May 05, 2022 at 8:13am | Marcie Ellison
Part of keeping our finger on the pulse of our local real estate market includes keeping tabs on all the happenings and developments across the valley. Here's our monthly snapshot of some of the stories that have recently caught our eye.


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These are America's Next Great Food Cities: Boise, Idaho
Source:  Food & Wine
Over the past few years, Boise has been increasingly recognized as a great town for "foodies". With our craft breweries, third-wave coffee roasters, fancy doughnut shops, food trucks, and immigrant-run restaurants such as Kibrom's Ethiopian and Eritrean Cuisine and Ansots Basque Chorizos - there's something for everyone! Check out this article to hear what has helped make Boise a "culinary capital" that can hold its own against other Northwest food hubs like Seattle and Portland.

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In the Market to Buy an Island? State Looks to Auction Island in Payette Lake Near McCall
Source:  BoiseDev
A 14.21-acre island in the middle of Payette Lake could go up for auction soon. According to the auction description “With over 4,200 feet of water frontage on Payette Lake, the island offers unparalleled opportunity for privacy and recreation in Idaho’s most sought-after mountain town.” What's not to like? For more details, check out Boise Dev's full report here. 

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Return of First Thursday - TODAY, Thursday, May 5th
Source:  Downtown Boise
Don't have Cinco de Mayo plans? Head downtown to enjoy the return of First Thursday (sure to be a fun night of music, creative merchants, favorite  watering holes, restaurants, retailers and more). For more details on today's "Supersized First Thursday", click here.

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Idaho's Best Breakfast Sandwich - Because Who Doesn't Love a Breakfast Sandwich?
Source:  107.9 Lite FM
This 107.9 article calls out two foodie publications that recently published a list of "Best Breakfast Sandwiches in Every State". While Eat This, Not That and Love Food both identified different sandwiches (from different cafes) they both agreed it could be found in Boise! Congrats to to Wild Root Cafe ("Frenchy" sandwich) & to Hyde Park's Certified Kitchen + Bakery's ("Certified" signature egg sandwich) - we will definitely be coming by to enjoy them both!

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One of Boise's Great Gyms is Doing Something Cool This Summer
Source:  103.5 Kiss FM Boise
Concerned that your teenager will sit around all summer? Planet Fitness recently announced a super cool offering. Between May 16th and August 31st, high school students between the ages of 14 to 19 can workout for free anytime, all summer. To preregister click here (bonus: when you sign up you are instantly placed into a drawing: one person per state is selected for a $500 scholarship, and there will be one grand prize winner of a $5,000 scholarship). Well done  Planet Fitness!

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Concerts, Music, Mother’s Day in Boise
Source:  Idaho Statesman
Still looking to make some Mother's Day plans? Check out this Idaho Statesman article for some great gift ideas (both for this weekend and for the full month of May). From comedy shows - to quilt and craft festivals - to concerts - there's something for every momma out there!
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Discovery Center: Big Expansion Coming
Source:  Discovery Center Idaho
The Discovery Center of Idaho just announced its plans to raise $10 million through a new capital campaign. They will use the funds to greatly expand their exhibit capacity & revamp their look. Check out renderings detailing their expansion plan in their comprehensive campaign plan here.

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Curious to Know "What's Being Built Over There"... Here's a Great Project Tracker
Source:  BoiseDev
The team at BoiseDev partners with Tok to generate this interesting project tracker which tracks projects across the Treasure Valley. It’s a great visual representation of the various projects that are actively occurring across our booming valley. Check it out here.

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Top 5 Most Popular Burger Restaurants in Boise
Source:  Restaurant Review
Based entirely on prior customer reviews, this article highlights 5 great burger joints in the Boise area. If you haven't yet tried one (or all) of them yet, here's a great list to bookmark for those "What are we doing for dinner tonight?" evenings.

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Events & Activities Across the Valley
Source:  Downtown Boise
Looking to add a few more activities to your May calendar? Check out this calendar for a great list of upcoming events!

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