North Boise was the first remote area of town from the 1890s to the
1950s. Known nationally as the gateway to the Boise foothills, Bogus
Basin Recreation Area and home to Hyde Park is the Boise North End. Most
of the neighborhood has been designated a Boise Historic Preservation
District, experience some of Boise’s greatest history while walking the
streets of North Boise.
Running along State Street are the neighborhoods in Northwest Boise, nestled
between the downtown corridor and Eagle, ID. For the outdoor lovers,
Northwest Boise provides the best of both worlds between the foothills and
the Boise River. This area can be recognized for their older homes with
Spanning from the Northeast corridor of downtown and backing up to the
Boise foothills is Northeast Boise. One of Boise’s oldest communities
calls for historic mansions and rich history. Directly outside of
downtown, Northeast Boise offers recreational activities and distinct
charm. New developments continue to grow including Harris Ranch and
The area located between Boise State University, the airport and Federal Way
is considered to be South Boise. Close proximity to shopping, dining, and
interstate access make this part of town desirable. South Boise
neighborhoods stand out amongst others for the large amounts of land locked
within some of the subdivisions.
Multiple bars, restaurants, coffee shops and parks make Southeast Boise
ideal for many. Characteristics include lining the Boise River with the
Barber and Parkcenter Parks and a short drive to downtown. The identifiable
family community leaves Southeast Boise incomparable to other communities in
Named because of its bench-like elevation overlooking downtown is the
Boise Bench. The Boise Bench is recognized for its centrality, hip
neighborhood vibe and for its spectacular views of the city. With an
abundance of condos, townhomes, and fixer-uppers the Boise Bench
continues to evolve with Boise’s growth.
Bordering the city of Meridian is West Boise. West Boise is ideal for great
shopping and restaurants and is home to the largest shopping mall in Idaho,
the Boise Town Square. This area encompasses the suburban feel with new and
old developments and an easy jump on to the interstate.
Garden City may be it’s own, separate from Boise but due to their close
proximity they share some great history. The city runs along the Greenbelt
and utilizes that to their advantage. Garden City can most definitely be
identified as the best spot for wineries, breweries and coffee shops.