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Does anyone have information about Hidden Springs subdivision in Boise?

Asked by ., Sun Valley, ID Mon Jun 2, 2008

It seems like a very nice place to live, yet there are so many properties for sale? What is wrong?

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Anna,

It is a very nice place to live and the community has many amenities. The homes are beautiful and are representative of some of the valley’s best builders. It is considered to be a little ways out so I'm sure with gas prices there's some reservation as there is little or no commercial infrastructure to support community.

Another issue and only my opinion here is the existing home owners trying to sell are competing with new construction in the final phase and being undercut by the same builders that sold them their homes. That makes it a tough market to play in with the incentives builders are offering (and not even those are speeding up the process with new home sales).

As with the rest of the market there are a lot of people whose equity has been tapped by declining prices and they are finding themselves unwilling to take a loss and keeping a sign in their front yard with their fingers crossed while it collects dust.

Now is the best time to buy out there is you've always liked it and thought it was out of your price range.
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Hidden Springs is like going back in time to a Norman Rockwell Scene. It is a community with several different styles of homes to attract homeowners of all ages. In the community is a school, the Merc, Post Office, several small businesses and doctors are in the process of re locating as well. If you like to hike, bike, run or enjoy being in the great outdoors, you will find peace and tranquility just a short couple of minutes from any area you live. Many of the homes back up to open spaces where you can begin your own train head. Out of the way yet close proximity to downtown Boise, shopping and dining you will find this community a don't miss on your tour of homes if you are out looking.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 30, 2014
Hidden Springs is a fantastic community (http:// http://(www.hiddensprings.com) located in the NW Boise foothills. This neighborhood is built on an old farmstead and designed to recall life in a simpler time. The Dry Creek Merc is a central gathering place with food and live entertainment. Adjacent to The Merc is the Mail Room where you pick up mail and have a chance to say hello to neighbors. Hidden Springs Elementary is in the heart of the neighborhood and it is one of only two schools in Boise using the Harbor Method. There are also two community pools, a branch of the public library, a dentist office, a clubhouse, a barn, a community chicken coop, a CSA organic farm cooperative, a children's learning farm, Smart Start Preschool, and literally miles of hiking and biking trails in the hills (the popular Red Tail mountain biking trail starts just behind the neighborhood).

The location provides just enough distance from town that children can play outside, exploring Dry Creek, the farm, and the trails. Families watch over one another's children, keeping them safe. Kids can play like we used to when we were young. All of this, and it is still just a quick 15 minute drive over the hill via Cartwright Road to downtown Boise. No traffic, no streetlights, no stress!

I've lived in Hidden Springs since 2003 and we thoroughly enjoy raising our four sons in this friendly community. I'm happy to provide additional info or answer specific questions. Feel free to call or email.

MacKenzie Aitken, Realtor
The A Team @ GroupOne.com
(208) 287-5047
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Sep 5, 2014
Hi there! Here is a video I had made about Hidden Springs. It's where I love and I love it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pvw7QIiws-E&feature=youtu.be
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Aug 21, 2014
Have you seen the movie Truman. It kind of has that bubble vibe to it.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Dec 7, 2012
A private little community northwest of boise. It sits at the edge of foothills. There are no adjoining developed neighborhoods. Lots of open spaces. All the homes are fairly new and have front porches to encourage community. There is a very good Charter school. It's closer to Eagle, Idaho than it is to downtown Boise. Both Eagle and Hidden springs are"trendy" communities, with a lot of younger, professional families. There is a cute little general store as a gathering place.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Oct 2, 2012
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