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Welcome to living in Boise! The capital city of Idaho and one of the safest, most affordable and fastest-growing cities in the entire nation. The aptly named “City of Trees” is home to countless activities and opportunities that bring people from all over the world to visit and stay. Situated perfectly between the gorgeous Rocky Mountains and the lush Pacific Northwest, Boise is fortunate enough to experience a full four-season year. This allows the city's residents the opportunity to take full advantage of a wide variety of seasonal activities and experience the beauty of Boise in all its forms.

Boise is also a growing economic hub, inviting new businesses of all shapes and sizes to start up in the heart of Treasure Valley. All these factors have contributed to Boise being named to numerous “Best Places To Live” lists and to the city grabbing the attention of the The New York Times in 2018. We at CBH Homes have made sure that our communities in Boise offer unbelievable convenience and access to all that Boise has to offer. Get ready to explore.

Where Are Our Communities?

CBH Homes is proud to be one of Boise's best home builders. We currently have four thriving CBH Homes communities with homes for sale in Boise, Idaho. They are all located very conveniently to all of the most desired amenities the city has to offer. For example, downtown Boise is no more than a 15-minute drive from our communities and the same goes for the Boise Airport. So we have you covered whether you're heading out for a night on the town or hopping a flight for a weekend getaway. New homes in Boise are waiting for you.

Our four Boise Communities

One of the most important factors is that all four communities are located in extremely safe areas. Boise as a whole has been rated as one of the safest cities to live in the entire nation. As one of Boise's best home builders, it is one of our most important priorities and we take pride in creating wonderful and safe communities across Boise.

We are also so happy to introduce the fourth Boise community: Locale. Locale is one of our newest communities. Originally named Syringa Valley, we worked with the city of Boise to develop an all-new community with easy access to the city. Close to the things you love to do and the places you want to be, Locale is now in development and promises to be one of Boise's best places to own a home. Find out more.

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What Is There To Do Outdoors?

If you’re looking to catch an event in the downtown area, there are plenty of venues for you to choose from. Whether it’s a hockey game at the Centurylink Arena, a concert at the Knitting Factory, or a date night to the Boise Contemporary Theatre, there is always a new experience to be had. All just a few miles from our neighborhoods.

Bogus Basin

When it comes getting outside, living in Boise offers uncommon access and opportunity, no matter what you’re into. Everything from mountains hikes to river runs are right at your fingertips. Starting at the top, literally, is Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area. Situated less than 20 miles from downtown Boise and rising 4852 feet above the city, Bogus Basin is an all season hub for outdoor activities. During the winter months, take advantage of challenging and amazingly well-maintained ski runs at the Bogus Basin Ski Resort, or go off the beaten path to discover secluded snowshoeing trails. During the warmer months, grab some fresh mountain air on the hiking and mountain biking trails, or just take in the views of the entire Treasure Valley below from one of the many roadside pull-outs.

Trail In The Late Summer Months In The Foothills Near Downtown Boise
The snow covered peaks at Bogus Basin less than 20 miles from downtown Boise.

Ridge to Rivers Trail System

Heading south from Bogus Basin towards Boise you will pass through the Boise Foothills. It's there that you are guaranteed to catch sight of the trail system crisscrossing the landscape. The Boise foothills play host to hundreds of miles of trails to explore and adventure along. The perfectly named, Ridge To Rivers Trail System, offers convenience that is unparalleled thanks to the hundreds of trailheads scattered across Boise at the base of the foothills.

Trail In The Late Summer Months In The Foothills Near Downtown Boise
The Ridge To Rivers trail system in the Boise foothills.

Table Rock

Looking for a fresh air adventure that is a little closer to the central Boise area? Then the Table Rock Area is not to be missed. This stone mesa is just a few miles outside of downtown Boise and allows visitors the option to hike up to the top or drive up the mostly paved road to the top for panoramic views of Boise and the Treasure Valley. The views are truly breathtaking and offer a wonderful and unforgettable perspective of the city below.

Boise Skyline Filled With Hot Air Balloons
The Boise skyline filled with hot air balloons on a cool summer morning.

Lucky Peak and Arrowrock Reservoir

Ready to get out on the water for a day? Just 15 minutes to the east of Boise is Lucky Peak and Arrowrock Reservoir. These expansive bodies of water are a great place to get out on the boat for wakesurfing and tubing, or to enjoy a calm day of fishing. With hundreds of bays and inlets to explore, it’s the perfect place to easily get out of Boise for the day and cool off.

Lucky Peak Reservoir Looking West
Lucky Peak Reservoir is just 15 minutes to the east of Boise.

