Homes for Sale in Nampa Idaho

Homes for sale in Nampa IdahoHomes for sale in Nampa, Idaho The second largest city in Idaho, Nampa has over 85,000 residents in the city limits and another 45,000 surrounding for service to 130,000 people.  Nampa is a thriving community located 15 miles west of Boise, Idaho, the state capital.  Homes for Sale in Nampa Idaho

Nampa is divided into four ares: North Nampa, West Nampa, South Nampa and Downtown Nampa.

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North Nampa is everything north of the Union Pacific Railroad mainline that goes through the community.  It run north-west to south-east connecting Portland, Oregon with Salt Lake City, Utah.  At least a third of Nampa’s population is found here with two major retail/business center: Nampa Eastgate Shopping Center and Treasure Valley Market Place. Each of the major hospitals in the area are also found in North Nampa.  The Ford Idaho Center and Horse Park is here also.  An arena that seats up to 12,000 people is home to major trade shows, concerts, horse competitions, intercollegiate track and field meets and the Snake River Stampede.  The “Stampede” is ranked among the top 10 rodeos in the world.  North Nampa offers major employment for its residents in its large industrial area.  Amalgamated Sugar, the worlds largest producer of sugar from sugar beets, is located here and employs at least 400.  Wood Grain Industries, Mirage trailers, Heartland RV, Micron Technologies and The Union Pacific Railroad are a few of the employers in North Nampa.

West Nampa located from Midland west.  Included are thousands of homes, schools and parks.  Nampa Caldwell Blvd, the main connector to Caldwell, Idaho is the main retail and business street.  The oldest indoor Mall in Idaho is located on Nampa Caldwell Blvd. Homes for Sale in Nampa Idaho.

South Nampa straddles 12th Avenue to the south of downtown.  The major growth beginning in the 1960’s took place here.  The Mercy Hospital was built here and the new High School was built here then.  Naturally everybody wanted to live there.  With the addition of I-84 in North Nampa, that growth has shifted to the north. Still there are a lot of homes for sale in Nampa Idaho on the south side of town.Homes for Sale in Nampa Idaho

Downtown was the original site of the first home and business built in Nampa during the late 1800’s.  Alexander and Hannah Duffes settled Nampa around 1880.  The Oregon Shortline Railroad passed through here.  They needed a place to recharge their steam locomotives and the area offered an abundance of water.  Thus people from all over the northwest began settling here.  All the government and main businesses settled in downtown and the residential neighborhoods grew out from there.  Many if these historic homes provide the antique character and charm of downtown Nampa. Search homes for sale in Nampa Idaho and see for yourself.

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