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Old 01-21-2010, 11:31 PM
 
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Can someone provide me with some information regarding Eagle, Idaho? As I understand it, it is mostly new development. Are there any homes being constructed that do NOT have a home owners association fee?

If some people can provided some of the pros and cons of living there it would be greatly appreciated. What are the likes and dislikes of the community?
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Old 01-24-2010, 09:20 AM
 
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jja100,

also looking in eagle and other spots around boise. by definition, with the population more than doubling in the past 15 years -- there has been a lot of new construction. similar to other areas, some growing pains accompanied by sluggish real estate prices. not the norm, but i've seen some strikingly beautiful homes on very small parcels...so...be a bit "calculated" in your analysis of property appraisal. (naturally, structure is another story). many HOA communities but also a selection of stand alones. just some thoughts from another "outsider looking in." for more details/info...hopefully a few locals will respond to your query.
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Old 01-24-2010, 12:29 PM
 
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My brother in law lives in Eagle, my opinion is based on visiting not living there. There are many very nice houses in the area, a lot of new development was done around there. From what my brother in law tells me there are also a lot of houses that have been foreclosed on, so you might be able to get a good deal on a nice house.

The negative, in my view, is the entire area feels like miles upon miles of strip malls. You could find just about any goods or services in the area, but it does feel like the definition of urban sprawl.
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Old 01-25-2010, 01:14 AM
 
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Thanks guys for the info.
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Old 01-25-2010, 11:09 AM
 
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Eagle does have a small, quaint, downtown area that has restaurants, art galleries, shops, and a few parks. I think most people who live in Boise and just drive through Eagle for whatever purpose sometimes forget that there is a tiny little downtown, granted it isn't huge but if you want to walk from shop to shop and eat, go to a coffee house, an art gallery you can do that in downtown Eagle, a person does not have to go to a strip mall.
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Old 01-25-2010, 06:07 PM
 
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I noticed from the citi-data info on Eagle that the median income is nearly double than that of Boise and most other places in the state aside from Ketchum and was wondering why that is? Is it industry, small business, or outside capital?

I have heard that a lot of Californians live there and was wondering if they just lump in erroneous income from out of state or if they are actually working for that money.
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Old 01-26-2010, 01:39 AM
 
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I noticed from the citi-data info on Eagle that the median income is nearly double than that of Boise and most other places in the state aside from Ketchum and was wondering why that is? Is it industry, small business, or outside capital?

I have heard that a lot of Californians live there and was wondering if they just lump in erroneous income from out of state or if they are actually working for that money.
It's simple. That is where a good chunk of Boise's medical profession choose to call home.

As for the original post, a lot of it depends on what you are looking for. Are you living there and commuting elsewhere, are you just planning on residing in the community, have kids that go to school, etc. Point is that there are a lot of variables. From my perspective, Eagle is about the last place I would want to live in Ada County, due to it's isolation from the interstate and the fact that the two most congested roads in the treasure valley are really the only way in and out of town (State Street and Eagle Road). I understand not wanting to live right next to the Freeway, but not to the extreme that Eagle does. First and foremost you need to ask yourself how important it is to have easy access to things such as the freeway, the airport, mall area, downtown Boise, and a wide variety of places to go out to eat? Not saying that there isn't anywhere to go eat in eagle but you will have to drive a little ways to be in an area that will give you a wide variety of options.
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Old 01-26-2010, 02:44 AM
 
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It's simple. That is where a good chunk of Boise's medical profession choose to call home.

As for the original post, a lot of it depends on what you are looking for. Are you living there and commuting elsewhere, are you just planning on residing in the community, have kids that go to school, etc. Point is that there are a lot of variables. From my perspective, Eagle is about the last place I would want to live in Ada County, due to it's isolation from the interstate and the fact that the two most congested roads in the treasure valley are really the only way in and out of town (State Street and Eagle Road). I understand not wanting to live right next to the Freeway, but not to the extreme that Eagle does. First and foremost you need to ask yourself how important it is to have easy access to things such as the freeway, the airport, mall area, downtown Boise, and a wide variety of places to go out to eat? Not saying that there isn't anywhere to go eat in eagle but you will have to drive a little ways to be in an area that will give you a wide variety of options.
Well, I am in NID but this information is for a friend that wants to move to the Boise area from out of state. No kids, doesn't care about schools in fact him and his wife don't plan on any children in the near future and live right next to a school now and hate living next to schools because of the traffic and congestion that it brings near his house everyday. They have some money so they prefer a more affluent community with low crime. They have enough money to not have to work but they are seeking jobs in Boise to keep occupied so they will probably commute. And they also live near a freeway now and don't like the constant noise at night. They are looking for property that does NOT have HOA fees and they want at least 1/2 an acre of land to gap themselves from the next house. They prefer a relatively new to brand new home. I hope that narrows it down. Price really isn't an issue so long that it is under 600k. That is all so far from our recent chat. Thx
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Old 01-26-2010, 03:22 AM
 
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They could live in the Boise Foothills and have all of that and for that price range they could have an older home that has been well maintained (better than the lower quality builds that are going on these days). I would tell them to come here and try a commute down state street to downtown boise or to the interstate and see if that is something they would like to do on a daily basis.
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Old 01-28-2010, 09:51 AM
 
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Haha... eagle is an association fee! It's a mini California. So be prepared to not have land to your self, pay higher taxes for your home, and it's annoyingly yuppie. Move out to Kuna area if you want cheap hosuing and lower taxes and less yuppiesh...
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