Middleton is a true Idaho small town and only 40 minutes from the hustle and bustle of downtown Boise. If we didn’t tell you Boise was so close you might not believe it. Middleton has a country culture where horses and farmland are the norm and getting directions to the best old-fashioned ice cream shake seems like a natural conversation. (Burger Den on Main if you were wondering.)
People choose Middleton for its charm and more affordable property. Because the cost of land is lower than what you’ll find in neighboring cities, buying acreage is affordable. Many older homes in Middleton come with land, barns, and outbuildings. Purchasing acreage and building your dream home can easily become reality here, as well. And while Middleton hasn’t escaped the urban growth the Treasure Valley has recently experienced, it remains a smaller community, preserving its rural feel and downhome hospitality.
Family is a big deal here. Middleton is so committed to family recreation, there are two parks departments – the City of Middleton Parks and Pathways Department and the Greater Middleton Parks and Recreation Department.
The city owns four beautiful parks in this small town. Piccadilly Park is the big one. It hosts a farmers market on Thursday evenings throughout summer and offers an exciting splash pad. The new Grindline Park attracts locals and visitors alike with a top-of-the-line skatepark. Future plans include a zip line, outdoor workout stations, and amphitheater. Greater Middleton Parks and Recreation Department is dedicated to developing and preserving open space in this beautiful country town. They have three lovely parks for the community to enjoy and offer free movies at Foote Park throughout the summer. The department also acquired and renovated an old elementary school gym and converted it into the Middleton Community Center. Here residents enjoy community plays and can play a game of pickleball, basketball or volleyball. It’s become a daily gathering spot for seniors and retirees, and the Community Center offers an afterschool rec room for middle school and high school kids. Middleton may be the smallest of the cities in the Treasure Valley area, but it’s big on heart, family, and community. And that’s just how locals want to keep it.