Davis Acres Subdivision
When it comes to living in Idaho, there is no place like Boise. It is home to the state capital, over a 10th of the state’s population, and some of the most pleasing and comfortable subdivisions ever. One of these subdivisions is the Davis Acres subdivision. Davis Acres is located on what is known as the Boise Bench, the physical center of the city, close to the Boise airport. It is a mid-sized subdivision with many homes from different parts of the 1900’s and the early 2000’s. Most of these homes will have plenty of indoor space with a range of approximately 1,800 - 3,300+ square feet. They also have, no average, 4 bedrooms, and either 2½ to 3 bathrooms; this being the perfect combination for any sort of comfortable indoor living.
Outside these houses, you can also rest assured that you will have plenty of space as each of these homes are built on decent sized lots. They range from close to 0.2 acres to 0.4 acres of both fenced and unfenced land-- the perfect amount of outdoor entertaining, relaxing or exercising. They usually don’t have attached garages but will either have covered parking, a driveway, or space on the street to park.
Homes in the Davis Acres Subdivision
Since Davis Acres subdivision is near the center of the city, its residents have quick and easy access to all of the amazing amenities of the city. The Boise Bench is a true melting pot of different neighborhoods, commercial districts, and recreational areas. Within only a few miles there are two large city parks with playgrounds, paths, and open areas to play and relax as well as two golf courses that can be enjoyed. However, if that is not necessarily what you are looking for, there are also dozens of shopping opportunities both on the Bench and downtown. Residents can easily get to downtown from Davis Acres in a heartbeat and there take advantage of all the great things it has to offer. Between the Bench and downtown there is a handful of bulk food stores, several movie theaters, department stores, specialty shops of all kinds, even a mall.
For those of you who are looking for a good time downtown, you can also enjoy any number of the amazing parks or museums that are available. Or perhaps the Boise zoo. You could even enjoy the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, the Idaho Botanical Gardens, or venture into the Foothills.
Boise is the largest city in the State of Idaho and it is the center of much of the action in the Treasure Valley area. The Treasure Valley is a fantastic place and it is a metropolitan area of the United States that could use more acclaim than it receives. The Treasure Valley is home to 2 dozen or so cities, 6 of which are some of the most popular in the state. Over a half a million people call this valley home, and more and more are coming every year. This influx of people has caused more growth to the area which, in turn, causes more people to come. The valley has plenty of places to work, with businesses in diverse industries, to play, and to learn. So, no matter what stage of life you are at, the Treasure Valley will have something for you.
One of the things that makes the Boise area so popular is its wide variety of fun things to do. It doesn’t matter if you like sports, the arts, music, or anything in-between, there is something for you here. Boise itself has a hockey team, several football teams, a baseball team or two, and basketball teams; universities, libraries, museums, and other learning establishments; and theaters for concerts and plays.
Here in the Treasure Valley, there is always something delicious to eat as well. In just Boise there is a wide variety of different cuisines that range from the fastest of fast foods to the finest of dine-in establishments. If you happen to be in Meridian, Nampa, or Eagle, you are also in luck as these cities also have a wide variety of amazing restaurants, as well as quick access to those that are in Boise also. So, don’t worry that you won’t be able to find your favorite food when you move to Boise because you will most likely be able to find something comprobable.
In what is known as the Village in Meridian, an outdoor shopping center, there are some awesome restaurants that come straight from places like California and New York. Some of these restaurants include seafood cuisines, gourmet burgers, and classy sports bars so you usually find what you are looking for there. The Village also has several dozen shops that are filled with some of the best products in the city. There are name brand clothing stores, jewelry shops, and even a candy shop.
The food and the fun, though attractive, are not the only things that bring people to the Treasure Valley. The two most magnetic of this area’s qualities would have to be the diverse job market and, of course, its housing market. The great thing about Boise and the rest of the Treasure Valley is that you can both work in the field you want to and enjoy a low house payment. In Boise, the median house price is estimated to be about $180,000 (http://www.zillow.com/boise-id/home-values/) which is $375,000 less than the median house price in Los Angeles (http://www.zillow.com/los-angeles-ca/home-values/).
The cost of living and crime rates are also lower here in Boise. For instance, if you compare Boise’s cost of living and crime rates to Seattle, you will be shocked to see how safer and more affordable Boise is. Just on the topic of cost of living, Boise is reported to be almost 50% less expensive than Seattle (according to areavibes.com see http://www.areavibes.com/cost-of-living-calculator/boise,+id-vs-seattle,+wa/). When it comes to crime rate, however, the numbers are a bit more persuasive. For example, according to Seattle’s city crime report, in 2014 there were almost 2,000 cases of aggrevated assualt (1988 to be exact see http://www.seattle.gov/seattle-police-department/crime-data/crime-dashboard). Where, in Boise’s crime report they only had 412 in the same year. (See http://police.cityofboise.org/media/8291/2014%20Crime%20Report_Pub.pdf). So, you can rest assured that when you move to Boise, you are moving into a safe environment that won’t break the bank.
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Listing information last updated on October 24th, 2021 at 8:00pm MDT.