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80srocker, Home Buyer in Danville, CA

Bring my 17 YO to Boise this weekend

Asked by 80srocker, Danville, CA Thu May 14, 2009

Hi All, Sold our home in Danville Ca. Bring my 17 year old daughter to Boise for the weekend so she can get a feel for your great town. Any suggestions on things to do? We only have two days and I’m trying to convince her that Boise is the place to be. My wife and I have spent a lot of time in your town, SO WE’RE SOLD. Also, Is CWI the best local community college? Any other suggestions would be welcomed. We are cash buyers up to $750,000 - $800,000 we don’t need a huge home just a fantastic area. I also have a third grader so TOP schools are a must. Thank you!

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So how is the move going? Which college di d you choose?

Regards, Tom Ashworth
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jul 18, 2009
CSI - Collegee of Southern Idaho is also a great community college. I go to Boise State University right now working on my Masters and I am a little partial toward using BSU, but nothing wrong with CWI for sure.

Welcome to Boise and hope you find a nice place to live. Obviously, I am like other agents and would like to help you, but hey you have heard a lot of that already.

Tom Ashworth
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jun 11, 2009
Check out that 8th street area and BODO, also greenbelt area...you should also drive by Roaring Springs...17 years old she'll probably want to hang out there during the summer...Boise's great, you might also want to check out Meridian (10 min. west of Boise) for neighborhoods, there are a lot of great deals out there!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu May 14, 2009
Well a young teenage girl is surely hard to please, that is a real challenge indeed. I would say that Boise is a fabulous place to raise a family, people here still have manners and ettiquite. Dawn stated rafting and I would have to say she is speaking truth, It is really fun. Dawn is a fabulous Realtor, I have had the privelage of working with her a number of times. Bodo is a nice area, if she likes to shop it might fancy her.

Riding bikes on the Greenbelt that follows the Boise River is fun, and when it is warmer a lot of people like to do the lazy float of the Boise River. A drive north up HWY 21 through Idaho City (eat at Trudy's Kitchen YUM) and then to Lowman and on to Stanley to see the Saw Tooth Mountains is very scenic, from there curve down to Sun Valley, maybe you will see Arnold, or Demi, Tom Hanks, perhaps Ashton. The shopping is fun and there are many restaurants. From there shoot down to HWY 84 and back to Boise. Start early it will be a full day.

Boise has many good school districts that rate very well nationaly, and there is a great variety of neighborhoods and areas to choose from.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu May 14, 2009
I used to own a White water rafting company just north of Boise. This weekend is supossed to be wonderful weather and I suggest a raft trip on the Payette River. The water will be cold but they will have splash jackets and wet suits. The main Payette is a fun trip for first timer who don't want to many rapids but the big water of the Southfork Staircase run this time of year is also incredible. I suggest Bear Valley River Company 208-793-2272. While you are in Banks come up and check out Garden Valley. WE are a small mountain community about 50 minutes north of Boise. I brought my three kids to this community and we love it here. Not to much snow, great sunny blue skies in the winter andwe live in the middle of Natures Playground. If you would like me to show you the area please call . And let Bear Valley River Company know Dawn sent you! Enjoy your visit in Boise
Have a great day
Dawn (208) 861-0734
Garden Valley Real Estate as 43 Degrees North Real Estate
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu May 14, 2009
80srocker,

You should at least tour through BODO and the downtown area. That's more fun for shopping than the mall. There are some great shops and it's fun to walk around.

If you're out in the Eagle area in the morning you should check out Rembrandt's coffee shop. It was converted from and old church and it's a great way to spend a lazy morning or have lunch.

I personally would choose Boise State over CWI. It's in the heart of the downtown area and although it's a full blown state college it still has the feel of a community college. It's also in close proximity to the North End which is a very popular place to live. You're going to have to make her a Broncos convert to live in this town anyway, might as well do it right.

You're going to have buyer's agents jumping all over you with the price range you're shopping in. Just do your due diligence and pick one that fits right for you. If I can answer any other questions let me know.
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