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Scenic harmony flows freely in Surprise Valley. Tucked away near the Southeast Boise junction of Highway 21 and the Boise River, the neighborhood’s masterfully designed streets create a quiet, community-centered coexistence in Idaho’s natural beauty. Surprise Valley splits its collection of picturesque streetscapes with 52 acres of gorgeously landscaped common areas. Shaded by mature trees and free of through-traffic noise, the miles of walking and biking paths keep life serene yet connected. Surprise Valley real estate features stately homes on moderate lots, a selection of coveted condos, and a private community center. Brimming with neighborhood spirit, sweeping views, and quiet cul de sacs, Surprise Valley is minutes-away from Southeast Boise’s best natural amenities. Learn more about Surprise Valley homes for sale.

Surprise Valley Homes for Sale

6318 E Gateway Ct, Boise
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,278 SqFt

6318 E Gateway Ct, Boise

6223 E Gateway Court, Boise
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,441 SqFt

6223 E Gateway Court, Boise


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Surprise Valley Home Values

Median Sale Price: $822,750

Median Sale $/Sq Ft: $302

Median Days on Market: 17

Highest Sold Price: $1,009,000

Lowest Sold Price: $579,000

Homes Sold (12 Months): 12

*MLS data based on sold properties as of Dec 31st, 2023.

Surprise Valley: Tucked Away in Boise’s Beauty

Its true beauty lies in its one-of-a-kind natural setting. The lush neighborhood is nestled just south of the Boise River, surrounding homes with fantastic foothills views and endless recreation opportunities. Whether they’re slipping into the river, riding bikes along the Greenbelt, hiking the Ridge to Rivers trailheads, or rock climbing at the Black Cliffs, Surprise Valley residents can step into a new adventure every day of the week. Lucky Peak Reservoir, a local favorite for summer fun, is only 10 minutes up the road. Around the corner, The Idaho Shakespeare Theater brings homeowners unique entertainment all summer long.

Here, family-oriented streets carry a warm, welcoming atmosphere. From sharing a morning walk along the pedestrian-friendly paths to meeting at the several well-attended picnics and gatherings throughout the year, Surprise Valley is more than just a neighborhood—it’s a community.

Surprise Valley hosts 400 well-appointed, stately homes with 1,900 to 4,000 square feet of living space. Built in the late 1990s, homesites average a quarter acre of mature trees and beautiful landscaping. Houses vary between 3 to 5 beds and 2 to 4 baths and feature open floor plans, soaring ceilings, fireplaces, host-ready kitchens, oversized primary suites, bonus rooms, and craftsman-style finishes.

Surprise Valley homeowners have down-the-street access to private amenities at the Farmhouse Community Center: a fitness center, entertainment space, two tennis courts, a pickleball court, two swimming pools, and a community vegetable garden. Leisurely weekend dinners at Bown Crossing and three of Boise’s top-rated public schools are only minutes away: Riverside Elementary, East Junior High, and Timberline High School.

A coveted selection of condos sits in the northern section of Surprise Valley. Generally built in ‘98, these 1,000 to 1,470 square foot, 2-bed, 1-bath, low-maintenance residences are highly sought after. With only a handful of units per structure, you’ll find two-story, neighbor-free condos and three-story homes split into ground-floor and two-level residences. Along with its own swimming pool, Surprise Valley condos feature spacious floorplans, lofted bedrooms, large primary suites, private balconies, and incredible views.

Surprise Valley Features & Amenities

  • Farmhouse Community Center: Gym, Entertainment Space, Pickleball Court, Two Tennis Courts, Two Swimming Pools, & Community Vegetable Garden
  • Walking, Hiking, and Biking Trails
  • Nearby Access to Lucky Peak, Black Cliffs, Bown Crossing, and the Idaho Shakespeare Theater
  • Private Swimming Pool for Condo Owners


  • Riverside Elementary
  • East Junior High
  • Timberline High

Homeowner Association Dues

  • $200 – Quarterly (houses), $0.19 per sq ft – Monthly (condos)
  • $500 – Setup/Transfer fee

Map & Location

The Surprise Valley subdivision lies just northwest of where Highway 21 and the Boise River intersect. Resting west of the river, Amity Road to the north and Highway 21 to the south serve as its only access points. The Surprise Valley zip code is 83716.

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Listing information last updated on July 24th, 2024 at 12:52am MDT.