Moving Soon? Popular Northwest Communities, in Which We Build, For Outdoorsy People

If nature is your paradise, then the Northwest is calling for you. Here in the Northwest, nature is not only abundant, but it’s a place where spending time outdoors in our gorgeous surroundings is a strong community value. Furthermore, the Northwest has some of the most outdoor-centric communities in the entire country. Here are some great choices in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho that you may want to consider for your future home, especially if you’re looking for popular northwest communities for outdoorsy people.


Bend, Oregon

Bend is the ideal place for someone who wants to enjoy some of the luxuries of a big city (you’ll be wowed by the food and art here), but also wants to escape into the hills for some R&R on a regular basis. With the Cascade mountains nearby, Bend is equipped for nearly every outdoor activity you can imagine. No matter what your outdoor passions are, you’re almost guaranteed to find prime opportunities just a short drive away.

Spokane WA Great city for Outdoorsy people

Spokane, Washington

Spokane is a city with a long list of accolades including an excellent school system and inexpensive cost of living. It’s small enough to where people know their neighbors, but big enough to have drawn in a wide array of restaurants and entertainment options that you’re sure to love. Of course, Spokane is close to endless outdoor recreation opportunities in the mountains, on lakes and in rivers. And with Coeur d’Alene, ID not far away, Spokane offers close access to all that northern Idaho has to offer.

Moving to Boise from California what to know

Boise, Idaho

Speaking of Idaho, not only does Boise have more days of Sunshine than either of the two cities listed above, but it also offers a slightly slower pace of life, which the outdoor lover may appreciate. For those who love trails for hiking and mountain biking, the 190-mile Ride to Rivers system is a huge draw. Skiing options are nearby, as are parks and bodies of water for numerous other active adventures. Boise is one of the fastest growing areas in the Northwest, and for good reason.

New Homes in Sisters Oregon

Sisters, Oregon

Similar to Bend, Sisters is nestled in the heart of the Cascades but it has a unique, western feel. If you love the outdoors, but don’t love crowds, Sisters is the place for you. You’ll love Historic Western Town, the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, the Sisters Folk Festival and the Sisters Rodeo. The city offers excellent dining and entertainment options as well, and offers quick access to loads of outdoor recreation opportunities such as hiking, rafting, fly-fishing and camping.


Come See Our New Homes Today

Hayden Homes is building new homes in these and other communities throughout the Northwest. These places include Tri-cities, Walla Walla, Yakima, Eugene, Coburg, Redmond, Medford, and more. If you’re a homebuyer who’s buying your very first home, come learn about our available new homes at Hayden Homes. Reach out to us today to learn more and to tour our homes for sale.

Moving to Idaho from California Here’s What you Should Know

Moving to Boise from California what to knowMoving to a new state can be both exciting and a little unnerving. As you weigh your options of where to go and what life will hold for you next, Boise should be at the top of your list. Boise is not only a beautiful place to live that could lead to an improved quality of life. Here are some top reasons why a move to Idaho, especially the Boise area, from California may be the right choice for you.
The Cost of Living in Boise is Significantly Lower than in California
One of the top reasons that you may be thinking about saying goodbye to California and relocating to Boise is that the cost of living in Boise is significantly lower than the cost of living in California. In fact, California is on the list of the seven most expensive states in the country in which to live. And it’s not just housing that’s more expensive in California; food, gas, and taxes are also pricier in California.
Boise, on the other hand, is a much more affordable. While the average cost of living in Boise is slightly higher than the U.S. average, housing is still plenty affordable, and food and utilities are ranked as less expensive than U.S. averages. If you’re moving to Boise from California, the savings on housing alone can make a huge difference. If you sell your house in California and come to Boise, you may be able to pay cash for a brand new – never been lived in before – home by Hayden Homes.
Improved Quality of Life
While California is beautiful, it’s also extremely busy with people, cars, and often in the summer, polluted by smoke from wildfires and CO2 emissions from vehicles and industrial operations. When you move to Boise, you may be able to experience an improved quality of life. In Boise, you may be able to walk or bike to work, or go for a jog before your busy day starts because of the time you may save with less congested commuting. On your days off, you can get to the mountains or to a trail in a matter of minutes, enjoying fresh air, blue skies, and plenty of year-round sunshine. In Boise, there are dozens of indoor and outdoor activities to enjoy, from mountain biking and indoor tennis to fine dining and live concerts. With less traffic to navigate, you’ll have more time to recreate, shop, dine, wine taste, spend time with family, and invest in your own health and well-being.
Idaho Ranks Among the Happiest and Best Places to Live/Retire
In several recent surveys, Idaho has been called out as a great place to live and/or retire. The state not only ranks among the happiest, but also one of the best places to retire. In a study conducted by WalletHub, they compared 50 states on multiple dimensions and Idaho ranked sixth in happy factor and first for community and environment (read article).  If that wasn’t enough to convince you, especially if you are ready to retire, in another study conducted by Forbes Boise ranked in the top 10 for best places to retire! With it’s low crime rates, high ranking in walkability, bicycling, and volunteering – it’s no wonder this is such a popular place in which to move.
Is it Time for a Move?
If you’ve been thinking about moving from California, now may be the perfect time. At Hayden Homes, we have homes for sale in Boise, as well as other cities located in the Treasure Valley such as Eagle, Meridian, Kuna, Nampa and Caldwell. To see our brand new homes for sale in the Northwest and learn more about buying your first home or moving into your dream home, get in touch with Hayden Homes today. We can’t wait to help you make your move a reality!

