Are you looking for ways to beat the summer heat? Check out some of these fun local activities:
Boise Whitewater Park and Quinn's Pond
This fun park has been in the works since 2012. Nestled along the Boise River near the Riverside hotel and 34th street at 3400 W. Pleasanton Avenue, 83702, park goers can enjoy river surfing through technology that is adjusted to fit the river's flow rate, and other water-based activities within the 22-acre park. River surfing is a new style and culture being embraced by surfers from around the world - these continuous waves are adjusted to fit the Boise River's flow rate. Other activities include:
- Stand Up Paddle boards (SUPS)
- Fitness classes on the water (including yoga)
Although city code requires all dogs be on a leash at all city parks and facilities, the City of Boise offers a plethora of outdoor activities for dogs and their owners and there are some exceptions to the code. Within the city are 4 off-leash dog parks that are open everyday from sunrise to sunset. These special parks feature sand or mulch materials instead of grass so that the animals can have fun in a unique environment. Additionally, there are 7 off-leash pet areas in developed multi-use parks with grass. Click here for a detailed list and maps.
A fun place you might want to consider bringing Fido to is Redwood Park, located at 2675 N. Shamrock Avenue, Boise, 83713. This park allows dogs to be off-leash from sunrise to 10 a.m. and from…
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(Meridian, Idaho, June 29th, 2018) - The Mike Brown Group at Silvercreek Realty Group was named one of America’s top real estate professional teams by REAL Trends, as advertised in The Wall Street Journal. The Mike Brown Group is now a member of the “The Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals,” a prestigious, national award ranking sponsored annually by REAL Trends and advertised in The Wall Street Journal. The Mike Brown Group is now ranked in the top one-half of 1 percent of the more than 1.3 million Realtors®…
It's officially summer and with it comes the excitement of exploring Idaho and enjoying all of the outdoor activities that our great state has to offer - including a multitude of camping options. Consider visiting one of these destinations during the upcoming camping season:
Craters of the Moon
This U.S. National Monument and national preserve is located in the Snake River Plain in central Idaho. It is along US 20 (concurrent with US 93 and US 26), between the small towns of Arco and Carey, at an average elevation of 5,900 feet (1,800 m) above sea level. The protected area's features are volcanic and represent one of the best preserved flood basalt areas in the continental United States.
A reviewer says, “We loved our visit to Craters, the…
As a homeowner, you may have recently received your property tax assessment in the mail. This past week, Ada County Public Information Officer Kate McGwire released a statement regarding assessment notices saying, “It is no surprise Ada County is one of the fastest growing areas in the nation. Those of us lucky enough to call Ada County home are experiencing the greatest market appreciation since the end of the Great Recession. Median value increases for many neighborhoods are in the double-digits this year. With this upward trend in values comes understandable concern about its effect on property taxes. It is a common misconception that property tax burdens change directly in proportion to property values. Idaho’s property tax system is…
Nothing says bright, fresh, and clean in a home like the color white. White is arguably the most versatile of paint colors. No matter the design style, from classic and cozy to clean and contemporary, this versatile neutral works well in a variety of color schemes. Decorating your home in an all-white interior gives you the ability to change your decor at a whim – by simply adding texture and pops of color.
White is timeless and can be used as an anchor within your home and it's the most reflective of all colors - containing all of the wavelengths of the visible spectrum. When light is filtered throughout your white walls (such as bouncing light coming from windows), wavelengths are being reflected and none of them are absorbed, creating…
Summer is quickly approaching. The month of May is the perfect time to deep clean your home in preparation for the busyness that summer brings. Here are a few easy tips to get you started:
Cleaning blinds can be one of the most time-consuming tasks of deep cleaning. Not everyone has a feather duster on hand. Make your own by simply wrapping two microfiber cloths over a pair of tongs and securing each end with a rubber band. Your blinds will be dust-free in no time with this homemade tool. If you don’t want to clean your blinds yourself, consider a local cleaning company that specializes in blinds like Window Wizard Window & Blind Cleaning. They’ll come to your house, remove your blinds, and take them to be cleaned within their mobile…