June 02, 2022 at 11:05am | 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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Three Idaho Cities Among the Nation's Fastest Growing Cities
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Meridian, Nampa and Caldwell are all on the list of the nation's 15 fastest-growing cities between July 1, 2020, and July 1, 2021. Meridian, with an estimated 2021 population of 125,963, ranks 13th for growth with a 5.2-percent increase compared to 2020. Meridian had the nation's 11th-largest numeric increase, with 6,234 added to the population in just one year. Learn more here.

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Billy Idol, Train & Midland to Play at Albertsons Boise Open
Source: Idaho Statesman
Albertsons Boise Open has done it again - for the second year in a row, the annual golf tournament will present three major outdoor concerts. Get your tickets here ($25/each or $65 for a 4-day pass that includes golf & convert admission).

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In the Market for a 1950s Era Motel?
Source: BoiseDev
You've probably seen one of those reality shows that features someone buying an old motel, slapping on a few coats of paints, sprucing the place up, and finding travel management bliss and thought — ‘I could do that.’ Perhaps this is the chance you've been waiting for! Check out this Boise Dev article to learn more about the possibility of purchasing the Sunliner Motel on Chinden Blvd.

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Attention Drivers: Widespread Chip Sealing Work Throughout the Summer
Source: KTVB
The ACHD just kicked off a large-scale project to chip seal more than 300 miles of roadway across Ada County. The project will go through the summer, with completion by September. For all the details, check out out this KTVB article and/or click here to view ACHD's interactive map (updated daily).

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Long Empty Downtown Boise Office Space to Convert to Small Condos
Source: BoisDev
Built in 2009, the 17-story Aspen Lofts (along Front St. in downtown Boise) has sold all of its condos and leased its ground floor office space, while leaving the second floor vacant. Now, according to this BoiseDev article another plan is taking shape.

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Boise Joins New Federal Initiative to Combat Homelessness
Source: Idaho News
The city of Boise is joining a federal program to combat homelessness. According to this news story, "The House America project will mean there will be more places in Boise that the homeless can call home. Mayor Lauren McLean says with its new partnership with housing and urban development the city will make better use of federal dollars."

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Internet Divided Over New "Welcome to Idaho" Protocol
Source: 103.5 Kiss FM Boise
Oh, debates on the internet! It sounds like people are currently debating the use and rules of using stickers - especially here in Idaho. You may have heard that earlier this year there was an "auction" of sorts for one "Welcome to Idaho" sign that the Idaho Department of Transportation removed due to the number of stickers that had been added to it... it ended up being sold off for $11,200. To learn more about this "stickered up" issue, click here.

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Antiques Roadshow Visits Boise
Source: BoiseDev
The widely popular PBS show Antiques Roadshow stopped at the Idaho Botanical Garden earlier this week. According to this article, PBS will create three shows from the footage gathered. “Story is king at Roadshow. You can show us another Tiffany lamp worth a lot of money but we really care about the story more than that.”

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2022 Walk for Wishes - Boise, ID
Source: Make-A-Wish-Idaho
Our team is excited to be fundraising for Make-A-Wish-Idaho's upcoming Walk for Wishes event planned for tomorrow (Friday, June 3rd). Benefiting our local Make-A-Wish Foundation and the incredible work they do in our community to help children fighting critical illnesses - this is a special one! If you're able, we would love to have your support! No amount is too small to help make a difference in a child's life.

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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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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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