BOISE AND MERIDIAN DISTRICTS AND ADA & CANYON COUNTY

SELECTED CITIES OVERVIEW AND AVERAGE/MEDIAN HOME SALES

FROM 1998 THROUGH PRESENT BY AREA

CHAPTER X -Appendix I to Area 650 to 950 Part IV of VII

 

 

West Boise and Garden City - Meridian District (Area 650)

 

West Boise and Garden City - Meridian District Map provided by Southwestern Idaho Regional Multiple Listing Service

http://www.swidahohomes.com/images/adamap4.gif

 

City of Boise Home Page http://www.cityofboise.org

 

Ada County Profile http://www.idoc.state.id.us/idcomm/pdfs/Ada.pdf

 

Idaho City Profile http://www.idoc.state.id.us/idcomm/compro.html

 

Idaho County Profiles - Statistical descriptions of Idaho counties from an economic development perspective

http://www.idoc.state.id.us/idcomm/cntypro.html

 

Idaho Data Center http://www.idoc.state.id.us/Data/dtacntr.html

 

Idaho Businesses on the Web http://www.accessidaho.org/working/bonweb.html

 

Southwestern Idaho Regional Multiple Listing Service (Home Page) http://www.swidahohomes.com or the Ada County Association of Realtors® (Home Page) http://www.adacounty-realtors.com provides Residential Home Sales statistics.

 

Southwestern Idaho Regional Multiple Listing Service or the Ada County Association of Realtors® refers to areas in Ada County by a numerical number. http://www.swidahohomes.com/map/adamap.html

 

1998

 

West Boise and Garden City - Meridian District, refereed to, as Area 650, average price of a home sold by December 1998 was $140,225, as compared to the Median price of $122,900. (Ref. 1).

 

QUARTER/YEAR

NEW CONST

EXISTING HOMES

TOTAL LISTING

1st/1998

73

105

178 (Ref. 2)

 

Second and Third Quarter 1998 Statistics not available on Southwestern Idaho Regional Multiple Listing Service Home Sales Statistics Web site as of June 20, 2002. (Ref. 1B) & (Ref. 1C).

 

4th/1998

390

527

917 (Ref. 1)

Total

463

632

1,095

 

Ada County average of the price of a home sold was $140,728 at the end of December 1998, as compared to the median price of $119,900 county wide. (Ref. 1)

 

1999

 

The average price of a home sold in West Boise and Garden City by December 1999 was $147,614, as compared to the Median price of $131,955. (Ref. 3).

 

QUARTER/YEAR

NEW CONST

EXISTING HOMES

TOTAL LISTING

1st/1999

83

91

174 (Ref. 4)

2nd/1999

239

238

477 (Ref. 5)

3rd/1999

380

402

782 (Ref. 6)

4th/1999

496

535

1,031 (Ref. 3)

Total

1,198

1,266

2,464

 

Ada County average of the price of a home sold was $147,829 at the end of December 1999, as compared to the median price of $123,500 county wide. (Ref. 3).

 

2000

 

The average price of homes sold during the first three months of 2000 in West Boise and Garden City was $151,650, as compared to the median price of $129,350. (Ref. 7)

 

QUARTER/YEAR

NEW CONST

EXISTING HOMES

TOTAL LISTING

1st/2000

92

88

180 (Ref. 7)

2nd/2000

113

118

231 (Ref. 8)

3rd/2000

131

181

312 (Ref. 9)

4th/2000

76

134

210 (Ref. 10)

Total

412

521

332

 

Ada County average price of home of $151,591 at the end of March 2000, as compared to the median price of $123,500 county wide. (Ref. 7)

 

2001

 

At the end of the First Quarter of 2001, the average price of homes sold in West Boise and Garden City was $150,066, as compared to the Median price of $133,000. (Ref. 11)

 

QUARTER/YEAR

NEW CONST

EXISTING HOMES

TOTAL LISTING

1st/2001

84

151

235 (Ref. 11)

2nd/2001

88

221

309 (Ref. 12)

3rd/2001

87

214

301 (Ref. 13)

4th/2001

85

169

254 (Ref. 14)

Total

344

755

1,099

 

Ada County average price of homes sold at the end of the first three months of 2001 was $158,827, as compared to the median price of $131,000. (Ref. 11)

 

2002

 

At the end of the First Quarter of 2002, the average price of homes sold in West Boise and Garden City was $156,740 as compared to the Median price of $140,828. Ada County average price of homes sold at the end of the first three months of 2002 was $166,999, as compared to the median price of $139,000. (Ref. 15)

 

QUARTER/YEAR

NEW CONST

EXISTING HOMES

TOTAL LISTING

1st/2002

64

126

190 (Ref. 15)

2nd/2002

49

178

227 (Ref. 16)

3rd/2002

61

183                               244 (Ref. 17)

4th/2002

Not Available (Ref. 18)

 

Total

174

487

661

 

 

At the end of the Second Quarter of 2002, the average price of homes sold in West oise and Garden City was $157,637, as compared to the Median price of $134,900. Ada County average price of homes sold at the end of the Second Quarter or June 2002 was $172,188, as compared to the median price of $140,000. (Ref. 16)

 

At the end of the Third Quarter of 2002, the average price of homes sold in West Boise and Garden City was $163,366, as compared to the Median price of $147,539. Ada County average price of homes sold at the end of the Third Quarter or September 2002 was $173,920, as compared to the median price of $143,545. (Ref. 17).

 

 

October 1998 through September 2002 West Boise and Garden City Single-Family Homes Sold:

 

QUARTER/YEAR

NEW CONST

EXISTING HOMES

TOTAL LISTING

4th / 1998

390

527

917

1st - 4th / 1999

1,198

1,266

2,464

1st - 4th / 2000

412

521

933

1st - 4th / 2001

344

755

1,099

1st - 3rd / 2002

174

487

661

Total

2,518

3,556

6,074

 

Area 650 Home Sales October 1998 through June 2002 (Second and Third Quarter 1998 Statistics were not available as of June 20, 2002), consisting of three-years and nine months, consists of the following monthly average by decimal:

 

NEW CONST

EXISTING HOMES

TOTAL LISTING

54.6

74.95

129.55

 

Area 650 Home Sales October 1998 through September 2002 (Second and Third Quarter 1998 Statistics not reported), consisting of four-years, illustrates the following monthly average by decimal:

 

NEW CONST

EXISTING HOMES

TOTAL LISTING

52.46

74.08

126.54

 

Ada County Southwestern Idaho Regional Multiple Listing Service Residential Home Sales statistics

http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/AdaInterface.html

 

(Ref. 1) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/AdaQtr4.htm

 

(Ref. 1B) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/ada2q.html 

 

(Ref. 1C) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/ada3q.html

 

(Ref. 2) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/AdaQtr1.htm

 

(Ref. 3). http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada4Q99.htm

 

(Ref. 4)   http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada1Q99.htm

 

(Ref. 5)   http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada2Q99.htm

 

(Ref. 6)  http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada3Q99.htm

 

(Ref. 7)   http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada1Q00.htm

 

(Ref. 8)   http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada2Q.htm

 

(Ref. 9)   http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/AdaQ3.html

 

(Ref. 10) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/ada4q00.html

 

(Ref. 11) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada1Q01.html

 

(Ref. 12) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada2Q01.pdf

 

(Ref. 13) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada3Q01.pdf

 

(Ref. 14) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada4Q01.pdf

 

(Ref. 15) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada1Q02.pdf

 

(Ref. 16) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada2Q02.pdf

 

(Ref. 17) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada3Q02.pdf

 

Garden City (Area 700) & Garden City Meridian District (Area 750 - 1999 -  2000)

 

Garden & Garden City Meridian District Map provided by Southwestern Idaho Regional Multiple Listing Service

http://www.swidahohomes.com/images/adamap4.gif

 

Neighborhood Planning and Development Services

http://www.cityofboise.org/pds/neighbor.asp#Neighborhood%20Groups

 

City of Boise Home Page http://www.cityofboise.org

 

Ada County Profile http://www.idoc.state.id.us/idcomm/pdfs/Ada.pdf

 

Idaho City Profile http://www.idoc.state.id.us/idcomm/compro.html

 

Idaho County Profiles - Statistical descriptions of Idaho counties from an economic development perspective

http://www.idoc.state.id.us/idcomm/cntypro.html

 

Idaho Data Center http://www.idoc.state.id.us/Data/dtacntr.html

 

Idaho Businesses on the Web http://www.accessidaho.org/working/bonweb.html

 

“Although new residents and businesses are moving in, Garden City faces a different kind of growth pressure than other cities in the valley.  It's a small city sitting in the middle of the state's largest urban area. Its missile shape means it must run services a longer distance than most cities of 10.000 and precludes urban sprawl because there's no place to sprawl.

