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Dec. 6, 2018

Why Is Boise Real Estate Attractive to Californians?

Boise Idaho Boise, Idaho is increasingly becoming a favorite destination for Californians looking for an affordable place to make home. Boise Metro area is the fastest growing metro area in the country, according to Forbes.

Many Californians are selling their pricey California properties and exchanging them for more affordable Boise homes. Real estate savings combined with lower taxes and overall lower cost of living make Boise very attractive to people moving from California.

However, this phenomenon is not just about money. People who moved here from California, enjoy the lifestyle, good schools, mild climate. The high cost of living in California, requiring both parents to work thus often preventing people from spending valuable time with family. This family friendly environment in Boise is among the biggest priorities of people relocating to Boise and surrounding areas.

Many entrepreneurs find their home in Boise since they are often able to work and conduct their business remotely. Boise Idaho has a business friendly environment with low taxes and wages.  It's easier to attract qualified employees here, compared to California, where high cost of living and taxes are cost prohibitive to potential employees from out of state.

Boise real estate offers a variety of housing options, from carefree modern downtown lofts to beautiful estates or

Boise is very popular among 55+ active adults and retirees. They are probably the largest group of latest Boise newcomers. Beautiful and affordable 55+ communities attract retirees from California.

Boise climate with sunny summers and mild winters is also a major consideration for the Californians. 

The combination of low cost of living, mild climate, good schools, family values, bustling city and great outdoors, make Boise a great destination for Californians wanting to move and relocate to Boise Idaho.




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Posted in Boise Relocation
Dec. 2, 2018

Heritage Gardens 55+ Community in Eagle ID

Heritage Gardens 55+ Homes For Sale

Heritage Gardens Eagle Idaho 55+Heritage Gardens 55+ senior community in Eagle Idaho (Boise Metro) is our newest gated community for active seniors. This 55+ community of single family homes is located in the safe Eagle Idaho neighborhood. Walk, bike or take a quick drive to local restaurants, shopping, Boise River or Downtown Boise with all its attractions. New homes just built and waiting for finishing touches, according to buyers’ choices and tastes come on the market weekly. This is the best time to grab one of those beautiful new homes.  Boise area has been a popular destination for active 55+ seniors. Contact me for a free tour of our 55+ communities or a list of available homes.


Boise 55+ Communities


heritage gardens eagle idaho 55+

This is the “Spyglass” model. Spacious single level home on 0.5 acre. Open floorplan with great room, modern kitchen, separate office area. 3 bd 2.5 bath, 2,950 sq ft.  Listed at $632,275.

Dec. 1, 2018

Retiring in Boise Idaho – 55+ Communities

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Boise ID has consistently ranked as a top retirement places. Come visit us and we’ll show you why.

We have many beautiful 55+ senior communities in Boise ID. Boise ranks as one of the top places to retire.  Mild climate, affordable homes, great outdoors, amenities, best medical care make Boise the favorable place for active seniors.

In you’re thinking about buying a 55+ senior condo in the beautiful Boise Idaho area, you’re in the right place. As the local Boise real estate market specialist, I compiled a list of 55+  communities. Please email or call Krystyna Ryan at (208) 918-5007 if you have any questions or would like a FREE list of homes currently listed for sale. 

If you’re thinking about selling your Boise home, please contact me and I’ll provide you with a complimentary home evaluation.

55+ Communities in Boise Area

Boise senior 55+ communities offer amenities that, according to studies, are important to seniors –  more than 55% of participants of one such study feel that activities and programming within a community club are more important than the size and list of amenities offered inside the building. Active adult communities’ goals include helping with “lifestyle programming” — creating experiences that result in new relationships through not only clubhouse events and small group interests but also travel programs, such as trips to national parks, tropical islands, and European river cruises. Music is also part of the agenda, with 55+ communities. Making new friends is easy when you find the right place. Boise and Treasure Valley have so much to offer!


