Welcome to Eagle, Idaho! Nestled in the heart of the Treasure Valley, Eagle is a fast-growing city with a commitment to quality of life, education, and strong community ties. Although it borders Boise, Garden City, and Meridian, Eagle stretches its wings out north, and encompasses some truly spectacular homes and farmland outside of the city’s hustle and bustle.
Eagle is a prosperous city, where families take pride in their neighborhoods and are active in their community. Eagle’s fast growth, along with its close proximity to Boise and Meridian, means it’s a bustling area full of every modern amenity you could hope for. But in Eagle, it’s also easy to step back away from the hectic city life and enjoy a quiet stroll around the block, a day at the park, or an intimate night on the town.
Like its fellow Treasure Valley cities, Eagle enjoys four distinct seasons. Summers are hot to warm, winters are relatively mild and see some amount of snowfall, and both the spring bloom and autumn leaves bring with them the pleasures that only fully-realized seasons can.
Eagle is a growing city, but it still retains the best parts of its small town charm. The city also values its rural roots, which you can see when you drive around the city or pay a visit to Twin Oaks Farms.
When you live in Eagle, you’re part of a proud community of entrepreneurs, individualists, adventurers, and community leaders. Life is what you make it in Eagle, and no matter what kind of lifestyle you want, Eagle is a family-friendly city that can meet your needs.
Where Are Our Communities?
CBH Homes currently features four beautiful communities in Eagle. Each one of our communities is situated in a convenient location, and offers easy access to the best Eagle has to offer, and is in arm’s reach of Boise, Meridian, and the rest of the Treasure Valley.
OUR 4 EAGLE COMMUNITIES
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Safety, community, and high quality of life are the main priorities for all of our CBH Homes communities. In our Eagle communities, you’ll see those priorities reflected and demonstrated every single day. Your neighbors in a CBH Homes community all respect the city of Eagle, respect their neighbors, and strive to maintain and promote Eagle’s prosperous, family-oriented lifestyle. Our Eagle communities exemplify the safety, quality of life, and close-knit communities that define life in the Treasure Valley.
Eagle and Eagle Island were named after the bald eagles that nested along the Boise river. Before the city was incorporated, it was often referred to as “The Little Town of Eagle.”
What Is There To Do Outdoors?
Like all Treasure Valley communities, Eagle is a city that perches on the edge of adventure. For Eagle residents, the majestic great outdoors are never far away. The Boise area is full of hiking trails, bike paths, water activities, and outdoor fun of all types. But you don’t have to leave Eagle in order to enjoy the great outdoors-- Eagle is a community that prides itself on fitness, exploration, and fully appreciating the wonders of Idaho nature.
Located in downtown Eagle, Arboretum Park is a sight to behold in all four seasons. It’s a true arboretum in the sense that many different types of trees and shrubs are grown there, both for display and for study. Each of Arboretum Park’s 37 varieties of trees are identified by a name stake, which explain their scientific name, common name, and family. For nature lovers and aspiring arborists/botanists, it’s a chance to learn about Idaho’s trees while soaking up their natural splendor. Depending on the time of year, you’ll also find many roses, native plants, and perennial flowers at Arboretum Park. Well-maintained walking paths encourage leisurely strolls, and picnic tables dot the area for families who want to plan a full day in the park.
Eagle Island State Park
Sitting on the southwest outskirts of Eagle, the 545 acre public recreation area known as Eagle Island State Park is one of the Treasure Valley’s best kept secrets. Eagle Island State Park offers something for every outdoor enthusiast. Five miles of trail are available for hiking, bicycling, and equestrian activities. Beautiful grassy picnic areas and a swimming beach provide hours upon hours of fun in the sun for Treasure Valley residents, and the park’s famous water slide is a necessary summer destination for area children. Eagle Island State Park also boasts fishing access, an 18 hole disc golf course, horseshoes, volleyball, a non-motorized boating area, and a zip-line. There are few better ways to spend a warm day anywhere in the Treasure Valley than at Eagle Island State Park.
Eagle Sports Complex
The Ada/Eagle Sports Complex and Bike Park spans over 200 acres. This multi-use facility is one of the largest of its kind in the country, and is operated by both Ada County Parks & Waterways and the City of Eagle. The park connects to the Ridge to Rivers trail system, which allows cyclists to ride from Eagle to Lucky Peak Reservoir on mountain bike trails. This extensive network of trails provides something for bicyclers of all skill levels, and includes dirt jumps, racing courses, a BMX track, and more. Though the mountain bike trails are the main attraction for many, the The Ada/Eagle Sports Complex and Bike Park also includes a skate park, an inline hockey rink, and basketball courts. For cyclists and athletes, the Ada/Eagle Sports Complex and Bike Park offers an unparalleled experience.
