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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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Boise’s West End Neighborhood: Whitewater + Wildlife + Culture

Historic and diverse with laid-back friendliness, Boise's West End neighborhood is enjoying a renaissance.

On the west side of downtown Boise, you’ll find a charming neighborhood with hundred-year-old roots and an exciting future. The West End sits between State Street and the Boise River between 19th and Veteran’s Parkway, and it’s no surprise that this area is turning a few heads recently.

In the past, the West End was popular as one of the most reasonably priced places to buy a home in North Boise. Today, the neighborhood is garnering renewed interest from prospective home buyers and renters. As the area continues to grow and attract new businesses and residents, there’s a sense of renewal and renaissance everywhere you look.

The West End

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Your Guide to Boise's Farmers Markets

When the snow starts to melt on the foothills and the ice turns to spring rain, signs of warmer months ahead pop up everywhere: tulips, cherry blossoms, green grass, and of course, farmers markets. There’s nothing that says “spring is here!” more than a lineup of booths and tents stocked to the gills with fresh local produce, handcrafted art, and more. In Boise, we’re lucky enough to have several local farmers markets to choose from within our city, and even more around the Treasure Valley. Here’s your guide to Boise's farmers' markets.

Boise Farmers Market

Schedule: Saturdays, April 6th thru October, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
1500 Shoreline Dr, Boise, ID
(208) 345-9287
website

Founded in 2013 by 25 innovative local food vendors, the Boise Farmers

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Boise-Area Home Prices Hit Another High, Signaling a Tough Start to Spring Buying Season

Twelve months after crossing the $300,000 mark for the first time, Boise area home prices rose nearly 10 percent in March.

The median single-family home price in Ada County increased to $336,126 setting a new record. Up 9.36 percent or $28,680 from the year prior.

Local home buyers purchased 836 homes last month with area listings taking 24 days to sell, or 9 days faster than last month.

For the first three months of 2019, total home sales are on par with what we saw at the same time last year.

The cost of the typical house in Boise rose to $318,900, also setting a new record. This eclipses the previous median home price high set just last month.

Canyon County prices rose 8.54 percent over the previous twelve months, finishing the first

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

April in the City of Trees is a fresh and invigorating time of year. Spring has sprung in Boise, and across the Treasure Valley, exciting events are popping up alongside the daffodils. Whether this April brings showers or abundant sunshine, you won’t have to search far for entertainment, music, shopping, date nights, and more. Add a few of these area events to your calendar this month.

First Thursday | Downtown Boise

April 4

Every first Thursday of the month, experience downtown Boise in a new way. Vendors, merchants, and restaurants offer specials and discounts on First Thursday, and you’re likely to catch special performances, live music, and demonstrations as well. Stroll around downtown Boise this April on First Thursday and discover the

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Top Major Employers and Largest Companies in Boise, ID

Boise's largest employers have seen significant business and economic growth over the past decade, particularly in the technology and innovation industries. It’s not surprising, then, that Forbes ranked the Boise metro area as the number one fastest growing economic area in 2017 and #28 in the nation for jobs and careers.

The technology, advanced manufacturing, food production, energy, and outdoor recreation industries all have a strong presence in the Boise economy. With nearby schools like Boise State University and the College of Idaho, there’s no shortage of qualified workers to feed into the area’s growing companies.

Unemployment in Boise is consistently below the national average, coming in at 2.6% in March 2019 with projected annual job

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Boise's Ridge to Rivers foothills trail system

The Ridge to Rivers system is an interconnected labyrinth of trails, paths, and roads with the postcard-worthy Boise foothills as their backdrop.

Over 190 miles wind through these foothills, giving walkers, hikers, runners, bikers, and riders a chance to experience the calming beauty of the outdoors just minutes from downtown. The Ridge to Rivers Trail System cuts through some of Boise’s most stunning terrain and offers panoramic views of the city.

Maintained by a full-time staff, Ridge to Rivers trails are well-groomed and receive heavy use all four seasons of the year.

In 2016, the City of Boise collaborated with the Ridge to Rivers staff and management to create a 10-year plan for growth and sustainability. This plan included input from

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Garden City's Live Work Create District

When you think of Garden City, Idaho you might think of Chinden Boulevard, industrial warehouses, and auto repair shops. It’s time to think again.

Garden City’s Surel Mitchell Live-Work-Create District is breathing new life into the area right outside downtown Boise near the river, and the up-and-coming community gathering there is turning heads.

The Live-Work-Create District is named for late artist Surel Mitchell who chose Garden City for the location of her studio and home.

Today, Mitchell’s vision of a mixed-use neighborhood with an artsy twist is coming to life, giving Garden City a completely reinvented mystique. The Live-Work-Create District has an avant-garde, do-it-yourself, community-based feel that appeals to many residents:

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Boise Home Buyers Are Out in Force; Prices Hit New Highs

Traffic was brisk at a recent open house in Northwest Boise. All told, 32 groups of potential home buyers made their way through the new listing in less than three hours.

Despite an ever-increasing supply of homes for sale, prices remain stubbornly high.

For the first time in more than four years, total inventory has increased for the fourth month in a row.

Helped by lower mortgage rates, the slight increase in available homes for sale has been met by strong demand from buyers.

The newest homes sales data shows the median single-family home price in Boise jumped to $314,500, setting a new record high.

This is an increase of nearly $20,000 from last month and 14.36 percent jump from 12 months ago. The previous Boise home price record of

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

Spring is creeping its way toward the Treasure Valley this month, and Boise residents are ready to get outside again and enjoy their beautiful city. The City of Trees has some exciting events lined up this month, including the growing Treefort Music Fest, plenty of shows and activities, and some spring-inspired fun, too. There’s something for everyone on the calendar this month, so there’s no reason to be bored!

Idaho Sportsman Show | Expo Idaho

February 28-March 3

Outdoor enthusiasts of all ages should head to Expo Idaho between Friday, February 28th and Sunday, March 3rd for the Idaho Sportsman Show. This gear-filled weekend will give you all the tips, tricks, and tools you need for fishing, hunting, and more. Bring the kids along to enjoy

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