Eagle Idaho is recognized as the higher end community in Boise Valley. Many have coined the term 'rurban' to describe it but it is really a thriving business community, uncrowded and still a small town.
Not long ago, Eagle was a town that was centered around Old State street and downtown Eagle, notably the Orville Jackson store. Today there is a thriving business district along the Boise River at Eagle Rd & State Street. Here you find a hospital, retail stores, restaurants, banking, corporate headquarters and even the Eagle Pavillion which hosts concerts in the summer.
History of Eagle Idaho
City of Eagle grew from a sleepy village of 350 in 1970 to today’s bustling community of well over 20,000. Eagle’s early history was set in motion when gold was discovered in the Boise Basin in 1862. Many chose to seek their fortune mining, but a select few came to understand that the mining towns desperately needed the agricultural products that were fast becoming the mainstay of Boise and its river valley to the west, and they centered their efforts on those needs.
Truman C. Catlin was one of those farsighted settlers who quickly realized that his real gold was to be found in farming and claimed 160 acres on Eagle Island. Originally naming his island home after his native state, Catlin was soon persuaded to rename the island to reflect the large number of bald eagles that made the island their home as well.
Eagle Idaho Growth
The largest amount of growth and change in the Eagle Idaho area and in Eagle Idaho real estate has happened since the 1970's. One major contributor was the addition of Eagle Hills golf course. Next, Hewlett Packard arrived and the growth of Eagle Idaho Real Estate began. in 1976 the demand for housing shot up including subdivisions like Banbury Estates. Since then many of the more prestigous subdivision in Treasure Valley have been developed in Eagle, Idaho. Spurwing Country Club, Two Rivers, Island Woods and many other luxury communities.
The City of Eagle Idaho
The city of Eagle is located between the Boise Foothills and the Boise River, It is , is located just over 8 miles northwest of Boise along State Highway 44. The city of Eagle has been growing quickly over thae last years and its current population is close to 20,000 residents. As it focuses on “smart growth”, Eagle can offer its residents much in the way of shopping, great restaurants, lodging and other services.
Eagle os part of theThe Meridian School District, Idaho’s largest school district. Eagle has four elementary schools including the Galileo Math and Science Magnet school which is located between Eagle and Meridian but is available to Eagle residents. Eagle Middle School and Lowell Scott Middle School and Eagle High School, located west of town, service the students in the Eagle area.
Eagle is a very family-focused community and sponsors several family events including Eagle Fun Days, a 4-day annual event held in June. The event includes a bike rake, a wet and wild parade through downtown, a golf tournament at a local golf course and live music. During the event, the Eagle Volunteer Fire Department puts on the “World’s Largest Rocky Mountain Oyster Feed” as a fund raiser for the organization. The event draws crowds from the entire valley to enjoy the festivities.
Eagle hosts two two golf courses — Eagle Hill Golf Course, near the downtown area, and Banbury Golf Course, just south of town. Both courses are 18-holes and provide a great golf outing for all levels of experience.
Eagle Idaho is Treasure Valley's premiere zipcode, 83616. Here you find a relaxing resort oriented community with strong business climate. The Boise River runs through the valley with great fly fishing year round and floating the river in the summer months. To the North are the Foothillls which provide wildlife viewing plus hiking and biking trails.
Eagle is a wonderful place to grow up as kid, raise a family or retire. It is a safe place and with great weather through out the year.
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|Each June the town hosts one of the Treasure Valley's largest evetns "Eagle Fun Days." This event is filled with activities including a rodeo but it is best know for the Rocky Mountian Oyster Feed! Something everyone should experience at least once!
Heritage Park and Gazebo
185 E. State Street
Heritage Park features a Gazebo and a ground level water feature that is the hit with children in the summertime. The Gazebo is available for public use and features entertainment events during the summer evenings. Also featured in this Park are monogrammed brick pavers. To facilitate your enjoyment of Downtown Eagle, a convenient parking lot is located adjacent to Heritage park. Park your car and take a walking tour of Downtown Eagle and enjoy the variety of shops and restaurants available for your enjoyment.
Reid W. Merrill Sr. Community Park
Construction on Reid W. Merrill, Sr. Community Park was completed in March of 2003. The park features include an open playing field, picnic areas, wetland/riparian areas, an observation shelter (gazebo), pond area, foot paths, children's play area (including an interactive water feature), volleyball and basketball courts. The picnic shelter may be reserved.
637 E. Shore Drive
(located in the Eagle River Development)
|Eagle Sports Complex
Horseshoe Bend Road (Old Highway 55)
The Eagle Sports Complex is located on Old Horseshoe Bend Road just north of its intersection with Floating Feather Road. It features a 12,500 square foot skateboard park, basketball hoops, picnic area, and restrooms. The Skate Park was a joint effort by the City of Eagle and Ada County and is the first phase of an 85-acre park development. Recent additions include bike trails and a BMX course.
For more information on bike programs at the Sports Complex: www.eaglebikepark.org and www.ef-bmx.com
||Eagle Island State Park
4000 W. Hatchery Road
Eagle Island is an Idaho State Park and can be reached at 939-0696. The park sits off of Linder Road between Hwy 20/26 and Hwy 44. Directions: US Hwy. 20/26 to Linder Road and follow signs to Park. Off Hatchery Road, west of Eagle.
Arboretum Park is located adjacent to the Senior Citizens Center in downtown Eagle. Arboretum by definition is a place where many kinds of trees or shrubs are grown for study or display. The Eagle Arboretum displays various plantings including 37 varieties of trees, native plants, and a variety of roses, ground covers and perennials. Plants and trees are identified by name stakes, which contain the scientific name, common name and family. The public is welcome to take a leisurely stroll through the Arboretum and take advantage of the picnic tables and benches.
312 E. State St.