, and cycling. From Ridge to River, this is one of the best places to stay active outside in America. The Boise River Greenbelt, which runs through the middle of the city, allows residents to walk or cycle right along a beautiful river and enjoy a relaxing picnic in a series of parks along the way. You can also go rafting or kayaking along the river in the summer. As for the winter, the mountainous terrain near Boise provides great skiing and snowboarding opportunities up at the Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area.
Downtown Boise offers an increasing number of dining and cultural options to complement the variety of other small businesses in the area. You can visit the Boise Art Museum or learn about Boise's Basque heritage in the Basque Block or take in a show at the classic Egyptian Theatre. In fact, the theater and arts scene in Boise has grown quite a bit over the years, as has the brewery and craft beer scene. You can even wander along the Boise Ale Trail and visit over 200 breweries.
In general, the northern part of Boise is where you'll find plenty of character homes and gorgeous tree-lined residential streets. This is considered a very family-friendly and progressive part of the city. In the south is where you'll find more of a college crowd, as this is where Boise State University is located. During football season, much of the population packs the stadium to watch the Boise State Broncos play on their blue turf field. Boise is also home to several minor league pro sports teams, including the Idaho Steelheads hockey team, the Idaho Stampede for basketball, and the Boise Hawks Single-A baseball club.
For more information about the Boise real estate market and how to schedule a showing of one of the many great homes for sale in Boise, please contact Home River Realty today.