The festive season is on its way, and downtown Meridian is ready to celebrate. Our real estate agents love working in this city thanks to all of the exciting holiday events. There are plenty of these to look forward to in 2022. Here are just a few of the highlights!
This small city is full of culture and opportunity all year round. Contact us today to learn more about our Meridian and Boise homes for sale and find out how you can become a part of this exceptional community.
If you dread the thought of leaving the house without your dog, you're not alone. Our real estate agents love their pets and are always on the lookout for local adventures to take them on. Our furry friends are part of our families, and so we enjoy spending time outside the house with them whenever possible – even in the winter!
Both you and your furry friends benefit from outdoor exercise all year, so don't let colder weather stop you from exploring. Get that winter gear (for both of you) out of the closet and get outside. From beautiful parks to trails and fenced dog parks, there are tons of options around the Boise area. If you're planning a pet-friendly weekend around town, here are some of our favorite destinations your pup is sure to love:
As a reminder, when taking your dog out for an adventure, make sure to keep them on a leash unless the area specifically allows them to be off-leash. Bring water and food if you'll be out for a couple of hours. And don't forget to clean up after them if needed.
Spending a day out on the town with your dog is one of the best ways to unwind and get to know the area. Thankfully, it's easy to do in Boise. Contact us today for more information on the area's local businesses and amenities that your whole family can enjoy.
Are you ready for the spookiest holiday of the year? It's almost time to celebrate Halloween, and as always, there will be some exciting events around Boise. From pub crawls to 5k runs, artisan markets, and everything in between, there's something for everyone coming up on the calendar this October. Our real estate agents have all of the details of 5 fun Halloween events in Boise this year.
Is buying or selling a home at the top of your to-do list this fall? Let our local team help you accomplish your real estate goals. Contact us to buy and sell homes throughout the Boise, ID, area.
Fall brings a fresh crispness to the air here in the Boise area, and the changing leaves make it a great season to spend some time outdoors. In particular, fall is one of our real estate agents' favorite seasons to visit the Idaho Botanical Garden.
But lovely weather and beautiful foliage aren't the only reasons to visit the gardens this fall. Just like they do every year, the Idaho Botanical Garden is hosting a wide range of fun, family-friendly autumn events and festivities in 2022. Be sure to mark your calendar for these garden events in Boise this fall!
Contact us today to learn more about living life to the fullest through all the changing seasons in Idaho. If you're looking for your dream home, our real estate agents are dedicated to helping you find it in Boise and the surrounding areas.
With more than 500 artifacts in its 80,000 square feet, the Idaho State Museum serves as a living testament to the state's legacy. Our real estate agents love exploring these incredible exhibits found at the museum.
Syringa and Treasures Galleries host rotating exhibits. Some highlight additional artifacts in the museum's collection, while others feature materials on loan from national sources.
Currently, Treasures Gallery features "The Art of Deco." This distinctive style reached its peak of popularity during the 1920s, but it lives on through the design of structures such as the Empire State Building.
During its heyday, Art Deco influenced the look of everything from clothing to toys, with examples of both on display among more than 40 artifacts. The State Historic Preservation Office has also created a digital StoryMap identifying Art Deco architecture in Boise, including the museum's original façade.
After viewing this exhibit, visitors will have a greater understanding of the iconic style's influence on design around the world. "The Art of Deco" runs through January 14, 2023.
The museum's reach extends beyond its physical location. These entertaining exhibits are as close as your smartphone, tablet, or laptop.
The Idaho State Museum is located at 610 Julia Davis Dr., just minutes from Boise homes for sale. Hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m daily except Sunday when doors open at noon. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for college students with ID, and $5 for ages 6-17.
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If you're about to celebrate an anniversary, milestone birthday, or another special occasion, enjoying some delicious cuisine is a lovely option. Fine dining is as much about the ambiance as it is about the food. Dressing up and pampering yourself really makes the occasion special and memorable. Luckily, Boise has some incredible fine dining restaurants to choose from. Take a break from looking at Boise homes for sale, and enjoy a meal at one of these top spots.
