With the holiday season brimming and Boise BOOMING - it can be hard to keep track of everything going on across the valley right now! Here's our monthly recap designed to highlight "all the buzz about Boise". Perfect for life-long Boiseans, newcomers,
potential re-locators, and out-of-state investors alike - there is something for everyone.
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Housing Demand Soar Impact on Ada County Property Taxes
According to this KTVB news story
, Ada County Assessor Robert McQuade says market value (and basic supply and demand) is one of two key factors that have driven up property taxes. The other primary factor is local taxing districts (such as
a school districts or a city) increasing their annual budget (which is capped at 3%). Check out the full news story addressing this issue here
Ten Mile Road to be Widened to Five Lanes (New Bridges and Bike Lanes)
A $6 million project to widen Ten Mile Road in Meridian is moving forward. Last week the Ada County Highway District approved the project to widen
the road from Ustick to McMillan, which will take the road from three lanes to five lanes and will incorporate curbs, gutters, sidewalks and bike lanes. Read the full article here
680 Homes Just Approved in Rural Ada County (Despite a 3-Year-Old Ban)
Source: Idaho Business Review
Set on what was once a family-owned ranch, the Dry Creek Ranch subdivision
was just cleared to add an additional 680 homes. In addition to the new homes, the project is slated to include a fire station (to be built by the Eagle Fire Department), a commercial center, a community
center, a community farm, trails and other amenities. While the Ada County Board of Commissioners voted it in unanimously, this development is certainly not without controversy. Check out all of the details here
What it's Like Living in Downtown Boise
Source: Business Insider
Here's a fun article detailing one New Yorker's experience checking out the Boise area. "As someone who lives in Brooklyn and works
in Manhattan, I was curious to get a feel for Boise's downtown and see what kind of lifestyle it offers for big-city transplants. After four days, I can, for starters, say this: Boise does not disappoint." Read the full article
which references numerous national accolades and highlights several local breweries,
farm-to-table restaurants, coffee shops, and luxury apartments here
The Best Hotels In Boise (Idaho)
Source: CEO World Magazine
In case you have friends and family coming to visit for the holidays (or are looking to plan a great stay-cation), here is a list
of Boise's top accommodations (ranked by CEO World Magazine). And congrats to the Grove Hotel
which received top honors.
Cartoon Map Gives Glimpse of Early 1990s Boise
The team over at BoiseDev.com just recently posted an cartoon map from 1990 (provided by Keleka
). Incredible to see the changes - less than a third of the logos/businesses that appear remain
(or haven't changed). See the map and check out the full post here
Bogus Basin Now Open 7 Days a Week
Source: KIVI Boise
Exciting stuff for the ski bunnies among us - the 2019-2020 Winter Season has officially begun at Bogus Basin. Operations are open and running
seven days a week. The tubing hill is also open for the season. Hours are Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on weekends and holidays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Advance online reservations are required at Bogus Basin's website
Treasure Valley Commercial Real Estate Roundup
Source: Idaho Press Tribune
Provided by the team at the Idaho Press Tribune, here's a great roundup
of current commercial real estate transactions that have recently occurred
across the Treasure Valley.
What's Happening In and Around Boise: Calendar of Events
Source: Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau
It's true - there really is no place like home for the holidays. And this month Treasure Valley residents
(both new and old) are basking in the holiday spirit! Be sure to check out this great calendar
to ensure you don't miss any of the fantastic markets, concerts, festivals, expos, etc that are happening. Happy December friends, we hope you have a joyous holiday season!
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