New Homes for Sale in Boise, ID

If you’ve been picturing yourself in a brand new, beautiful home, have you considered new home communities in Boise, Idaho? We’ve come up with some of our top reasons why Boise is a great place to call home. Plus, when you’re ready, our new homes in Boise, Idaho have everything you may be looking for in terms of space, selections, and access to nature and city attractions.

Boise ranked top place to live in US

Why Live in Boise?
Life in Boise is as good as it gets. It’s no wonder why Boise was named by Forbes Magazine the second best place in the country to raise a family, as well as the number two city for young professionals!
From the amazing botanical gardens to the Boise zoo, there’s a lot to both see and do. Here are a few of the exciting features and attractions Boise, ID has to offer:
  • A lively, scenic downtown nestled at the foot of mountains
  • Easy access to Bogus Basin for winter skiing
  • Low crime rates
  • Growing economy
  • Myriad entertainment and dining options including fine dining options with live jazz music
  • Miles and miles of prime mountain biking and hiking trails right out your doorstep
  • Events at Boise State University including great college football on the famous blue turf
  • Spacious public parks with mature trees that are stunning in the fall
  • Boise’s schools are among the highest rated in the state
There’s no reason not to consider Boise. In fact, despite the fact that it’s a mountainous area with lots of snow and cold temperatures in the wintertime, Boise gets a lot of sunshine throughout the year, making it one of the states in the nation with pleasant year-round weather.
Why Buy from Hayden Homes?
Hayden Homes is the home builder of choice if you’re looking for a brand new – never been lived in before – home, whether you’re buying your first home or upgrading to the home of your dreams. Our builders are experienced professionals who bring quality and craftsmanship to every home build. At Hayden Homes, we make home buying easy, and our new homes are sold with an unbeatable one-year builder warranty, which means that you can move in with peace of mind.
Our new homes offer everything you’re looking for, and are built big enough so that your family has plenty of room to grow. What’s more, Hayden Homes are built in communities, providing you with the comfort and enjoyment that comes with having neighbors nearby (but not too close!) that have a lifestyle that is similar to yours in a place you love. Browse through our homes online, and we will guide you through everything you need to know about buying from us, and can even refer you to one of our preferred lenders to secure financing.
Learn More About Hayden Homes’ New Homes for Sale in Boise
If you know that moving into a new home is the right choice for you, what are you waiting for? The sooner you meet with our team at Hayden Homes, the sooner you move into your dream home. Our new homes in Boise are perfect for individuals, young professionals and growing families.
If Boise isn’t the city for you but you still want to live in the home that you have always dreamed of, know that we sell homes throughout the northwest, including throughout Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. If you’re curious about homes in some of our other communities, contact us today to learn more about what we have to offer.

Aralar Park New Home Community Sells Out

Hayden Homes has finished another community in the Boise area. In just 20 months following the release of Aralar Park; we are sold out! The 49 homesite, new home community Aralar Park was named after the original family that farmed this picturesque property in the 1900’s.

In this beautiful new home Boise community, homebuyers found unique and distinctive homesites, with a multitude of options and upgrade opportunities, and a wide variety of flexible homes to suit any lifestyle. Many of the homesites within the Aralar Park community boarder the beautiful 5 mile creek – making morning jogs and evening walks all the more enjoyable.  Located within 3 miles of the acclaimed West Ada School District, close to local Shopping & dining, Aralar Park offers easy access to the Freeway & Downtown Boise and all of these amenities of southwest Boise.

Congratulations to the neighborhood of Aralar Park – what a beautiful place to call home.

To find other new home communities throughout Treasure Valley visit: