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 geothermal energy.
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.