Hidden Springs Idaho - Real Estate and Community News: Living in Hidden Springs, Idaho

Living in Hidden Springs, Idaho

Living in Hidden Springs Idaho



which is our latest blog site, designed to be a real estate and community resource.  As a Hidden Springs resident, I feel blessed to share my community with you.  This blog site is designed to keep residents informed of the latest real estate activity, and to also act as a resource for home buyers that are considering Hidden Springs in their future home plans.

Many years ago, my husband and I used to visit Hidden Springs with the hope and dream that someday we'd be able to raise our family there.  Hidden Springs used to host a weekend harvest festival event the first week of October, which included pony rides, mazes, trolley rides and games for the little tykes.   We'd tour the community with stars in our eyes, thinking about how it would be to live in such a charming neighborhood.  We dreamed about living in such a place where our children would have an outstanding school, an abundance of neighborhood friends, and above all else, an environment where they could roam and play to their heart's content in this safe, and tucked away haven.

Four years ago, that dream came true and it has been all that we hoped it would be and more.  I look forward to sharing the scoop of living in Hidden Springs, Idaho.

The Homes of Hidden Springs

The rolling hills surrounding Hidden Springs provide an ever changing backdrop of dramatic scenery, and one senses that the folks here have a little more room to roam than in the average subdivision.  Take a drive through Hidden Springs on an average day, and you'll see residents out and about, jogging, walking the dog, riding their bikes, and generally enjoying the out-of-doors.  With over 800 acres of space dedicated to community use, along with access to trails, pools and grassy parkways and playgrounds, homeowners from all walks of life and demographics enjoy what the community has to offer.  A notably high percentage of homes enjoy foothill views, and the surrounding common spaces provide an added measure of privacy to many of the home sites.

Over 800 graciously designed homes line the gentle hills and draws, and pride of ownership is evident.  Strict architectural controls enforced during the construction phases ensured that while every home has character and individual beauty, each home is also enhanced by the homes in close proximity. 


Comment balloon 3 commentsEva Hoopes • June 30 2010 04:09PM


You say "Hidden Springs used to host a weekend harvest festival event the first week of October, which included pony rides, mazes, trolley rides and games for the little tykes." Does this mean that they no longer host events such as this or regular weekend concerts?

Several years ago I had looked at the neighborhood while it was being built and was impressed with both the landscape and structural architecture but had an uneasy feeling about the subdivision itself. It was almost as if there was a pretentiousness that came with the address (keeping up appearances). I now have four children, a wife and have recently moved back to Boise. As we are seeking to take advantage of low interest rates and falling home prices we have been searching the foreclosure lists online. I must say the list is always adding in Hidden Springs and they are aesthetically pleasing as well priced affordably. 

I am looking for an honest answer about the Pros and Cons of living there. Any input?


Posted by Thomas Fort about 8 years ago


Thanks so much for your comments!

The harvest festival ended a couple of years back as it was simply too large for the community to host it.  This year there is a community dance, buffet, and family oriented events hosted down at the old Shick Ostolasa Farmhouse and community barn.   If you send me your email address, I'll forward the flyer for the event.  (The summer concert series is still continuing and there is live music most Friday nights down at the Merc/cafe)

Depending on the last time you visited the neighborhood, it's grown considerably in the last 3-4 years to nearly 800 homes.   The neighborhood is very well kept, and the residents take pride in their community.  As a real estate professional, I have the opportunity to show homes in every area of Ada County, and there is still nothing quite like it.  The access to open space, trails, parks, quality schools cannot be matched.

I've heard that the neighborhood feels stuffy, or very "Stepford" from some...all I can say is that in the 4 years I've lived there, I can say without hesitation that the community is filled with the most friendly, and "real" people I've ever met.  If you're looking for a true community where you know your neighbors and the kids can be kids, you won't be disappointed.  The school and teachers have been phenomenal.

The cons...to get to shopping beyond the few emergency items stocked at the Merc, it's a 10 minute drive.

Please feel free to email me direct and I'll answer any questions you have. 


Posted by Eva Hoopes, Realtor Boise Real Estate (Group One Sotheby’s International Realty) about 8 years ago

We do still host Old Time Farm Days which is generally the last Sunday of September. It includes a number of activities and fun events for the whole family including live music, authentic Basque food, sheep and goat herding, miniature donkeys, soap making, gold panning, civil war reenactments, branding, and other activities of life in the old days. The historic Shick-Ostolasa Farmstead is open to the public and is on the National Historic Register. It dates to 1868 and was continuously lived in until 2005. Lots of food and fun.

Posted by Kathy about 4 years ago

This blog does not allow anonymous comments