The Treasure Valley is home to several wonderful cities, but there is one that separates itself from all the others: Eagle, Idaho. Whereas most of the suburbs of Boise sit on the valley floor, Eagle is nestled up against the foothills. In some of the other cities, water play is confined to local parks and subdivisions, while Eagle has the Boise River running through it and a swimming beach at Eagle Island State Park. (As well as a fabulous tubing park in the winter.) Residents love the vibrant, quaint downtown; numerous community events; and neighborhood spirit. Eagle is clearly in a class by itself when it comes to recreation, character, and charm.
There is a lot of history to the town of Eagle, dating back to the 1860s. Several of the historic buildings in the downtown area date back to the early 1900s, giving Eagle its allure and old-town feel. What was once belittled as a swamp area in the 1970s is now home to some of the most expensive riverfront properties in Southwest Idaho. Smart city planning has allowed for Eagle to maintain its character while catering to the needs of the growing population.
You’ll love the small-town feel, especially in the historic downtown area. Old-style streetlights line the downtown corridor, which boasts restaurants, specialty boutiques, Saturday Market, and some great places to meet up with friends for happy hour. The older part of Eagle showcases mature, treelined streets; homes on large lots; and beautiful, family-friendly neighborhoods and parks. As Eagle continues to grow, more first-class dining establishments, housing developments, retail shops, and healthcare facilities have given people even more reason to make Eagle home.
Whether your type of recreation is on two wheels or two legs, in the foothills or on the golf course, along the river or downtown, you’ll find it within Eagle city limits. The 200-acre Eagle Sports Complex and Bike Park is one of the largest in the country. It includes a BMX track, world-class mountain bike trails, a skate park, basketball courts, and an inline hockey rink.
Eagle is also home to two of the Treasure Valley’s best golf courses. Banbury Golf Course has been rated in the top ten golf courses in Idaho by Golf Digest for the past eight years. The 18-hole championship course Eagle Hills is Eagle’s original golf course, offering mature trees, rolling fairways, and challenging water features against the backdrop of the Boise foothills. Eagle Island State Park is its own recreational epicenter with zip lines, a water slide, sandy beaches, horseback riding trails, and more.
The town’s beautifully maintained parks have some of the best splash pads in the Valley. And the community events will keep your social calendar full all year long. Yes, a Class All Its Own In addition to all these wonderful qualities, quiet, cozy Eagle is just an eight-mile drive to the hustle and bustle of downtown Boise. This makes a night out on the town or shopping in the “big city” fun and easy to do. The country setting; amazing people; schools; safe, family-oriented neighborhoods; plentiful recreation; and many social events are just a few of the many reasons Eagle is one of the most desirable towns in the Boise area. Come experience for yourself why Eagle is in a class all its own.