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Relocating to Boise

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Relocating to Boise

We are relocating to Boise and although I lived in the area many years ago, I know it has changed so I am curious about the best areas to live and also the best schools.

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1. Re: Relocating to Boise

totally depends on what you are intersted in...and the values of the homes, may decide for you. a good broker will answer all your questions.

i love the north end, small , quaint, and have no idea about the schools. the foothills are great. i couldn't live in the MIDDLE of town.

best bet..start with calling the chamber of commerce.

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2. Re: Relocating to Boise

Tar, you won't know the place! The downtown has been cleaned up and improved considerably. Meridian, Eagle, and Star are now bedroom communities. Charley is right, a real estate agent can give you the information you need.

Yours,

Pug

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3. Re: Relocating to Boise

Thank you for the information! I have been in contact with a couple of real estate agents and they are telling me Meridian, Star or Eagle. I am moving from a small town in NC and although I want to live near a large city, I still want the "hometown" feel. I am wondering if the outskirts of Boise will have that same type area?

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4. Re: Relocating to Boise

to me..the charm is lost on meridian, star and eagle..flat, filled with big box stores..ughhh...depends on what you are looking for? do you have time to think, once you get there?

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5. Re: Relocating to Boise

Hopefully I will have some time to re-learn the area, I just want to make sure I choose a low crime area with good schools and a good neighborhood. I wasn't concerned until I started reading other threads and some people are really slamming some of the areas around Boise.

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6. Re: Relocating to Boise

never read anything about slamming parts of boise???

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7. Re: Relocating to Boise

Hi there! I live in NW Meridian and really enjoy the area. I feel safe and secure in that part of town. Growing up in a suburb of Phoenix, Meridian is still a smaller town than what I've been used to and I enjoy shopping at the big box stores. There's a ton of retail and commercial development taking place near the Meridian/Boise border on Eagle Rd, particularly the Eagle and Fairview intersection. I would consider living in Star or Eagle, but it's a bit harder to commute from those areas if you work in central Boise. While the north end of Boise does have some cute homes and shops, I don't think I'd want to live there. I personally like having CC&Rs in my neighborhood to make sure the home next door doesn't have cars parked on the front lawn or is painted bright purple or something like that. But, to each his own! :)

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8. Re: Relocating to Boise

that is so funny..i wouldn't buy a house with cars on the front lawn...

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9. Re: Relocating to Boise

I am a big fan of Southeast Boise ( lived here since 95). I personally dislike commutes, so I would look for housing close to your employment .

Edited: 11:01 am, April 06, 2013
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10. Re: Relocating to Boise

Altho we don't have any purple houses in our neighborhood I am not sure what a CC&R is?

BTW, there are a couple of purple houses in Moscow ID which actually are quite good-looking! They are mostly renovated Victorian types.

Pam