Boise River

Like a trail leading back to Boise from Lucky Peak, and one of the things that stands out about the city is the winding river that runs through the middle of it. The Boise River is one of Boise’s best outdoor assets. The riverbanks offer great places to gather with family and friends. In the summer thousands of Boise residents spend the hot afternoons floating from Barber Park (in East Boise) to Ann Morrison Park (near downtown Boise).

Boise River From The Greenbelt During Fall
Scenic view from along the Boise River.

Boise River Greenbelt

Running along the Boise River on and off for almost 25 miles is the extremely popular Boise River Greenbelt. This paved and extremely well-maintained path system provided the people of Boise with a scenic and convenient transit opportunity that connects both West Boise and East Boise. The Boise River Greenbelt also weaves through multiple city parks, including three of the biggest; Julia Davis Park, Ann Morrison Park and Kathryn Albertson Park. So whether you’re taking a leisurely stroll or hopping on your bike to commute to work. The Boise River Greenbelt is the perfect option to truly take in the outdoor beauty of the city. With so many amazing Boise houses for sale, access to the cities green space is closer than ever.

Boise River Greenbelt Tunnel With Child Riding Bike Towards It During Summer
Boise State University sits next to downtown on the south bank of the Boise River.
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Boise Fun Fact

Boise has been named the #1 Adventure City in America by National Geographic.

What Opportunities Are There to Grow and Learn?

If you’re looking to catch an event in the downtown area, there are plenty of venues for you to choose from. Whether it’s a hockey game at the Centurylink Arena, a concert at the Knitting Factory, or a date night to the Boise Contemporary Theatre, there is always a new experience to be had. All just a few miles from our neighborhoods.

Boise State University

As Boise grows, the ambitions and goals of the city grow with it. One such goal is to continue the growth and progress of the city’s education system. This city-wide focus has created more options than ever to choose the best kind of education for your children. However, the focus on education doesn’t stop at the elementary and secondary education level. Not only does living in Boise mean having access to a multitude of satellite campuses for established colleges all over the country, but it also offers direct access to Boise State University.

Boise State University with River Festival Balloons
Boise State University sits next to downtown on the south bank of the Boise River.

Move-in Ready Homes in Boise, Idaho

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*Based on 30-year fixed term, FHA loan with a 3.5% down payment, a 1/0 temporary buydown (interest rate of 4.25% year 1 and 5.49 % year 2-30), a rate of 4.25%, and does not include property taxes and insurance or mortgage insurance. The actual payment obligation will be greater. Assumes a 680+ credit score, a rate of 4.25 %, APR 7.313% as of May 20th, 2024. This applies to new rate locks and cannot be applied if loan is already locked. Buydown rate is provided by use of CBH Spring Promo and Premier Mortgage Resources Promo in combination. Maximum FHA loan amount $586,500. Other restrictions may apply. Rate and payment information is provided by Premier Mortgage Resources, NMLS #1169. Premier Mortgage Resources is not affiliated with CBH Sales and Marketing and is provided for informational purposes only. Contact Mandi Feely-Swain, NMLS #38490 at to find out more about programs to suit your needs. Credit on approval. Terms subject to change without notice. Equal housing lender. Marketed by CBH Sales & Marketing, Inc. in Idaho. RCE-923

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The home of the Broncos sits on the South bank of the Boise River, just across from the downtown area. Boise State University’s campus is spread out over 285 acres and offers nearly 200 programs for students of all ages. The easy access to the campus means you can take advantage of all the events and offering that happen on a daily basis. This includes everything from catching a performance offered through Broadway in Boise at the Morrison Center, to catching the concert of the year at the Taco Bell Arena.

The entertainment options taking place at Boise State University go to the next level when you start to explore the athletics side of the university. The Broncos have built a loyal fanbase, the Bronco Nation, thanks in part to the years of success from their football program. The BSU Broncos have made a huge name for themselves by consistently being ranked in the nation's Top 25 polls over nearly two decades. This fan base and support has helped drive other athletic programs, like basketball, softball and gymnastics, further than ever before.

Whether you are taking advantage of the scholastic side of Boise State University or enjoying the innumerable event options that take place on the campus, it’s a Boise hotspot that is not to be missed.

  • Graduation Cap 24,000 Students
  • US Flag All 50 States Represented
  • Graduation Cap 60 Foreign Countries Represented
  • Graduation Cap 200 Areas of Study
  • Graduation Cap 260+ Student Clubs
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Boise Fun Fact

Each year on New Year’s Eve, instead of dropping a glorified disco ball, Boise drops a potato the size of a city bus!

Where To Find The Best Food & Drinks in Boise?