Reid W. Merrill Sr. Community Park
Completed in 2003, Reid W. Merrill Sr. Community Park is a relatively recent community space that has some serious staying power. The park is extra popular with children in the summer, as it features a robust play area that includes a splash pad during daylight hours. Reid W. Merrill Sr. Community Park is unique because of its genuine wetland and riparian areas, which allow families to see Idaho plants and animals on the river in their natural state. There are also basketball courts, a volleyball court, an open gazebo, an open play field, and several picnic areas. If you’re looking for a casual day in the park, then looking no further than Reid W. Merrill Sr. Community Park.
For a slightly less crowded day in the park, you can turn your attention to Friendship Park on E Ranch Drive and N Stierman Way. For a nice game of tennis, there’s no better place in Eagle to go-- Friendship Park offers top-of-the-line lighted tennis courts. It also has a nice playground, picnic tables, picnic shelters, grills, and an arch climber area. If you want to keep it calm and low key, a day at Friendship Park is always nice and breezy.
Top 5 Outdoor Activities in Eagle
Eagle Island State Park was once an area of grazing land. In 1929, the State of Idaho purchased the land and used it as a penitentiary farm. In response to a local newspaper poll, the Land Board set aside the land and it was eventually dedicated as Eagle Island State Park in 1983.
What Opportunities Are There to Grow and Learn?
Eagle, ID takes education and personal growth very seriously. Eagle is part of the West Ada School District, and features a quality public institution in Eagle High School, an alternative school in Eagle Academy, a fine arts school for children in sixth through twelfth grade in Eagle Arts Academy, a middle school, and three elementary schools. Galileo Math & Science Magnet provides math and science education for grades K-5, and two excellent charter schools round out the roster.
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When it comes to higher education, Eagle is close to most every respected institution in the valley. There's Boise State university in Boise, College of Idaho in Caldwell, College of Western Idaho in Nampa, Stevens–Henager College in Boise, and Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa. That's a lot of options! There's one newer institution in town, though, and for ambitious students seeking an education beyond a bachelor's degree, it's worth a look.
Concordia University School of Law opened its doors in Boise in August of 2012. Concordia is provisionally accredited by the American Bar Association, and it runs a joint law program with Boise State University, ensuring students can earn both an undergraduate degree and a law degree in six years. Concordia University School of Law is the only law school in southern Idaho, and is located in Boise at 501 West Front St. That places it right near the Idaho State Capitol, the Ada County Courthouse, and the Idaho Supreme Court building. Students at Concordia have the opportunity to study near where many of the judges and lawyers in Idaho conduct their business.
The small campus features a robust library that’s always bustling with student life. Concordia University School of Law also boasts small class sizes, which are critical when you’re studying something as intense and detail oriented as law. The school also offers many internships, externships, and mentorships so students can apply their knowledge in the real world. It’s also affordable-- yearly tuition is $10,000 below the national average for private law schools.
Concordia University School of Law states its values as justice, compassion, and moral integrity. So if those values mesh with you, or an aspiring legal scholar in your family, then Concordia is a great choice for an educational institution near Eagle, ID.
George Kennedy, a beloved actor who won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Cool Hand Luke, spent the later years of his life living in Eagle.
Where To Find The Best Eats & Drinks?
As the Treasure Valley grows and becomes increasingly diverse, it becomes easier and easier to find amazing handcrafted food and beverage anywhere you look. Boise, Meridian, Nampa, and Caldwell are always just a short drive away from Eagle, and they all contain a cornucopia of fantastic eats and drinks. But, even if you never ventured outside of your home in Eagle, it’s unlikely that you’d get bored of the myriad dining and drinking options at your disposal.
Eagle features one of Bardenay’s three locations. As the first restaurant distillery in the country, Bardenay has always offered a unique experience-- with craft cocktails poured from in-house made spirits, gourmet food, and a commitment to the adventurous, pioneering spirit of the Northwest.
Franck Bacquet, a world-class chef and native of France, calls Eagle, ID his home. When you dine at Bacquet’s, you’ll never know quite what to expect-- the chef prefers to do things his own way, and his unique culinary ideas are on display every night at Bacquet’s. Whatever he puts on the menu, you can always rest assured that it’s fresh and delicious.
For Italian food in Eagle, it doesn’t get much better than Bella Aquila. They offer delicious traditional Italian and Italian-American cuisine that emphasizes attention to detail, and also serve up fare with a northwest spin, such as their smoked salmon potato cakes. Bella Aquila can be fancy, but it can also be casual-- check out their daily happy hour and walk away with a full stomach and a full wallet.
You’ll find plenty of other options in Eagle, too. Schnitzel Garten serves up traditional German food in a fun beer hall setting, The Bodacious Pig offers fantastic barbeque in a rustic environment, and Grit American Cuisine provides comfort food and local favorites. You’ll also find plenty of other food varieties, such as Chinese, Mongolian, French, Mexican, sushi, pizza, and pub fare within the Eagle city limits.
