Homes for Sale in Boise

Homes for Sale in Boise
Homes for Sale in Boise

The History of Homes for Sale in Boise

Imagine a city nestled on a high desert plain with a backdrop of the magnificent Rocky Mountains, and imagine a pristine river meandering through the city’s center.  Got it?  That’s Boise, Idaho and Homes for Sale in Boise impress buyers in every price range.

Boise has deep historical roots dating from before the gold rush days of the 1800s.  Once owned by the Hudson Bay Company as a fur trading post, a fort was established at the mouth of the Boise River, some forty miles from where present-day Boise is located.  The town, known as Old Fort Boise, was abandoned after frequent Indian raids.  When gold was discovered in the Boise Basin in 1862, it was more important than ever to protect not only the residents but travelers to the area.  A new location was selected and construction began in the summer of 1863.  The town grew quickly, partly because of the gold rush, but also because of it’s location on the Oregon Trail.

The Oregon Trail was a well-traveled thoroughfare for thousands of people heading to the Oregon Territory.  Of all the roads leading westward, the Oregon Trail was the longest.  It began in Independence, Missouri, and ended over two thousand miles away in Oregon City, Oregon.  In addition to the Oregon Trail, routes to the Boise Basin and Owyhee mines also intersected with the Oregon Trail.  Because Boise was located at these major crossroads, it became a bustling commercial center.  To this day, in the southern part of Boise, wheel ruts can still be seen along areas of the old trail.

In 1864, Boise was incorporated as a city and designated the capital of the Idaho Territory.  However, after the gold rush, Boise’s population declined until 1872 when Boise began to slowly grow again.  Construction on the state capitol building was completed in 1886 and in 1887 Boise built their streetcar system.  Three years later, Idaho officially became a state.  While the Great Depression which came several years later ravaged many cities in the nation, Boise enjoyed steady growth.

Boise Today

Boise, known as the City of Trees, boasts many museums, cultural centers, and urban parks.  The easily accessible outdoors of Southwest Idaho beckons visitors to enjoy the scenery of nearby mountains, desert sand dunes, canyons, and whitewater rafting rivers. Many have discovered the wonderful schools and Homes for Sale in Boise.

The famous Boise River runs through the middle of Boise and offers not only a beautiful landscape that leaves many cities envious but provides valuable irrigation water for farmers and sports enthusiasts.  It provides water for thousands of acres west of the capital city and one can see kayaks, float tubes, rafts and fishermen line the river through the spring summer and fall.  The river is a beautiful natural river and the colors that border the river in the fall is something to behold.

rose garden in boise
Homes for Sale in Boise

Two major parks make their home in Boise and these include Julia Davis Park and Ann Morrison Park. Julia Davis Park is known for it’s beauty and the 89.4 acres it encompasses includes the stunningly beautiful Rose Garden (shown), Zoo Boise, Boise Art, The Idaho State Historical Museum, Idaho Black History Museum and The Discovery Center of Idaho. The park also includes the Gene Harris Band Shell, a play ground, two picnic shelters and a lagoon with paddle boats.

Ann Morrison Park is known for it’s stunning beauty and it’s 145 acres includes a large reflecting pond complete with a huge spray fountain in the middle spraying water several feet in the air.  Gardens, a Candy Cane Playground,  softball diamonds, tennis courts, football and soccer fields and a picnic pavilion are all part of the marvelous park.   The beautiful Boise River Greenbelt borders the park and offers an exit for floaters during the summer months.

In town, you can enjoy shopping in renovated historic buildings which offer a wide variety of specialty shops, restaurants, and quiet surroundings for relaxed browsing and buying.  For more traditional shopping, the Boise Towne Square Mall located on the west side of the city, has over 200 shops.  Also available are many unique, high-quality restaurants, from quaint ethnic eateries to four-star establishments that will certainly appeal to anyone’s palate and pocketbook.  During the warmer days of spring and summer, you can dine in the fresh air in balcony or sidewalk seating.

