Boise homes for sale are some of the most desirable in the region, and there's something here for everyone. But our real estate agents know that the decision is even bigger than what property you choose. It's about joining a community where you can truly feel at home.
Take a look at everything Boise has to offer, and you'll see yourself living here!
As the capital of Idaho, one of Boise's unique strengths is its busy social calendar. Whether you love music, art, food, or all of the above, downtown Boise is the happening place to be.
Let's check in with some of the most popular summer events:
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Since 1897, the Western Idaho Fair has been summer's main event near Boise homes for sale. Find out why our real estate agents expect that this year's version, appropriately dubbed "The Big Social," will once again be the highlight of the season.
History of the Fair
Around the turn of the 20th century, Boise was relatively isolated from other cities. The Intermountain Fair was designed as a way for the communities to connect, as Boise showcased their strong agricultural foundation.
While the fair has generated an increase in local business, financial troubles caused sporadic closings over the years. Since the mid-1980s, the Western Idaho Fair has been entirely self-supporting, with no taxpayer funding. Today, as the fair celebrates 125 years, more than a quarter of a million people attend annually.
Acts and Attractions
From animal exhibits to strolling violinists, the fair features entertainment appealing to all ages and interests. Here's a look at some of the most anticipated attractions:
Plan to enjoy big-name concerts during fair week. Admission is included with your fair ticket. Seating is first-come, first-served.
All shows start at 7:30 p.m.
Dates and Information
Life in Boise is full of fun and tradition. If you're buying or selling a home, contact us.
The theater is alive and well in Boise! Every summer, the Idaho Shakespeare Festival presents classics in a beautiful setting that's only a stone's throw from the Boise River, and the 2022 season is no exception.
A typical season for the festival includes five or six productions, each shown multiple times between June and September in a spectacular outdoor amphitheater. As always, our real estate agents are excited to see what the Idaho Shakespeare Festival has in store for us this summer.
About the Venue
Located just minutes from these Boise homes for sale, Idaho Shakespeare Festival events take place at a beautiful outdoor amphitheater surrounded by a wooded habitat reserve. It's a state-of-the-art facility that was designed to naturally amplify the human voice.
The Amphitheater seats 770, but there's also a spacious general-admission lawn area overlooking the stage. General admission patrons are welcome to bring picnic blankets and lawn chairs. There is also an option to reserve a specific tableside spot with a chair already set up.
Attendees are welcome to bring their own food and drink as well. The on-site Café Shakespeare also offers a wide range of refreshments, including gourmet deli items, picnic dinners, desserts, and beverage options, including beer and wine.
The Idaho Shakespeare Festival has been going strong since 1977, and attendance over the course of a season often exceeds 50,000 people. After being forced to cancel the season due to COVID-19 in 2020 and 2021, we're thrilled to welcome the festival back for 2022!
Idaho Shakespeare Festival 2022 Season
The Idaho Shakespeare Festival presents a different slate of stage productions every season, and contrary to what some may expect, it's not all Shakespeare! As is usually the case, this season includes some of the Bard's most well-known works, along with several more modern plays.
The 2022 season began with an amazing and now-concluded run of Shakespeare's classic, Much Ado About Nothing. But that was just the beginning! Be sure to catch these upcoming shows (and check out the festival's official calendar for more details):
Whichever shows you choose to attend, be sure to get your seat early. Most dates include pre-show events such as live music and beer or wine tastings, which are not to be missed! Check their website for any schedule changes due to Covid.
Boise has earned a reputation as a hub for arts and culture, and the Idaho Shakespeare Festival is just the tip of the iceberg. Contact us today to learn more about life in Idaho, and be sure to ask our real estate agents about finding your dream home in Boise and the surrounding areas.
The huckleberry is a versatile Idaho food that locals seek all year round in a variety of dishes – and our real estate agents want to introduce you to this local treat.
As the state fruit of Idaho, you can find a number of restaurants that use real, locally grown huckleberries in their dishes near Boise homes for sale. Not only that but greenhouses and garden centers throughout Idaho often have mature huckleberry plants that you can transplant right into your own backyard.
Let's check in with some of the places where you can sample this beloved berry:
The local cuisine is just one of the many perks of living in the Boise area. Contact us to find out more about what Boise has in store.
Summer is just around the corner, and our real estate agents are ready to play ball!
If your search for Boise homes for sale brings you to the area during the summer, you're sure to hear about the busy athletic scene. In addition to home games played by our Boise Hawks, there are plenty of athletic clubs and leagues all across Boise. These cater to kids, teens, and adult players of varying skill levels.
Whether you want to spectate, play, or volunteer to support local sports, it's easy to get involved. Let's learn all about summer games in Boise!
