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Summer officially starts on June 21st– and with it brings so many options for fun for all ages in the Treasure Valley.  

Food

Farmers Market

Our area growth brings big city options; yet Boise is still maintaining its small city feel with food pop-ups, intimate farm-to-table dinners, and thriving farmer’s markets! Check out:

  • Boise Farmers Market
  • Capital City Public Market
  • Meridian Main Street Market
  • Boise Pop Up Restaurants

Drinks

  • Boise Breweries
  • Visit Idaho Wine Country

Summer sports

The City of Trees offers too many warm-weather outdoor activities to list! From water yoga to a leisurely game of golf, you’ll find just the right type of action you are looking for. 

  • Water Fun
  • Golfing
  • Camping

And

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MOTHER'S DAY 

Mother's Day is May 12!

Browse a few of these events to get started on your Mother's Day plans.

  • Mother’s Day Brunch at Zoo Boise: May 12, 9 Am - 10 AM
  • Mother's Day Concert Featuring The Fabulous Chancellors: May 12, 11 AM
  • Mothers Day Paint 'N' Sip: Gray Moon Mini Painting: May 12, 12 PM
  • Mother's Day at Hells Canyon Winery: May 12, 12 PM - 5 PM
  • Mother’s Day Gourmet Brunch: May 12, 10:30 AM & 12:30 PM
  • Tree City Chamber Players: Mother's Day Recital: May 12, 3 PM

FAMILY

Family Snooze at the Zoo Overnight

Ready for an overnight adventure at Zoo Boise? 

Families will experience a camp out unlike any other. Sleep under the stars right in the middle of the city! Enjoy programs led by education

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The median home price in Boise, Idaho has been skyrocketing in recent years.

In October 2018, the median home price was $321,398, which is 19.9% higher than in 2017. This increase in price is due mainly to the fast growing population—80,000 people moved to Boise in 2016 alone.

With so many newcomers and so little supply of residential properties, buying an affordable home in Boise is challenging.

So how do you buy an affordable home in Boise’s sellers market? Here are some tips for buying in a competitive market:

Get a Great Real Estate Agent

Having a great Boise real estate agent makes all the difference when buying a home in a market with a housing shortage.

With homes selling faster than ever, you need a real estate agent who will

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Mark your calendars for the Boise Spring Parade of Homes! See the latest in new construction and the hottest communities in the Ada County area. Tour 39 amazing homes! Free and open to the public from April 27th - May 12th.

This year, the workmanship of 34 builders on 39 unique homes will be showcased during the Spring Parade of Homes; an annual event held by the Building Contractors Association of Southwestern Idaho that begins April 27th through May 12th. Some of the best home designs in the Treasure Valley will be on display at this free event that is open to the general public.

The Mike Brown Group is proud to represent two premier Treasure Valley builders, Biltmore Co. and Ninety Degree Construction. These award-winning builders are

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Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park - A lasting legacy for Meridian residents 

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Idaho has earned the title of the fastest growing state in the country (for the second year in a row). In 2018, Forbes named Meridian, Idaho the fastest growing metro area in the U.S. Visitors are pleasantly surprised at all of the amenities the Treasure Valley has to offer, including the seemingly endless parks and recreation options.  

Natives and those who’ve recently relocated here enjoy a vast array of employment opportunities, food options, year-round outdoor activities, and easy access to hundreds of acres of parks scattered throughout the valley. Many residents have heard the stories of long-established parks such as Julia

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Preserving a mid-century modern home can be both financially and aesthetically rewarding. These homes are in high demand in the Treasure Valley as their uniqueness and livability coincides with amazing and sought-after living spaces. The Idaho Statesman estimates that there are 11,000 mid-century homes in Boise, and even more in the greater Treasure Valley. 

Many Boise mid-century homes are at or over 50 years old, yet it is up to the homeowner to care and maintain the integrity of their mid-century home as it's an arduous process to be listed in the National Register of Historical Places. Modernism sprang from the convergence of new industrial materials and a new philosophy of building where form follows function. Architect Louis

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