Quality of life matters. That’s why the Boise Bench, centrally located to all that Boise has to offer, has become a popular place to live. Its sweeping vistas and foothills, turn-of-the-century architecture, and downtown proximity ensure that its residents are surrounded by abundant natural beauty and city amenities. Make your home in this thriving community.
The Boise Bench is located in close proximity to Downtown Boise; generally oriented by Southwest of the thriving downtown corridor. The Boise Bench, or “Bench” for short, is typically bounded by Federal Way to the East, Cole Road to the West, Garden City to the North, and Interstate 84 to the South. The Bench was named as a result of the geographic rise as you travel away from the current shoreline to the Boise, River.
Many portions of the Bench are reminiscent of Boise's North End but without the price tag. As a consequence of its mature trees, iconic architecture, generally high walkability, and lower price points, many locals have begun referring to The Bench as “The Next North End”. One thing is certain, The Bench is currently undergoing revitalization and infill. It is certainly a community on the rise in Boise, Idaho.
Today, it can be difficult to envision the very early days of Boise. At first, the Bench was a desert with few inhabitants. It was not until the Ridenbaugh Canal was constructed in the late 1800s that the area began to thrive with orchards, farms, dairies, and homesteads.
Fast forward to the Bench today and you will find a pleasant mixture of residential housing, light commercial real estate, parks and recreation, local restaurants, tree-lined streets, bustling retail, and much more. The Bench finds specific strength (and current revitalization) in its proximity to Downtown Boise, Boise State University, and the Boise Airport — all for an affordable cost of living. Explore houses for sale on the Boise Bench and make your home in a historic and versatile community.