Boise’s Unique SuburbsPosted by Kevin Hughes on Thursday, July 26th, 2012 at 9:41pm.
Startpackingidaho.com strives to be your one-stop Real Estate new home guide with valuable information on the Boise area, local Real Estate market, and homes listings. For Boise residents and out-of-staters looking into Idaho Real Estate, it can be difficult to keep track of all the different smaller cities that surround Boise, the capital of Idaho. So, to help you out, a brief new home guide detailing attractions and personalities of each individual city will be shown.
BoiseQuickly growing Boise is, of course, the center of everything in Idaho--politics, business, entertainment, and more. It is a bit isolated, as it is the most developed area between Seattle and Salt Lake City. Yet, Boise is home to Boise State University and has been getting trendy retail stores of every kind, allowing city residents to feel like they have everything in a city that still has a small town feel. Boise features a variety of Real Estate: new homes, urban condos, historic houses, and existing homes.
Garden CityA new home guide could leave off Garden City, but it deserves to be mentioned. Garden City is a small extension of its neighbor running along the Boise river, under a hill that provides its border with Boise. It has Chinden boulevard, a busy street where almost all development is centered for the town. Easily forgotten and misplaced, Garden City boosts beautiful large homes near the river and many small, inexpensive homes.
MeridianAs Boise changed and modernized, many sought to live in a less populated city still close by and came to Meridian. Meridian exploded in the 2000's, with dozens of new subdivisions, parks, schools, and stores. Meridian, still using old farm roads, has a nice family-friendly charm. So in Meridian, you'll find the area's most popular waterpark and games center. Seen by many as the best place in the valley to raise a family with very low crime and good new schools, Meridian Real Estate offers new homes and many houses built within the last ten years.
NampaNampa, Idaho's 2nd largest city, is just a bit farther west of Meridian and Boise. Nampa has many of its own attractions including a large sports arena, university, hospital, and mall. It is kind of the center for the west side (Canyon County, suburbs towards the Oregon border). Here you'll find just about everything Boise has, but with far less expensive Real Estate. Nampa has more lower-end homes, though it also has very nice acreages and new subdivisions surrounding the center of the city.
CaldwellCaldwell is a sister city of Nampa, a decent-sized Idaho town. It has a bit more a rural feel as it is closer to small farming towns. With a big-time rodeo next to a fine private college, it is a bit of a mix of new, old, higher end, lower end, and everything in between. You can find some really good deals on homes in the Caldwell area, because it's often forgotten behind Boise, Meridian, Nampa, and Eagle.
EagleEagle just a few years ago was filled with farms, acreages, and horses. While there still are many small acreages with horses and a few farms, it has been "found out" as a beautiful place to build a home. Luxurious estates and tree-lined neighborhoods have become another element of this quaint community. Surrounded by river and foothills, Eagle is home to some of the finest Real Estate in the state, but it also has affordable family homes. The city has some local restaurants and shops, but mostly residents rely on quick twenty-minute trips into Boise for everything they need.
A quick new home guide can't mention all the even smaller Boise suburbs. One of the most popular small-towns is Kuna, another fast-growing farm community, located south of Meridian. Middleton, Emmett, Star, and many others are close to Boise and experiencing the same strong growth. A Hughes Group Realtor will be happy to tell you about each one in far greater detail than a brief new home guide. Find a home in Boise, the Northwest's best kept secret today!
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