Beautiful open spaces, new subdivisions, and equestrian properties dot the Star landscape. Located between Eagle and Middleton, Star delivers the perfect combination of nearby luxuries and rural sensibility. Some have referred to Star as the next Eagle and with undeveloped land, active agriculture, and rolling hills, it is very much reminiscent of Eagle just a few decades ago. About 15 years ago, Star was mostly isolated from the surrounding cities. If you lived in Star, you lived “out in the country.” Since then, the county extended Highway 16, connecting Star to Meridian, and several new subdivisions have sprung up. Now this beautiful rural area is more accessible than ever.
The Star Mercantile, which opened in 1919, is the main store and offers everything from lumber to milk. There are a handful of restaurants and a few small businesses in town, and a recently opened Bi-Mart was big news. But it’s just 15-40 minutes to anywhere in the Valley. Downtown Boise is just over 30 minutes away, and it’s under 10 minutes to Costco or the new WinCo in Meridian.
Star’s friendly hometown atmosphere and country setting make it an ideal place to live and raise a family. The strong community feel and fun events make new residents excited to get involved. River Walk Park is a gem only the locals know about and is still quiet and pristine. It’s fun to shop the quirky stores along State Street and meet up with neighbors at the locally-owned small restaurants. You’ll also find kids big and small at the local skate park and outdoor summer movies in the park. Because of Star’s size, crime is almost non-existent, so you always feel safe out running or walking your dog. And you’ll have a good chance of running into the Mayor while pumping gas. Star is everything you’d want in a country setting and more. It delivers an authentic smalltown life with friendly neighbors, traditional festivals, and the absolute best Fourth of July fireworks show in the Valley!
Star is a growing community with several attractive subdivisions springing up, which are sure to attract more businesses and conveniences. Housing prices are lower compared to Boise. Many homes offer stunning views of the surrounding mountain ranges. Squaw Butte is to the north, the Boise foothills to the east, and the Owyhee Mountains to the south. You may also be able to take advantage of the Rural Development Loan in this area. In a nutshell, this USDA Home Loan finances 100% of your home’s purchase price with no down payment. There are a lot of steps to go through and not everyone qualifies, but the fact that it’s available is amazing! If you’re looking for a quiet country setting with all the homegrown goodness of a small town, then Star is where you’ll want to plant your roots.