Boise is not only the largest city in Southwestern Idaho. It is the largest city between Salt Lake City, Utah and Portland, Oregon. While much of the Pacific Northwest is a vast expanse of rolling plains, Boise real estate listings show that there are Boise houses for sale.
Boise, in its current location, was founded in 1863 as a fort to protect Oregon trail travelers from Indian attacks. Even though it was during the heat of the Civil War, Native Americans were massacring enough people trying to travel that the fort was necessary.
Boise real estate of the time was booming, as Boise became the biggest city in the Pacific Northwest by the mid 1860s. Located on the Boise River, it was an ideal location for a fort at the time, and westward expansion was a theme in America.
Today, the biggest business in Boise is Boise State University. It is a large school that is widely known for its sports programs. Boise Idaho real estate benefits greatly from the school. Boise real estate has also found homes for several celebrities. Among those currently residing in Boise, Idaho are the singer Paul Revere and the retired baseball player Bill Buckner.