Community. That’s what most of us are looking for. Connection to others and, this is especially important when you are moving to a new city or state. Well, look no more! East Boise has it.

With work, school or our social lives, we as a society have our faces buried in one device or another for hours a day. When we come up for air, we find ourselves searching for face-to-face connectivity. It’s been proven that we humans are happier and healthier when we have human interaction. And, one of the things I love about East Boise is that at every turn, you can find that contact.


As our city expands with continued growth, developers are mindful of creating spaces where neighbors can gather. We’re seeing pocket neighborhood coffee shops, pubs and restaurants. Here in East Boise, Bown Crossing has all of those businesses, with sidewalk patios further engaging people. I am guilty of imbibing at a neighborhood patio and reaching out to pet a dog being walked by its owner. And, guess what happened? The owner and I ended up in a 30-minute conversation. (Oh, and I loved the dog breed so much, I ended up getting one of my own!) People here are so friendly and open to meeting one another.

On any morning of the week, but especially on a sunny weekend morning, you will find every sidewalk throughout East Boise filled with joggers, dog-walkers, cyclists, and people/families of all ages and sizes, all with a smile on their face and an easy hello to pass along to those who they pass. (Side note: if you think you can run into the local supermarket, make-up-less or unshaven and hide under your baseball cap, guess again. Add 5-minutes to your trip and get rid of the bags under your eyes, ‘cuz you’re gonna see someone you know and you’re gonna stop and chat for 5-minutes. :)

Also, the 25-mile Boise River Greenbelt is one of Boise's most beloved parks and is a gem in East Boise.  The riverside footpaths are great for a nature walk, bird watching or just getting away from it all. The tree-lined pathway follows the river through the heart of the city and provides scenic views, wildlife habitat and pedestrian access to many of the city's popular riverside parks. The Greenbelt also serves as an alternative transportation route for commuters. East Boise’s Barber Park is the ‘put in’ site for the countless river rafters who gather there during the summer months to cool off and beat the Boise heat.

Add to that, the Shakespeare Festival, the Botanical Gardens and outdoor concert venue Outlaw Field, Ridge-to-Rivers trailheads, Luck Peak reservoir, Warm Springs golf course, a fantastic new Library, views for miles, and easy access to both downtown and the mountains northward, you see why we are a little smitten with this part of town.

Have we convinced you to move here? Come join our easy and active lifestyle! We will walk you through the home-buying process and communicate everything you need to know, be sure to call Templeton Real Estate Group today!  As your East Boise Real Estate experts, we take special care of our clients; we listen to what you want and will find you your perfect match! Call us to check out some of East Boise’s great neighborhoods:  Harris Ranch, Harris Crossing. and  Harris North, River Heights at Barber Valley, and other East Boise neighborhoods.


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 @


Come check out East Boise and see why it’s becoming a favorite destination in the Treasure Valley - great outdoor living, breathtaking scenery and wildlife found in the Boise Foothills, the Boise River and Greenbelt. Lucky Peak Reservoir, 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!

By Bonnie Way Snider, Licensed Realtor ® and Blogger


City of Boise.