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Best place to go trick or treating in Boise this Halloween

Thanks to our vibrant autumnal foliage and historically mild weather, Halloween isn’t just a holiday favorite among kids.

For parents – especially those scouting out a potential move – Halloween is like a walking open house of Boise neighborhoods. The holiday offers everyone a unique opportunity to explore a new area of the valley, and appreciate the unique charm and architecture that each neighborhood possesses.

Join us as we take a look at Boise’s best neighborhoods for trick-or-treating this Halloween.

North End

Boise’s North End is famous for its Halloween spirit. Most neighbors participate in the fun with ornate decorations and free-flowing candy, which has long made it a popular choice for trick-or-treating.

As one of the city’s

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Boise Real Estate Market Remains One of the Hottest in Country

The fastest appreciating city in the fastest appreciating state continues to show strength as home price growth in Boise tops 12 percent.

If you have been following the local real estate market, even casually, it should come as no surprise that the Boise area is still very much in a seller's market.

In August, the Federal Housing Finance Agency released a report showing home prices in Boise, and across Idaho, rose faster than anywhere else in the US during the second quarter of 2019.

That same month, prices across the Treasure Valley hit new record highs, the fourth time that has happened since January.

While we tend to see a dip in local home prices this time of year, and this September was no different, the decline has been pretty minor,

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

October is the official beginning of autumn and brings brilliant colors and seasonal fun to the Treasure Valley. As we begin the fast slide into the holidays, Boise’s calendar is full to the brim with local favorites and popular annual entertainment. From fall festivals to restaurant week, this month is a busy one in the City of Trees. Add these must-do events to your calendar and make this October one to remember.

First Thursday | Downtown Boise

Oct 3

Experience downtown Boise in a new way with First Thursday events, specials, and discounts. Downtown merchants make First Thursdays special with product demonstrations, live music, dining specials, and more. Learn more.

Light the Night Walk | Cecil D. Andrus Park

Oct 3

The Leukemia and

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Fall Festivals + Events in Boise and the Treasure Valley (September & October)

Autumn in Boise is a beautiful time of year and puts the local community into a festive spirit. Harvest festivals, Oktoberfests, Halloween Trick-or-Treating, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and more are on the calendar throughout the Treasure Valley. We've rounded up the best of the fall events and listed them here for you.

The Haunted World

Caldwell, Sep 13-Oct 31 (closed Sundays)

Make no bones about it, the Haunted World in Caldwell is Idaho’s scariest haunted house and Halloween attraction. This attraction is both indoor and outdoor and will treat you to nearly two hours or nightmarish fear. Learn more.

Linder Farms Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

Meridian, Sep 20-Oct 31 (closed Sundays)

Get those classic fall moments checked off your

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Collister Boise, ID – Know the Neighborhood

A mixture of old and new, rural and urban, quiet days and entertaining nights, make the Collister neighborhood what it is: an uncommonly versatile community with a bright future.

The Collister Neighborhood is a quintessentially Boisean area, where urbanity and old school rural practices mesh to create a happy medium. This established and highly walkable neighborhood is known for its family-friendliness; on any given night, you’re likely to see residents walking their dog, tending their gardens, sipping iced tea on their front porches, or strolling the sidewalks with their kids.

This is an area where residents put down roots and spend weekends brunching with friends, holidays with family, and summers at the local pool with the kids.

One of

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

September is the beginning of the crisp, stunningly beautiful autumn season in the Treasure Valley. Get ready for cool mornings, evenings full of cricket chirps, and a list of events you won’t want to miss. Fall in Boise comes with some favorite annual events many locals attend every year, so add these happenings to your September calendar.

Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic | Ann Morrison Park

Aug 28-Sept 1

The annual Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic is a beloved local event that fills the sky with whimsical, bright-colored hot air balloons. Every year, Ann Morrison park becomes a staging grounds for balloon enthusiasts to launch and give rides. Check out spiritofboise.com for a full schedule of events, including night launches, free rides for

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Idaho Botanical Garden - Exploring Boise, ID

One of the most unique things about living in Boise is this: no matter where you are in the city, even driving through the busiest intersections or in the heart of downtown, you’re always only minutes away from pockets of quiet, serene, outdoor paradise. One such pocket of paradise is the Idaho Botanical Garden.

Just off Warm Springs Avenue and built into the Boise Foothills, the Idaho Botanical Garden is a year-round living museum with stunning examples of natural beauty.

The Garden features 14 acres of native and exotic plants and is a local favorite for calming strolls, events, picnics, and family play. The Garden operates as a private, non-profit organization, relying on the donations and membership fees of invested patrons, and has thrived

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Highlands Neighborhood in Boise, ID

On Boise’s northern border sits an oasis of a neighborhood that truly has it all.

The Highlands neighborhood has something for everyone: outdoor access, closeby schools, a sprawling golf course, and a short commute to downtown. It’s nestled against the foothills and has unparalleled access to Bogus Basin Ski Resort.

The Highlands is one of the most unique communities in Boise because unlike many newer developments, it isn’t built with a standard urban grid in mind. Instead, Highlands streets curve and twist along with the geographical landmarks that border it. The neighborhood is made up of over 35 distinct subdivisions, all with their own defining characteristics. However, the area has a sense of community and cohesion and is defined by several

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What a $400,000 Home Looks Like

What kind of house can $400,000 get you?

According to the Census Bureau, the median home price in the Western US is $410,600. If you are moving to Idaho, or from The Gem State, the data shows your relocation will most likely include California, Washington, and Oregon.

It probably doesn't come as much of a surprise that $400,000 doesn't buy much in major metros like San Diego (median home price $665,000), and even less in San Francisco ($1,762,500). But what about cities typically considered more affordable like Denver, Seattle, and San Bernardino?

While the days of the $200,000 house with the white picket fence and room for a family of four are no more, a quick look at the choices reveals Boise home prices are still relatively cheap.

Take

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Client Appreciation Party

Here are We Know Boise, the heart of our business is you, our clients and partners.

That’s why we host client appreciation events throughout the year—to say thank you and express our gratitude. In July, we hosted a “Last Taste of Summer” client appreciation party at Bodovino at The Village at Meridian and the event was a success!

Our client appreciation events are the highlight of our year. Without our clients, we wouldn’t be in business and we look forward to every time we get a chance to connect. As a team, we enjoy catching up with clients we assisted years ago, as well as current and recent clients.

At last month’s event, we reconnected with some of our very first We Know Boise clients—a special treat—as well as newer faces. Held at

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