Emmett Real Estate
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Emmett Idaho Real Estate
Real Estate Statistics
The median house or condo value in 2011 was $112,263, while the mean price for that same year for a detached house was $139,319. Two years later, in 2013, the median price for a home was just over $130,000. In March, 2012, the cost of living index in Emmett was 92.3, which is 7.7 lower than the U.S. average of 100.
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The City of Emmett
Emmett is a smaller city with only 6,516 people, according to the 2012 estimate. That is an 18.7% increase since 2000. Encompassing 2.8 square miles, Emmett is a growing community, with most of the population living in urban neighborhoods.
With a compelling history, Emmett, Idaho has become the county seat of Gem County. The story of Emmett begins with two men by the names of Nathaniel Martin and Jonathan Smith. After permanent settlements were built around the Payette River due to gold discoveries, the need arose for a quicker, more efficient way to travel to and from these establishments.
Two of the main traveling trails came together at the Payette River, and this is where Martin and Smith started a ferry port to cross the river. Because the river swelled almost a mile each spring, the ferry provided a safer and faster journey for travelers. The ferry site became a central location for local trade and travel from the Basin Trail; the community that grew around the ferry was named Martinsville.
A few miles from Martinsville was a small mining and agricultural community with a main post office for surrounding settlements. Named after the son of an immigrant, the post office was titled Emmettsville. Changing locations multiple times, Emmettsville Post Office finally was permanently established in Martinsville. The name was adapted to the town, changing the name from Martinsville to Emmettsville. Eventually, to avoid confusion with Emmettsville, Iowa, the Emmettsville simply became Emmett.
The history of Emmett is important to the city and can be seen in the community. For example, the Martin house, home of one of the original founders of Emmett, is still standing as the oldest standing house, from 1878. Another piece of history can be seen in the Emmett public park; in 1864, Doc Burdge opened the first store and grist mill in Gem County. Today, the original grinding stones from the mill is on display.
Emmett, Idaho Today
With a connection to the past, Emmett is a thriving small town community with several public parks, a public library, and a successful school district.
The Emmett School district includes surrounding cities in Gem County, with 11 schools: Emmett High School, Black Canyon High School, Emmett Middle school, Emmett Academy, Payette River Technical Academy, Kenneth J. Carberry Elementary, Shadow Butte Elementary, Sweet/ Ola schools, Pre-Kindergarten, and Butte View School.
Many traditions have helped made Emmett what it is today including the annual Cherry Festival. Held every year on the second week of June, this tradition is popular not only in Emmett but surrounding cities in Gem County and other counties. This tradition is a celebration of the harvest of cherries. In recent years, the Cherry Festival has lasted several days with specific showcased events each day. In June 2014, there was the Cherry Festival Children’s Parade, the Cherry Festival Parade, the Great Cherry Bake off, the Cherry Pie Eating Contest, and the Cherry Pit Spit. The tradition of the Cherry Festival started in 1934 and continues to be a popular tradition today.
Many residents in Emmett enjoy getting outdoors in Idaho. Popular activities include fishing, camping, hiking, biking, and horseback riding, to name a few. A popular location for recreational activities near Emmett is the Black Canyon Reservoir, which is formed by the Black Canyon Diversion Dam. With 1,100 acres of water and 12 miles of shoreline, popular activities on the lake are boating and fishing. The main fish for anglers at Black Canyon are rainbow trout, largemouth bass, white fish, crappie, channel catfish, and bullhead. For those interested in wildlife, there is a chance of seeing bird, deer, and other wildlife.
Emmett Idaho real estate, as aforementioned, is part of Gem county. Surrounding communities in Gem include Sweet, Ola, and Letha. Emmett is also a part of the Boise Metropolitan area, with cities such as Boise, Meridian, Nampa, Eagle, and Star.
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Listing information last updated on October 31st, 2020 at 6:00pm MDT.