 

Garden City is packed with small businesses and has the widest range of housing prices in Ada County.  Before Garden City became a city, it was the site of gardens where Chinese immigrants raised produce to sell to residents of nearby Boise.  This city and its main thoroughfare, Chinden Boulevard, both are named after the Chinese gardens.

 

When the Idaho Legislature legalized gam­bling by city option in 1949 and all the cities promptly outlawed it, enterprising individuals incorporated Garden City as a gaming mecca.

 

Gambling revenues paid for a library, a police department and other city services.  Four years later, when the Legislature reversed itself and outlawed gambling, Garden City was with an uncertain future.

 

Last year, the city celebrated its 50th anniversary.  The business-friendly city government has helped commercial development increase.  And recognition of the value of its riverside property has resulted in a proliferation of upscale housing developments.

 

Those upscale housing developments, among the Boise area's finest, line both sides of the Boise River as it flows through Garden City.  They add to the apparent contrasts of the city, which has some of the lowest-cost hous­ing in the area as well.

 

Commuter traffic is a particular problem in Garden City because of the major thorough­fares that run through it and into Boise.

 

In addition to Chinden Boulevard, Garden City is home to Glenwood Street, State Street and Veterans Memorial Parkway, all major commuter routes for workers traveling from East Boise or outlying towns into downtown Boise.

 

Most recently, Curtis Road was extended from the Bench to Chinden and Veterans Memorial Parkway, giving motorists a new north-south route through Garden City.

 

Garden City students attend schools operat­ed by either Boise or Meridian school districts.  None of the schools is in Garden City.  Officials are hoping to find a site within city limits for a future elementary school.  City officials already have located sites for or several new parks, which are under develop­ment.  The existing Centennial Park commemorates the contributions of the Chinese people to Garden City, and the Boise River Greenbelt is being completed through Garden City.  The city built a new police department in 1999 - planning to move its City Hall to the former Max building at the corner of Glenwood Street and Chinden Boulevard.

 

Situated in the middle of Ida­ho's capital city, Garden City is packed with small business­es and has the widest range of housing prices in Ada County.  The city also is home to the Boys and Girls club of Ada County.  The club opened in 1997 with the goal of signing up 300 children in the frst-year.  The club now serves more than 800 children and is undergoing a $1.9 million expansion that will almost quadruple its size.  In addition, Garden City is home to the Western Idaho Fairgrounds, horse racing at Les Bois Park and professional baseball at Memorial Stadium.  Although these venues are not operated by Garden City, they bring in much traffic and business.”

 

Lz Wyatt of the Idaho Statesman September 21, 2000 reported:  “Garden City near Boise received plans from DBSI Group of Companies for a 104,000-square-foot shopping center that would be next to Wal-Mart’s planned 201-square-foot store near the intersection of Glenwood and State streets.  The proposed shopping mall will be decided on October 18, 2000.  Opponents of the store have organized a group called Citizens Against Gridlock and have spent thousands of dollars on advertisements, mailings and signs to protest the Super Center.  They also staged a rally at the intersection in August 2000.  They argue the intersection already is clogged and can’t handle the additional cars the proposed development would bring.”

 

Southwestern Idaho Regional Multiple Listing Service (Home Page) http://www.swidahohomes.com or the Ada County Association of Realtors® (Home Page) http://www.adacounty-realtors.com provides Residential Home Sales statistics.

 

Southwestern Idaho Regional Multiple Listing Service or the Ada County Association of Realtors® refers to areas in Ada County by a numerical number. http://www.swidahohomes.com/map/adamap.html

 

1998 - Area 700

 

Garden City, refereed to as Area 700, average price of a home sold by December 1998 was $142,054, as compared to the Median price of $142,054. (Ref. 1).

 

QUARTER/YEAR

NEW CONST

EXISTING HOMES

TOTAL LISTING

1st/1998

0

0

0 (Ref. 2)

 

Second and Third Quarter 1998 Statistics not available on Southwestern Idaho Regional Multiple Listing Service Home Sales Statistics Web site as of June 20, 2002. (Ref. 1B) & (Ref. 1C).

 

4th/1998

1

1

2 (Ref. 1)

Total

1

1

2

 

1998 - Area 750

 

The Ada County Association of Realtors lists an average housing price of $138,754 for houses sold by December 1998, in the portion of Garden City in the Meridian School District refereed to as Area 750, as compared to the Median price of $119,900. (Ref. 1).

 

QUARTER/YEAR

NEW CONST

EXISTING HOMES

TOTAL LISTING

1st/1998

1

9

10 (Ref. 2)

 

Second and Third Quarter 1998 Statistics not available on Southwestern Idaho Regional Multiple Listing Service Home Sales Statistics Web site as of June 20, 2002. (Ref. 1B) & (Ref. 1C).

 

4th/1998

7

40

47 (Ref. 1)

Total

8

49

57

 

Ada County average of the price of a home sold was $140,728 at the end of December 1998, as compared to the median price of $119,900 county wide. (Ref. 1).

 

1999 - Area 700

 

In the section of the city served by the Boise School District, refereed to as Area 700, the average price of a house sold by December 1999 was $89,920, as compared to the Median price of $84,600. (Ref. 3).

 

QUARTER/YEAR

NEW CONST

EXISTING HOMES

TOTAL LISTING

1st/1999

0

1

1 (Ref. 4)

2nd/1999

0

2

2 (Ref. 5)

3rd/1999

0

3

3 (Ref. 6)

4th/1999

0

5

5 (Ref. 3)

Total

o

11

11

 

1999 - Area 750

 

The Ada County Association of Realtors lists an average housing price of $160,833 for houses sold by December 1999, in the portion of Garden City in the Meridian School District refereed to as Area 750, as compared to the Median price of $122,900. (Ref. 3).

 

QUARTER/YEAR

NEW CONST

EXISTING HOMES

TOTAL LISTING

1st/1999

4

7

11 (Ref. 4)

2nd/1999

5

18

23 (Ref. 5)

3rd/1999

6

28

34 (Ref. 6)

4th/1999

8

41

49 (Ref. 3)

Total

23

94

11

 

Ada County average of the price of a home sold was $147,829 at the end of December 1999, as compared to the median price of $123,500 county wide. (Ref. 3).

