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The Ultimate Guide to Boise in a Day

If you’re in Boise visiting and trying to decide if the City of Trees could be home for you, you’ll want to see as much as possible.

Boise has garnered its fair share of praise for livability, outdoor access, local culture, shopping, and food and is consistently named in top 10 lists from publications like Outside Magazine and Forbes.

Nestled in the Treasure Valley, surrounded by high desert foothills and tree-covered mountains, Boise is home to a thriving cultural scene and is known as an ideal place to raise an active family.

Quality schools, a well-preserved historic and growing downtown, walkable neighborhoods, locally-owned co-ops, specialty stores and more combine to make Boise a well-loved home to a close-knit community.

You’ve

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

April in Boise is the perfect month to start getting outside and enjoying the Boise recreation scene. The average temperatures creep into the mid-60s during the day, flowers start blooming, and everyone gets ready to take in some much-needed vitamin D. There’s plenty to do in Boise this month, whether you’re ready to take on the outdoors again or if you’re looking to stay inside and experience a ballet or jazz performance. Add these must-do activities to your April agenda.

AutoCross SCCA Solo Event | Snake River Region SCCA

April 1, 21, and 22

Fancy an adrenaline rush? Enter yourself and your hot rod into the Snake River Region SCCA’s April AutoCross events, or come along as a spectator. It’s free to watch, or you can race for a small fee.

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How Smart Is Your Home?

There was a time not so long ago when smart home technology was cost prohibitive and unrealistic for the average homeowner or apartment dweller. But as with any technological change, smart home gadgets have become increasingly affordable and practical as they move into the mainstream.

You don’t have to dive into the deep end to start making your home more convenient and safe, either: you can dip your toe in with a few inexpensive, easy-to-install devices. Here are our tips for easing into smart home technology. Fair warning, though: once you start incorporating a few of these devices into your house, you’re likely to quickly become addicted to the fun, function, and convenience of a smart home.

Stay Cool (or Warm) Wirelessly: Smart Thermostats

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Downtown Boise Building Projects: New Condos, Lofts & Apartments

The Downtown Boise skyline is always in flux as new apartment buildings, hotels, and retail spaces go up. You’ve probably noticed how cranes and building crews have become a familiar sight throughout downtown for the past several years. The new construction isn’t ending anytime soon, and whether you’re looking to update your address to an urban condo or just wondering what’s coming to Boise this year, you’ll find the scoop here.

The Fowler

The Fowler, 505 W Broad St - Downtown Boise, ID

505 W Broad St, Boise, ID 83702

The Fowler Apartments at 5th and Broad Street near Trader Joe’s has already earned some traffic with its addition of much-needed parking, a pizza restaurant (The Wylder), and a coffeehouse (Form & Function). The Fowler is one of several new apartment buildings downtown to

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Scarce Listings Push Boise Home Prices to New Highs

Median home prices throughout Ada County shattered records last month as the Treasure Valley real estate market continues its relentless upward trend.

Boise’s median single-family home price rose to $275,000 in February, up $19,000 from the previous all-time high set just last month.

The median house cost in Ada County soared to $297,500, an increase of $18,000 from the prior months high.

In a rare divergence, Canyon County prices climbed just $550 to $195,000, albeit also a new record.

The total number of homes in Ada County dropped to a 1.27 month supply, while inventory in Canyon County decreased to 1.38 months. As we have seen over the last four years, more homes are selling every month than new homes are being listed.

Again this

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Boise Historic Neighborhoods & Districts

Did you know Boise boasts six beautiful residential neighborhoods on the historical register?

Some of the most sought-after locations for homebuyers, many of the historic districts in Boise are near downtown, offering short commutes, high walkability, desirable amenities and local flair. Whether you are looking for Queen Anne cottage, a Craftsman bungalow, or the perfect Colonial Revival style home, you’ll see a wide array of gorgeous examples in Boise's historic neighborhoods.

Many, such as Harrison Boulevard, are also a vibrant part of the Boise community. On Halloween, you’ll notice Harrison blocked off to allow lines of trick-or-treaters to visit the historic houses. The Christmas lights every year on Warm Springs Avenue are a delight to

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

You know what they say about March: in like a lion, out like a lamb. In Boise weather terms, this is surprisingly accurate. Treasure Valley locals are likely to get their first taste of spring weather with plenty of half-hearted last jabs from old man winter thrown in. The average temperatures begin to reach the mid-50s in March and there are plenty of spring-themed events to do around town over the next few weeks. There are so many festivals, events, and performances to attend in March, we’re not even sure how to fit them all in! Add these events to your calendar and enjoy all that Boise has to offer.

First Thursday | Downtown Boise

March 1

Experience Boise and kick off the month right with deals, events, prizes, and more all throughout

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Real Cost of Owning a Home in Boise, ID

If you’re considering a move to Boise, you’ve probably already seen articles hailing the City of Trees as a highly livable, low-cost area. Boise consistently receives accolades and mentions from publications like Forbes and Outside Magazine for its family-friendliness, outdoor appeal, and affordability. But what’s the true cost of owning a home in Boise?

Boise’s vibrant community and low cost of living make it an appealing prospect for many homebuyers. The cost of owning a home, however, isn’t only about a local area’s cost of living.

With homeownership, there are many types of expenses to take into account. Some of these costs vary wildly based on where you purchase your home—such as property taxes and homeowners association fees—while others

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Exceptional Boise Restaurants That Define Local Dining

Boise’s restaurant scene has blossomed over the past years with consistent newcomers as well as long-standing community icons. Whether you’re looking for your next date night dazzler or somewhere tasty for a working lunch, you’ll see the top culinary spots on this list. From Italian to American, breweries to wine bars, steak and seafood to pasta and vegan, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Boise.

Álavita

Alavita, Downtown Boise
Photograph courtesy of Alavita

Local and regional ingredients, inspired design, and craft cocktails define Àlavita, an Italian joint by the creators of Boise favorite, Fork. Located in the historic 1890 Boise City National Bank Building, Àlavita is an aesthetic treat for the eyes and palate from the minute you walk through the door.

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Seasonality Evaporates in Boise’s Hot Housing Market

Treasure Valley home prices reached new highs in January with both Ada and Canyon counties setting new records.

Single-family median home prices jumped 16.63 percent in the Ada County to $279,900. The largest year over year increase in four years. Early bird sellers are benefiting from the lack of competition with packed open houses and multiple offers on anything under $220,000.

Prices in Canyon County leaped an astounding 21.46 percent to finish the first month of the year at $194,450. An appreciation rate we haven’t seen in since 2014.

The median price of a single-family home in Boise grew 13.93 percent to $256,000. Total number of homes on the market fell to a 0.76 month supply.

Keep in mind that January 2017 was the peak of Boise’s

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