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View from above a top golf course in Boise, Idaho

With our abundantly sunny skies, temperate spring and autumn seasons, and impossibly long summer days, it’s no surprise that the Treasure Valley has become a golfing oasis. But with more than 20 emerald-toned golf courses across the valley, choosing where to play can set your whole game up for success – or failure.

Which is why we’ve profiled the best public and private courses in the Treasure Valley. Whether you’re a newbie, a scratch golfer or a twice-a-year duffer, here’s what you need to know about the Boise area’s most popular golf courses – and what makes each of them unique.

The Club at SpurWing

6800 N Spurwing Way, Meridian, ID 83646
(208) 887-1800 | Website
Course: Private and includes the Championship Course (par 72) and Challenge

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Home price in Ada County sets new record

Ada County home prices rose to a new record in May, with the cost of the typical home climbing above $600,000 for the first time.

With the supply still well below normal, homes across the valley are selling at breakneck speed. Half of all listings are on the market for less than a week, the second fastest pace for May in history.

The median single-family home sale price in Ada County finished the month at $602,250, increasing by $84,035 (16.22%) over the last 12 months. In Canyon County, the cost of the typical home rose by $52,735 (12.95%) to $459,990, the second-highest price ever recorded.

While spring is traditionally the busiest time of the year, rising home prices and mortgage rates have created a strong sense of urgency among would-be

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Where to Watch Outdoor Movies in Boise This Summer

Summer nights are almost here, promising those golden evenings with family and friends, relaxing as the temperatures cool down and the stars come out. There’s something magical about summer nights, isn’t there? This year, you can add “watch a movie under the stars” to your summer bucket list and check it off at any one of these free outdoor movie events.

Sparklight Movie Night | Meridian

With an impressive lineup of weekly classics and new family-friendly hits, the popular Meridian Sparklight Movie Night events are returning this summer. Every Friday from June through August, you can catch a movie at Settlers Park for free. Community partners and vendors join every week so you can enjoy a refreshing beverage and stroll through booths and

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Ada County median home price nears $600,000

Treasure Valley home prices leaped to new records last month as buyers continue to outnumber sellers and listings remain elusive.

In another month for the record books, both Ada and Canyon Counties saw home prices rise over $20,000 from March to April.

Less than a year after crossing the half-million-dollar mark for the first time, the median home price in Ada County closed the month just $5,000 shy of the once unfathomable figure of $600,000.

The Boise metro area continues to see a fast-moving market, with half of all homes selling in less than 7 days, the second-fastest for any April on record. Open house activity remains strong, and multiple offers are typical on the most sought-after new listings.

We are in the heart of Spring Selling

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The best restaurants in Boise, Idaho

Boise’s restaurant scene has flourished in the last few years, bringing the Treasure Valley a variety of incredible eateries to match its community-favorite stalwarts. The City of Trees has something delectable primed to appease even the most stubborn palates with a myriad of meat-free options, creative twists on the classics, and menu selections you’d expect to only see in Paris or Italy. From traditional Italian and tomahawk steaks to vegan barbeque and craft tacos, take off on a flavor-profile adventure with the best restaurants in Boise—your tastebuds will thank you.

Boise's Best Restaurants

1. Álavita

$$ - $$$ | Italian, Craft Cocktails, Idaho Wines | Website
807 W Idaho St, Boise, ID 83702 | (208) 780-1100

With

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Buyers Ignore Soaring Mortgage Rates, Send Boise Prices to New Records

Home prices are soaring to new records amid fierce competition and rising mortgage rates as Ada and Canyon County entered the Spring Selling Season at a full sprint.

While appreciation had slowed for most of the past year, last month brought a staggering acceleration of median home prices never seen before.

Boise saw a $25,000 jump, marking the first time in history that prices have shifted that dramatically in just a month. Ada County also saw a $25,000 increase while Meridian’s month-over-month prices spiked by $47,000. In Canyon County’s “typically more affordable” market, prices rose $19,000.

Overwhelming demand continues to outpace the critically-low supply of available properties, pushing sales to new extremes as sellers enjoy multiple

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Things to Do in Boise ID in April | Boise April Events

The days are longer, trees are budding, flowers are starting to show, and the jackets have been stowed for the season—Spring is finally here! In celebration, there’s a magnificent list of events blooming across the Treasure Valley all month long. Whether you’re hopping after an Easter egg or dancing through a night of live music, even April showers can’t stop you from enjoying Boise’s endless Spring activities.

Gene Harris Jazz Festival | Various Locations

March 31-April 1

It’s the 25th annual Gene Harris Jazz Festival! This incredible event brings over 1,500 students to Boise for two days of intense music clinics taught by jazz instructors from across the country. This year’s theme is Big-Band, and under the tutelage of the world-class

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The Boise Bench neighborhood in Idaho

The Boise Bench—known as “The Bench” by locals—is a multicultural hub of character, diversity, and eclectic personality.

Spreading nearly 10 square miles, The Bench is a collection of eight centrally-located neighborhoods just up the hill from Downtown Boise. Individually unique, Bench communities date back to Boise’s first settlers, and they wear their deep-rooted history like a custom-made style. Spanning over 100 years, Boise Bench neighborhoods are a never-know-what-you’ll-find adventure of home designs, trends, culinary diversity, retail oddities, and architectural artistry.

The Bench is where traditional and contemporary converge. Here, forgotten properties find new life, and a home’s age is seen as personality. Down any street, you’ll

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Resale Value Building Home Improvements to Make Before Selling

Looking to sell your home? Then you’ve probably heard how sweat-equity can bring higher profit to your final sale. Yet, knowing exactly what home improvements are worth your time, money, and effort can get a little tricky.

Every house is different, and what’s best for your property depends on time, funding, the other homes in your area, and if your efforts will bring value to buyers.

The good news? You don’t need to take on a major remodel to increase resale value. These simple updates spark interest, help maximize profit, and go a long way towards wowing everyone who enters your home.

Don’t Make the #1 Home Improvement Mistake

Before you start any project, remember that there is such a thing as over-improving a home—you never want to put

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Treasure Valley real estate market supply strained heading into spring

The Treasure Valley’s severely-low housing supply continues to stoke a hyper-competitive real estate market, sprouting new sales prices records across Ada and Canyon County.

February’s frigid market is historically slow to thaw, but the new, widespread peaks—primarily caused by a lack of for-sale signs—point to a scorching Spring Selling Season.

Available home supply remains at a critical level, forcing price jumps as relentless demand continually outstrips resale listings. In new construction, supply bottlenecks, land shortages, material delays, and labor scarcity are combining to extend build timelines, further reducing home inventory.

As the Treasure Valley braces for a fast-approaching Spring, climbing mortgage rates and extraordinarily

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