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For the past several years Boise Idaho and Idaho in general has been touted as a place that is great for families and businesses. 

Early this year of 2008 Amy Bickers from the Kiplinger News Letter personally visited Boise Idaho and was very impressed asking the question "How do folks get any work done around here?"  Amy was referring to the Skiing, Snow Boarding, Fishing, Biking and Kayaking all offered in and around Boise and in most parts of the state.

Idaho is one of the most diversified states anywhere in the nation.  The northern part of the state has one of the most beautiful lakes and cities in the nation in Coeur d Alene and its natural lake all located near the Canadian border.

Central Idaho is an outdoorsman's dream come true.  The Salmon River offers some of the most scenic and breathtaking tours avid water enthusiasts will ever find.  If you like to kayak, fish, or take float trips you must put down the Salmon River on your list of places to visit.

South Central Idaho with it's vast farms that run for miles and miles are made even more beautiful with the massive Snake River that cuts through this vast farm country. This area is where the majority of the famous "Idaho Potatoes" are grown.

In the South West area of Idaho where Boise is located and where I was born and called home for my entire life the economy is one of the stongest in the nation.  There is a diversification of agriculture, technology, medical and service industries.  The Boise River runs through the middle of the city and the magnificent mountains located on the east side of Boise offer snow skiing, snow mobiling, cross country skiing and hiking just minutes from downtown.

Idaho Real Estate remains very affordable.  In Ada County where Boise is located the median price of a home stands at $235,000.  Homes in neighboring Canyon County just west of Boise are even more attractive with median prices well under $200,000.  In many rural areas of Idaho that are less than an hour from major cities good housing can be found for prices under $100,000.

Take the same tour Amy Bickers took that impressed her so much, Tour Boise Idaho


 Posted By: George Tallabas - Boise Idaho Real Estate Agent - Associate Broker 
with RE/MAX Advantage, Canyon Counties #1 Brokerage in sales and listings
specializing in Boise Idaho Real Estate and Southwest Idaho Real Estate

Native Idahoan and Boise Idaho Real Estate specialist serving Boise, Meridian Eagle, Nampa, Caldwell and the surrounding Treasure valley area of southwest Idaho. Specializing in residential, investment, land and commercial real estate. Search thousands of MLS listings at Boise Homes for sale and learn all about Idaho by visiting Search Idaho Homes

Comment balloon 17 commentsGeorge Tallabas • August 20 2008 09:49PM


I have gone fishing and camping along the Snake River and the Salmon River. One time I ran into a yellow jacket nest while camping, not fun:( But seriously, this is gorgeous country. And safe for families and kids.

Posted by Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services (Get It Done For Me Virtual Services ) over 12 years ago

Nestor & Katerina - Sorry about your run in with a yellow jacket nest but yes, there are some incredible areas that will take your breath away.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope all is well.

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 12 years ago

George:  Wonderful Localism post on Boise Idaho!  Your passion for your area definitely shows in your posts--great job!


Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) over 12 years ago

Debe - Thank you once again my friend. Be blessed!

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 12 years ago

George, what a GREAT review of all the wonderful areas around the state. The recreational areas alone make living there very scenic once you escape from your normal weekly work.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) over 12 years ago

Hi Gary...One of the prettiest places I've seen in the U.S. is Coeur d Alene.  That is quite a lake and I loved the golf course with the green out in the water.

I have something in my office that I purchased in Coeur d Alene and whenever I notice it I recall the short time I stayed there.



Posted by Kate Elim, Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a (Dockside Realty) over 12 years ago

Hi George - Idahoe sure sounds like a nice place to kick back and relax. The pictures sure do look awesome!

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) over 12 years ago

Hello George, wonderful localism....makes me want to come to Idaho. My husband grew up in Spokane, WA and so it's a no go for him. California and NO SNOW are his deal! Nice to visit and say hello. I remember you supporting and encouraging me when I first joined AR.

Posted by Jeanean Gendron, Specializing in Selling Unique Properties (The Address Realty) over 12 years ago

Gary - Thank you my friend.  We are truly blessed!

Bill - The real thing is even more awesome my friend!  Thanks!

Jeanean - Thank you and I hope all is well in your world.

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 12 years ago

I agree with the others, now I want to visit Idaho!  You should work for the Chamber of Commerce:)

Posted by Diane Aurit, Lake Norman Real Estate (LKN Realty, LLC) over 12 years ago

Diane - LOL, I love Idaho and have alway promoted it. We will welcome you to Idaho with open arms!

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 12 years ago

Hi George,

Great scenery and affordable real estate! No wonder boise was voted the best place to live.

Posted by Tracy Santrock, Raleigh - Cary Realtor/Broker In Charge (Fonville Morisey/Santrock Realty Group, Inc. ) over 12 years ago

Tracy - Thank you and I hope you are having a great weekend.

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 12 years ago

What a beautiful photo you included in your post George!  I would love to go fishing there someday!!

Posted by Patricia Beck, Colorado Springs Realty (RE/MAX Properties, Inc., ABR, GRI, SRES) over 12 years ago

Patricia - I will welcome you with open arms my friend!

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 12 years ago

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