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Many reasons to retire in Boise:

Money's #3 Best Place to Retire. relatively low cost of living, affordable housing and easy access to a wide variety of cultural entertainments. 

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Kiplinger best places to retire - Boise is a great college town for retirees. Boise State University provides plenty of intellectual stimulation to help keep an aging mind sharp. Its Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts hosts symphony concerts, dance performances and Broadway shows. You can also take classes at the school through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute; membership costs $70 for a year. Read more


Nov. 29, 2018

Boise Historic District


Boise historic homes

Boise historic district homes are among the most popular real estate among Boise homebuyers.  One may choose from historic homes on Harrison Boulevard or Warm Springs Avenue, to name just a couple of examples. Historic homes styles vary from a bungalow to a colonial revival style.  Boise historic neighborhoods are located close to downtown with all of its attractions, museums, restaurants, theaters and more..

The Boise Historic District in Boise includes late 19th century and early 20th century buildings constructed of brick, sandstone, or wood in an area roughly bounded by Capitol Boulevard, North 5th Street, West Main Street, and West Idaho Street. The district is located within an area known as Old Boise, and contributing properties were constructed 1879-1920.



Adelman Block (1902), 624 W Idaho St.

Eagles Bldg. (1917), 604 W Idaho St.

LeCompte House (c1897), 210 N 6th St.

Fire Dept. Storage Bldg. (c1900), behind 520 W Idaho St.

Central Fire Station (1903), 522 W Idaho St.

Star Rooming House (1895), 512 W Idaho St.

Royal Hotel (1890), 500 W Idaho St.

Catholic Chancery (c1918), 422 W Idaho St.

R.Z. Johnson Law Office (1885), 112 N 6th St.

R.Z. Johnson Block (1892), 577 W Idaho St.

Pioneer Tent Bldg. (1910), 516 W Main St.

Jellison Monuments (1920), 510 W Main St.

Perrault Bldg. (1879), 625 W Main St.

Empire Theater (c1910), 619 W Main St.

Masonic Hall (1892), 615 W Main St.

Telephone Bldg. (1899), 609 W Main St.

Telephone Co. Annex (1915), 609 W Main St.

Statesman Bldg. (1910), 603 W Main St.

Chinese Houseboat (1900), 111 S 6th St.

Turnverein Bldg. (1906), 523 W Main St.

Knight Grocery (c1900), 507 W Main St.

Spiegel Bldg. (1892), 513 W Main St.

Belgravia Apts. (1904), 110 S 5th St.

Source: Wikipedia


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Nov. 27, 2018

Retire in Boise Idaho

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Why retire in Boise? Boise Idaho is quickly becoming one of the most popular retirement destinations.  If you love nature and easy access to museums, art galleries, music concerts, you will find it all in Boise.  

This combined with low cost of living make Boise an attractive option for retirees. Boise and surrounding cities are home to beautiful senior 55+ communities, offering wonderful amenities and worry and maintenance free living.






Here are main reasons to retire in Boise ID:

Boise River Greenbelt in the heart of Boise is the 25 mile stretch of parks, a great place to walk, run, bike or hike 85 miles of trails.  With over a 100 of parks in Boise, there is always one close by.  In winter, skiing is available at the local Bogus Basin (16 miles from Downtown) or other ski resorts nearby.

If you’re a golfer, there are a lot of beautiful golf courses that are easily accessible and reasonably priced.

Cultural activities such as The Boise Philharmonic, Ballet Idaho, the opera, indoor and outdoor concerts, many art galleries and museums

Several shopping and lifestyle centers with a wide variety of shopping and dining.

Mild climate with four seasons

Relatively low cost of living and home ownership, no tax on social security

Excellent medical facilities and care. Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center has been ranked in the top 5% of hospitals nationwide for clinical performance by HealthGrade.

Home prices are higher near Boise Downtown/city center and lower in surrounding area. Check out Boise 55+ communities

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Posted in Boise Relocation
July 31, 2017

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