 

2000 - Area 700

 

The average price of homes sold during the first three months of 2000 in Area 700, the average price of a house sold during the first three months of 2000 was $76,300, as compared to the Median price of $79,000. (Ref. 7)

 

QUARTER/YEAR

NEW CONST

EXISTING HOMES

TOTAL LISTING

1st/2000

0

3

3 (Ref. 7)

2nd/2000

0

3

3 (Ref. 8)

3rd/2000

0

3

3 (Ref. 9)

4th/2000

0

3

3 (Ref. 10)

Total

0

12

12

 

2000 - Area 750

 

The average price of homes sold during the first three months of 2000 in Area 750, was $185,430, as compared to the Median price of $205,000. (Ref. 7)

 

QUARTER/YEAR

NEW CONST

EXISTING HOMES

TOTAL LISTING

1st/2000

2

9

11 (Ref. 7)

2nd/2000

1

8

9 (Ref. 8)

3rd/2000

Not Available

3

(Ref. 9)

4th/2000

Not Available

3

(Ref. 10)

Total

3

17

20

 

Anticipation of reclassification of area definitions, as a result of annexation, to Northwest Boise and Garden City, by the Southwestern Idaho Regional Multiple Listing Service refereed to as Area 750, is now combined with Area 800.

Ada County average of the price of a home sold was $151,591 at the end of March 2000, as compared to the median price of $123,500 county wide. (Ref. 7)

 

2001 - Area 700

 

At the end of the First Quarter of 2001, the average price of homes sold in Area 700 was $99,137, as compared to the Median price of $74,175. (Ref. 11)

 

QUARTER/YEAR

NEW CONST

EXISTING HOMES

TOTAL LISTING

1st/2001

0

4

4 (Ref. 11)

2nd/2001

6

3

9 (Ref. 12)

3rd/2001

5

5

10 (Ref. 13)

4th/2001

17

4

11 (Ref. 14)

Total

18

16

34

 

Ada County average price of homes sold at the end of the first three months of 2001 was $158,827, as compared to the median price of $131,000. (Ref. 11)

 

2002 - Area 700

 

At the end of the First Quarter of 2002, the average price of homes sold in Area 700, was $104,825 as compared to the Median price of $94,561. Ada County average price of homes sold at the end of the first three months of 2002 was $166,999, as compared to the median price of $139,000. (Ref. 15)

 

QUARTER/YEAR

NEW CONST

EXISTING HOMES

TOTAL LISTING

1st/2002

14

2

16 (Ref. 15)

2nd/2002

9

4

13 (Ref. 16)

3rd/2002

5

1                                     6 (Ref. 17)

4th/2002

Not Available (Ref. 18)

 

Total

28

7

35

 

 

At the end of the Second Quarter of 2002, the average price of homes sold in Area 700, was $102,714, as compared to the Median price of $103,195. Ada County average price of homes sold at the end of the Second Quarter or June 2002 was $172,188, as compared to the median price of $140,000. (Ref. 16)

 

At the end of the Third Quarter of 2002, the average price of homes sold in Area 700 was $99,714, as compared to the Median price of $101,852. Ada County average price of homes sold at the end of the Third Quarter or September 2002 was $173,920, as compared to the median price of $143,545. (Ref. 17).

 

Area 700 Grand Totals

 

October 1998 through June 2002 Garden City, refereed to as Area 700, Single-Family Homes Sold:

 

QUARTER/YEAR

NEW CONST

EXISTING HOMES

TOTAL LISTING

1st & 4th / 1998

1

1

2

1st - 4th / 1999

0

11

11

1st - 4th / 2000

0

12

12

1st - 4th / 2001

18

16

34

1st - 3rd / 2002

28

7

35

Total

47

47

94

 

Area 700 Home Sales October 1998 through June 2002 (Second and Third Quarter 1998 Statistics were not available as of June 20, 2002), consisting of three-years and nine months, consists of the following monthly average by decimal:

 

NEW CONST

EXISTING HOMES

TOTAL LISTING

0.933

1

1.95

 

Area 700 Home Sales October 1998 through September 2002 (Second and Third uarter 1998 Statistics not reported), consisting of four-years, illustrates the following monthly average by decimal:

 

NEW CONST

EXISTING HOMES

TOTAL LISTING

0.98

0.98

1.96

 

Area 750 Grand Totals

 

October 1998 First and Fourth Quarter through Fourth Quarter 2000 Garden City Meridian District, refereed to, as Area 750, Single-Family Homes Sold:

 

QUARTER/YEAR

NEW CONST

EXISTING HOMES

TOTAL LISTING

1st & 4th / 1998

7

40

47

1st - 4th / 1999

23

94

117

1st - 4th / 2000

3

17

20

1st - 4th / 2001

Not Available

 

 

1st & 2nd / 2002

Not Available

 

 

Total

33

151

184

 

Area 750 Home Sales October 1998 through December 2000 (Second and Third Quarter 1998 Statistics were not available as of June 20, 2002), consisting of three-years and nine months, consists of the following monthly average by decimal:

 

NEW CONST

EXISTING HOMES

TOTAL LISTING

0.73

3.35

4.08

 

Ada County Southwestern Idaho Regional Multiple Listing Service Residential Home Sales statistics

http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/AdaInterface.html

 

(Ref. 1) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/AdaQtr4.htm

 

(Ref. 1B) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/ada2q.html 

 

(Ref. 1C) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/ada3q.html

 

(Ref. 2) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/AdaQtr1.htm

 

(Ref. 3). http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada4Q99.htm

 

(Ref. 4)   http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada1Q99.htm

 

(Ref. 5)   http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada2Q99.htm

 

(Ref. 6)  http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada3Q99.htm

 

(Ref. 7)   http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada1Q00.htm

 

(Ref. 8)   http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada2Q.htm

 

(Ref. 9)   http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/AdaQ3.html

 

(Ref. 10) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/ada4q00.html

 

(Ref. 11) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada1Q01.html

 

(Ref. 12) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada2Q01.pdf

 

(Ref. 13) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada3Q01.pdf

 

(Ref. 14) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada4Q01.pdf

 

(Ref. 15) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada1Q02.pdf

 

(Ref. 16) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada2Q02.pdf

 

(Ref. 17) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada3Q02.pdf

 

Northwest Boise (Area 800) and Garden City Meridian District (Area 750) - Combined and refereed to as Area 800

 

Northwest Neighborhood Association http://www.northwest.neighborhood.com

 

Northwest Boise Map provided by the City of Boise

http://www.cityofboise.org/pds/Neighborhood/Maps/Northwest.gif

 

Northwest Boise Map provided by Southwestern Idaho Regional Multiple Listing Service

http://www.swidahohomes.com/images/adamap5.gif 

 

Neighborhood Planning and Development Services

http://www.cityofboise.org/pds/neighbor.asp#Neighborhood%20Groups

 

City of Boise Home Page http://www.cityofboise.org

 

Ada County Profile http://www.idoc.state.id.us/idcomm/pdfs/Ada.pdf

 

Idaho City Profile http://www.idoc.state.id.us/idcomm/compro.html

 

Idaho County Profiles - Statistical descriptions of Idaho counties from an economic development perspective

http://www.idoc.state.id.us/idcomm/cntypro.html

 

Idaho Data Center http://www.idoc.state.id.us/Data/dtacntr.html

 

Idaho Businesses on the Web http://www.accessidaho.org/working/bonweb.html

 

“Hill Road, once a little country lane ambling along the base of the Foothills in Northwest Boise, has now been rebuilt and equipped to handle more cars.

 

The new Hill Road runs just south of the old one, and Ada County Highway District projec­tions indicate the new stretch of road will carry up to 14,000 vehicles a day in 20 years. That's almost four times the amount of traffic it now carries.

 

The transformation of Hill Road is a symbol of the transformation of Northwest Boise.  For many decades, Hill Road served North-west Boise's farms.  Now it must be adapted to serve the subdivisions growing in their place.

 

Today, Northwest Boise is a pleasant mix of farmland and subdivision - not completely rural, yet not all developed.  That's the attraction for many of its resi­dents: It's close to downtown yet not too crowded.

 

People who wanted some distance from the city settled Northwest Boise in the late 1800’s.  They established homes, orchards and farms in the area.

