Star, Idaho combines the best of city life and country living. People come here for a slower-paced life without moving too far away from the luxuries that city living has to offer. Star is known for a rich history and its beautiful rural landscapes, so if you see yourself in a picturesque rural community, browse homes for sale in Star, Idaho today!
Star is one of those cities that has a lot of local charm and unique history which makes it a great place to visit and live. It is located just west of Boise and is technically part of the Boise and Nampa metropolitan area. It offers you unique access to big city fun and rural exploration.
Star is also home to a surprisingly rich wine culture with several wine tours and tastings available in shops like Helina Marie's Wine Shop and Winery Seekers. The town also offers visitors access to some rather extreme fun, such as Adrenaline & Extreme Tours skydiving and ZDROP skydiving tours.
So, how did Star get its unique name? During the 19th century, the area was most easily identifiable by a large star located on its school house. This star was used as a guide by people moving in and around Boise, who referred to the small town as “Star.” Despite attempts to create an alternative name, it stuck. The lighthearted residents have embraced the moniker and consider it an important part of their cultural identity.
Being so close to Boise (as well as Eagle and Middleton), Star is a primarily rural area with suburban-type neighborhoods that feature a variety of modern and classic-style homes that are still priced very affordably. Expect multiple-story homes in Star as well as those that integrate more modern architectural concepts. That said, some homes integrate a more gothic-era design for those who enjoy a different kind of design concept.
With so many fun and engaging options from which to choose, Star remains one of the great hidden treasures of the Boise metro area.