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Downtown Boise Developments to Watch in 2019

Downtown Boise has been home to cranes and construction crews for the last several years as the area’s population booms. As the City of Boise, developers, and the community grapple with what smart growth looks like, a plethora of new buildings have been added to the downtown skyline. Many of these buildings projects are mixed-use, featuring multi-family housing with retail spaces and parking included.

Buildings such as The Fowler popped up in 2018 with coffee shops and restaurants intermixed with a parking garage and high-end apartments. Mixed-use buildings make living spaces more affordable while cutting commute times and providing added community value with every build. This trend is likely to continue into the future. Here are the new

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The Depot Bench Neighborhood: A Boise Bench Original

Meandering tree-lined streets, stunning sunset views of the Treasure Valley, contemporary and historic homes, and a short commute to downtown Boise—these are just some of the reasons residents love living in the Depot Bench neighborhood.

In 1925, the Union Pacific Railroad blazed its way through Boise, bringing more industry to a rapidly-growing city. Over the previous 25 years, the city had boomed from a population of around 5,000 to over 20,000.

The railroad built a depot on a hill above the bustling post-gold rush city of Boise, and with it brought the adjoining neighborhoods into city limits. This was the beginning of Boise’s Depot Bench neighborhood, so named for the iconic and historic site of the Boise Depot which still towers over

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Exploring the Boise Greenbelt

When Boise residents consider the many wonderful amenities of the City of Trees, the Boise River Greenbelt is always near the top of the list.

Following the meandering path of its namesake, the Boise River Greenbelt is a 25-mile path, nearly all paved, that connects the community like a vital artery.

The City of Boise maintains the 25-mile portion of this path that makes up the greenbelt, but it connects to a much longer system of paths and trails that stretch almost 50 miles from Lucky Peak State Park to Eagle, ID. Like branches from a tree, walking paths and trails split off from the main greenbelt and connect Boiseans to their picturesque city.

Throughout all four seasons, the greenbelt is beloved and well-used. In the spring and summer,

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Bown Crossing: Southeast Boise, ID

Tucked against the iconic Boise foothills and the scenic Table Rock plateau is Boise's Bown Crossing neighborhood.

If you’ve spent much time on the Southeast Boise, you may have already stumbled on a picturesque shopping and dining district at Bown Crossing.

The shops, businesses, restaurants, and amenities at Bown Crossing have expanded tremendously over the past several years and now include a St. Alphonsus Urgent Care and family medical facility, a branch of the Boise Library, salons, a bike shop, and more.

Why People Move to Bown Crossing

This community has a laid-back feel and all the walkability of other coveted Boise neighborhoods such as the East and North End, but sports a less formal vibe. The resulting community is a walkable

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Why Boise Is Quickly Becoming a Tech Powerhouse

In 2014, TIME Magazine called Boise “a techy boomtown.” Four years later, their moniker for the City of Trees is proving more than accurate.

Over the past decade, Boise has been experiencing an increasingly rapid influx of skilled workers looking for new jobs in the tech industry and fleeing less affordable areas like Los Angeles, Portland, and Seattle.

Boise’s population boom earned the area Forbes’ number one spot in the U.S. this year for overall growth.

The migration has brought in individuals and their families looking for quality schools, lower cost of living, better access to recreation, and shorter commutes, and Boise keeps delivering on every metric.

With a projected wage growth in 2018 of 7.27% and a job growth of 3.58% in 2017

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Boise's Urban Winery Tour

The Wineries and Tasting Rooms of Boise’s Urban Wine Region

The wineries of downtown Boise and the surrounding communities are home to some of the most unique and exquisite local wines. Set in Boise and Garden City, The Southwestern Urban wine region is quickly becoming a hot spot for diverse cuisine, art, culture, and outdoor recreation. Some wine-lovers even hop on their bikes and hit the Boise River Greenbelt to tour and taste these local wineries. Read on and see for yourself why Boise's Urban Wine region is the perfect place to sip and sample Idaho wines with your friends, family or that special someone.

Telaya Wine Co.

Telaya Wine Co - Tasting room and patio space
Photo courtesy of Telaya Wine Co

Telaya Wine Co is owned by husband and wife duo Earl and Carrie Sullivan and named

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Choosing the Ideal Boise School

If you’re shopping for a home in the Boise area, you already know your decision hinges on a lot more than updated appliances or square footage; you’re vetting more than just four walls to sleep in.

You’re also examining how the particular neighborhood, community, and school district fits your family’s needs, and that’s a bigger task than taking a quick home tour. When you choose a new home, you’re also selecting a wider community to be a part of, including your child’s future school. If you plan to stay in an area for several years, you could be determining their access to every school they’ll attend throughout their K-12 education.

This means home shopping is also school shopping, and it’s time to do some homework. As with looking for a new

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Where to eat the best breakfast in Boise

Is there anything better than a scrumptious breakfast?

If you’re the kind of person who gets giddy planning your breakfast as you go to bed every night, this post is for you. Boise’s restaurant scene has a breakfast menu for everyone, from a healthy start meal to a sugar-fueled feast.

Many of the locally-beloved breakfast spots in the Treasure Valley have been around for years, while a few newcomers have already woven themselves into the area seamlessly. Whatever your preference—whether you’re hunting for biscuits and gravy, a stack of pancakes, or an artisanal omelette—there’s a breakfast waiting for you in Boise.

36th Street Bistro

At 36th Street Bistro, you can experience the quiet, refreshing atmosphere of a garden while sipping a

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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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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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