 

Some residents are reluctant to see the area lose its rural character. They want to protect the peace and quiet.  For that and other reasons, city planning of­ficials believe development in Northwest Boise will be slower than in other parts of the city.

 

Northwest Boise begins on the east at 36th Street, stretching almost to Eagle on the west.  It doesn't quite meet the Boise River on the south; Garden City creeps over the river to take in the exclusive riverside developments.

 

To the North, Northwest Boise climbs into the Foothills and Quail Ridge, a subdivision of some of Boise's most expensive homes. The average price of a home there exceeds $397,000.

 

Transportation issues are of major concern in Northwest Boise because most of the neigh­borhood is not within walking or biking dis­tance of major retail centers.  Two major strip retail developments serve Northwest Boise.  Both are on State Street -one at Collister Drive and the other at Gary Lane. They offer retail shops, restaurants and entertainment.

 

More shops and offices are in the works for the intersection of Gary Lane and State Street.  Residents often complain of traffic at the al­ready congested intersection, which is rapidly becoming developed.

 

The Boise School District serves Northwest Boise, which is home to several of the district's newer schools because of the growth in the area and the availability of land.  Several parks, including the Willow Lane Sportsplex, serve the neighborhood."  As reported by staff of the Idaho Statesman September 24, 2000.

 

Southwestern Idaho Regional Multiple Listing Service (Home Page) http://www.swidahohomes.com or the Ada County Association of Realtors® (Home Page) http://www.adacounty-realtors.com provides Residential Home Sales statistics.

 

Southwestern Idaho Regional Multiple Listing Service or the Ada County Association of Realtors® refers to areas in Ada County by a numerical number. http://www.swidahohomes.com/map/adamap.html

 

1998

 

Anticipation of reclassification of area definitions, as a result of annexation, to Northwest Boise and Garden City, by the Southwestern Idaho Regional Multiple Listing Service refereed to as Area 750, is now combined with Area 800.

Northwest Boise and Garden City Meridian District refereed to, as Area 800, average price of a home sold by December 1998 was $154,78, as compared to the Median price of $120,900. (Ref. 1).

 

QUARTER/YEAR

NEW CONST

EXISTING HOMES

TOTAL LISTING

1st/1998

23

67

90 (Ref. 2)

 

Second and Third Quarter 1998 Statistics not available on Southwestern Idaho Regional Multiple Listing Service Home Sales Statistics Web site as of June 20, 2002. (Ref. 1B) & (Ref. 1C).

 

4th/1998

107

299

406 (Ref. 1)

Total

130

366

496

 

Ada County average of the price of a home sold was $154,78 at the end of December 1998, as compared to the median price of $120,900 county wide. (Ref. 1)

 

1999

 

The average price of homes sold in the area known as Northwest Boise, Area 800, by December 1999 was $162,306, as compared to the Median price of $121,000. (Ref. 3).

 

QUARTER/YEAR

NEW CONST

EXISTING HOMES

TOTAL LISTING

1st/1999

27

55

82 (Ref. 4)

2nd/1999

60

163

2 23 (Ref. 5)

3rd/1999

91

269

360 (Ref. 6)

4th/1999

118

237

455 (Ref. 3)

Total

296

824

1,120

 

Ada County average of the price of a home sold was $147,829 at the end of December 1999, as compared to the median price of $123,500 county wide. (Ref. 3).

 

2000

 

The average price of homes sold during the first three months of 2000 in Area 800, was $131,724, as compared to the Median price of $111,280. (Ref. 7)

 

QUARTER/YEAR

NEW CONST

EXISTING HOMES

TOTAL LISTING

1st/2000

12

61

73 (Ref. 7)

2nd/2000

20

94

114 (Ref. 8)

3rd/2000

12

86

98 (Ref. 9)

4th/2000

17

65

82 (Ref. 10)

Total

61

306

367

 

Ada County average of the price of a home sold was $151,591 at the end of March 2000, as compared to the median price of $123,500 county wide. (Ref. 7)

 

2001

 

At the end of the First Quarter of 2001, the average price of homes sold in Area 800 was $165,112, as compared to the Median price of $129,450. (Ref. 11)

 

QUARTER/YEAR

NEW CONST

EXISTING HOMES

TOTAL LISTING

1st/2001

20

52

72 (Ref. 11)

2nd/2001

55

94

149 (Ref. 12)

3rd/2001

43

97

140 (Ref. 13)

4th/2001

25

106

131 (Ref. 14)

Total

143

349

492

 

Ada County average price of homes sold at the end of the first three months of 2001 was $158,827, as compared to the median price of $131,000. (Ref. 11)

 

2002

 

At the end of the First Quarter of 2002, the average price of homes sold in Area 800 was $192,218, as compared to the Median price of $136,500. Ada County average price of homes sold at the end of the first three months of 2002 was $166,999, as compared to the median price of $139,000. (Ref. 15)

 

QUARTER/YEAR

NEW CONST

EXISTING HOMES

TOTAL LISTING

1st/2002

18

82

100 (Ref. 15)

2nd/2002

19

87

106 (Ref. 16)

3rd/2002

24

114                               138 (Ref. 17)

4th/2002

Not Available (Ref. 18)

 

Total

61

283

344

 

 

At the end of the Second Quarter of 2002, the average price of homes sold in Area 800 was $174,425, as compared to the Median price of $139,963. Ada County average price of homes sold at the end of the Second Quarter or June 2002 was $172,188, as compared to the median price of $140,000. (Ref. 16)

 

At the end of the Third Quarter of 2002, the average price of homes sold in Area 800 was $166,467, as compared to the Median price of $139,940. Ada County average price of homes sold at the end of the Third Quarter or September 2002 was $173,920, as compared to the median price of $143,545. (Ref. 17).

 

October 1998 Fourth Quarter through September 2002 Area 800 Single-Family Homes Sold:

 

QUARTER/YEAR

NEW CONST

EXISTING HOMES

TOTAL LISTING

4th / 1998

107

299

406

1st - 4th / 1999

296

824

1,120

1st - 4th / 2000

61

306

367

1st - 4th / 2001

143

349

492

1st - 3rd / 2002

61

283

344

Total

668

2,061

2,729

 

Area 800 Home Sales October 1998 Fourth Quarter through June 2002 (Second and Third Quarter 1998 Statistics were not available as of June 20, 2002), consisting of three-years and nine months, consists of the following monthly average by decimal:

 

NEW CONST

EXISTING HOMES

TOTAL LISTING

14.31

43.27

57.58

 

Area 800 Home Sales October 1998 Fourth Quarter through September 2002 (Second and Third Quarter 1998 Statistics not reported), consisting of four-years, illustrates the following monthly average by decimal:

 

NEW CONST

EXISTING HOMES

TOTAL LISTING

13.92

42.94

56.86

 

Ada County Southwestern Idaho Regional Multiple Listing Service Residential Home Sales statistics

http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/AdaInterface.html

 

(Ref. 1) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/AdaQtr4.htm

 

(Ref. 1B) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/ada2q.html 

 

(Ref. 1C) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/ada3q.html

 

(Ref. 2) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/AdaQtr1.htm

 

(Ref. 3). http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada4Q99.htm

 

(Ref. 4)   http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada1Q99.htm

 

(Ref. 5)   http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada2Q99.htm

 

(Ref. 6)  http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada3Q99.htm

 

(Ref. 7)   http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada1Q00.htm

 

(Ref. 8)   http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada2Q.htm

 

(Ref. 9)   http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/AdaQ3.html

 

(Ref. 10) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/ada4q00.html

 

(Ref. 11) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada1Q01.html

 

(Ref. 12) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada2Q01.pdf

 

(Ref. 13) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada3Q01.pdf

 

