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  • Writer's pictureJenna King


The Bench neighborhood is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Boise with an eclectic mix of architecture and businesses. Boiseans love the Bench because of the variety of architectural options available for housing, including larger plots than is usually available in the North End. The affordability and easy access to areas around the Treasure Valley, including Boise State and the freeway, make the Bench a very desirable place to live!

The Boise Depot It may be the crown jewel of the neighborhood today, when the Boise Depot was completed in 1925, residents were not really impressed with its location at the top of a muddy hill. It wasn’t until paved roads and streetcars made it more accessible that the Depot and the Bench itself grew in popularity.

The Depot no longer serves as a way station for traveling passengers but it’s still a very popular destination. It offers stunning panoramic views of Boise, the gorgeous Platt Gardens, and the historic Great Hall that can be rented from the City of Boise for events.

Crescent Rim Drive Speaking of breathtaking views, Crescent Rim Drive is one of the most famous streets in Boise thanks to its position perched above Ann Morrison Park and downtown Boise. Located just down the street from the Boise Depot, Crescent Rim Drive has been a part of Boise’s history since it’s completion in the 1930s. Several homes line the drive, the Crescent Rim luxury condominiums might be the most recognizable.

Boise Bench Hot Spots For those who love food and shopping options, the Boise Bench offers both! You can hunt for unique finds at stores such as L.A. Junk Antiques and The Bench Commission Furniture. All that shopping is sure to make you hungry. Grab a bite to eat at Tango’s Empanadas or stop in for a sweet treat at Amaru Confections. Searching for a spot to soak up some sun or entertain the kids? Cassia Park, Borah Park, and Morris Hill Park have playgrounds and tons of green space. You can even take a dip in Borah Park’s public pool!

No matter what you’re looking for in a neighborhood, location, or home, I’m sure we can find the perfect fit for you in Boise. Give me a call or send me an email and I can help you explore all that Boise has to offer!

If you ever have any questions about the ever-changing marketplace or know someone looking to buy or sell, please do not hesitate to reach out.

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