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Should You Buy a Home on the Greenbelt or a Waterfront Property?

Should You Buy a Home on the Boise Greenbelt or a Boise Waterfront Property?

The city of Boise has quickly become one of the most desirable places to purchase a new home in the United States. Showing up on a different top 10 lists week after week, the City of Trees is becoming a not-so hidden gem tucked in the Northwest corner of the country. But with so much real estate to choose from, how can you decide whether you should buy a home on the Greenbelt or a waterfront property? Discover the differences between Boise Greenbelt and waterfront living here to help you decide.

One of the most popular reasons for Boise’s continued surge of new residents is the phenomenal housing market. From well established subdivisions, to new construction popping up everywhere, you can find the exact home you are looking for, in the location you are after.

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  1. Boise Greenbelt Communities
  2. Garden City Greenbelt Communities
  3. Eagle Greenbelt Communities
  4. Boise Waterfront Communities
  5. Eagle Waterfront Communities
  6. Star Waterfront Communities

Best Places to Buy a Home on the Boise Greenbelt

An iconic part of the Boise is the locally-famous Boise Greenbelt. A 25-mile stretch of trails that mixes paved paths with off-road trails, winding along the Boise River, the calm tranquility, not to mention the spectacular views every step of the way, make it one of the most popular places to buy a home along. Here are some of the best neighborhoods in the Treasure Valley located along the Boise Greenbelt.

Best Places to Live on the Greenbelt in Boise

Heron Cove

The community of Heron Cove is easily one of the most spectacular the the southeast Boise region has to offer. Situated right along the Boise Greenbelt, this area of the greenbelt runs along one of the most scenic sections of the Boise River. These upscale homes have a wonderful amount of privacy, and plenty of space for you to enjoy. If you are looking to get out of the house and enjoy what Boise has to offer, you are just minutes away from Bown Crossing, one of the most exciting dining and shopping areas in the area.

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Kimberly One

Upscale, urban living combine into one with the truly outstanding Kimberley One townhomes currently for sale in Boise. These one of the a kind home are furnished with top of the line, new designs and styles, giving you a unique, modern, updated feel in a three story townhome. Located right along the Boise Greenbelt, outdoor activities are right outside your front door as the paths take you along the scenic Boise River toward downtown Boise. Located along Parkcenter Blvd., entertainment and convenience are minutes away as you can make your way to downtown Boise in a flash.

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36 Oak

Sitting just seconds away from the Boise Greenbelt and the Boise River, the upscale, secluded community of 36 Oak provides buyers with a number of different home styles to choose from. Whether it is single family, townhomes, or cottages, the 36 Oak subdivision is sure to give you what you are looking for. The newly redesigned Crane Creek Country Club is located minutes from your front door, making this the ideal location for the avid golfer to buy a new home. And don’t forget iconic Hyde Park on the always exciting 13th street, full of excellent dining and shops.

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Mill District

For the homeowner looking for convenience, it truly doesn’t get any better than the location of the Mill District. Minutes away from the Boise Greenbelt and the Boise River, outdoor enthusiasts will love having Idaho Nature so close. If you are after relaxed entertainment, dining and more, make your way down to the Idaho Shakespeare Festival or Warm Springs Golf Course, both just a stone’s throw away from your new home. And with Bown Crossing just seconds away, fine dining, shopping, and even a fix for your sweet tooth at Craven’s Candy Shop, is always close by.

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River Run

Laid back, relaxed, isolated living is the name of the game at the River Run community. One of the most desireable spots in all of Boise, River Run is the definition of the upscale, established subdivision. Situated right next to the Boise Greenbelt, River Run puts you right in nature and outdoor fun. Each home for sale in River Run provides plenty of space to spend your time if you prefer to stay home. Townhomes, condominiums, patio homes, and more all make up the neighborhood. With the six-acre Heron Lake, common spaces, tennis courts and more, you’ll feel like you’re in your own world when you purchase a home in River Run.