(Ref. 14) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada4Q01.pdf

 

(Ref. 15) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada1Q02.pdf

 

(Ref. 16) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada2Q02.pdf

 

(Ref. 17) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada3Q02.pdf

 

EAGLE (Area 900)

 

EAGLE Area Map provided by Southwestern Idaho Regional Multiple Listing Service

http://www.swidahohomes.com/images/adamap1.gif

 

Neighborhood Planning and Development Services

http://www.cityofboise.org/pds/neighbor.asp#Neighborhood%20Groups

 

Eagle Home Page http://www.eagleidaho.com

 

Ada County Profile http://www.idoc.state.id.us/idcomm/pdfs/Ada.pdf

 

Idaho City Profile http://www.idoc.state.id.us/idcomm/compro.html

 

Idaho County Profiles - Statistical descriptions of Idaho counties from an economic development perspective

http://www.idoc.state.id.us/idcomm/cntypro.html

 

Idaho Data Center http://www.idoc.state.id.us/Data/dtacntr.html

 

Idaho Businesses on the Web http://www.accessidaho.org/working/bonweb.html

 

“The city revered for its quaint shopping district and small town atmosphere, remains one of the premier addresses in the Treasure Valley.  It's a city nestled between the Boise River and Eagle Hills and anchored by its historical­ly preserved downtown district.  Merrill’s Eggs still brings droves of shop­pers all the way from McCall, and Eagle's pedestrian-friendly core welcomes families to the Downtown area long after most shops have closed for the night.  From board shingles to old-time street lamps, Eagle has maintained its rural charm." As reported by Kendra Martinez of The Idaho Statesman September 24, 2000.

 

"In Downtown Eagle, The Rabbit Hutch, 600 Rivershore Lane and The Artisan, 118 E. State St., offer a variety of gift baskets, wines, gourmet foods and arts and crafts items for shoppers. The downtown district strives for all of its stores to fit in with an Old West theme." http://www.idahostatesman.com/discover/entertainment/shopping.htm

 

"The distinction of living in Eagle does come with a price though. The average price of a home in the city August 2000 was $245,119 - the highest priced area in Ada County. 

 

Despite its expensive flavor, Eagle is still growing.  Although population signs read 6,500, the Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho estimates the number is more like 9,000.  The Meridian School District serves stu­dents living in Eagle.  Eagle High School, Ea­gle Middle School and Seven Oaks Elemen­tary are the newest schools to the area. 

 

The city's new library just celebrated its one-year anniversary, and the old library in downtown is being remodeled to house the Eagle Chamber of Commerce office and the city's first historical museum.

 

By forming a partnership with Ada County, Eagle officials and youth recently celebrated the opening of a state-of-the-art park to serve inline skaters and skateboard fanatics.  But some of the old traditions are stronger than ever.  More than 25,000 people crowded the city this year to celebrate Eagle Fun Days in June.  From classics like the Rocky Mountain Oyster Feed, the Wet N' Wild Parade and the chamber's pancake breakfast, tourists and lo­cals gather in droves for two days each year to celebrate the city's rich past together.” As reported by Kendra Martinez of The Idaho Statesman September 24, 2000.

 

Southwestern Idaho Regional Multiple Listing Service (Home Page) http://www.swidahohomes.com or the Ada County Association of Realtors® (Home Page) http://www.adacounty-realtors.com provides Residential Home Sales statistics.

 

Southwestern Idaho Regional Multiple Listing Service or the Ada County Association of Realtors® refers to areas in Ada County by a numerical number. http://www.swidahohomes.com/map/adamap.html

 

1998

 

Eagle, refereed to, as Area 900, average price of a home sold by December 1998 was $154,78, as compared to the Median price of $120,900. (Ref. 1).

 

QUARTER/YEAR

NEW CONST

EXISTING HOMES

TOTAL LISTING

1st/1998

48

29

77 (Ref. 2)

 

Second and Third Quarter 1998 Statistics not available on Southwestern Idaho Regional Multiple Listing Service Home Sales Statistics Web site as of June 20, 2002. (Ref. 1B) & (Ref. 1C).

 

4th/1998

230

179

409 (Ref. 1)

Total

278

208

486

 

Ada County average of the price of a home sold was $154,78 at the end of December 1998, as compared to the median price of $120,900 county wide. (Ref. 1)

 

1999

 

The average price of a home sold in Eagle refereed to, as Area 900, by December 1999 was $256,495, as compared to the Median price of $230,000. (Ref. 3)

 

QUARTER/YEAR

NEW CONST

EXISTING HOMES

TOTAL LISTING

1st/1999

49

33

82 (Ref. 4)

2nd/1999

117

94

211 (Ref. 5)

3rd/1999

194

170

364 (Ref. 6)

4th/1999

265

217

482 (Ref. 3)

Total

625

514

1,139

 

Ada County average of the price of a home sold was $147,829 at the end of December 1999, as compared to the median price of $123,500 county wide. (Ref. 3)

 

2000

 

The average price of homes sold during the first three months of 2000 in Eagle was $245,119, as compared to the Median price of $219,500. (Ref. 7)

 

QUARTER/YEAR

NEW CONST

EXISTING HOMES

TOTAL LISTING

1st/2000

60

39

99 (Ref. 7)

2nd/2000

101

53

154 (Ref. 8)

3rd/2000

94

54

148 (Ref. 9)

4th/2000

58

58

116 (Ref. 10)

Total

313

204

517

 

Total Listing reflects 155, a discrepency of one. This reports reflects 154 total listing as new construction and existing homes add up.

 

Ada County average of the price of a home sold was $151,591 at the end of March 2000, as compared to the median price of $123,500 county wide. (Ref. 7)

 

2001

 

At the end of the First Quarter of 2001, the average price of homes sold in Eagle was $277,554, as compared to the Median price of $225,818. (Ref. 11)

 

QUARTER/YEAR

NEW CONST

EXISTING HOMES

TOTAL LISTING

1st/2001

67

43

110 (Ref. 11)

2nd/2001

59

94

153 (Ref. 12)

3rd/2001

65

75

140 (Ref. 13)

4th/2001

50

52

102 (Ref. 14)

Total

241

264

505

 

Ada County average price of homes sold at the end of the first three months of 2001 was $158,827, as compared to the median price of $131,000. (Ref. 11)

 

2002

 

At the end of the First Quarter of 2002, the average price of homes sold in Eagle was $270,885, as compared to the Median price of $246,000. Ada County average price of homes sold at the end of the first three months of 2002 was $166,999, as compared to the median price of $139,000. (Ref. 15)

 

QUARTER/YEAR

NEW CONST

EXISTING HOMES

TOTAL LISTING

1st/2002

62

46

108 (Ref. 15)

2nd/2002

69

83

152 (Ref. 16)

3rd/2002

51

91                                 142 (Ref. 17)

4th/2002

Not Available (Ref. 18)

 

Total

182

220

402

 

 

At the end of the Second Quarter of 2002, the average price of homes sold in Eagle was $284,826, as compared to the Median price of $248,450. Ada County average price of homes sold at the end of the Second Quarter or June 2002 was $172,188, as compared to the median price of $140,000. (Ref. 16)

 

At the end of the Third Quarter of 2002, the average price of homes sold in Eagle was $293,837, as compared to the Median price of $265,000. Ada County average price of homes sold at the end of the Third Quarter or September 2002 was $173,920, as compared to the median price of $143,545. (Ref. 17).

