Best Neighborhoods In Boise Idaho

Tony Greising-Murschel

If ever you find yourself in the city of Boise, Idaho – you might be pleasantly surprised by the beauty and kindness of its people. The neighborhoods here are varied, yet they all offer something special. From trendy downtown areas to modern communities and everything in between.

There are many different neighborhoods surrounding Boise.

When people visit Boise, they often think that it’s a small city. Yet, in reality, it’s packed with plenty of fun and exciting things to do. Now, if you are considering moving to Boise, you might wnat to learn more about the Boise neighborhoods. Or, possibly the suburbs surrounding Boise making up what we locals call the Treasure Valley

Below, you will find the best neighborhoods in Boise Idaho and what to expect in each area.

North Boise

Boise North End

The North End is an area in Boise that is a popular for many people moving to Boise and looking for older homes that have been updated, while being an area that’s still walkable. The The North End includes the neighborhood of Hyde park, Camels Back Park, and even the Old Idaho State Penitentiary.

Known as the North End, housing here is eclectic and known for unique historical homes and the feel of the old city. You’ll enjoy the local stores, restaurants, and being walking distance to the Bosie foothills for hiking and mountain biking.

Downtown Boise

Downtown Boise Idaho state capital

If you are looking for the heart of the city, Downtown Boise is it. It’s home to the Idaho State Capitol, restaurants, music venues, and the Boise River Greenbelt.

When it comes to housing, you will find many different types of housing available in Downtown Boise. From apartments, condos, and townhomes – every type of living option is available. You will also be close to the nightlife and all the unique entertainment choices in downtown.

Boise Bench

Boise Depot and Boise Bench

Perched high above the valley floor, the Boise Bench offers breathtaking views of the city center and foothills, boasting an elevation of roughly 80 feet. It’s one of the best neighborhoods in Boise for families that want to experience more of an urban feel, The Bench is also known for its convenience to Downtown, the Boise River, and being close to Boise State University. 

The area comprises a mix of established neighborhoods and new, luxurious condominiums, catering to those seeking both comfort and style. This is also the area where you’ll find any BSU students and professors live. 

Southeast Boise

Life In Southeast Boise Idaho

With its desirable public schools, and proximity to Boise State University and to many work opportunities, Southeast Boise is a hotspot for many people. From Broadway all the way down to the Micron HQ and Interstate-84 beyond that, this Boise neighborhood area offers a breadth of homes from brand new construction up through high-end pre-established neighborhoods.

West Boise

West Boise boasts its location for entertainment, shopping, and dining activities you can enjoy. A popular area of the city, this area is known for its established neighborhoods and access to many activities available near the Boise Towne Square Mall.

East Boise

Life In East Boise Homes For Sale

Nestled in the roots of the Boise foothills, East Boise is known as a stunning area of the city. Here you can find more upscale, yet traditional homes and neighborhoods, with quick access to downtown Boise and many recreational activities in the nearby foothills.

Warm Springs Mesa, Harris Ranch, and Barbar Valley are all neighboorhoods within East Boise that offer a higher scale living area still close to downtown Boise. The East Boise neighborhood is definitely worth considering especially if you take into consideration the great outdoor activities and the convenience of being near the city center.

Southwest Boise

The nearest area to the Boise Airport and Interstate-84, Southwest Boise can offer you convenience while being in the Boise area. There are still many homes on 1 acre lots in the outskirts of Southwest Boise, making it a great area for families looking for some land without having to go too far out.

Northwest Boise

Northwest Boise is an neighborhood known for its location near the foothills and near the city limits. It includes Collister, a neighborhood with larger lots, established homes, and very close to the foothills and mountain biking trails.  

Northwest Boise provides a variety of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families find that Collister is the perfect neighborhood to settle in and enjoy life.

FAQ About the Neighborhoods in Boise

Where is the best place to live in Boise Idaho?

Depending on your interests and lifestyle, any of the neighborhoods in Boise could be a great place to live. North Boise is known for its eclectic culture and historical homes while East Boise provides beautiful views and access to the foothills.

What is the nicest part of Boise?

Southeast Boise is commonly considered to be one of the nicest parts of the city. It has desirable public schools, close proximity to Boise State University, and access to work opportunities. Parks are also nearby this neighborhood and has the Boise River Greenbelt which is one of Boise’s popular attractions.

What is the coolest neighborhood in Boise?

North End is probably the coolest neighborhood in Boise. It is popular for its diverse culture and walkable areas. You’ll be able to find unique historical homes, local stores, restaurants, and farmer’s markets. It’s a unique and vibrant area that many people are drawn to.

Why is Boise Idaho so expensive to live in?

While there has been a significant amount of real estate development in Boise, it hasn’t always kept pace with the population growth. This imbalance between supply and demand has contributed to rising property prices. This doesn’t mean it’s more expensive than some other very popular cities in the US. 

Have you just started researching the best neighborhoods in Boise? Or are you picking the best one for you? Either way, each of these neighborhoods has its own unique flair and can offer something to any potential resident. If you need help deciding, feel free to contact me for more information about housing options in Boise. I’d be happy to answer any of your questions!

Tony-Greising-Murschel-Boise Real Estate Agent

About Tony Greising-murschel

Tony helps buyers find their dream home and homeowners sell for more in the Boise, Idaho area. Tony is the Real Estate Agent behind Thrive In Boise, supporting the Treasure Valley area. Call or text him at 208-891-9799