If you’re new to Boise or considering moving to the area, the term “Boise Bench” may not mean much to you…yet. That said, if you’ve been living in Boise for some time or if you’ve been looking to buy a new home, this term is probably more familiar to you. This central Boise location is becoming very popular for homebuyers as it has a variety of homes available – fixer-uppers, historical builds from the late 1800s, all the way up to brand new construction.
What started as an early Boise suburb with plenty of space and short commutes has turned into a popular neighborhood for homes of all kinds. Once the 1950s came along, this part of the town exploded into “the” place to be. In 2020, it’s still a very popular part of the city!
The “Boise Bench” offers residents a central location with a lot of history and character. The Bench is technically a large plateau – it’s elevated about 60 feet above the valley below and creates some fantastic views for residents. The Bench area is located in the center of Boise, south of the downtown area, and reaches toward the Flying Y – one of the most massive freeways interchanges in the state of Idaho. Something else to consider is the area’s proximity to the airport – the Boise Airport is only a short drive away.
Homes in this area are being snagged up by millennial buyers quickly – it’s close to downtown and there’s plenty of opportunities to remodel homes to fit their individual styles. The area is home to more than just millennials. You’ll also find many families with children of all ages living in the area. The Bench is home to several schools – two high schools (public and private), middle schools, and several elementary schools. Plus, Boise State University is close by!
What to Do?
PLENTY! The Bench is home to a plethora of restaurants, shopping, and entertainment options. The Bench is in the center of the city, making it a popular area for nights out and events! No matter what you’re craving for dinner, you’ll find something you like in the area. BBQ, Japanese, pizza, pub grub, and even a German deli await diners near the Bench. If shopping is what you’re searching for, the area is home to a variety of independent shops as well as Vista Village Shopping Center and Vista Plaza. You’ll also find several Boise parks in the area.
Considering a move to “The Boise Bench?” Into being surrounded by exciting things to do? This is the neighborhood to explore. The perfect home for your family can probably be found in the area!