 

October 1998 through September 2002 Eagle Single-Family Homes Sold (1998 through 1999 statistics include the town of Star):

 

QUARTER/YEAR

NEW CONST

EXISTING HOMES

TOTAL LISTING

4th / 1998

230

179

409

1st - 4th / 1999

265

514

1,139

1st - 4th / 2000

313

204

517

1st - 4th / 2001

241

264

505

1st - 3rd / 2002

182

220

402

Total

1,591

1,381

2,972

 

Area 900 Home Sales October 1998 through June 2002 (Second and Third Quarter 1998 Statistics were not available as of June 20, 2002), consisting of three-years and nine months, consists of the following monthly average by decimal:

 

NEW CONST

EXISTING HOMES

TOTAL LISTING

34.22

28.66

62.88

 

Area 900 Home Sales October 1998 through September 2002 (Second and Third Quarter 1998 Statistics not reported), consisting of four-years, illustrates the following monthly average by decimal:

 

NEW CONST

EXISTING HOMES

TOTAL LISTING

33.15

28.77

61.92

 

Ada County Southwestern Idaho Regional Multiple Listing Service Residential Home Sales statistics

http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/AdaInterface.html

 

(Ref. 1) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/AdaQtr4.htm

 

(Ref. 1B) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/ada2q.html 

 

(Ref. 1C) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/ada3q.html

 

(Ref. 2) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/AdaQtr1.htm

 

(Ref. 3). http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada4Q99.htm

 

(Ref. 4)   http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada1Q99.htm

 

(Ref. 5)   http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada2Q99.htm

 

(Ref. 6)  http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada3Q99.htm

 

(Ref. 7)   http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada1Q00.htm

 

(Ref. 8)   http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada2Q.htm

 

(Ref. 9)   http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/AdaQ3.html

 

(Ref. 10) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/ada4q00.html

 

(Ref. 11) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada1Q01.html

 

(Ref. 12) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada2Q01.pdf

 

(Ref. 13) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada3Q01.pdf

 

(Ref. 14) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada4Q01.pdf

 

(Ref. 15) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada1Q02.pdf

 

(Ref. 16) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada2Q02.pdf

 

(Ref. 17) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada3Q02.pdf

 

Star (Area 950)

 

Star area Map provided by Southwestern Idaho Regional Multiple Listing Service

http://www.swidahohomes.com/images/adamap1.gif

 

Neighborhood Planning and Development Services

http://www.cityofboise.org/pds/neighbor.asp#Neighborhood%20Groups

 

Ada County Profile http://www.idoc.state.id.us/idcomm/pdfs/Ada.pdf

 

Idaho City Profile http://www.idoc.state.id.us/idcomm/compro.html

 

Idaho County Profiles - Statistical descriptions of Idaho counties from an economic development perspective

http://www.idoc.state.id.us/idcomm/cntypro.html

 

Idaho Data Center http://www.idoc.state.id.us/Data/dtacntr.html

 

Idaho Businesses on the Web http://www.accessidaho.org/working/bonweb.html

 

The most recent city to incorporate in Ada County, December 10, 1997, was the city of Star.  The city of Star has in place Schools, Police Department, Fire Department, Post Office, Stores, Roads/Streets, Waste Water Treatment Facility and adequate water resources, which meet the Central District Health Department (CDHD) of Ada County and Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Star City Phone Number is (208-286-7247).   

 

Southwestern Idaho Regional Multiple Listing Service (Home Page) http://www.swidahohomes.com or the Ada County Association of Realtors® (Home Page) http://www.adacounty-realtors.com provides Residential Home Sales statistics.

 

Southwestern Idaho Regional Multiple Listing Service or the Ada County Association of Realtors® refers to areas in Ada County by a numerical number. http://www.swidahohomes.com/map/adamap.html

 

2000

 

Star was combined with Area 900 until 2002 when reclassification to 950 occurred. 2000 and 2001 through Present statistics are presented as Area 950 (Referee to Area 900 for 1998 and 1999 statistics):

 

The average price of homes sold by the end of December 2000 in Star refereed to as Area 950, was $198,573, as compared to the Median price of $ $136,000. (Ref. 10)

 

QUARTER/YEAR

NEW CONST

EXISTING HOMES

TOTAL LISTING

1st/2000

Not Reported

 

(Ref. 7)

2nd/2000

Not Reported

 

(Ref. 8)

3rd/2000

10

8

18 (Ref. 9)

4th/2000

4

12

16 (Ref. 10)

Total

14

20

34

 

Ada County average of the price of a home sold was $151,179 at the end of December 2000, as compared to the median price of $125,000 county wide. (Ref. 10)

 

2001

 

At the end of the First Quarter of 2001, the average price of homes sold in Star was $178,270, as compared to the Median price of $146,925. (Ref. 11)

 

QUARTER/YEAR

NEW CONST

EXISTING HOMES

TOTAL LISTING

1st/2001

9

10

19 (Ref. 11)

2nd/2001

7

17

24 (Ref. 12)

3rd/2001

7

12

19 (Ref. 13)

4th/2001

6

16

22 (Ref. 14)

Total

29

55

84

 

Ada County average price of homes sold at the end of the first three months of 2001 was $158,827, as compared to the median price of $131,000. (Ref. 11)

 

2002

 

At the end of the First Quarter of 2002, the average price of homes sold in Star was $193,010, as compared to the Median price of $128,575. Ada County average price of homes sold at the end of the first three months of 2002 was $166,999, as compared to the median price of $139,000. (Ref. 15)

 

QUARTER/YEAR

NEW CONST

EXISTING HOMES

TOTAL LISTING

1st/2002

6

10

16 (Ref. 15)

2nd/2002

11

11

22 (Ref. 16)

3rd/2002

14

13                                 27 (Ref. 17)

4th/2002

Not Available (Ref. 18)

 

Total

31

34

65

 

 

At the end of the Second Quarter of 2002, the average price of homes sold in Star was $198,370, as compared to the Median price of $135,250. Ada County average price of homes sold at the end of the Second Quarter or June 2002 was $172,188, as compared to the median price of $140,000. (Ref. 16)

 

At the end of the Third Quarter of 2002, the average price of homes sold in Star was $183,256, as compared to the Median price of $144,630. Ada County average price of homes sold at the end of the Third Quarter or September 2002 was $173,920, as compared to the median price of $143,545. (Ref. 17).

 

July 2000 through September 2002 Star (Area 950) Single-Family Homes Sold (1998 through 1999 statistics have been presented in Area 900 refereed to as Area 900 (Eagle and Star):

 

QUARTER/YEAR

NEW CONST

EXISTING HOMES

TOTAL LISTING

3rd - 4th / 2000

14

20

34

1st - 4th / 2001

29

55

84

1st - 3rd / 2002

31

34

65

Total

74

109

183

 

Area 950 Home Sales July 2000 through June 2002 (Second and Third Quarter 1998 Statistics were not available as of June 20, 2002), consisting of three-years and nine months, consists of the following monthly average by decimal:

 

NEW CONST

EXISTING HOMES

TOTAL LISTING

1.79

3.13

4.92

 

Area 950 Home Sales July 2000 through September 2002 (Second and Third Quarter 1998 Statistics not reported), consisting of four-years, illustrates the following monthly average by decimal:

 

NEW CONST

EXISTING HOMES

TOTAL LISTING

2.74

4.04

6.8

 

Ada County Southwestern Idaho Regional Multiple Listing Service Residential Home Sales statistics

http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/AdaInterface.html

 

(Ref. 10) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/ada4q00.html

 

(Ref. 11) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada1Q01.html

 

(Ref. 12) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada2Q01.pdf

 

(Ref. 13) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada3Q01.pdf

 

(Ref. 14) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada4Q01.pdf

 

(Ref. 15) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada1Q02.pdf

 

(Ref. 16) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada2Q02.pdf

 

(Ref. 17) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada3Q02.pdf

 

Meridian Overview

 

Meridian Chamber of Commerce http://www.meridianchamber.org

 

Meridian provided by Southwestern Idaho Regional Multiple Listing Service

http://www.swidahohomes.com/images/adamap1.gif

 

Neighborhood Planning and Development Services

http://www.cityofboise.org/pds/neighbor.asp#Neighborhood%20Groups

 

Meridian http://www.ci.meridian.id.us

 

Ada County Profile http://www.idoc.state.id.us/idcomm/pdfs/Ada.pdf

 

Idaho City Profile http://www.idoc.state.id.us/idcomm/compro.html

 

Idaho County Profiles - Statistical descriptions of Idaho counties from an economic development perspective

http://www.idoc.state.id.us/idcomm/cntypro.html

 

Idaho Data Center http://www.idoc.state.id.us/Data/dtacntr.html

 

Idaho Businesses on the Web http://www.accessidaho.org/working/bonweb.html

 

"Growth in Meridian has boomed since 1990, more than tripling its population.  Most of the growth has occurred at the outskirts of the city, while vacant land inside the city sits idle.  These houses are along Eagle Road just south of Fairview Avenue.”  As reported by Katherine Jones of the Idaho Statesman.

