North End

Known for its tree lined drives, such as Harrison Blvd., and historic homes (some of the oldest in Boise!) this quiet neighborhood is just minutes from downtown.

Generally defined as the part of Boise north of State Street, it includes attractions such as Hyde Park, Foothills Learning Center, the Boise VA and Fort Boise.

It Is home to some of the oldest homes in Boise. It is known for its tree-lined drives such as Harrison Boulevard with quiet neighborhoods just minutes from Downtown.


Downtown Boise is the cultural center and home to many businesses, small and large.

For a smaller urban area, there is a great variety of shops and dining choices, as well as an exciting nightlife. Some of Downtown Boise’s main attractions include the Idaho State Capitol, the classic Egyptian Theatre, the Boise Art Museum, the Morrison Center, the Basque Block, Boise State University, Julia Davis Park, and Zoo Boise. With a central Greenbelt and lots of bike friendly businesses, it is a great place to get where you want to go by bike or foot.

SE Boise

Southeast Boise spans from Boise State University to Micron Technology.

It’s one of the most desirable areas in Boise and can also be one of the most expensive based on price per square foot. People who live in SE Boise love Bown Crossing- a little downtown with restaurants and shopping right in the heart of SE Boise!

Boise Bench

The Bench, generally bounded by Federal Way to the east, Cole Road to the west and Garden City to the north, sits on an elevation a little higher than downtown Boise to its northeast.

This area boasts many different styles of houses from mid-century modern to cape cod. Neighborhoods in this area vary widely from high end to more established smaller homes.

Garden City

About 5 minutes West of Downtown Boise, following the river you will find Garden City.

This area is mixed with homes and commercial properties, but has the potential to be a higher end area as it develops due to its river frontage.

South Boise

Approximately 15 minutes from Downtown Boise, this area spans from the airport all the way west to the Meridian city line.

A combination of new neighborhoods and farm land, many people enjoy this side of town because it has less congestion, is very family friendly, and is close to freeway access.

West Boise

Full of established neighborhoods built mostly in the 80’s and 90’s, people who live here love being right in the middle of Boise and Meridian.

NW Boise

Travel West along state street out of downtown Boise will bring to you the NW section.

This area has lots of older homes as well as new ones. The backdrop of this area is the Foothills.