Boise New Homes
Boise, Idaho, home of Boise State Bronco Football, world famous Idaho potatoes, leading technology companies, and, of course, the gateway to hundreds of great outdoor destinations from lakes, to rivers and jagged peaks. With top ranking after top ranking from just about every notable publication one could think of, the past decade or two has seen Boise,Idaho go from an obscure state capital to a thriving, gorgeous city with about any amenity one could wish for. This sudden, explosive growth has caused not only businesses to relocate here, but thousands of individuals from all walks of life, causing tremendous growth in the local housing market, too. If you are looking at a new home in the Boise area, you need to be aware of some facts before you start looking around. The information below is some highlights, as far as Boise new homes are concerned; our knowledgeable agents have much more to make you aware of as they work on the process with you. read more
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The first thing that you will need to know about Boise is its layout. Boise is broken up into seven distinct areas: South Boise, West Valley, Downtown, the North End, East Boise, North Boise, and the Bench. One of the great things about Boise real estate is that all of these areas of the city have new homes, so you can search for the perfect one geographically to narrow your results.
East Boise also full of great new homes. It has plenty of great urban and suburban areas to live. Their new homes can come in nearly any style imaginable, making East Boise one of the most dynamic parts of the city. These homes can be anywhere from 2 – 4 bedroom dwellings with smaller yards, giving it a tight knit community type of feeling.
In East Boise there are dozens of great restaurants, novelty shops, and more. It is also home to some great parks like Barber Park which is the place where river floaters launch their rafts. There are also some quick access points to the Boise Foot Hills and some of the awesome outdoor hot spots of the Snake River Plain. Not to mention it is just down the road from Lucky Peak Reservoir: a popular boating and picnicking destination.
North Boise is a wonderful place to buy a new home. It is much like the West Valley in atmosphere and South Boise in that it is mainly populated by suburban neighborhoods. North Boise homes can come in all different designs depending on the builder. Some neighborhoods are one way and some are another. They mainly have 3 – 5 homes with decent sized lots.
In northern Boise there are two golf courses, a library, a dollar theater, and more. Residents in north Boise also have access to the many novelty shops and grocery stores that lie on State Street. North Boise also borders the Boise River allowing residents and visitors relaxing afternoons on the river bank, and surrounding green lands.
The West Valley
The West Valley is on the western outskirts of Boise just above south Boise. There are many new homes in the West Valley that are usually ranch or craftsman style in design. They can be one and two floors and can have anywhere from 2 – 5 bedrooms.
The West Valley also has some great amenities like access to the great shopping centers on Highway 55, dozens of great restaurants, a handful of department stores, and plenty of convenient grocery stores. It is also home to HP’s Boise Campus, and the West Valley YMCA. The West Valley is also known for having some great city and community parks.
Downtown Boise is not a big area, not nearly the same caliber as Downtown New York or Seattle, but it is a distinct urban area of the city with all sorts of businesses, restaurants, shops, schools, --and of course—homes. It is located in the eastern half of the city close to the Foot Hills and the base of the Boise National Forest. Its fast paced city lifestyle and walkability are attractive qualities for many downtown residents.
In Downtown Boise there are many types of homes to choose from and they come in a variety of different designs and styles. One of the many types of housing that can be found downtown is the condominium. Although it may not look like it, Boise has several amazing complexes of condos available downtown. Downtown also has many cottage style homes that range from 1 – 3 bedrooms and prefabricated homes that have about the same number of bedrooms. There is also a small historic district in downtown that has elegant homes from different parts of Boise’s history, some of which are Victorian and Colonial in design.
Boise’s downtown is full of great amenities to enjoy as well. There are hundreds of restaurants, a bulk food store, novelty shops, classic stores, museums, and even a zoo. Downtown is also home to Boise State University, the Boise City Library, and the Boise Centre on the Grove (one of Boise’s largest event centers).
The North End
The North End is the area just north of downtown. It is the oldest suburban part of Boise, settled in the late 1800s. The North End is a very cozy and tight knit community that is popular for its aesthetically pleasing nature, great parks, amazing walkability, and novelty shops. The North End is an older part of town so it is mainly populated by older buildings—along with the majority of the city sanctioned historic districts.
There is not a lot of new construction in the North End, but there still is some. These new homes are stretching into the Foothills. These homes come in all shapes and sizes, from craftsman and ranch styles, to cottage and modern.
In the North End there are many coffee shops, novelty shops, ice cream parlors and other small town style amenities. There are a few public pools, parks and quick access to the Boise Foothills.
The Bench area of Boise is the dead center of the city. It is home to the Boise Towne Square Mall, a couple of movie theaters, several bulk food stores, hundreds of grocery stores, and tons of restaurants. It is a busy place, but there is still room for new construction. Although it is very busy and developed, there are several great new developments with great new homes to choose from. These homes will usually be ranch and craftsman style homes with a few Tudor homes mixed in.
As far as great areas for amazing new construction, South Boise is the place to be. With dozens of new developments coming in each year, South Boise is the type of place where you couldn’t find yourself more than two miles from a new home.
These homes can come in a number of different styles and kinds. For example, in South Boise there are many ranch, craftsman, Tudor, and custom homes to choose from. They are also built in some of the nicest neighborhoods in the city, complete with parks, playgrounds, community pools, and more.
South Boise also has a hand full of grocery and convenience stores, as well as a public library. It also has quick access to both downtown Boise and Highway 55 (home of some of the largest and best shopping complexes in the state).
There are dozens of builders in Boise and they have built numerous great neighborhoods and new homes that would be perfect for anyone looking for a nice calm place to kick up their heels. These builder’s styles range from modern to conservative homes—ranch, modern, and craftsman styles—and everything in between. If you have a specific builder from this list whose homes you like already, you can search for their homes on our website. These are just a few of the builders that are available in Boise, so keep searching until you find one that you like the most.
Blackstead Building Company
Boise Hunter Homes
Corey Barton Homes
This is just some basic information about the new homes in Boise. For more information, contact one of our agents and they’ll be glad to assist you in the search for your new home in Boise. And, if you haven’t visited Boise yet, come see it for yourself and find out what it has in store for you.
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Listing information last updated on January 25th, 2020 at 10:00am MST.