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All Blog Entries by Kevin Hughes

Found 9 blog entries published by Kevin Hughes.

The Parks of Boise's North EndWhile North End might be the historical community of Boise, that’s not all it has going for it. From stunning attractions, historical and cultural centers, varied architecture, and access to the great outdoors, North End is the full package. If you're looking for Boise real estate that blends nature with urban life, and a community of freethinking and open people, you don't need to look any further. Nature and the outdoors are really important in North End. It has a lot of parks that offer different ways for you to get outside and really enjoy nature.

Camel’s Back Park

This is a popular park in Boise, and home of the Hyde Park Street Fair. The fair is a multiple day event featuring live music, entertainment, food, and good company. Camel’s Back Park

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The aquarium of Boise: Bringing the ocean to you 

When you moved to Idaho, you were drawn by the sprawling landscapes, the clear skies, and the great outdoors. And Idaho didn’t disappoint. It’s got a lot to offer, from natural hot springs, majestic waterfalls, fantastic parks, and wildlife reserves. And you chose Boise because it’s a great city with a lot to offer. From parks to luxurious landscapes, and whitewater rivers to the Broncos games at the Albertsons Stadium. Boise has the city life, plus the outdoor life, in a fantastic fusion that means there’s always something to do. And there’s something else for you to go enjoy, if you haven’t yet. The Aquarium of Boise brings the wonder and magic of the ocean to you.

What the Aquarium is About

The Aquarium of Boise is a non-profit organization

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As you follow the paths throughout the zoo and find tigers, giraffes, red pandas, leopards, and more, you realize how incredible Zoo Boise is. It’s in the center of downtown Boise, nestled safely and serenely in the Julia Davis Park. You are surrounded by over 80 different species of animals, and you can almost forget that you are surrounded by the largest city in Idaho.

Boise is a fantastic place to live. From great real estate to sprawling parks, swimming pools, and a plethora of outdoor lifestyle opportunities, Zoo Boise sits at the heart, a testament of a city’s desire and will to actively conserve and preserve endangered wildlife and nature.

An Oasis Amidst Concrete and Blacktop

Today, Zoo Boise stands as a testament to our state and the

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Did you know that Ernest Hemingway spent his last few years in Ketchum Idaho? Or that Idaho produces almost 50% of the United State’s trout sales? Though many people think that Idaho is all potatoes, football, and forests, there is much more to it than meets the eye. Here are a few facts about Idaho that may surprise you.

Firstly, most people think of high alpine mountains or miles of farms when they think about Idaho landscape. These stereotypes are mostly true, Idaho has many miles of mountainous peaks and fertile fields, but that is only part of what makes Idaho great. Would you believe that there are also sand dunes in Idaho? They are not just ordinary sand dunes, but the largest sand dune in North America. At Bruneau Dunes State Park the highest

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River Rapids

The waves crash into you, sending a brilliant cascade of water over the front of your kayak. You paddle hard, digging deep into the water as your kayak cuts through the whitewater. Your adrenaline thunders in your head; you are having the time of your life. Next to you, other whitewater enthusiasts ride the waves. This is it. This is why you moved to Idaho. You wanted that awesome outdoor lifestyle. But the best part? You haven't even left Boise.

Boise River Park

That’s right, you're battling amazing whitewater and waves and you haven't left the city. In fact, you’re on Boise River at the recently finished phase I of the Boise River Park. It’s a great place to experience the thrill of whitewater from the convenience of your backyard, and it’s also

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For over a century, the Idaho State Capitol Building has risen into the skyline of Boise. Over 200 feet in the air, the golden eagle watches over the city and the Capitol Building, standing as a symbol of our state’s government, and the democracy of the United States. To this day, it serves as the seat of the state of Idaho’s government, and it has since 1912. But the Capitol Building is more than just the home of Idaho’s government; it’s a piece of history. It’s been restored and preserved as a monument of Idaho. Even while it was being updated and modernized to serve the needs of the government today, its history and character have been preserved.

The Second Capitol

The current Idaho State Capitol Building wasn't the first one, however. And

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Old Idaho State Penitentiary

When you think of something fun to do, your mind probably doesn’t immediately jump to a prison. But it should. One of the joys of living in Idaho, and Boise, is just how close everything is. Boise is the biggest city in Idaho, but that doesn’t mean the great outdoors are beyond your reach. In fact, there are great places within the city itself, and close by. Of course, not all of the great activities you can do are considered outdoors, but they present another side of the Idaho lifestyle. And visiting an old prison is one of those things.

The Old Idaho Penitentiary

This historic prison was operational for over one hundred years. The “Old Pen” opened its doors in 1872, and closed them in 1973. During that time, more than 13,000 inmates filtered

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Mesa FallsYou’re sitting in the hot tub. The river flows quietly near you. The birds are flying, the fish are jumping, and if you’re lucky, you might just catch a moose taking a drink from the river. You’ve had a long day of travelling and sightseeing, and now you are just relaxing. Nature is just at the end of the deck, calling you to go back out and explore. Who knows, maybe after the hot tub, you might enjoy a dip in the river. But first, you go back into the cabin. The gloriously restored lodge where the rest of your friends are gathered in the large dining area, talking about the day and what the plans are for tomorrow. You decide to turn in, and head to your large room, one of five, where you fall asleep and dream of what you’ll do tomorrow.

The Mesa Falls

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Clean Basement

The general real-estate market is in the upswing (finally) and those of us who've been waiting for a more welcoming climate to sell their house in might be ready to take the plunge. But selling a house is often just as stressful as buying one. It’s not always a matter of deciding to sell, because there’s also the issue of finding a buyer once that decision is made.

If you've ever wondered why your home isn't selling, or why the offers are not what you’d expect, then read on. It’s not always numbers that make a sale happen. There’s a lot you can do without expensive repairs or updates to help sell your house for what it’s worth, and quicker than you would think. And they all have to do with keeping your buyer in mind. Here are three things to keep

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