Boise Economy

Agriculture has always been the backbone of Idaho.  Idaho has always known for it’s “Famous Potatoes” but a lot more is going on in the agriculture sector than potatoes.  Central to north Idaho is known for it’s large vast wheat fields and forestry.  South eastern and south central Idaho is known for the majority of the potatoes grown in Idaho.  Southwest Idaho is know for growing a vast variety of crops which includes potatoes, sugar beets, onions, Hops, corn, alfalfa, alfalfa seed and hundreds of varieties of seed crops including but not limited to onion, carrot, flower, etc. seeds.  Southwest Idaho actually produces the vast majority of seed crops grown in the country.  One thing you will see in nearly all parts of Idaho is is cattle and horse operations.  Larges sophisticated dairies have also become a common site in south Idaho.

The Idaho economy was given a big shot in the arm when  Micron Technology was founded in 1978.  Micron has grown to be one of the world’s largest DRAM and computer chip manufacturers.  It is Idaho’s largest employer and has expanded into neighboring Canyon County where it manufactures and sells computers under the brand name “Micron”.

Hewlett-Packard is a name known world wide for reliable and durable computer printers. The company calls Boise “home” for it’s printer division and is one of the states major employers.  It has played an important role in the economy of Boise and is one of the most respected employers by it’s employees.

USA Today recently wrote a very compelling and powerful story about Idaho and the reasons Idaho has one of the strongest economies and is one of the most desired states to live in.  Read No End In Sight For Idaho’s growth  The article opens by making the bold statement that with all due respect to Phoenix, Las Vegas and Orlando, the heart of America’s biggest economic boom is right here in Idaho.

Boise ID Real Estate

For prospective home buyers, Boise, ID real estate offers a wonderful mix of neighborhoods and subdivisions which have the amenities any new resident would desire.  The area also offers the character of a large metropolitan area, steeped in rich history and with almost indescribable natural grandeur. The array of Homes for Sale in Boise ranges from entry level to turn of the Century mansions.

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Lot 30 High Country Estates Boise, ID 83716

$74,000
4.91 Acre Lot
213,879.60 Sqft Lot
Status Active
MLS # 98546212
Property Type Building Lots
Nearly 5 acres of mountain property suitable for year round use or seasonal cabin. Water is available for domestic use from shared doveloped spring. The back of this lot does border national forest. Lots of elk, deer & turkeys in this area.Power & phone are installed. Lot 29 next to this lot is also available. Seller will carry with 10% down, 10% interest, payments of 1% of remaining balance. Seller reserves the right to advertise and sell his own properties.

40 Acres Ashton Gulch Boise, ID 83716

$187,000
40 Acre Lot
1,742,400 Sqft Lot
Status Active
MLS # 98549887
Property Type Recreation
Secluded 40 ACRE PARCEL!Wonderful views. Lots of ELK inhabit the property. Great for year round living or summer cabin use. Only about 45 minutes to Boise.Live where you like to play!! Power and phone are on Tollgate Road out front of the property. Seller will carry with 10% down, 10% interest, payments based on 1% of remaining balance.Borders national forest on two sides!!Seller will carry with 10% down, 10% interest, payments based on 1% of remaining balance.

Lot 77 Boise Holcomb #3 Boise, ID 83716

$59,000
6.50 Acre Lot
283,140 Sqft Lot
Status Active
MLS # 98549858
Property Type Building Lots
Great secluded view lot. Two building pads are already established on this property.Lots of tall trees and wildlife. Property is not far from national forest lands. Power and phone are not far away!Seller reserves the right to advertise and sell his own properties. Seller will carry with 10% down, 10% interest, payments based on 1% of remaining balance.Vacant land financing is also available. Plat map is under docs tab!

