Where the Living is Easy and Outdoorsy
Story by Pamela Kleibrink Thompson, Photography by Pete Grady
Opportunities to live along the Greenbelt—the city’s popular outdoor playground—are rare. Living near the riverfront path for many Boiseans is a dream come true. Unfortunately, there are few homes located near this riverfront path and even fewer with the modern features that many families desire.
East Valley, a new East Boise neighborhood located just down the road from Harris Ranch, provides easy access to Idaho’s signature outdoor activities. Boiseans can live just steps from the Greenbelt, the Boise River, and the Ridge-to-Rivers foothills trail system.
“Life in Boise revolves around the river and the foothills. East Valley allows residents to get the most out of the outdoors with an amazing location and big, beautiful backyards that are so difficult to find these days,” explains Kami Brant, president of O2 Marketing Group, the real estate brokerage representing the neighborhood.
The homes in East Valley are part of a brand-new collection of single and two level home plans. Developed by Tahoe Homes—an award-winning builder known for their homes across Boise, including some of the most popular home designs in Harris Ranch—East Valley homes are designed for comfort, livability, and privacy. Tahoe’s experience stretches back more than two decades.
HGTV award-winning designer Judith Balis has created stunning interiors for the new collection.
“You’re going to see things like brass plumbing and light fixtures, brightly colored two-tone cabinetry, white walls, tons of molding, and fun graphic wallpapers,” says Balis. “I am known for very livable, comfortable designs.”
Describing one of her interiors, she remarks, “This house is going to be fun. It is bold and a little risky, but Boise is becoming a city whose people are well traveled and are hungry for something fresh and new. They want an ‘outside the box’ design that is still very comfortable and livable, and that is exactly what this home is going to deliver.”
Tour the new collection by Tahoe Homes at East Valley’s neighborhood grand opening celebration on May 2nd or during the Spring Parade of Homes.
“The grand opening on May 2nd is going to be a fun, family-friendly celebration,” enthuses Brant. “We’re throwing a party and inviting friends, neighbors and, of course, home-shoppers, to enjoy food, beverages, and fully-furnished open houses.”
As the weather warms, interest in East Valley is also heating up. Brant fields calls almost daily from people who are looking for a new home in East Boise, but frustrated by limiting existing options. Few new homes in East Boise include significant private outdoor spaces or large yards.
“People want the quality finishes and updated floorplans of a brand new home without sacrificing the large yard and warm home designs they grew up with,” Brant says. “East Valley provides a great answer. Big yards for the kids, floorplans that feel modern, yet traditional, and a location that can’t be beat. This is a special place.”
East Boise At-a-Glance
• Single and two-level homes by Tahoe Homes
• Featuring the Judith Balis Interior Design Collection
• Near Boise River, Greenbelt, Ridge-to-Rivers, foothills and more.
• Within walking distance of East Boise Junior High
• Starting from the mid-$300,000’s