Is that a typo? Shouldn’t that phrase be “The pros and cons”? If you ask me, or anyone else that lives here, “The pros and pros” is right on the money - I can’t think of anywhere else I’d rather live in Idaho! “Why?” you might ask. Where do I begin? If you grew up around here, say… in Boise or Meridian – both neighboring cities, you might have said, or heard someone say while looking across a few miles of farmland; “You see that little bump over there? That’s Eagle… don’t know why anyone would want to live all the way out there!” Well, times have certainly changed since then. Eagle has become a vibrant little city of about 23,000 people, and has been growing steadily for quite a few years.
When visiting for the first time, many people notice a different “feel” when they arrive. Maybe it’s the way the Boise River flows through town and the Greenbelt trails running alongside. Maybe it’s the abundance of trees throughout the many quiet neighborhoods, along the river, or lining the streets around town, or maybe it’s the way Eagle is cradled by the gentle slope of the foothills to the north. Whatever it is, and it may be different for everyone, it is the place we love to call home.
What else is there to do in Eagle? Well, there are numerous parks, a couple of golf courses, foothill trails to hike, ride, and go horseback riding, zip lining at Eagle Island State Park, a BMX/bike park, a skate park, fishing, the list goes on. How about spending the afternoon playing nearly 150 vintage arcade games? I know where they are. In addition, there are community events such as Eagle Fun Days, Gazebo Concert Series, Eagle Food & Wine Festival, The Eagle Saturday Farmers Market, and even an annual rodeo. They’re even building a new indoor/outdoor tennis club and are in talks to build a YMCA!
Eagle also has a growing shopping scene, with a collection of stores offering clothing, art, home decor, gifts, floral, sporting goods, cycle & ski shop, lawn and garden, toys, and specialty food to name a few.
And last but not least, don’t forget dining – I never forget to eat. If dining along the river is your thing, we have 2 restaurants with patio seating to take in the view. You can also find Italian, Mexican, German, Asian, and good old American food, including a couple of BBQ joints – in fact, there are 4 new restaurants opening up this month!
So, if I haven’t sold you yet, you really need to pay us a visit. Decide for yourself if you agree that this is the best place to live.
For additional information on Eagle or anywhere in the treasure Valley, Please feel free to contact me! Terry Ivins firstname.lastname@example.org