 

"Meridian, the fastest growing city in Idaho 'or the past five years, is also the 15th fastest growing city in the United States.  In 1990, Meridian's population was around 10,000.  The Community Planning Associ­ation of Southwest Idaho says growth in Meridian is expected to continue, and demographers estimate the city will hit 80,000 people by 2015."  Present population is 23,596.

 

“Meridian Police Chief Bill Gordon unbolts a Meridian city limits sign that was up in front of the McDonald's Restaurant on Meridian Road, showing a population of 9,596.  Gordon and Meridian Mayor Bob Corrie took down the sign - the city limits now is several miles to the south.

 

To accommodate growth at the outskirts, in 2000, the Meridian City Council commenced planning to install $8.3 million in sewer lines in coming years. 

 

"If Meridian didn't do it, Boise would do it for us and those places would be in Boise," Meridian Mayor Robert Corrie said.  "If we did nothing, we'd be surrounded by Nampa and Boise, and Meridian would be a city of small size, without the residential or commercial tax base."

 

The land southwest of Meridian is higher in elevation, making sewers more expensive.  So officials don't plan to extend pipes to these areas, and they won't see much growth.  Widening a road will suddenly prime the land along it for development.  For example, developers plan large shopping and office centers along Eagle Road.  These projects, which will generate tens of thousands of car trips, weren't feasible until the road was widened recently.

 

Meridian was once considered the bedroom community of Boise.  While people worked and played in the capital city, they lived in Meridian. ­  But that has changed.  Within the past three years, high technology businesses like Crucial Technologies http://www.crucial.com , Jabil Circuit http://www.jbil.com , Micron Electronics http://www.micron.com and Execu-Net http://www.execunet.com  have been calling the Western Ada County city home.  Industry officials say the city's central locati­on in the valley makes it a natural hot spot for his growth in technology-based develop­ment.  The arrival of Shopko, Fred Meyer, R.C. Willey and Home Depot have given Meridian residents little reason for traveling to Boise for they’re shopping needs.  But Meridian has a feel for its agricultural past, and its rural influence lives on." As reported by Tom Shanahan of the Idaho Statesman.

 

“Jabil’s Circuit Inc. began operating in Idaho in 1998, when Hewlett-Packard Co. sold its printed circuit-board manufacturing operations in Boise and Bergamo, Italy, to Jabil for $80 million.  Jabil operated on the HP campus in West Boise until early this year, when it moved its 450 Boise employees to the new plant in Meridian.  Then in June 2000 the St. Petersburg, Florida based Jabil, said it would expand its Meridian manufacturing facility.  It has grown from about $300 million in annual revenues in 1990 to revenues of $2 billion in 1999. 

 

Randy Della, senior director of operations said ground breaking for the expansion was scheduled July 2000 and construction would last for six months.  The current site includes about 170,000 square feet of manufacturing and office space on 50-acres.  Della said Jabil would add about 98,000 square feet – about 75,000 square feet of which will be manufacturing space.  “The company plans to expand to about 300,00 square feet of space within the next two to three years,” Meridian Mayor Robert Corrie said, as reported by John Tucker of the Idaho Statesman in July 2000.  Jabil will become the sixth major electronics-manufacturing firm with its own plant in the Treasure Valley. 

 

With a larger space, Jabil’s Meridian site anticipated hiring 800 or more people by 2002, Human Resource Management Ron Ray said.  In 2000 plant employment grew to about 700 people.  That was expected to increase to about 1,000 by the end of 2000 and between 1,500 and 1,700 by the end of the year 2001.  That will tighten a labor market in which companies such as Micron Electronics acknowledge 500 unfilled jobs, and some fast food outlets advertise starting wages around $8.00 an hour.”

 

In 2000, the city of Meridian commenced plans to build two more fire stations in up coming years, at a cost of about $1.5 million, or about $130 per household. Growth of Meridian residential subdivisions make it necessary to bring Fire Stations closer as about one-fourth of Meridian residents at the close of 2000 were outside the recommended 1.5-mile radius of a fire station.  Information obtained from Tom Shanahan of the Idaho Statesman.

 

Downtown Meridian offers a variety of shopping opportunities. Moonbeams jewelry and gift shop is moving to 611 E.1st St. to share space with Wildwest Bakery and Cindi’s Floral. Epi’s, A Basque Restaurant, 1115 E. 1st St., is the newest dining spot. Merchants there offer a Scarecrow Festival each year to entice shoppers near Halloween.

 

Meridian crossroads, was under construction late 2000.  Located on the southwest corner of Eagle Road and Fairview Avenue in Meridian, 14-acres of clothing, office supplies, outdoor goods, food and discount stores and other businesses bring a fast-growing city all the shopping convinces cities larger have. First phase of the project was slated to be finished October 2000. Tenants will include ShopKo, Macey’s Food and Drug and Office Depot. Downtown Boise is known for its many specialty stores, boutiques and novelty shops. The 8th Street Marketplace recently has expanded. Other downtown boutiques include Precious Metal Arts, Decor Creations, Esse Baby and Purple Sage." http://www.idahostatesman.com/discover/entertainment/shopping.htm

 

Local farmers still gather in a downtown cafe on winter mornings and the city faithfully celebrates Dairy Days in a big way: the sum­mertime fair in June features a parade, a carni­val and other activities signifying a communi­ty-wide celebration.

 

ShopKo opened as of September 2000 with Macey’s Food and Drug, Office Depot and Old Navy planned in late 2000."  As reported by Dana Oland of the Idaho Statesman September 24, 2000. "

 

Macey’s Food and Drug, Office Depot and Old Navy now finished, provide both Meridian and surrounding area residents shopping convince.

 

The increase of young families has impacted the Meridian School District more than any other district in the state as enrollment num­bers continue to break previous year's records.  The fast-growing Meridian district offers in­novative programs, including year around schools.  A new year around school, Eliza Hart Spald­ing Elementary School, which opened in fall 1997, serves the area.  Year-round programming for West Boise students also is available at Pioneer Elementary School.  Parents can choose to send their children to traditional or year-round schools, and the dis­trict is ranked at the top of academic achieve­ment statewide.

 

"Meridian School District in 2000 had 23,000 students enrolled and Nampa with 10,000 students enrolled.

 

Families that homesteaded Meridian and those who moved to the city are part of a changing city - celebrating its past and looking forward to its future.

 

Many people are moving into Meridian's new homes and subdivisions." As reported by Bill Roberts of the Idaho Statesman September 24, 2000.

 

 

Southwestern Idaho Regional Multiple Listing Service (Home Page) http://www.swidahohomes.com or the Ada County Association of Realtors® (Home Page) http://www.adacounty-realtors.com provides Residential Home Sales statistics.

