The Boise Bench, located in the 83705 and 83706 zip codes is home to an eclectic style of homes, ranging from mid century modern, to historic estates, to new construction. One of the city's first suburbs, the Bench began to grow from its agricultural roots to a highly sought-after residential area once the Boise Train Depot was finished in the 1920's. Vista Village, reportedly the nation's first strip mall, was built in 1949. It included a movie theater and an A&W Drive-In. Meanwhile, the country — and the Bench — was in architectural flux. There was no set popular design. It was a revival era in home styles — Tudors, Ranch, Cape Cod, Colonial Revival, Spanish Revival and so on. It's central location puts this neighborhood in great proximity to downtown and everything Boise has to offer!