Idaho 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

Idaho offers an appealing option for active adults seeking an active retirement destination. The state's two largest cities provide diverse living choices: Boise, the capital, balances urban conveniences with access to nearby outdoor adventures, from hiking to river activities; and Nampa, part of the Treasure Valley, offers a more relaxed pace of life amidst a growing community and the surrounding natural beauty of the region. Idaho's diverse landscapes, including majestic mountains and pristine lakes, coupled with a reasonable cost of living, make it an enticing choice for those considering a home in an active adult retirement community.

Idaho offers an appealing option for active adults seeking an active retirement destination. The state's two largest cities provide diverse living choices: Boise, the capital, balances urban conveniences with access to nearby outdoor adventures, from hiking to river activities; and Nampa, part of the Treasure Valley, offers a more relaxed pace of life amidst a growing community and the surrounding natural beauty of the region. Idaho's diverse landscapes, including majestic mountains and pristine lakes, coupled with a reasonable cost of living, make it an enticing choice for those considering a home in an active adult retirement community.

Idaho Climate & Geography

Idaho is the 14th largest state and is located in the northwestern region of the United States. The capital of Idaho is Boise, which is also the largest city in the state. Idaho is mostly made up of rugged mountains, lakes, and canyons. Idaho is bordered by six states and one Canadian province. These are British Columbia to the north, Montana to the northeast, Wyoming to the east, Washington and Oregon to the west and Nevada and Utah to the south.

Active adults and retirees can enjoy Idaho’s natural landscapes and wildlife. The largest wildlife preserve is the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness Area that is 2.3 million acres. The major rivers in Idaho are Snake River, Clark Fork/Pend Oreille River, Clearwater River, and Salmon River. Idaho’s highest mountain peak is Borah Peak at 12,662 feet and its lowest peak is Lewiston at 710 feet.

55+ residents in age-targeted communities in Idaho can experience two time zones, depending on the location. Southern Idaho active adult communities near the Boise metropolitan area, Idaho Falls, Pocatello, and Twin Falls are in the Mountain Time Zone. Northern Idaho active adult communities near Salmon River, Coeur d’Alene, Moscow, Lewiston, and Sandpoint are in the Pacific Time Zone.

Active adult communities in Idaho enjoy a varied climate that is based off the weather patterns of the Pacific Ocean with Northern Idaho 55+ communities getting more precipitation, while Southern Idaho age-targeted communities enjoy a much warmer climate. Active adult communities in southern areas in Idaho have winter temperatures that range in the low 20s to high 40s with 20 to 40 inches of snow on average and summer temperatures in the high 80s to high 90s. Age-targeted areas in northern Idaho experience low 10s to high 30s in the winter with 20 to 50 inches of snow and temperatures in the low 70s to high 80s during summer months.

Recreation, Culture & Entertainment in Idaho

With so many outdoor activities, active adults and retirees are sure to find something that suits their passion near a 55+ community in Idaho. There are numerous state parks and wilderness areas near age-targeted neighborhoods that offer hiking, golfing, camping, fishing, white water rafting, horseback riding, skiing, and snowboarding. Some attractions are Bonneville Point, Burgdorf Hot Springs, Stone Ridge, Meadow Creek, Boise Depot, and Clearwater National Forest.

There are also plenty of museums near active adult neighborhoods in Idaho that offer art, culture, and history for 55+ residents who love absorbing new information. The American Heritage Tours, Bear River Heritage Area, Bear River Massacre Site, Boise Basin Museum, and Central Idaho Historical Museum all offer great tours, attractions, and history lessons about everything Idaho has to offer.

Idaho Cost of Living & Taxes

The cost of living in Idaho is 5% below the national average. Cities like Boise and Coeur d’Alene have a 3.8% higher than average cost of living while Idaho Falls has a 7.9% lower than average cost of living, and Sandpoint has a 1% higher than average cost of living. Idaho income tax rates range from 1.6% to 7.4% of taxable income.

Healthcare in Idaho

There are 48 licensed hospitals near active adult communities in Idaho, and five are top-ranked in the U.S. Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d’Alene and St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center in Boise are two of the top-ranked hospitals for high-performing specialties. Other hospitals like St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Nampa, Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello are also well-known hospitals in Idaho.


