The North End of Boise is known for its charming houses and tree-lined
streets. But what gives the area so much character are some of the houses
that can be dated back to the late 1800s. Along with the historic
architecture in homes, the area even features its own little downtown. That
little downtown is known as Hyde Park and is located on 13th Street in the
heart of the North End. Hyde Park has several restaurants, bars, and even
some little mom and pop shops.
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Hyde Park Boise
This neighborhood won’t leave you without something to do. Once you’ve
adventured around Hyde Park, you’ve gotta check out Camel's Back Park
located at the end of 13th Street. The park has a playground, tennis
courts, a volleyball court, outdoor gym, and a trailhead to a scenic
view of the city.
Harrison Blvd Boise
While on your way to Bogus Basin, you will travel on Harrison Blvd. One of
the most epic streets in Idaho, and possible the United States, Harrison
Blvd and it's charm is an iconic symbol Boise. Lined with big, beautiful
maple trees during it's 3.5 mile stretch, multiple large classic 1940's aged
homes and their unique style lie beyond the row of maples, extending for
blocks to the east and west. This place is a must see and a very desirable
place to live.
Only a couple blocks from downtown you can ride or walk your bike to just
about anywhere you need to go, making it a very convenient location for most
East End & Warm Springs Avenue
Also known as the historic district, you can feel that this neighborhood is
somewhat of an extension of the North End. And something many don’t know
about the area is why exactly it’s called “Warm Springs,” as well as the
East End. The name comes from the fact that the area sits on a centralized
system of geothermal heat, and helps power some of the city through
This grown in and homey-neighborhood features some of the oldest and largest
houses in Boise. Residents are just down the street from downtown, and
footsteps away from some of the Boise Foothill trails. Located within the
area is the Kristin Armstrong Municipal Park, which is a great place to
bring the family and have yourself a picnic. Another feature of this
neighborhood is the Old Idaho Penitentiary Site, located at the base of
Table Rock you can take a tour of the historic site and see what it was like
way back when.
The type of neighborhood, where you can walk next door and borrow what you
need for that dinner you’re making.
East Boise - Harris Ranch
Even further East, you can find Harris Ranch. The city of Boise is
expanding, and new areas like Harris Ranch are developing. This area
incorporates the feel of outdoor charm with having the urban aspect just
being minutes away. Integrated within this beautiful neighborhood you
can find the Boise River, trails within the foothills, and parks.
And when you’re out on your nightly stroll, don’t be surprised when you
see some local wildlife.
East Boise - Harris Ranch
This suburban area of Boise isn’t far from downtown and is located in
close proximity to Boise State University. New and old homes fill the
large land area, while also encompassing the Greenbelt (a 25+ mile path
connecting Lucky Peak Dam to the City of Eagle), part of the Boise
River, and multiple parks. Some of the iconic parks include Anne
Morrison Park and Julia Davis Park.
With plenty to do, South East Boise isn’t a bad spot to find yourself.
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East Boise - Bown Crossing
Bown Crossing is it’s very own little community. Located close to the
Greenbelt and Park Center, you have access to a little bit of everything.
The area is up to date and is continuing to see growth in both population
and businesses. While you can expect to see new developments, there are also
plenty of unique properties. A shopping center and some of the more popular
restaurants in Boise are nearby.
The area has its own lifestyle, and sense of energy while still being
relatively close to downtown and other parts of Boise.
The Boise Bench
Why is it called “The Bench”? Partly due to the fact that it sits
approximately 60 feet higher than downtown Boise and to the northeast,
and others in part due to the fact that the bench is its own little
suburban community. Many businesses on the bench, brand themselves that
way because it is such a big area, that you don’t have to go far to get
what you need. Plus with a mix of new and old neighborhoods, you get an
area that really has it all.
The bench is its own cool, little community that is continuing to
The area that encompasses West Boise borders the City of Meridian. This part
of town is considered to be well established and have many residential
developments. Along with the old and new developments, the area offers great
shopping and restaurants. The Boise Towne Square Mall is a major feature and
is also the largest mall in the state. The overall suburban feel is what
makes this part of Boise one of everyone’s favorites.
West Boise has a little bit of everything you need.
This part of Boise runs along the base of the foothills towards the city of
Eagle. Close to the North End and not far from the heart of downtown, you
are able to access all the best parts of Boise with already being located
next to the foothills. Living next to the foothills, you have access to
amazing trails and outdoor recreation options. Homes in this part of Boise
are typically a little older but have quaint character. There are also
pockets of newer homes in sections of this neighborhood.
Northwest Boise is well established, and just a hop, skip, and step from
Located 10-15 minutes from downtown Boise, the area of South Boise has
continued to expand and evolve with the rest of the city. Any area
between Boise State University, the airport, and Federal Way can be
considered South Boise. The neighborhoods vary from homes that were
built in the 1960s to new and updated ones. But what makes the older
neighborhoods so unique is the amount of land that some of them include.
Within some of the subdivisions are acre-sized plots and farms.
At one point there were efforts to keep the area from growing, but since
the area has continued to develop into a popular part of Boise.
We recognize that Garden City is it’s own and separate municipal government,
but because of the close proximity to Boise, the areas share a unique
relationship. With Boise continuing to grow at a rapid pace, Garden City is
starting to receive some overflow and grow itself. The population is
estimated to be about 12,000, but still has potential and opportunity for
even more residents. The city runs along the Greenbelt, and uses the feature
to it’s advantage. You can find some of the best restaurants, breweries, and
coffee shops with outdoor seating.
Take our word for it, Garden City is happening.