Make sure your evening is extra special, and you don't have to wait long for your table when you make a reservation at one of these restaurants. Whichever restaurant you choose, we hope you have a memorable evening. If you're new to the Boise area and still looking for a place to call home, contact us soon. Our real estate agents would be happy to assist you.
Did you know that Idaho leads the United States in barley production? Add to that a #3 ranking in hops production, and it's no surprise that Boise is home to a number of terrific breweries. Raise a glass at these wonderful locations recommended by our real estate agents.
Find out why Boise is a satisfying mix of trendy and traditional. Contact us at Coldwell Banker Tomlinson to learn more.
Boise homes for sale are some of the most desirable in the region, and there's something here for everyone. But our real estate agents know that the decision is even bigger than what property you choose. It's about joining a community where you can truly feel at home.
Take a look at everything Boise has to offer, and you'll see yourself living here!
As the capital of Idaho, one of Boise's unique strengths is its busy social calendar. Whether you love music, art, food, or all of the above, downtown Boise is the happening place to be.
Let's check in with some of the most popular summer events:
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Since 1897, the Western Idaho Fair has been summer's main event near Boise homes for sale. Find out why our real estate agents expect that this year's version, appropriately dubbed "The Big Social," will once again be the highlight of the season.
History of the Fair
Around the turn of the 20th century, Boise was relatively isolated from other cities. The Intermountain Fair was designed as a way for the communities to connect, as Boise showcased their strong agricultural foundation.
While the fair has generated an increase in local business, financial troubles caused sporadic closings over the years. Since the mid-1980s, the Western Idaho Fair has been entirely self-supporting, with no taxpayer funding. Today, as the fair celebrates 125 years, more than a quarter of a million people attend annually.
Acts and Attractions
From animal exhibits to strolling violinists, the fair features entertainment appealing to all ages and interests. Here's a look at some of the most anticipated attractions:
Plan to enjoy big-name concerts during fair week. Admission is included with your fair ticket. Seating is first-come, first-served.
All shows start at 7:30 p.m.
Dates and Information
Life in Boise is full of fun and tradition. If you're buying or selling a home, contact us.
The theater is alive and well in Boise! Every summer, the Idaho Shakespeare Festival presents classics in a beautiful setting that's only a stone's throw from the Boise River, and the 2022 season is no exception.
A typical season for the festival includes five or six productions, each shown multiple times between June and September in a spectacular outdoor amphitheater. As always, our real estate agents are excited to see what the Idaho Shakespeare Festival has in store for us this summer.
About the Venue
Located just minutes from these Boise homes for sale, Idaho Shakespeare Festival events take place at a beautiful outdoor amphitheater surrounded by a wooded habitat reserve. It's a state-of-the-art facility that was designed to naturally amplify the human voice.
The Amphitheater seats 770, but there's also a spacious general-admission lawn area overlooking the stage. General admission patrons are welcome to bring picnic blankets and lawn chairs. There is also an option to reserve a specific tableside spot with a chair already set up.
Attendees are welcome to bring their own food and drink as well. The on-site Café Shakespeare also offers a wide range of refreshments, including gourmet deli items, picnic dinners, desserts, and beverage options, including beer and wine.
The Idaho Shakespeare Festival has been going strong since 1977, and attendance over the course of a season often exceeds 50,000 people. After being forced to cancel the season due to COVID-19 in 2020 and 2021, we're thrilled to welcome the festival back for 2022!
Idaho Shakespeare Festival 2022 Season
The Idaho Shakespeare Festival presents a different slate of stage productions every season, and contrary to what some may expect, it's not all Shakespeare! As is usually the case, this season includes some of the Bard's most well-known works, along with several more modern plays.
The 2022 season began with an amazing and now-concluded run of Shakespeare's classic, Much Ado About Nothing. But that was just the beginning! Be sure to catch these upcoming shows (and check out the festival's official calendar for more details):
Whichever shows you choose to attend, be sure to get your seat early. Most dates include pre-show events such as live music and beer or wine tastings, which are not to be missed! Check their website for any schedule changes due to Covid.
Boise has earned a reputation as a hub for arts and culture, and the Idaho Shakespeare Festival is just the tip of the iceberg. Contact us today to learn more about life in Idaho, and be sure to ask our real estate agents about finding your dream home in Boise and the surrounding areas.