 

Southwestern Idaho Regional Multiple Listing Service or the Ada County Association of Realtors® refers to areas in Ada County by a numerical number. http://www.swidahohomes.com/map/adamap.html

 

Meridian is refereed to as:

 

Southeast Meridian (Area 1000)

Southwest Meridian (Area 1010)

Northeast Meridian (Area 1020)

Northwest Meridian (Area 1030)

 

Southeast Meridian (Area 1000)

 

Meridian Chamber of Commerce http://www.meridianchamber.org

 

Meridian provided by Southwestern Idaho Regional Multiple Listing Service

http://www.swidahohomes.com/images/adamap1.gif

 

Neighborhood Planning and Development Services

http://www.cityofboise.org/pds/neighbor.asp#Neighborhood%20Groups

 

Meridian Home Page http://www.ci.meridian.id.us

 

Ada County Profile http://www.idoc.state.id.us/idcomm/pdfs/Ada.pdf

 

Idaho City Profile http://www.idoc.state.id.us/idcomm/compro.html

 

Idaho County Profiles - Statistical descriptions of Idaho counties from an economic development perspective http://www.idoc.state.id.us/idcomm/cntypro.html

 

Idaho Data Center http://www.idoc.state.id.us/Data/dtacntr.html

 

Idaho Businesses on the Web http://www.accessidaho.org/working/bonweb.html

 

Southwestern Idaho Regional Multiple Listing Service (Home Page) http://www.swidahohomes.com or the Ada County Association of Realtors® (Home Page) http://www.adacounty-realtors.com provides Residential Home Sales statistics.

 

Southwestern Idaho Regional Multiple Listing Service or the Ada County Association of Realtors® refers to areas in Ada County by a numerical number. http://www.swidahohomes.com/map/adamap.html

 

1998

 

Southeast Meridian refereed to, as Area 1,000, average price of a home sold by December 1998 was $166,668, as compared to the Median price of $152,150. (Ref. 1).

 

QUARTER/YEAR

NEW CONST

EXISTING HOMES

TOTAL LISTING

1st/1998

24

16

40 (Ref. 2)

 

Second and Third Quarter 1998 Statistics not available on Southwestern Idaho Regional Multiple Listing Service Home Sales Statistics Web site as of June 20, 2002. (Ref. 1B) & (Ref. 1C).

 

4th/1998

113

54

167 (Ref. 1)

Total

137

70

207

 

Ada County average of the price of a home sold was $154,78 at the end of December 1998, as compared to the median price of $120,900 county wide. (Ref. 1)

 

1999

 

The average price of a home sold in Southeast Meridian by December 1999 was $175,111, as compared to the Median price of $165,450. (Ref. 3)

 

QUARTER/YEAR

NEW CONST

EXISTING HOMES

TOTAL LISTING

1st/1999

36

15

51 (Ref. 4)

2nd/1999

61

32

93 (Ref. 5)

3rd/1999

101

55

156 (Ref. 6)

4th/1999

137

65

202 (Ref. 3)

Total

335

167

502

 

Ada County average of the price of a home sold was $147,829 at the end of December 1999, as compared to the median price of $123,500 county wide. (Ref. 3)

 

2000

 

The average price of homes sold during the first three months of 2000 in Area 1,000 was $191,837, as compared to the Median price of $177,700. (Ref. 7)

 

QUARTER/YEAR

NEW CONST

EXISTING HOMES

TOTAL LISTING

1st/2000

29

13

42 (Ref. 7)

2nd/2000

60

18

178 (Ref. 8)

3rd/2000

56

23

79 (Ref. 9)

4th/2000

45

6

51 (Ref. 10)

Total

190

60

250

 

Ada County average of the price of a home sold was $159,314 at the end of March 2000, as compared to the median price of $129,000 county wide. (Ref. 7)

 

2001

 

At the end of the First Quarter of 2001, the average price of homes sold in Area 1,000 was $176,518, as compared to the Median price of $179,900. (Ref. 11)

 

QUARTER/YEAR

NEW CONST

EXISTING HOMES

TOTAL LISTING

1st/2001

32

16

48 (Ref. 11)

2nd/2001

32

34

66 (Ref. 12)

3rd/2001

55

30

85 (Ref. 13)

4th/2001

35

18

53 (Ref. 14)

Total

154

98

252

 

Ada County average price of homes sold at the end of the first three months of 2001 was $158,827, as compared to the median price of $131,000. (Ref. 11)

 

2002

 

Southeast Meridian First Quarter 2002 average price of homes sold was $183,184, as compared to the median price of $179,000. Ada County average price of homes sold at the end of the first three months of 2002 was $166,999, as compared to the median price of $139,000. (Ref. 15)

 

QUARTER/YEAR

NEW CONST

EXISTING HOMES

TOTAL LISTING

1st/2002

22

19

41 (Ref. 15)

2nd/2002

20

24

44 (Ref. 16)

3rd/2002

17

24                                 41 (Ref. 17)

4th/2002

Not Available (Ref. 18)

 

Total

59

67

126

 

 

Southeast Meridian Second Quarter 2002 average price of homes sold was $189,900, as compared to the median price of $180,450. Ada County average price of homes sold at the end of the Second Quarter or June 2002 was $172,188, as compared to the median price of $140,000. (Ref. 16)

 

At the end of the Third Quarter of 2002, the average price of homes sold in Southeast Meridian was $197,461, as compared to the Median price of $198,000. Ada County average price of homes sold at the end of the Third Quarter or September 2002 was $173,920, as compared to the median price of $143,545. (Ref. 17).

 

October 1998 through September 2002 Southeast Meridian Single-Family Homes Sold:

 

QUARTER/YEAR

NEW CONST

EXISTING HOMES

TOTAL LISTING

4th / 1998

113

54

167

1st - 4th / 1999

335

167

502

1st - 4th / 2000

190

60

250

1st - 4th / 2001

154

98

252

1st - 3rd / 2002

59

67

126

Total

851

446

1,297

 

Area 1,000 Home Sales October 1998 through June 2002 (Second and Third Quarter 1998 Statistics were not available as of June 20, 2002), consisting of three-years and nine months, consists of the following monthly average by decimal:

 

NEW CONST

EXISTING HOMES

TOTAL LISTING

18.53

9.37

27.91

 

Area 1,000 Home Sales October 1998 through September 2002 (Second and Third Quarter 1998 Statistics not reported), consisting of four-years, illustrates the following monthly average by decimal:

 

NEW CONST

EXISTING HOMES

TOTAL LISTING

17.73

9.3

27.02

 

Ada County Southwestern Idaho Regional Multiple Listing Service Residential Home Sales statistics

http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/AdaInterface.html

 

(Ref. 1) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/AdaQtr4.htm

 

(Ref. 1B) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/ada2q.html 

 

(Ref. 1C) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/ada3q.html

 

(Ref. 2) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/AdaQtr1.htm

 

(Ref. 3). http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada4Q99.htm

 

(Ref. 4)   http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada1Q99.htm

 

(Ref. 5)   http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada2Q99.htm

 

(Ref. 6)  http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada3Q99.htm

 

(Ref. 7)   http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada1Q00.htm

 

(Ref. 8)   http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada2Q.htm

 

(Ref. 9)   http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/AdaQ3.html

 

(Ref. 10) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/ada4q00.html

 

(Ref. 11) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada1Q01.html

 

(Ref. 12) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada2Q01.pdf

 

(Ref. 13) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada3Q01.pdf

 

(Ref. 14) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada4Q01.pdf

 

(Ref. 15) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada1Q02.pdf

 

(Ref. 16) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada2Q02.pdf

 

(Ref. 17) http://www.swidahohomes.com/rstats/Ada3Q02.pdf

 

 

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