Tbd E Warm Springs Boise, ID 83712

$1,200,000
22 Acre Lot
958,320 Sqft Lot
Status Active
MLS # 98589299
Property Type Development
The views from this property are unbeatable. No other sizable private land exists this close to downtown Boise that is undeveloped - it is the last of it's kind. Situated on a plateau above the old Idaho Penitentiary and below Table Rock, this 22 acre lightly sloped acreage has spectacular views and untapped potential. Surrounded to the north and east by public lands the privacy and views are simply not available anywhere else. Road access to be provided via private easement across adjacent private parcel.

Lot 82 Boise Holcomb # 3 Boise, ID 83716

$70,000
2.93 Acre Lot
127,630.80 Sqft Lot
Status Active
MLS # 98549890
Property Type Building Lots
Great secluded building lot with great views! 2.93 acres with lots of timber & views. Very quiet setting in the pines located at the end of a rd so no through traffic.Lots of good flat area to build on. Build what you want to on this lot or bring your camper. Seller will carry with 10% down, 10% interest, payments based on 1% of remaining balance.Seller reserves the right to advertise and sell his own properties.Plat map is under docs tab. 45-50 min to Boise. Good lot for cabin or year round use.

Tbd Rocky Canyon Road Boise, ID 83712

$1,800,000
1,040 Acre Lot
45,302,400 Sqft Lot
Status Active
MLS # 98575743
Property Type Recreation
1040 acres located on Aldape summit with beautiful views of Treasure Valley. This mountain retreat has it all, privacy, timber, native range lands, views, year around springs. Lots of wild life elk, deer, bear, would make a great location for a hunting lodge. Adjacent to BLM, National Forest land, Idaho State lands, & Ridge to Rivers trail system. Just 20 minutes to down town Boise. The old homestead site has orchards. Owners Real Estate Agents and/or licensed Appraiser.

Lot 9a Crazy Woman Sub Boise, ID 83716

$48,000
1.67 Acre Lot
72,745.20 Sqft Lot
Status Active
MLS # 98600214
Property Type Recreation
Great secluded recreational lot. This 1.67 acre lot has no CC&Rs, no power or maintained roads.Nearest power is over a mile away. Cell phones do work in this area. Good hunting or camping lot. Older camper on lot is included Seller does not know condition. Seller is in process of cleaning up all the debris on the lot.Owner carry terms are available. 10% down, 10% interest, payments of 1% based on remaining balance. Seller reserves the right to advertise and sell his own properties. Plat is under docs tab.

Lot 5 High Country Estates Boise, ID 83716

$75,000
7.08 Acre Lot
308,404.80 Sqft Lot
Status Active
MLS # 98482126
Property Type Building Lots
Premier lot in High Country Estates! Build your dream home in the mountains and enjoy year round living or a weekend getaway! This private wooded 7 acre lot is located at the top of the mountains and features absolutely incredible views. Enjoy abundant wildlife including deer, elk, and turkeys in the area. This property borders Forest Service land to the west and has the potential to be subdivided. It’s only 45 minutes to Boise and has nearby access to boating and water recreation at Robie Creek Park.

Lot 5 High Country Estates Boise, ID 83716

$75,000
7.08 Acre Lot
308,404.80 Sqft Lot
Status Active
MLS # 98482127
Property Type Recreation
Premier lot in High Country Estates! Build your dream home in the mountains and enjoy year round living or a weekend getaway! This private wooded 7 acre lot is located at the top of the mountains and features absolutely incredible views. Enjoy abundant wildlife including deer, elk, and turkeys in the area. This property borders Forest Service land to the west and has the potential to be subdivided. It’s only 45 minutes to Boise and has nearby access to boating and water recreation at Robie Creek Park.

Tbd W Alamosa Boise, ID 83703

$199,900
0.60 Acre Lot
26,136 Sqft Lot
Status Active
MLS # 98390172
Property Type Commercial
Great Site - Zoned LOD (Limited Office District), Ideal for office site with great access to State Street. Buyer shall cooperate with the Seller's 1031 Exchange at no cost to the Buyer.

