Mobile Homes in Boise
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What do I need to know before buying a mobile home in Boise, Idaho?
There are probably more reasons for buying a mobile home in Boise, ID than we can really list here. For starters, Boise and its surrounding metro area offer an amazing quality of life and a great deal of economic opportunity for young professionals. The people are genuinely friendly, the weather is lovely and the region is developing at an amazing pace.
In this article, we’ll look at where the best places to buy a mobile home in Boise can be found, and what makes Boise’s different neighborhoods so impressive. We’ll look at the Treasure Valley’s geography and climate, the demographics of Boise’s people, and even what you can do there on a night out
History of Boise
History of Boise
The Boise Valley had been the territory of the Bannock and Shoshone peoples for thousands of years before colonization. The valley was a meeting point where many tribes would come to trade and to catch the river’s many salmon. Fort Boise was built around 40 miles from the spot that today holds the city of Boise, in the 1830s by the Hudson Bay Company. It was abandoned in the 1850s, but rebuilt in the city’s current location by the US Army during the Civil War. The town grew quickly, and became the capital of Idaho after the state was made much smaller by the formation of the Montana Territory, taking the former capital with it.
Things to do in Boise
Things to do in Boise
Anyone interested in mobile homes in Boise, ID might want to explore the city’s entertainment and recreational options as well. Boise residents have easy access to hiking at the Boise River Greenbelt, the Freak Alley graffiti gallery, Camel’s Back Park, and the Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area. The Idaho Botanical Garden and Kathryn Albertson Park are both worth a visit as well.
Before you start picking locations for Boise, Idaho mobile homes, take a look at the land and the city’s place in it. Boise can be found in southwest Idaho, and the Treasure valley is a fertile green belt in otherwise arid land. Downtown Boise is 2,704 feet above sea level, and most of the Boise Metro Area is built on the flat plain produced by the wandering Boise River. Northeast of the city you can see tall hills. Though technically the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, locals refer to these as the Boise Foothills. You can also see the Owyhee Mountains from Boise, just 34 miles away in Owyhee County. The Oregon border is around 41 miles east of the city, and the Nevada border is 110 miles to the north. Before you decide whether or not to buy land in Idaho, though, think about what kind of neighborhood you might want to live in. What is more important to you – a quick commute into Downtown Boise? Do you need access to the best schools? Is easy access to the city’s nightlife your ‘must have’? Each of the following neighborhoods offers something unique. Boise Neigborhoods Boise State University The neighborhood surrounding BSU is a great place to buy a mobile home in Boise. It is primarily residential, but is well stocked with businesses catering to the student trade. You can also find the Albertsons Stadium (home of the Boise Broncos) and the Benjamin Victor gallery and Studio there. Of course, there are many bars and restaurants aimed at the student crowd, as well. Saturday nights near BSU can be boisterous. The North End, Boise Boise’s North End is generally considered to be anything past State Street but before the Highlands. It features plenty of Boise mobile homes for sale, as well as some of the city’s oldest historic homes. The North End is characterized by tree-lined boulevards and quiet, family-friendly areas, yet it is just next to Downtown for an easy commute. In the North End you’ll find Hyde Park, Camel Back Park and many of the city’s best restaurants. The Annual Hyde Park Street Fair is not to be missed. The Boise Highlands If you are buying a mobile home in Boise, don’t neglect scouting out the Highlands. Just past the North End, between Hill Road and Bogus basin the land rises to become the Highlands. Most of the area was developed in the 1970s, and is full of single-family homes as well. The Boise Highlands is also home to Crane Creek Golf Course and Country club. Warm Springs, Boise Some of the best Boise, ID land is to be found in the neighborhood of warm Springs, sometimes called the East End. This area is named for its ‘main drag’, Warm Springs Avenue. This is where the city’s largest and most pricey homes are to be found. Many are Victorian in style, and a few actually date from the early 1900s. The area is in fact home to natural hot springs, as well as the Natatorium swim center. Harris Ranch, East Boise The Harris Ranch neighborhood has plenty of great Boise mobile homes for sale, nestled into the nearby foothills. Some of the newest residential developments in the city are to be found in Harris Ranch. This area also gives easy access to the Boise Foothills and some lovely parts of the Boise River.
Boise’s population as of the 2020 census was 235,684, up more than 30,000 from the prior census in 2010. This surge is not technically a ‘population boom’ which would require a 20% increase, but it nevertheless very dramatic. Many people choose to buy mobile homes in Boise because they can be built and delivered much more quickly than a traditional home could be built, and they are not in such short supply.
Fully 95% of Boise residents over the age of 25 have high school diplomas, and just under 43% have a Bachelor’s degree or higher. The median household income was $63,778 in 2020, and the median value of owner-occupied housing units was $282,900 in the same year.
Arts in Boise
Arts in Boise
Boise has been a cultural hub for the jazz music scene, theater and indie music since well before “buying a mobile home in Boise” was a thing. Each spring, the city hosts the Gene Harris Jazz Festival, and similar events include the Treefort Music festival and the Idaho Shakespeare Festival. The HomeGrown Theater has become a center for satirical puppetry, and you can see all manner of music, comedy and visual arts shows at the Egyptian Theater all year round.
Boise’s museums include the Idaho Black History Museum, the Discovery Center of Idaho, the Basque Museum and Cultural Center, Idaho Historical Museum, Boise WaterShed and the Boise Art Museum. The Boise Philharmonic has been performing for some 50 years, and ballet Idaho has recently re-emerged into prominence. The Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts hosts many of these performances.
Schools in Boise
Schools in Boise
Boise has an excellent school system including many great elementary schools. Some on the top of the list are Whittier, Valley View, Trail Wind, Shadow Hills and Roosevelt. There are also several top ranked high schools in Boise including West Jr. High School, Timberline High School, South Jr. High School and Riverglen Jr. High School. Boise and the surrounding area boasts many colleges and universities including the University of Idaho, the Idaho State University, Concordia University School of Law, Boise State University, Boise Bible College and the University of Idaho College of Law.
That is really up to you. Many people would be happy to buy a mobile home in Boise, ID, but we can’t say whether you, personally, would really thrive there. Only you can make that determination, so perhaps a visit is in order. Treasure valley is nice pretty much all year round, after all.
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