Watch the Boise Hawks this Summer
There's nothing like spending a summer evening out on the baseball diamond. And while playing is fun, there's also a lot of enjoyment in watching talented athletes play America's Favorite Pastime. Our local Boise Hawks play their home games at Memorial Stadium in Garden City. With a capacity of 3,452 baseball fans, the stadium hosts many fun evenings throughout the summer that the whole family will enjoy.
Check out their full 2022 summer schedule to find a date that fits your family's schedule. Besides the fun a baseball game has to offer, there are promotional evenings, that add an extra layer to an already memorable night. These include "Fireworks Fridays", Hawks' Kids Club on Sunday games, and Tuesdays is Bark in the Park (where yes you can bring your canine friend along!).
Youth Baseball and Softball Leagues
Have a budding baseball talent in your family? Throughout the Valley, there are a number of leagues that your child will love playing in during the summer months.
With options available in the North Boise, West Boise, South Boise, Ada, and Nampa areas, you're sure to find an option close to home that'll help your baseball player improve and grow their skills. These leagues are great ways to meet new people and to get to know more about Boise area parks. Research the closest option for your family.
Adult Softball Leagues from Boise Parks and Recreation
Adults, don't feel left out – Boise also has plenty of athletic opportunities for you, too! If you're raring for adult softball action, Boise Parks and Recreation is here to help with its schedule of weeknight adult softball leagues for players at all levels. Registration is offered by team only.
With the typical registration season taking place June 3-24, Gold and Senior Season games are played between July 25 and October 7, while Sunday Season games are held between July 31 and October 9. Players may register even if they are not from the Boise area (for a slightly increased fee.)
If you are a prospective player who is not yet affiliated with a team, all is not lost. You can call Boise Parks and Recreation directly at (208) 608-7651 to be placed on a pick-up player list that established teams will consult. Remember that adult softball games are subject to rain delays and cancellations!
Visit City of Boise Parks and Recreation for the latest rules and schedule.
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Think you've mastered Frisbee? Take your game up to another level. Test your aim and consistency on these enjoyable disc golf courses around Boise homes for sale.
When you're looking at Boise homes for sale, there's a lot to take in. The beautiful neighborhoods, strong local economy, and terrific dining will keep your calendar full. But there's one untold story of Idaho that's only just starting to get attention: Its vibrant local wine scene.
Our real estate agents are proud to share that after many years of hard work, the Boise Valley area has recently received its wine appellation designation. This means Boise Valley joins the Napa Valley and a host of other world-famous locales in being a legally determined and protected wine region.
Such a designation can only be conferred when recognized wine experts determine the flavor of the local wine grapes is truly distinct and unique to the area's soil. This has led to an explosion of dryer vintages in the Boise Valley, while sweeter vintages incorporate quality grapes from elsewhere.
However you look at it, Boise's wine scene is on its way to a whole new level!
And there are plenty of ways to enjoy it right now with Boise wineries and shops selling the fantastic locally made wine:
Just like the wine from its region, Boise is truly one-of-a-kind. Contact us to find out more about what Boise has to offer.
The Idaho Botanical Garden is more than just a garden. This 33-acre space is also a living museum, a youth education center, an event venue, and a cultural hub in the heart of Boise. With the spring wildflowers in full bloom, now is one of the best times to visit the garden.
Spring is a great season to visit the Idaho Botanical Garden, and our real estate agents are here to be your tour guides! These are just a few of the can't-miss sights and events you should catch at the Idaho Botanical Garden this season:
When it comes to exploring all the opportunities Boise has to offer, the Idaho Botanical Garden is just the tip of the iceberg. Contact us today to learn more about exploring Boise and talk to our real estate agents about finding your dream home in Idaho.
Yoga is a great way to take care of both your body and your mind at the same time. Whether you're a beginner wanting to try it out to see if yoga suits your needs, or you're an advanced student looking for a place to fine-tune your skills, Boise has some great yoga studios.
Our real estate agents know that there is so much to love about living in the Boise area, thanks to the area's many small businesses! Be sure to stop by one of these local yoga studios.
No matter which studio you choose, yoga is a great way to relax, find peace, have fun, and get in touch with your community. To start the search for your dream home in one of Boise's neighborhoods, contact us today.
If you've been looking at Boise homes for sale, you've certainly noticed that so many of them are found near great restaurants. Our real estate agents love to have the opportunity to introduce our clients to some of the best bites in Boise. In certain cases, they have already heard of them – from TV!
Yes, if you watch shows like Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Food Paradise, or Drinking Made Easy, then odds are good you've already visited the Boise restaurant scene. There are many different kinds of cuisine in Boise, and just about anything you might desire is represented.
Let's drop in on some of the Boise dining spots that have achieved fame on TV:
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