The locals describe Boise Idaho as the biggest small town you’ll ever experience, and it’s true.
Despite having a population of about 200,000, there’s a feeling of community for those of us fortunate enough to call the Boise Idaho area “home”.
There are many distinct neighborhoods of Boise, including the older North End, The Bench, Southeast Boise, and various other areas. Each has its own unique flavor and neighbors get to know each other despite the overall size of the city.
Boise residents seem to expect you to look them in the eye and speak to them on the street. Newcomers are often surprised to have a stranger smile and speak to them when they pass them on the street.
In stark contrast to other major metropolitan areas, Boise’s crime rate is surprisingly low. We have somehow managed to avoid the problems of other major cities. It’s refreshing to be able to walk the downtown streets late at night without being afraid for your safety.
The Boise River runs through downtown Boise and offers dozens of miles of riverside greenbelt complete with walking and biking trails.
Ann Morrison Park, Julia Davis Park, and Kathryn Albertson Park interconnect alongside the Boise river to provide ample places for family picnics, sporting events, fishing, and other outdoor activities.
And, our beautiful four-season climate provides enough variety to make things interesting without having to deal with tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards, earthquakes, and other challenges common to many areas of the country.
Our summer weather is warm, but not unbearable, thanks to our arid, high desert environment. Winters are usually mild with a few dustings of snow that disappear by midday.
Spring and Fall in Boise can only be described as spectacular!
A multitude of recreational opportunities exist within an hour’s drive of downtown Boise.
For skiers, there’s Bogus Basin Ski Area, located about 45 minutes above downtown Boise. The terrain is everything from bunny slopes to black diamonds, offering ample challenges for even the best skiers.
If you enjoy fishing or camping, you’ll love the nearby millions of acres of forests, rivers, and lakes!
The Boise Idaho area also offers very affordable housing.
Entry-level homes start around $150,000 in many segments of our real estate market, and you can get a lot of house for less than $300,000 in many upscale subdivisions with ample common areas and nearby shopping.
For a little more, you can expect to get a very high-quality custom home in a gorgeous planned community.
For more information, please call me at (208)938-5533, or e-mail me, and I will be happy to send you one of my relocation packages.