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Brooke View - Boise, ID

Brooke View

For Sale
  • Mid $200ks - Low $400ks
  • 130 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 1968 - Present
  • No Reviews
Trilogy Valor - Kuna, ID

Trilogy® Valor

For Sale
  • High $300ks - High $600ks
  • 970 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2021 - Present
  • No Reviews
Golden Spike Estates - Rathdrum, ID

Golden Spike Estates

For Sale
  • Low $300ks - Low $400ks
  • 324 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2004 - 2015
  • No Reviews
Cadence - Meridian, ID

Cadence

For Sale
  • High $500ks - Mid $700ks
  • 196 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2017 - 2020
  • No Reviews
Willowbrook - Garden City, ID

Willowbrook

For Sale
  • High $300ks - Mid $400ks
  • 231 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1987 - 1994
  • No Reviews
The Village at Syringa Gardens - Post Falls, ID

The Village at Syringa Gardens

For Sale
  • Low $400ks - Low $500ks
  • 19 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2010 - 2015
  • No Reviews
Heritage Grove - Meridian, ID

Heritage Grove

For Sale
  • Low $500ks - Low $600ks
  • 116 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2014 - 2018
  • No Reviews
Leisure Park - Hayden, ID

Leisure Park

For Sale
  • High $300ks - High $500ks
  • 245 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 1985 - 2018
  • No Reviews
Meadow Ranch - Coeur d'Alene, ID

Meadow Ranch

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks - High $600ks
  • 80 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2010 - 2018
  • No Reviews
Englefield Green - Boise ID

Englefield Green

For Sale
  • Low $500ks - Low $600ks
  • 84 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2010 - 2012
  • No Reviews
Cadence at Bainbridge - Meridian, ID

Cadence at Bainbridge

For Sale
  • Mid $500ks - Low $700ks
  • 200 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2020 - Present
  • No Reviews
Cadence at Century Farm - Meridian, ID

Cadence at Century Farm

For Sale
  • High $500ks - Low $700ks
  • 196 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2021 - Present
  • No Reviews
Greenbriar Estates - Nampa, ID

Greenbriar Estates

For Sale
  • Low $400ks - Low $500ks
  • 111 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • No Reviews
East Ridge Village - Meridian, ID

East Ridge Village

For Sale
  • Low $500ks - Mid $500ks
  • 99 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2022 - Present
  • No Reviews
La Playa Manor - Meridian, ID

La Playa Manor

For Sale
  • Mid $500ks - Mid $600ks
  • 76 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1996 - 2000
  • No Reviews
Village Bungalows - Meridian, ID

Village Bungalows

For Sale
  • Mid $500ks - Mid $600ks
  • 74 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2019 - 2022
  • No Reviews
James Place - Meridian, ID

James Place

For Sale
  • Low $500ks - Low $600ks
  • 71 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1998 - 2005
  • No Reviews
Heritage Gardens - Meridian, ID

Heritage Gardens

For Sale
  • Low $600ks - Low $700ks
  • 56 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2017 - 2019
  • No Reviews
Delcardo Village - Coeur d'Alene, ID

Delcardo Village

For Sale
  • Mid $500ks - Mid $600ks
  • 42 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2022 - Present
  • No Reviews
Pacific Heights - Eagle, ID

Pacific Heights

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks - Mid $500ks
  • 40 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2000 - 2005
  • No Reviews
Heron Brook - Meridian ID

Heron Brook

For Sale
  • Low $300ks - High $300ks
  • 34 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2002 - 2002
  • No Reviews
Ten Mile Greens - Meridian ID

Ten Mile Greens

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks - Mid $500ks
  • 24 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1998 - 2005
  • No Reviews
Spring Creek Townhomes - Eagle, ID

Spring Creek Townhomes

For Sale
  • Low $300ks - Mid $300ks
  • 18 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2002 - 2002
  • No Reviews

$369,000

1056 Southern Hills Drive, Banning, CA

Meadow Ranch Community

  • 3 bed
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  • 3 bath
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  • 2320 SqFt
MLS CV23099287
Call Us: (800) 928-2055

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