Boise has made a habit of making waves in the food and beverage communities. With a mix of award-winning restaurants, innovative watering holes and one-of-a-kind hotspots, it’s no wonder there has been a lot of buzz generated.

Boise offers convenient access to over 90 eateries and dozens of microbreweries. That means that within a 20-minute radius of our neighborhoods are some of the best eats and drinks around. From award-winning steaks and seafood to critically praised restaurants whipping up authentic cuisine from around the world, there is absolutely something for everyone. Sink your teeth into that!

Large Steak Being Sliced By A Chef At A Boise Restaurant
Amazing meals are always being crafted at many Boise restaurants.

Top Boise Restaurants to Visit

  1. Chandler's Steakhouse
  2. Fork
  3. Alavita
  4. Gangnam
  5. Juniper
  6. The Modern


To pair with the food options, there is an ever-expanding selection of local wineries that seem to pop-up monthly. Many source their grapes from the areas surrounding Boise and the Treasure Valley. Some have a tasting room near downtown Boise, while the rest are just a short 20-minute drive away.

Can't Miss Wineries

People Toasting Half-full Wine Glasses At An Outdoor Venue
A toast to the multitude of wineries in Boise and the surrounding area.


The same can be said for Boise’s brewery scene, but with hops in place of the grapes. Some of the best beers in the west are being produced by breweries that are just a stone's throw from our CBH communities. It all comes together to create a food and drink tapestry that makes Boise a destination for the hungry and thirsty.


Boise Brewer Examining A Full Glass Of Dark Brown Beer
Boise breweries ensure that every pint comes out perfect.
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Boise Fun Fact

The state fruit of Idaho is the huckleberry. That's why you'll find the little purple berry as an ingredient in wine, beer and cocktails all around Boise.

What Are The Can't Miss Things To Do?

If you’re looking to catch an event in the downtown area, there are plenty of venues for you to choose from. Whether it’s a hockey game at the Centurylink Arena, a concert at the Knitting Factory, or a date night to the Boise Contemporary Theatre, there is always a new experience to be had. All just a few miles from our neighborhoods.

World Center for Birds of Prey and Zoo Boise

For a world-class wildlife encounter, head 10 minutes out of Boise and visit the World Center For Birds Of Prey. This wildlife sanctuary offers an up-close look at eagles, hawks, falcons, owls and other raptors in a safe and educational setting. For more wildlife encounters head into downtown Boise and visit Zoo Boise. In the past ten years, it has grown exponentially and now houses some of the most amazing animals in the world.

World Center For Birds Of Prey Hosts Many Raptors Near Boise
A Peregrine Falcon perched at the World Center for Birds of Prey.

Discovery Center of Idaho

Just across the river from Zoo Boise sits the Discovery Center of Idaho. For those looking to expand their minds and put some science to the test, the Discovery Center is a hands-on learning experience that is fun for all ages. They even host adult-only science-based mixology classes from time to time.

Discovery Center Exhibit
The Discovery Center of Idaho offers an educational and fun experience for all ages.

Idaho Botanical Garden

Another can’t miss to-do while living in Boise is the Idaho Botanical Garden. This 50-acre piece of land welcomes those looking to enjoy the beauty of nature in all its forms. While the warmer seasons help the plants and flowers grow to amazement, the winter also brings Winter Garden A Glow, which allows visitors to wander the festively lit gardens during the chilly months. The garden also attached the Old Idaho State Penitentiary, which offers daily tours of the now out-of-operation facility and grounds. During the summer months, some of the surrounding land is converted into the Outlaw Field, which hosts an amazing summer concert series. All of these exciting experiences just below Table Rock, a few miles from our communities.

Daisies Are One Of Hundreds Of Floral Varieties Found At The Idaho Botanical Garden
A heart-shaped ring of daisies welcoming guests at the Idaho Botanical Garden.

Boise Art Museum and the Idaho Shakespeare Festival

Arts & Culture are a huge focus in the Boise community. The Boise Art Museum in downtown Boise, just minutes from our communities, features rotating expositions throughout the year. One of Boise’s brightest gems, however, is the Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Situated just east of downtown, just off the Boise River, this outdoor amphitheater has been entertaining audiences since 1977. With high-end productions, gripping stories, and world-class acting, a show under the summer stars is not to be missed.

Shakespeare Festival Amphitheater
Taking in a show at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival.
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Boise Fun Fact

In Boise, it’s technically illegal to ride a merry-go-round on Sunday. As you can imagine, it’s not a top priority for local law enforcement.

Above all, Boise is a great place to live. It’s full of rich opportunities and that small town feeling with big city amenities. The growth of the city brings in new things every day, which makes for a fun and constantly expanding landscape. Boise is a welcoming place and it is waiting to be your new hometown.

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