Top 5 Neighborhoods in Boise, ID

The Keylock Team | November 6, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

Boise is a city of 229,000 residents, with many employment opportunities, beautiful places to live, and lots to do. Here are five of the top neighborhoods in the city, all of which are located near one or more Keylock Storage facilities.


Boise Bench


Boise Bench is perhaps best known for its great views of the city, including downtown Boise to the northeast. Its elevation is 60 feet higher than the rest of the city. This area has a natural and suburban feel, with plenty of trees and large Ann Morrison Park to the north.


There are some fun things to do here as well. Check out the Aquarium of Boise. Among its attractions are sharks and touch pools. There’s an old Spanish-style train station, which includes gardens and a koi pond. Other recreational parks include Cassia and Borah. Residents have easy access to shopping inside the area, including Hillcrest, Overland Park, and Vista Village Shopping Centers. Boise Bench is also just a short drive from downtown.


The median household income here is $43,500, while the median home price is $350,000. Boise Bench is just 10 minutes away from the Keylock Storage facility on S. Maple.


East End


East End is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Boise. In this upscale area, the median household income is $72,000, and the median home price is $544,500. Of course, there are small homes with lower price tags.


This charming neighborhood is filled with large Victorian homes. One interesting feature is the warm and hot springs that run under the area. These provide heat and water to area homes at low prices. This neighborhood is 19 and 21 minutes away, respectively, from our S. Maple Street facility and our Frankly St. facility in Meridian.


East End is near Boise State University, the South-Central Idaho Mountains, the Boise Foothills, and the Boise River, giving residents some interesting and scenic places to visit. Animal lovers will enjoy visiting Zoo Boise, which features around 200 animals and a kids’ farm.


Northwest Boise


The Northwest Boise neighborhood is in a great spot, nestled between downtown Boise, City of Eagle Park, and Boise Foothills. The balance between the cost of living and income is decent, with the median family income at $53,000 and the median home price at $307,009. There are also smaller, more affordable homes for individuals and small families.


In nearby Polecat Gulch Reserve residents and visitors can enjoy hiking and mountain biking. Since Northwest Boise is so close to downtown, you can easily grab a drink at Boise Brewing or Payette Brewing Company, shop at Whole Foods and other grocery stores, and get food directly from the farm at the Boise Farmers Market on Saturdays. The Keylock Storage S. Maple facility is 19 minutes away, and the Franklin location is just 20 minutes away.

North End


This upscale suburban neighborhood is so filled with trees and wide streets that it almost has a rural feel. You’ll find a variety of lovely homes here. Styles include Spanish, Queen Anne, and others. The median home price in North End is $529,000, and the median household income is $62,000. There are homes here from the 19th century as well as some from the 1910s and 1920s. Many of the houses in this area are even listed in the National Register of Historic Places.


There are several large parks nearby. These are Hillside to Hollow Reserve, Camel Back Reserve, which has lots of hiking trails, and Cottonwood Creek Trailhead. Nearby are several shopping centers, like Main Market Place and City Center Plaza. Our S. Maple Grove storage facility is 14 minutes away.

Southeast Boise


There’s an upscale and serene feel to Southeast Boise, where you’ll find ranch-style homes, plenty of lawns, and lots of trees. In this area, the median home price is $383,500 and the median family income is $56,000. Within Southeast Boise are several smaller neighborhoods. Within the area, you’ll find planned communities, winding walking trails, and communities with low rents. Our Keylock Storage facility on S. Maple Grove is just 15 minutes west.


Along the Boise River Greenbelt residents can enjoy hiking, biking, and fishing. In the northwest section of Southeast Boise is Ivywild Park, with lots of green space and several tennis courts, and there are several smaller parks, including Cypres Park and Barber Park.


As far as shopping goes, Southeast Boise is home to Boise Factory Outlet, where you can shop for great bargains, and Southshore Shopping Center, for groceries and more.


We hope this guide helps you choose a great neighborhood for yourself and your family. When you need a place to keep your extra stuff, remember Keylock Storage.


The Keylock Team
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