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Best Places to Live on the Greenbelt in Garden City

The Waterfront District

One of the up and coming regions of the Treasure Valley, the city of Garden City has upscale, brand new housing popping up everywhere you look. The vibrant region is bustling with spectacular communities, including the wonderful Waterfront District. A quick five minute drive from the heart of downtown Boise, you can’t get a much better combination of secluded upscale living and convenience. Sitting along the Greenbelt, and abundance of activities await you as you can head out both ways on the 25-mile long stretch of path. From single homes to condominiums, come find your dream home on the Waterfront District.

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Best Places to Live on the Greenbelt in Eagle


The community of Renovare is truly a breathtaking one at first glance. At a closer glance, it lives up to the hype. The spectacular modern homes are built just minutes away from the Boise Greenbelt, putting you right in the heart of the scenic views of the beautiful city of Boise. Seconds away from downtown Eagle, this upscale community is right next to a number of outstanding restaurants, shops, and entertainment. For the outdoors enthusiast, Highway 55 is right outside the neighborhood entrance, putting you on a direct road to the world famous Idaho wilderness.

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The River District

The city of Eagle has been one of the more desirable areas of the Treasure Valley for years now. Still in its infancy of development, the amount of beautiful new home construction is still at a very high rate, making it ideal for the homeowner looking for something upscale and fresh, which is exactly what you get at the River District. These spectacular rustic, open floor plan homes are ideal for those looking for more space to have at their disposal. From the Boise Greenbelt just steps away, to your own private ponds to fish, the brand new real estate at the River District is a wonderful, secluded community awaiting you.

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Rivers End

While the Boise River may not truly end, your home search can when you discover the upscale community of Rivers End in Eagle. If the outdoors are what you are looking for, this community is located right along the locally iconic Boise Greenbelt, providing you with miles upon miles of top notch paths to bike, run, and walk along. With downtown Eagle conveniently located minutes away, everything you need in a community is available near your new home at River’s End.

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Best Boise Area Waterfront Communities

While Boise might be in a landlocked state, there is no shortage of spectacular water features and plenty of beautiful waterfront properties. Here are some of the best places to be if you want to wake up to the view of a breathtaking body of water. Whether it is a private, lake, pond, or river running through the community, these following areas with plenty of homes currently for sale provide some of the more beautiful views you will find in any subdivision in the Treasure Valley.

Best Places to Live on the Waterfront in Boise

Lakeland Village

Located on the edge of Boise is one of the most peaceful and quaint subdivisions you will find all of the Treasure Valley. The name is fitting at Lakeland Village, as eight small lakes are spotted throughout the community, providing homeowners with an abundance of areas to fish, swim, or even bring out your non-motorized boat and enjoy some time in your canoe or kayak. And just minutes away from State Street, this main road gets you to downtown Boise in a flash, making this secluded region an incredibly convenient location.

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Best Places to Live on the Waterfront in Eagle

Heron Ridge

Situated in the south part of Eagle behind Spurwing Country Club is the beautiful community of Heron Ridge. These outstanding rim view homes give you an unrivaled view of the truly breathtaking Treasure Valley. From single level to multi-level homes, Heron Ridge is sure to provide you with whatever your need is in your next home. With a private community pool at your disposal, enjoy relaxation and luxury anytime you desire. Just a short drive from the bustling new Village at Meridian, the finest shopping, dining, and entertainment Boise has to offer is conveniently located for this community.

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This unique gated community is one of the most upscale places to buy a new home in the entire Treasure Valley. The subdivision of Lakemoor is the ideal place to be in the Boise for year round activities. From golf to hiking to skiing to swimming, you can find something for all four seasons conveniently located close by to Lakemoor. With multiple catch and release ponds located throughout the subdivision, beautiful waterfront property is abundant throughout this entire community.

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If privacy, seclusion, and luxury are what you are after, the Legacy community is one of the best the Treasure Valley has to offer. Some of the spectacular amenities available to you include a three hole executive golf course, three tennis courts, a swimming pool with top notch clubhouse, and several breathtaking water features with world class landscaping. This area will make your feel like you are in your own private city, while the bustling areas of downtown Eagle and Meridian are only minutes away from your front door.