Nightlife isn’t lacking in Eagle, either. You’ll find both casual spots like the Gathering Place and Triple Tap, and fancier drinking establishments like Oak Barrel of Eagle Restaurant and Sports Lounge.
Whether you’re looking for food, drink, or both, you’ve got it made in Eagle!
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Several notable NFL players have called Eagle home, including Jerry Kramer, former guard with the Green Bay Packers and Jeb Putzier, tight end for the Seattle Seahawks.
What Are The Can't Miss Things To Do?
When you live in Eagle, all of the natural splendor, arts, culture, food, and fun of the Treasure Valley is close within arm's reach. Eagle's own annual and seasonal events perfectly demonstrate the city's own commitment to fun and community togetherness, and these fun occasions are always nearby. You can't beat summer fun in Eagle, with Eagle Days, the Tater Dash Mud Run, and the Blues and Bones Festival all providing delightful family activities you'll never forget. In the fall and winter, you can also travel to nearby Twin Oaks Farms for a spooky and festive Halloween experience and a magical winter adventure. There's plenty of fun to be had throughout the Treasure Valley, but you have the pick of the litter right here in Eagle.
Eagle Fun Days
In the heat of the summer, the entire Treasure Valley gears up for Eagle Fun Days. Every year in early or mid July, the City of Eagle puts on two days of family fun, filled to the brim with exciting events for people of all ages. The first evening of Eagle Fun Days usually begins with a handful of fun events centered around community kids. There's the ever-popular Eagle KIDS Fun Run, obstacle courses, and plenty of water activities to help the little ones beat the heat. Eagle residents are also presented with a great opportunity to meet their community police force and fire department. Then, the next day, the main event begins. There's a fun run for people of all ages, a community breakfast, live music, car shows, folk dances from various traditions, parades, water fights, BMX demos and downhill dirt bike events, street dancing, and a family bike ride once the sun sets. If you're looking for a summer event that's fun and safe for the entire family, then Eagle Fun Days has you covered. Just make sure you bring plenty of water and stay hydrated-- Treasure Valley Summers can get hot!
Tater Dash Mud Run
The Tater Dash Mud Run is a popular annual event that seeks to promote fitness, community togetherness, and Idaho agriculture. Hosted by Twin Oaks Farms, the event connects Treasure Valley youth to our local farmland, gives them hands-on experience with how potato farming works, and allows them to compete in a fun, muddy dash to the finish. The The Tater Dash Mud Run brings the Eagle community together for a special summer day centered around Idaho's most famous export, and also provides 30+ jobs to local youth. The run itself covers 5.2 miles on 180 acres of farmland, with over 70 unique potato-based obstacles scattered across the path. For true fitness enthusiasts, and people who want to learn a bit more about Idaho's farms and the agrarian lifestyle, the The Tater Dash Mud Run should never be missed.
Twin Oaks Farms
Twin Oaks Farms doesn't just stop at the Tater Dash Mud Run. It also offers two other popular seasonal events. In October, the farm hosts Halloween Land, which provides a huge variety of fun fall activities. There's a pumpkin patch, a haunted woods attraction, corn maze, hay rides, a bunny hill, petting zoo, potato slingshot, horse rides, a tractor pulled train ride, tether-ball, Nerf gun battles, and much more. Beginning in the colder months, Twin Oaks Farms also puts on a Winter Wonderland event. The farm is decorated with dazzling holiday lights, and families can participate in a tubing hill, hay rides, gather around the campfire, and even see native Idaho wild animals in their natural habitats. If you live in Eagle, Twin Oaks Farms provides seasonal fun all year round.
Blues and Bones Festival
During the late summer months, the Treasure Valley's music and food lovers come together at Eagle Island State Park for the Blues and Bones Festival. This laid back, family friendly event showcases the best touring blues bands from around the country. But the top notch music isn't the only attraction-- there's also world class barbecue! Expert pitmasters serve up the best barbecue available in all of Idaho, and it's there on a platter right in your Eagle back yard. The experience of enjoying slow and low cooked delicacies, while listening to the best blues artists in the world, is one that no Eagle family should miss out on.
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NBC’s 2008 reality TV show, The Baby Borrowers, was filmed in Eagle. In the television show, couples who either believed being a parent was easy, or did not agree on the issue, were made to look after a baby, and then children of various ages.
At CBH Homes, we love the city of Eagle. Few other communities in the United States offer Eagle’s combination of modern amenities, small town charm, rural appeal, winding trails and roads, and the opportunity to live a family-friendly lifestyle in whichever way you choose. Eagle, Idaho truly has it all.Find Your Home
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