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Lucky Peak State Park - Boise ID

Just eight minutes outside of Boise sits a local gem: Lucky Peak State Park.

With sandy beaches for swimming, picnic pavilions, a marina, boat ramps, fishing, and outdoor fun, the Lucky Peak recreation area is a favorite weekend spot for Boise residents for good reason. It’s an oasis, a welcoming escape from city life, just minutes from the doorstep of most local’s homes. The Boise River Greenbelt ends at Lucky Peak, making it a favorite destination for cyclists and runners.

Lucky Peak is made up of three distinct day-use areas, and this chain of outstanding parks is an icon of the Boise area. Bring the whole family to Sandy Point for a day at Boise’s beloved beach and enjoy the swimming and shaded picnic areas.

Experience a day on the water

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Boise’s Meridian Home Price Surges $50,000 in Less Than a Year; Now What?

Over the last twelve months, the cost of the typical home in Boise rose by nearly $1,000 a week.

Boise’s median single-family home price increased to $335,000, up 17.54 percent from $285,000 last May.

Ada County home prices also reached a new record of $342,765, an increase of all most $38,000 or 12.42 percent.

In contrast, Canyon County prices are up only $34,200 to $243,200. That’s below the record high set last month but still the second highest on record.

In Boise, homes are selling in a median of six days on market. Even that number understates demand as many savvy sellers won’t review any offers for 48 to 72 hours. The delay gives more time to buyers to see the property, therefore, increasing the opportunity for multiple offers.

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West Bench Neighborhood: A Cozy Boise Staple

It’s not unusual to find families who’ve lived in the West Bench neighborhood for decades.

Generations of Boisians watching this community grow and change as the neighborhood they call home continues to thrive.

Anchored by Capital High School, the Boise West Bench is also home to three beautiful city parks, a popular public pool, and a fantastic central location. There’s something for everyone on the West Bench.

Spacious and affordable homes on large lots, excellent parks, schools within walking distance, and a mature canopy of trees: these are the markers you’ll recognize in the West Bench area of Boise. This cozy suburban neighborhood has a sense of community and is known as a quiet, safe, friendly home for families and young professionals

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

School’s out, the weather is warming up, and summer has officially arrived in the Treasure Valley. With it comes a whole host of events to pack your calendar, including outdoor concerts, family-friendly fun, entertainment, food festivals, and more! Boise comes alive during the summer with ample opportunities to relax, hit the water, dine on a patio, or hike the foothills. Add these events to your calendar to kickstart your summer with a bang.

Idaho Shakespeare Festival

June All Month

June is a busy month for the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, one of Boise’s most unique and popular outdoor entertainment options. This June, the renowned troupe will be featuring The Taming of the Shrew, Witness for the Prosecution, and The Music Man in the famous

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Boise Swimming Pools Guide Best Swimming Pools in Boise ID

Summer is definitely here, with all the warm weather ahead of us it's an excellent opportunity to soak up some fun at one of Boise's community pools. Just in Boise alone, there are seven locations each filled with neighborhood personality and different amenities. Each year all pools open on the very last day of school for the Boise School District calendar, which is May 24th (1:30 pm). With more than just splash pads and water slides, during the summer season, Boise Parks and Recreation also holds swim classes and other aerobic sessions for all ages.

Where to swim in Boise

Lowell Pool - Boise North End

1601 N 28th St | (208) 608-7675 | Map & Directions »

A vintage destination here in Boise's North End, it’s practically a landmark. With its

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Where to Watch Outdoor Movies in Boise This Summer 2018

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.

Movies Under the Stars | Boise

June through August, the Boise Parks and Recreation Department and Boise Schools Education Foundation will host a series of nine family-friendly movies at parks throughout town. These events are fun-filled evenings with something for everyone. Each movie night starts at 7:00 pm with field games like capture the flag and dodgeball provided by the Parks and

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Columbia Village in Southeast Boise

On the far end of Southeast Boise sits a charming neighborhood with tree-lined streets, sprawling family homes, and a serene vibe.

One of the first master-planned developments in Boise, Columbia Village is a well-established and highly desirable neighborhood. This gem of a community is bordered by Amity Road to the north, Federal Way to the west and Highway 21 to the south, with next-door access to major local employer Micron and only minutes away from downtown and the freeway.

With homes built in the 1990s, Columbia Village real estate is highly sought after. Home-hunting hopefuls are drawn to this idyllic area built around top-performing schools and the expansive 161-acre Simplot Sports Complex.

Known as a particularly family-friendly

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Treasure Valley Home Prices Soar

Local home prices surge to new highs as spring selling season kicks into high gear.

The median price for a single-family home in Boise jumped 18.15 percent to a new high of $324,900 in April. That is an increase of $6,000 from the previous record set just last month.

Home prices in Canyon County rose to a new record $248,500 - pushing prices up 18.96 percent over the last twelve months. The cost of the typical house in Nampa jumped 19.19 percent to $250,990, crossing the $250,000 mark for the first time.

Even in places like Emmett with its 23-mile commute to Boise, once considered too far for many buyers, demand has pushed prices up over 24 percent this year.

Ada County house prices finished April at $330,000. That is down slightly from

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Why I love Boise, Idaho

Many of us already know how outsiders view living in Boise: after all, the city keeps earning accolades from publications like Forbes and Outside Magazine.

In fact, Livability just released their list of the 2019 top 100 places to live in the United States, and Boise nabbed the number one spot. But do locals share the same starry-eyed excitement over the City of Trees? What’s the insider’s take on this much-praised town?

The recently published 2018 edition of the biennial Boise Citizen Survey will give you a pretty good idea of the local view of the state of the city. Every other year, the city of Boise gauges resident’s feelings and opinions on services and government through a survey.

The most recent citizen survey was conducted by

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

With Memorial Day right around the corner, Boise is entering the beautiful month of May with a full calendar and plenty of fun to offer for everyone. In Boise, May means blue skies, climbing temperatures in the low 70s, spring flowers, and the beginning of outdoor events. It’s the perfect time to take a hike in the foothills, visit one of the valley’s gorgeous parks, bike along the Greenbelt, or enjoy dinner on a sunny patio. Add these events to your May itinerary and experience all the fun of a Boise spring.

Spring Boise Parade of Homes 2019 | Ada County

April 27 - May 12th

Whether you are looking for a new home or simply to find fresh ideas, the Boise Parade of Homes 2019 is an excellent source of inspiration. The 63nd annual Spring Parade

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