As we all know, Idaho is becoming a more and more popular state to migrate to from out of state. The Boise Metro area is usually the target for most newcomers, but there are so many other great places around the Gem State that might surprise you! Whether you are planning on securing a VA Home Loan to move here from another state or just relocating to a different city, these are some of the up-and-coming neighborhoods and cities in Idaho as well as some of the ones we know and love.
Tyhee was rated #2 in Best Places to Buy a House in Idaho by niche.com. This Southeast Idaho town has a median home value of $236,500, and most people in the town own their homes rather than renting. There are a few good public schools in the area, and it is in close proximity to Pocatello and the Idaho State University satellite campus there. The population of Tyhee is around 1,266, so if you are looking for that small-town, rural feel, this is the place for you!
East End, Boise
The East End is becoming one of the most sought-after neighborhoods within Boise’s city limits. It is a more dense suburban area with many families choosing to make it their home. If you don’t want to make the quick 10-minute drive to downtown, East End offers a variety of things to do including bars, restaurants, hiking trails, and other outdoor activities. The median home price here is $430,639 and there are lots of highly rated schools in the area. If you are looking for a variety in style of homes that still offer that suburban feel, you might want to do some research on the East End.
Do you like all kinds of outdoor activities? The Ketchum/Sun Valley area might be the place for you! Located near the middle of the state, this small suburban area is great for people who want the hybrid of a town surrounded by nature. In the winter, the nearby ski resorts are up and running, and in the summer there are many hiking and mountain biking trails available. Ketchum has a median home value of about $621,700 and about 2,800 residents. If you aren’t really the outdoorsy type, there are still plenty of things to do around the area and many highly-rated public schools.
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If you are a veteran or active-duty looking to move to or around Idaho, give VA Home Loans Idaho a call. Our experienced loan officers will work with you and your unique situation to find the best loan option for you!