Recently, we blogged about Boise Hunter Homes and their new development in East Boise, Harris North, part of the expansive Harris Ranch development. Continuing our look at what’s hot in the Boise real estate market, we’ll take a look this week at Brighton Corporation and the great work and beautiful homes they are building around the Treasure Valley.


Brighton Corporation is an Idaho real estate developer, that covers a full range of real estate development disciplines and includes some of Idaho’s premier residential communities, business parks and shopping centers.  Brighton’s residential and mixed-use communities are the result of thorough, thoughtful planning. Each community is designed around a unique theme that is carried throughout. Of note, Brighton Corp is responsible for the development of East Boise’s thriving Barber Valley, which is in our neck of the woods.

The Barber Valley has breathtaking scenery and wildlife found in the Boise Foothills, the Boise River and Greenbelt, Barber Park and Marianne Williams Park.  In addition, residents can enjoy Boise’s acclaimed Shakespeare Festival, concerts and events at the Botanical Gardens, local favorite Lucky 13 and the Coffee Mill are just a short bike ride away! Bown Crossing is also close as are great schools and a fabulous new Library!

One of the things we love about Brighton is that they take a proactive approach to protect, respect and live harmoniously with the area’s wildlife and works to educate its residents. And, in keeping with building smart, they also pride themselves on building green. They promise a commitment to healthy and efficient homes. Below is how they describe what they do:

Brighton Homes, was organized in 1994 to add a construction team to its well-established land development company. The founder’s desire for the type of company that Brighton Homes would become was reflected in the corporate motto “skillfully designed and masterfully crafted.”

The stock market crash of 2008 dealt a crippling blow to the housing industry nationally and in our local market. Like other builders, Brighton Homes was faced with a need to reinvent itself as it prepared to navigate a very uncertain future for residential construction.

Brighton Homes sought a clear mission that would provide guidance through the challenges that were certainly to come.  It was decided that 100% participation in the EnergyStar program would be the best way to convey to our buyers, trade partners and competitors that Brighton Homes was going to focus more than ever on building the best quality homes possible.  This is a difference you can see and feel in your new home.  Brighton Homes is a two-time national recipient of the National EnergyStar Partner of the Year award for 2014 and 2015. All of Brighton Homes are EnergyStar and HERS rated, so you have the assurance that these environmentally-friendly homes are built to deliver energy efficiency year in and year out.

From Brighton’s website, they offer information on what green building and energy efficiency means in their culture:

What Exactly Makes A Home Green?

Green building means improving the way that homes and homebuilding sites use energy, water, and materials to reduce impacts on human health and the environment. Building a green home means making environmentally-preferable and sustainable decisions throughout the building process-decisions that will minimize the environmental impact of the home while it is being built and over the many years it will be lived in.

Brighton Homes Energy Star Awards

Brighton Homes, an ENERGY STAR partner since 2009, is being honored for its work in building homes built to ENERGY STAR standards for greater energy efficiency. In 2017, Brighton Homes also made the 100% EnergyStar Commitment becoming the only new home builder in the Treasure Valley committed to building 100% EnergyStar Certified homes.


Would you like to visit one of Brighton’s beautiful homes? Call us and we’ll take you for a tour. Brighton has new homes in several great communities around the Treasure Valley, including:

Park Place at Barber Station

River Heights in East Boise

Bainbridge in North Meridian

Century Farm in South Meridian

Cartwright Ranch in Hidden Springs

Spurwing Greens in Meridian

And, though we specialize in East Boise, we represent clients all over the Treasure Valley, both buying and selling. Contact us today @ 208.473.2203 or email @


Take a look at one of my all-time favorite homes built by Brighton!
Quality build and so many fun and exceptional details:



By Bonnie Way Snider, Licensed Realtor® and Blogger



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