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Old 12-12-2009, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Boise County
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Hello - Just wondering what some of your thoughts are on neighborhoods in NW Boise? With the exception of older homes in the North End, are there any comparisons? Thanks in advance for your thoughts and opinions.
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Old 12-13-2009, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Boise, ID
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How are you defining NW? Are you looking at anything west of 28th or are you talking about west of 36th street?
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Old 12-13-2009, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Boise County
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I believe west of 28th-
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Old 12-15-2009, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Boise, ID
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Oh, hello again! I'll put my two cents in since we live in the neighborhood and hopefully someone else has their own feedback.

I was asking if you were referring to west of 36th or west of 28th because the north end and NW neighborhoods were developed starting at the turn of the last century near the downtown heading west. By the time it reached 28th street, it was the 1950's. By the time development reached 36th street, it was around the late 1970's/early '80's. So neighborhoods west of 36th street are newer.

Being the 1950's, the homes near 28th generally no longer had amenities like sidewalks. On the other hand, the lots started to get larger, reflecting the times. There are still lots of huge old trees. Go farther west, the trees get smaller, homes get newer, you get the picture. Some would say the "charm" of the north end ends at 36th street. But a lot of folks prefer a newer neighborhood. You'll generally have more traffic to drive through west of 36th because most people commute toward downtown.
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Old 12-16-2009, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Boise County
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Wow, "TeamGray", I'm impressed with your knowledge of the area. We actually prefer a tree lined street, sidewalks, front porches and the like. Sidewalks make it nice to say hello to neighbors and take the dogs for walks. Love the trees and the leaves that go with them... Thanks again for your posting!
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Old 12-16-2009, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Wow, "TeamGray", I'm impressed with your knowledge of the area. We actually prefer a tree lined street, sidewalks, front porches and the like. Sidewalks make it nice to say hello to neighbors and take the dogs for walks. Love the trees and the leaves that go with them... Thanks again for your posting!
You may like the North End around 28th eastward yet! The lack of sidewalks doesn't really affect the sort of bike and foot traffic with which you could mingle from a front porch, and the trees are certainly lush in that locale. Several small parks and a few larger ones, too.
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