Tbd Ridgeview Idaho City, ID 83716

$120,000
10.86 Acre Lot
473,061.60 Sqft Lot
Status Active
MLS # 98498129
Property Type Recreation
BEAUTIFUL VIEW ON TOP + END OF THE ROAD MAKES FOR AN AMAZING MTN. RETREAT! With 10.86 ac. of timbered heaven + BORDERING NTL. FOREST LAND this is a MUST see. With bldg. site ready to go + power and phone close by, you can immediately start enjoying your property! If you want privacy-this is it. If you love hunting, ATV and hiking right from your property, or just relazing in a quite atmosphere, then this is for You! MTNS, TIMBER, SECLUSION, NO RESTRICTIONS, NO CC&R'S! Can be split into 5-2 acre parcels.

Lot 1a Turner Sub Boise, ID 83716

$32,000
0.62 Acre Lot
27,007.20 Sqft Lot
Status Active
MLS # 98549715
Property Type Building Lots
Nice little lot with building pad already installed. Lots of tall timber on this lot. Seller will carry with 10% down, 10% interest, payments based on 1% of remaining balance.Seller reserves the right to advertise and sell his own properties. Power and phone are to the property lines.

Lot 3 Clear Creek Estates # 13 Boise, ID 83716

$35,000
1.03 Acre Lot
44,866.80 Sqft Lot
Status Active
MLS # 98549725
Property Type Building Lots
Seller reserves the right to advertise and sell his own properties. Owner will carry with 10% down, 10% interest and payments based on 1% of balance.This building lot has year round access, power and phone on road fronting the property. Easy 45 minute commute to Boise with no traffic!Vacant land financing is also available.

Lot 3 Tract 45 Clear Creek Estates # 3 Boise, ID 83716

$38,000
1.05 Acre Lot
45,738 Sqft Lot
Status Active
MLS # 98549740
Property Type Building Lots
Secluded mtn lot with great views!Large new flat building site has already been installed! Power and phone are not far away. Great location for summer cabin or year round use. Seller will carry with 10% down, 10% interest, payments based on 1% of remaining balance. Seller reserves the right to advertise and sell his own properties. Good vacant land financing is also available.

Lot 3 Clear Creek Estates # 11 Blk 2 Boise, ID 83716

$37,000
1.20 Acre Lot
52,272 Sqft Lot
Status Active
MLS # 98549747
Property Type Building Lots
Nice building lot with great views, power and phone available. Adjoining lot is also available. Good lot for cabin or year round use. Seller will carry with 10% down, 10% interest, payments based on 1% of remaining balance.Really good vacant land financing is also available.Seller reserves the right to advertise and sell his own properties.

Lot 9 Clear Creek Estates #13 Boise, ID 83716

$40,000
1.88 Acre Lot
81,892.80 Sqft Lot
Status Active
MLS # 98549755
Property Type Building Lots
Great affordable building site located in the Clear Creek area near Idaho City. Power & phone are nearby. Peaceful 45 minute drive to Boise.No CC&Rs or HOA fees. Good views from this lot.Seller will carry with 10% down, 10% interest and payments based on 1% of remaining balance. Seller reserves the right to advertise and sell his own properties.

Lot 10 Ponderosa Pines Boise, ID 83716

$49,000
1.87 Acre Lot
81,457.20 Sqft Lot
Status Active
MLS # 98549756
Property Type Building Lots
Very secluded wooded lot in very private & quiet setting. No CC&Rs or HOA fees!! Seller will carry with 10% down, 10% interest and payments based on 1% of remaining balance. Seller reserves the right to advertise and sell his own properties.

Lot 25 Boise Holcomb Boise, ID 83716

$47,000
1.26 Acre Lot
54,885.60 Sqft Lot
Status Active
MLS # 98549764
Property Type Building Lots
BEAUTIFUL WOODED LOT! 1.26 Acres with two flat buildable areas.Power and phone are to the lot. Seller will carry with 10% Down, 10% Interest Payments of 1% of remaining balance.Great building spot, just a short peaceful 45 minute drive into Boise.Vacant land financing is also available.