North End is one of Boise's oldest neighborhoods, and children walk to school here to this day, gathering around Hyde Park, the district's National Register-designated retail area, or on the trails that snake through Camels Back Park and the Boise Foothills. A growing job market includes employers such as Micron Technology, the Mountain Home Air Force Base, Hewlett-Packard, and St. Luke's Regional Medical Center. In addition, there is a smoothly running school system that consistently graduates kids with SAT scores above state- and national averages. The Houses
Homes were first built here in 1878, and the neighborhood features a variety of styles, including Queen Annes and cottage bungalows. The entire residential district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Prices
Restored homes in North End range from $300,000 to $3 million, and there are still plenty of restoration candidates starting at about $200,000.Why Buy Now?
Not only is Boise's North End a great place to land a historic property, it's also a great place to score the good life. The city made Forbes magazine's list of "Best Places for Business and Careers" in 2007. Homes here are in demand and stand to hold their value.
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