Baby Boomer What Are You Looking For?

Who is retiring in the next few years?  If you say “I am”, you may find what you are looking for in Idaho.  Recently I had a few conversations with some local builders who say they are responding to the demand of recent retirees. What do you want?  To name a few items, smaller square footage & yard maintenance taken care of, luxury upgrades in features such as granite and wood flooring.  You want neighborhoods that are close to shopping and entertainment.  Does this sound like what you’re looking for?

In the spring you will see more “patio” type homes becoming available that will fit your needs.  Boise, Meridian, and Nampa, are three of the communities who will have new developments designed for the Baby Boomers generation.  If you would like to know more about these communities, call me!  Kristen Van Leuven 208-918-0749


Retirement Relocation Reality

For the next 19 years, 10,000 people a day will be turning 65.  The Baby Boomer generation is creating a new style of retirement.  The needs and wants of which deserve our attention.  Necessities include low cost living, low maintenance housing, and access to good medical care.  Since our retirees are active and healthy, they want 4 seasons, recreation and many shopping choices.  Undeniably, retirement is time for activities that have taken the back burner to work.  Such as, learning a new trade or taking classes to keep the mind sharp.   Retirement in next two decades will be changed by the Baby Boomers.

               Golden years meet the golden sunsets of the Treasure Valley in Idaho.  Boise, Idaho and its surrounding areas boast many amenities that retirees find attractive.  Housing in the Treasure Valley is moderately priced.  For example the average sold price for a typical three bedroom, two bath home is $139k.  While those who want more land and square footage for friends and family to visit will find an average sale price of $400k for a 3000-4000 sqft home on a minimum of 1 acre.  (All prices are based on sold home since January 1, 2013 to date)  City planners and local hospitals have done a tremendous job placing their facilities around the valley in the most convenient parts of town.  Recent hospital remodels and new building have made Treasure Valley hospitals modern and equipped with skilled doctors and tools to provide excellent medical care.  It is substantial to note that roads are well taken care of and freeway access is greatly improved over the past 10 years, making travel from one end of the valley to the other simple.

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Comprehensive List of Activities for Idaho Retirees

Comprehensive list of retirement activities in the Boise, Idaho Area


               Hot Springs

               Nampa Recreation Center/YMCA

               Golf Courses

               Running Races

               State Parks

               Skiing Idaho