Boise’s Surrounding Communities
Boise is a beautiful community. As the largest city in Idaho, it is filled with excellent real estate and business opportunities, and has has often been rated as one of the top cities in the country. There are hundreds of homes for sale here. However, despite its many benefits, some people will choose not to live there. Boise real estate is not the only place you can look to find a home. Being searching in Boise’s neighboring cities to find properties that are right for you.
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Meridian may not be the largest city in the Treasure Valley, but it doesn’t need to be. With a population of 80,000 people, Meridian is centrally located between cities like Boise, Nampa, Kuna, and Eagle. This means Meridian is a hotspot for Treasure Valley businesses and activities.
Meridian has beautiful city parks, the largest raceway in the Treasure Valley, and the largest waterpark in Idaho. However, it is also home to The Village at Meridian. This modern mall, which has been modeled after the European plaza, is filled with excellent retail stores, restaurants, and a premier movie theater. The outdoor space promotes interaction between members of the community, and is filled with a lush vegetation.
Some of the parks in Meridian include Kleiner Park, Tully Park, and Storey Park. Storey is often the host of one of Meridian’s most well-known tradition: Dairy Days. As a former dairy town, Meridian celebrates its history every June; festivities include a parade, fair, open booths, and more! Year round, Meridian is an optimum place to live. Start searching for a Meridian home for sale today!
Eagle can be found to the north of Meridian, and to the northwest of Boise. This picturesque community runs alongside local foothills for 9.3 square miles, and many larger homes can be built in this area. In fact, this city is largely suburban.
That said, Eagle isn’t simply a bedroom community. Eagle has some of the best parks in Boise Metropolitan area, including Eagle Sports Complex and the Eagle Island State Park. The latter is a 545 acre park in Southern Eagle, and is visited year round for its wide-spaces, horse riding trail, and charming landscaping. In the warmer months, Eagle Island is visited by people who want to relax in its lake or ride the waterslide.
Eagle also lies alongside the Boise River, one of the major waterways in the Treasure Valley. Eagle residents can enjoy the refreshing alpine waters from the banks, or float down the river. This is a stunning area...have you found an Eagle home for sale yet?
Unlike Boise, Eagle, and Meridian, Nampa is in Canyon County, west of Ada. Nampa is Idaho’s second largest city, and has experienced rapid development in the last two decades. In fact, Nampa is home to Idaho’s first major mall, the Karcher Mall. This shopping complex is still open today.
Nampa is traditionally an agricultural town, and despite it’s progression into an urban environment, the city is still the world’s leading producer of sweet corn seed. Nampa still holds annual Saturday Farmers Market from the spring to the fall, where local artisans can sell homemade and homegrown goods.
Nampa is also located near Lake Lowell, and the surrounding Deer Flat Wildlife Refuge. This area is over 10,000 acres of forest and lake, as well as the islands in the Snake River, which hosts many migratory and native Idaho birds. During the off-season of these birds, Lake Lowell is open for boating. This is an incredible area to explore. If you’re interested in calling Nampa your home, let us know!
The State of Idaho
Hidden amongst the forests of the Pacific Northwest and the Rocky Mountains, Idaho is the United State’s hidden gem. Filled with a wide array of landscapes, terrains, and people, there is so much to find and discover here!
The rocky topography of Idaho means there are plenty of peaks to see. Between the stunning Sawtooths, the grandiose Owyhees, and the ridged Rockies, you can find excellent places to camp, fish, or tour. There are campgrounds with cabins, RV accessibility, and other amenities -- or none at all for a truly rugged camping experience. The closest mountains to Boise, however, are the Boise mountains. A few campsites here include God Creek, Silver Creek, Third Fork, Sagehen Creek, and Black Rock.
While camping, you may like to spend time on rivers, and Boise has over 90,000 miles of waterway in the state. 3,100 of these miles are white water rapids -- which is more than any other state in the continental United states, and includes those of Class I up to Class V difficulties. Rivers aren’t the only way to get out on water in the Treasure Valley. There are also lakes and reservoirs for boating around the Boise area. For example, Black Canyon is a great place to go boating for an afternoon. Another favorite location to go boating is Lucky Peak State Park, which has three main areas for swimming, picnicking, or getting out on the water.Regardless of what you like to do, there Idaho’s Treasure Valley has something to offer you. No matter what city you live in, you can be a part of this great community with many things to offer everyone. Start your search through the real estate Boise Idaho or it’s neighboring cities real estate today.
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Listing information last updated on April 19th, 2021 at 9:00am MDT.