I call Eagle, Idaho “home” and I thoroughly enjoy the feeling of community in our little town.
Eagle has around 20,000 residents, most of whom live in subdivisions like Brookwood, where I live.
Eagle’s city government has wisely chosen to control the quality of growth by avoiding cookie-cutter subdivisions and those decisions are reflected in the quality of housing available in Eagle. Even McDonald’s was required to build a building that fit into the local architecture.
Lots tend to be larger in many Eagle subdivisions, and most neighborhoods offer community parks, walking paths, and often small lakes throughout beautifully-planned communities with ample common area.
The average selling price for a single-family home in Eagle is currently around $400,000, but you can easily spend $1 million or more if you opt for a larger custom home on acreage in the rural areas.
Eagle boasts a low crime rate, traffic is pretty light, and the schools are excellent.
Perhaps most unique is the small-town feel with a quaint old downtown that reflects the town’s farming heritage. Next time you’re here, check out Rembrandt’s, my favorite coffee place in the old renovated Baptist Church.
Most of the growth in Eagle has occurred within the past few years (when I arrived in 2000, Eagle had only 11,000 residents).
Eagle has been discovered, though, and developers have submitted plans for several new planned communities that could result in thousands of new homes.
Here’s more demographic data for Eagle, Idaho if you are interested!
Or, check out the Eagle Chamber of Commerce outstanding website.