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Idaho Riverfront Property

Idaho’s vast and varied climate as well as geography allows for residents to have many different types homes, including beautiful Idaho riverfront properties. Begin your search today through Idaho’s MLS...

Idaho Riverfront Property

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4272 W Bolton, Eagle, ID - $549,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,795 SQFT
  • 1 DOM
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Charm & Character With Views! This Unique Modern Farmhouse Features Gorgeous Finishes Throughout And Backs To Common Space & Pond. Gourmet Kitchen Includes Leathered Granite Counters, Large Island W/breakfast Bar, Ss Appliances & Spacious Dining A...

Silvercreek Realty Group
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924 E Riverpark Lane, Boise, ID - $279,900

Residential, Condo
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,022 SQFT
  • 3 DOM
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Maintenance Free Living Just Got Easier! Welcome Home To The Heron Cove Condominiums, Just Steps From The Greenbelt. Enjoy Endless Miles Of Walking, Jogging, Biking, Birdwatching & Photography. This Cozy Upper Level Unit Comes Complete W/ Lots Of ...

Keller Williams Realty Boise
Photo of Listing #98749336

12027 W Pinewood River Lane, Star, ID - $515,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 2,154 SQFT
  • 7 DOM
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For The On Going Of Life This Timeless Custom Home Offers Enjoyment And Quietness In This Unique Rare Nature Setting Located In The "reserves" In Pinewood Lakes Gated Community In Star W/ponds, Walking Paths, Pool, Catch & Release Fishing Just A F...

Group One Sotheby's International Realty - Eagle
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1391 N Lake Placid, Eagle, ID - $514,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,419 SQFT
  • 8 DOM
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Beautiful Waterfront Property In Eagle's Premier Legacy Subdivision. This Custom Home Features A Spacious Indoor/outdoor Design With Modern Finishes & A Bright, Fresh Interior. The Open Concept Floorplan & The Versatile Living Space Makes This Tru...

Keller Williams Realty Boise

1121 S Brentbrook Ln, Eagle, ID - $2,400,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 5,766 SQFT
  • 8 DOM
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Waterfront Classic Cape Cod In The Estates At Mace River Ranch. Stunning Former Parade Home Recently Updated W/new Designer Finishes. Classic Design, Mixing The Old & New, No Expense Was Spared. Main Level Features A Master Suite W/beautiful Hallw...

Keller Williams Realty Boise

9211 W Pebble Brook Ln, Garden City, ID - $1,600,000

Residential, Single Family w/ Acreage
  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 5,186 SQFT
  • 10 DOM
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Idyllic Waterfront Sanctuary, Nestled Between The Homeowner's Private Lake & The Boise River In The Premier Gated Community - The Woods At Riverside. Originally Constructed In 1991, The Home Was Transformed Through A Top-to-bottom Remodel By Viss...

Keller Williams Realty Boise

Benefits of Waterfront Properties

Riverfront properties can be both beautiful to live in as well as recreationally prime, but they come with their own unique challenges that must be taken into consideration before purchasing. Living on a waterfront property can provide a more peaceful atmosphere for living. Whether enjoying a relaxing swim or just sitting by the river while listening to wildlife, a riverfront property is a great place to unwind after a long day.

Additionally, recreation next to a water font is readily available. With an opportunity to swim, fish, float, or simply dip your toes in the water, living so close to this amenity is a great addition to a relaxing lifestyle. As well as the personal benefits, buying a riverfront property can be an investment. Generally, being on a water front will add to the price of the home. However, this can be beneficial in later years if selling the home. It may be easier to sell a water front home for a good price. 


Idaho Riverfront Property

Building Next to Idaho Rivers

Riverfront properties can be both beautiful to live in as well as recreationally prime, but they come with their own unique challenges that must be taken into consideration before purchasing.

One of the most important things to consider when living next to a river, whether it’s an Idaho river or not, is the potential for water damage to your home. Water damage to a home has the possibility to compromise the structural integrity of a building. Employing safeguarding techniques, however, will mitigate the chances that damage to your home will occur.

Also, before constructing anything, like a fence or a dock, riverside property owners should also be aware of how much of the land and the water they own. Failing to comply with property regulations can result in severe fines that must be payed. When you are building, make sure to have strong and reliable structural supports that will withstand potential water hazards.

If you take the proper steps, an Idaho riverfront property is a viable investment. Regardless of whether you choose to live on the riverside or in the middle of Idaho’s desert, Idaho has beautiful homes for sale.

Idaho Rivers

Idaho has over 93,000 miles of river that pass through its territory. Some of the noted rivers include the Boise River, the Salmon River, and the Snake River, all of which have great recreational opportunities attached to them.

Whitewater Rafting

Idaho has the most whitewater rafting rivers in the contiguous United States, with over 3,100 thousand miles of rapids large and small. There are many ways to enjoy river rafting in Idaho.

Those who want more leisurely, less exhilarating trips can try floating the Boise River, which has a Class Difficulty level of I to II depending on the season as well as location along the river. The Boise River is one of Idaho’s most noted rivers because it runs through the state capital, and makes for a popular day activity during the summer months. On the opposite end, however, risk takers can try the more dangerous Class Difficulty V spots in Idaho, like the North Fork of the Payette River, or the South Fork of the Salmon River. Many river trips require overnight or longer trips in order to reach the destination where you will be entering the water. These excursions can be fun, exciting trips that you can enjoy with others.


Idaho has incredible fishing opportunities, including fly fishing, for those inclined to the outdoors. There are many fish species present in Idaho, including Salmon, Trout, Perch, and Sturgeon. These species and more are found in Idaho’s 26,000 miles of rivers and streams as well as the hundreds of lakes and reservoirs found here.

The Salmon River is actually one of the most free flowing rivers still active in the world, and there are great fish species that use it year round. There are even many urban ponds that have been designated for usage in the less rural areas of the state, which are stocked for fishing with many kinds of fish that are usually easier to catch and more enjoyable to eat than other species of fish.


The rivers in Idaho are incredible picturesque, and their natural beauty as they run across the state is a subject of many, many photos. Exploring alongside these rivers varies depending on the local terrain - the Snake River, for example, can be difficult to traverse in areas like Hell’s Canyon, North America’s deepest river gorge. However, the Boise River is bordered by the Boise Greenbelt, a twenty-five mile long alternate and recreational route that connects all of Idaho’s riverside parks. This is a leisurely route that provides an excellent chance for walkers and bikers to maintain themselves, but can be more populated than any other riverside trail in Idaho.

When looking into riverfront property, search in Idaho's extensive MLS to find your new home.


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Listing information last updated on November 15th, 2019 at 6:15pm MST.

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