Eagle, ID 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

Located in southwestern Idaho, Eagle's natural beauty, mild climate, low crime rate, and thriving community make it an ideal place for people looking for a great place to look for a home. The city has a rich history, with plenty of opportunities to explore and learn about its past. One of the unique features of Eagle is its extensive trail system, which is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts who love hiking, biking, or jogging. The city also boasts a vibrant downtown area with numerous shops, restaurants, and entertainment options. For visitors and potential residents looking for more information the City of Eagle website provides information on local events, parks, and recreation opportunities while the Eagle Chamber of Commerce website offers information on local businesses and community events.

Located in southwestern Idaho, Eagle's natural beauty, mild climate, low crime rate, and thriving community make it an ideal place for people looking for a great place to look for a home. The city has a rich history, with plenty of opportunities to explore and learn about its past. One of the unique features of Eagle is its extensive trail system, which is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts who love hiking, biking, or jogging. The city also boasts a vibrant downtown area with numerous shops, restaurants, and entertainment options. For visitors and potential residents looking for more information the City of Eagle website provides information on local events, parks, and recreation opportunities while the Eagle Chamber of Commerce website offers information on local businesses and community events.

Affordability and Cost of Living in Eagle

Eagle is a popular retirement destination with a high cost of living. The current cost of living in Eagle is about 50 percent higher than the national average with much of the higher cost due to housing prices. The median home price in Eagle is $761,100, much higher than the state average of $445,000 and national average of $338,100. Other costs such as groceries, healthcare are about the same as elsewhere in the country. Utility and transportation costs are 10 to 12 percent lower than the national average.

Idaho’s income tax ranges from 1 to 5.8 percent. Social security and railroad retirement benefits  are not taxed, however other retirement income is taxed. Idaho does not have estate or inheritance taxes. Sales tax and property taxes in Idaho are lower than the national average and there are credits for lower income seniors to offset some of these. Sales tax in Eagle is six percent and property taxes in Ada County is 0.76 percent of the home's value.

Climate and Geography in Eagle

Eagle, ID, has a semi-arid climate with hot, dry summers and cold, snowy winters. July is the warmest month with an average temperature of 78 degrees and January is the coldest month at an average of 30 degrees. The summer months are dry with occasional thunderstorms, while the winter months are snowy, with an average annual snowfall of 20 inches.

Eagle is in southwestern Idaho, an area known for its beautiful scenery and unique geology. Eagle is situated in the Boise foothills and surrounded by mountain ranges. The Boise River runs through the city and offers numerous opportunities for fishing, rafting, and kayaking. Nearby foothills offer excellent hiking and mountain biking trails, while the Bogus Basin Ski Resort offers skiing and snowboarding during the winter months. The city's location also provides easy access to nearby attractions such as the Snake River Canyon, Hells Canyon, and the unusual Craters of the Moon National Monument. 

Eagle Area Recreation, Shopping, and Entertainment 

Eagle is a great place to live or visit with plenty of options for outdoor recreation, cultural experiences, shopping, and entertainment.

Golf and Racquet Sports

  • Eagle Hills Golf Course
  • BanBury Golf Course
  • Boise Ranch Golf Course
  • Eagle Tennis Club

Hiking, Biking and Boating

  • Eagle Island State Park
  • Boise River Greenbelt
  • Camel's Back Park
  • Lucky Peak State Park

Museums and Historical Sites

  • Warhawk Air Museum
  • Idaho State Historical Museum
  • Basque Museum and Cultural Center
  • Idaho Black History Museum

Performing Arts

  • Morrison Center for the Performing Arts
  • Idaho Shakespeare Festival
  • Egyptian Theatre
  • Boise Philharmonic

Shopping

  • The Village at Meridian
  • Boise Towne Square Mall

Parks and Gardens

  • Kathryn Albertson Park
  • Idaho Botanical Garden
  • Julia Davis Park

Festivals and Fairs

  • Western Idaho Fair
  • Eagle Fun Days
  • Boise Farmers Market
  • Idaho Shakespeare Festival

Health and Wellness in Eagle

Eagle is an excellent place for 55+ active adults  who want to prioritize their health and maintain an active and fulfilling lifestyle. The city is within a short distance of major medical centers, such as Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center and St. Luke's Boise Medical Center, both of which are highly regarded for their exceptional patient care and medical facilities. There are also many local options for self-care and staying fit, including yoga studios, fitness centers, and walking trails. One of the most popular options for outdoor exercise and relaxation is the Eagle Greenbelt, a 14 mile scenic walking and biking path that winds along the Boise River.

Recommended Itinerary for Visiting Eagle 55+ Communities

If you're considering making the move to southwest Idaho, it's a good idea to visit and get a feel for the area. During your visit, you can take a guided tour of the area with a local 55places expert retirement community partner agent who can help you discover the local communities and properties that best match your lifestyle and budget.

Day One

Morning:

  • Start the day with a delicious breakfast at Rembrandt's Coffee House, a cozy local café with a European-inspired menu and a lovely outdoor seating area.
  • Take a stroll through the Eagle River Greenbelt, a scenic trail that winds along the Boise River and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and wildlife.
  • Visit the Eagle Historical Museum to learn about the city's rich history and culture, with exhibits showcasing the area's Native American heritage and pioneer-era artifacts.

Afternoon:

  • Stop for a leisurely lunch at Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant, a family-owned eatery with a warm and inviting atmosphere and a menu featuring classic Italian dishes.
  • Head to the nearby Eagle Island State Park, a beautiful outdoor space with a lake for swimming, picnic areas, and hiking trails.
  • Browse the local shops and boutiques in the charming downtown area.

Evening:

  • For dinner, try the upscale Basque-inspired cuisine at the popular Bardenay Restaurant & Distillery, featuring delicious cocktails and locally sourced ingredients.
  • Take a relaxing soak in the hot springs at the nearby Gold Fork Hot Springs, a serene and scenic outdoor hot spring resort.

Day Two

Morning:

  • Start the day with a hearty breakfast at the Sunrise Cafe, a cozy diner-style restaurant with classic American breakfast fare and friendly service.
  • Meet with your local 55places expert retirement community partner agent to discuss your retirement community needs and preferences.

Afternoon:

  • Take a scenic drive through the nearby foothills and mountains, such as the Boise National Forest, to get a sense of the local landscape and natural beauty.
  • Stop for a late lunch at the charming Trailside Bakery Cafe, a bakery with homemade pastries and sandwiches.

Evening:

  • For dinner, head to the newly renovated and upscale Capitol Cellars, an American-style restaurant with a vast wine selection and locally sourced ingredients.

Getting to Eagle, ID

Eagle is conveniently located in southwestern Idaho and is easily accessible by car or plane. Here are directions on how to get to the area:

Driving

  • If you are coming from the west, take I-84 East to Eagle Road (exit 46)
  • Coming from the east, take I-84 West to Eagle Road (exit 46)
  • If you are coming from the north, take ID-44 West to State Street (Highway 55) South
  • Coming from the south, take ID-45 North to State Street (Highway 55) North

Flying

The closest major airport is Boise Airport (BOI), which is approximately 18 miles southeast of Eagle, ID. Some of the major airlines that fly into Boise Airport include Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines. Boise Airport also has non-stop flights to many major cities in the western United States, including Seattle, San Francisco, Denver, and Phoenix.


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Pacific Heights - Eagle, ID

Pacific Heights

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks - Mid $500ks
  • 40 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2000 - 2005
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Spring Creek Townhomes - Eagle, ID

Spring Creek Townhomes

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  • Low $300ks - Mid $300ks
  • 18 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2002 - 2002
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