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Mace River Ranch

If you are after riverfront property in the Treasure Valley, the Mace River Ranch is one of the finest places to purchase a home in. With 2.5 miles of your own private community trails, the Boise Greenbelt will feel like added luxury for you. Views of the spectacular Boise River, along with your own private pond, dot and meander their way through this upscale community, making you feel right at home in your newly constructed, spacious home. Located just southwest of the corner of Eagle Road and State Street, the heart of downtown Eagle is just seconds away from this desirable real estate area, providing you with top of the line shopping and dining.

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Rivers End

Rivers End in Eagle is an ideal waterfront environment, with tranquility at every turn. 13 ponds are available for your use in this community, making it the ideal place to be for the avid fisherman. Enjoy a waterfront view no matter which home lot you are on, combining the ideal outdoors vibe with the convenience of upscale civilization as the vibrant downtown Eagle area resides just minutes away from your front door.

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The community of Spurwing has been one of the most popular in the Eagle area for the past several years. Built through one of the top golf courses in the entire state of Idaho, the Country Club at Spurwing, this upscale, luxurious subdivision provides some of the most beautiful views off of the rim of the front 9 holes of the golf course. With beautiful water features dotting the golf course and some wonderful local ponds throughout the community, a waterfront view isn’t far away at the Club at Spurwing.

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The Shores

If waterfront property is what you are after in your next home, than the community of The Shores is the most logical place for you to check out. Adjacent to the truly spectacular Boise River, a waterfront property is exactly what you are provided with this vibrant subdivision. Whether you are looking to burn off some energy on the community tennis courts or basketball courts, or just want to relax by the top of the line pool, The Shores gives the homeowner an exclusive feel while not being too far away from entertainment and more in downtown Eagle and the new Village at Meridian.

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Two Rivers: The Point

Without a doubt, Two Rivers: The Point is one of the most exclusive and pristine subdivisions in the Treasure Valley. Located between the north and south forks of the Boise River, waterfront property abounds in this truly one of a kind community. Built on over 245 acres of beautifully manicured lands, featuring water features, trees, and more, you may get caught up for hours wandering down the paths and trails that make their way through this private, secluded region. And with a busy new area for shopping and dining sitting just seconds away, you won’t feel too far away from civilization when you’re in your new home.

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Best Places to Live on the Waterfront in Star

Heron River

Property is the name of the game in the city of Star, and that’s exactly what you get with Heron River. The Boise River is one of the most beautiful natural features of the Treasure Valley, and the Heron Valley subdivision puts you right along the banks of this meandering, yet powerful, body of water. From natural water features, to beautiful man-made structures, each morning, afternoon, and evening will provide you with breathtaking views on your waterfront property. Enjoy the community swimming pool, tennis courts, and common areas all year long. Convenient shopping, dining, and top notch schools are close by, giving you everything you need in a secluded area of the Treasure Valley.

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Lakes at Pristine Meadows

Welcome to the Lakes at Pristine Meadow, located right in the heart of Star, Idaho. Sitting at the west end of the Treasure Valley, Star is the ideal place to be for the outdoors enthusiast, as well as those looking for an upscale vibe for a fraction of the price of other areas around town. These newly constructed homes are built right along myriad lakes scattered through the neighborhood, giving you a waterfront view no matter what home you decide to buy. With a countryside vibe and downtown shopping minutes away, you’ll get the best of both worlds with the beautiful homes in Lakes at Pristine Meadow.

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Pinewood Lakes

Whether you are after a patio home, or a more traditional single family home, the community of Pinewood Lakes gives you exactly what you are looking for in your next home. Located in the growing town of Star, you’re no more than a few mere minutes away from the best shopping, dining, and entertainment that the Treasure Valley has to offer. With a beautiful waterfall feature adorning the property, the views will be difficult to beat at Pinewood Lakes.

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The Reserve at Pinewood Lakes

This luxury community provides the homeowner with all the comforts of an upscale community without the arm and a leg price tag. From spacious properties, well manicured landscaping, sprawling property as far as the eye can see, and not to mention, multiple spectacular water features to please your eye, you’ll feel like royalty at the Reserve at Pinewood Lakes, which provides prime real estate while still getting that rural Idaho feel.

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