Our Eagle Story

My wife and I moved from the Los Angeles area to Eagle in 2003. While we initially had concerns about making the move, relocating to Eagle turned out to be even better than we had hoped. Eagle is truly a great place to live and a wonderful place to raise a family.

Our first child, Abigail, was born in 2001 in the Woodland Hills area about 30 minutes northwest of Los Angeles. While California was a nice place to grow up, it had changed for the worse over the years. The city had become overcrowded, dirty and crime ridden. We decided to move out of California to improve our quality of life and give our kids a better place to grow up.

Before deciding where to move we visited Spokane, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Falls, Twin Falls and Boise. Boise emerged as the clear leader with just the right balance of everything we were looking for. Not too big, not too small, an abundance of quality shopping, restaurants and fun things to do, friendly people and a strong, diverse economy.

Once we decided that the Boise area was the place for us, we explored Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Star and Kuna in Ada County, Nampa and Middleton in Canyon County and Emmet in Gem County. While each area had its pros and cons, Eagle was clearly the best match for us.

We found Eagle to be an upscale community with beautiful, well designed neighborhoods, mid to high-end homes, quality schools and attractive, high-end retail and commercial developments. Eagle provided us with a sense of enrichment and comfort and we found the people to be down to earth and genuinely friendly. Eagle was home.

We have lived in Eagle now for twelve years and we often talk of how fortunate we are to have found such a great place to live. Eagle is a special place and we are here to stay.

If you are planning a trip to the Boise area, I would enjoy giving you a tour of the city and the different parts of town. I would also be happy to take you to see any homes of interest so you can get a feel for what your money will buy in our market. No pressure, just good old fashioned service.

Also please know that even if your first visit is just for research, I would still enjoy spending time with you. A few hours spent together at the beginning of your trip to get the lay of the land will help the balance of your visit be that much more valuable.

I am happy to help and I would enjoy hearing from you. Please feel free to contact me anytime.

Steve Barbey

Eagle Idaho Overview

Eagle is an upscale suburb of Boise, Idaho. The setting is beautiful with foothills to the North, the Boise River spanning the full length of town and a tree lined greenbelt offering walking paths, breathtaking views and peaceful picnic areas.

Eagle resides on Boise's west border and is just eight miles to Boise's desireable downtown core. Getting to Boise is an easy ten to fifteen minute drive along the base of the foothills.

Eagle has four true seasons and is beautiful all year long. The colors in the sping and fall are absolutely breathtaking and green trees, lush landscapes and flowers accent the summer. Winter welcomes periodic snowfall that brings storybook beauty to Eagle.

Snowfall is mild with the average storm leaving enough snow to build a snowman and have a snowball fight, but not so much snow that it lingers for days on end. Snow from a typical storm will usually melt away within a day or so. Total annual average snowfall is 10 inches and total annual average rainfall is 13.5 inches. Eagle has an avearge of 214 sunny days per year.

July is the warmest month of the year with average high daytime temperatures of 91° F and average evening lows of 71° F. January is the coldest month of the year with average high daytime temperatures of 37° F and average evening lows of 21° F.

Eagle residents enjoy several local sports teams. Boise State Bronco football is certanly a local favorite, but basketball, baseball and hockey are also followed by many. NHL minor league Idaho Steelheads hockey, NBA development leage Idaho Stampede basketball and MLB minor leage Boise Hawks baseball all play within fifteen minutes of Eagle.

From fishing in the Boise river to hiking in the foothills, Eagle offers an abundance of outdoor activities. There are several championship quality golf courses, plentiful parks, BMX dirt tracks, the Eagle Velodrome bike park and Bogus Basin ski resort is a short 40 minute drive up the hill.

Upscale restaurants are plentiful in Eagle as is high end boutique shopping. Nearby shopping also includes Target, Kohl's, Best Buy, Macy's, Dillard's, Sears, JCPenny, Urban Outfitters, Ann Taylor, Title Nine, Abercrombie and Fitch, Aeropostale, Victoria Secret, Pier 1, Pottery Barn, Toys R Us, Babies R Us, Gymboree and much more. Nearby restaurants include The Cheesecake Factory, Red Robin, Fuddruckers, Texas Roadhouse, The Spaghetti Factory, Old Chicago, P.F. Changs,

For the movie buffs the Edwards Boise Stadium 22, Regal Boise Downtown Stadium 10 and the Majestic Stadium 18 movie theaters are located nearby in Meridian and Boise.

Fast Facts
County: Ada County
Region: Treasure Valley, Southwest Idaho
Elevation: 2,842 square feet
Area: 9.3 square miles
Time zone: Mountain
Zip code: 83616
Area code: 208

Photos of Eagle (click any image to enlarge)
This pedestrian bridge in downtown Eagle connects the Albertson's and McDonald's parking lot to the Blue Moose Cafe and downtown Eagle.
Merrill Park offers sand volleyball, play structures, a kids water play area, picnic tables, an expansive grass area, natural wetlands and river access.
The meandering sidewalks through downtown Eagle feature old fashioned street lights, beautiful mature trees and boutique restaurants and shopping.
This photo was taken while hiking the Eagle foothills at dusk. Eagle offers open spaces, clean air and access to plentiful hiking and biking options.
Eagle features beautiful residential subdivisions with treed lined streets. Brookwood subdivision, pictured, is two blocks north of downtown Eagle.
Eagle High School offers an impressive 1:21 student to teacher ratio and for six consecutive years has been a recipient of Idaho's School of Excellence award.
The Eagle Library, a spacious facility built in 1999, is located in the heart of downtown Eagle adjacent to city hall and the Eagle Post Office.
St. Als hospital in Eagle offers 24 hour emergency care and is a Reuters Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital and a Joint Commmission primary stroke center.
Lighthouse Dental is one of several dentist offices in Eagle. Going to the dentist is something you have to do, might as well do it in a beautiful setting.
At Eagle's post office you'll find smiling faces and friendly service. And if you visit often, they will even call you by name. Rich and the crew are second to none.
Eagle Demographics
Ada County Demographics (Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Star and Kuna)