Idaho Land for Sale


Idaho

In many ways Idaho, a land of craggy, snow-capped mountains and mile-deep gorges, is America's last frontier. The Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness Area, sprawling across more than two million acres, is the largest protected wilderness in the continental United States.

Buyers in search of unspoiled hunting lands, fenced ranch land or access to the high desert plains can all find desirable property in the Gem State. Idaho County, the state's largest, is the gateway to the pristine outdoors of the Idaho Panhandle and is the ideal place to begin a search for affordable undeveloped land. Large swaths of remote timberland are on the market in the Panhandle counties of Kottenai, Bonner and Boundary. Bring your own septic tanks and generators.

Northcentral Idaho is where the Snake and Clearwater rivers flow together and, thanks to a boost from the Lower Granite Dam, ocean-going vessels can reach the town of Lewiston, giving Idaho the nation's furthest inland seaport on the West Coast. These waterways help modulate temperatures and new property owners will be surprised by the moderate winter temperatures in some Idaho valleys.

Historically Idaho has been a land of potato fields and lumber and paper mills. Today, however, the largest industry is in the science and technology sector that is centered in the Treasure Valley around state capital Boise. One in three Idahoans live here and Boise, The City of Trees, is the third largest metropolitan area in the Pacific Northwest. Despite the explosive growth in Boise and its surrounding communities residents are never more than an hour's drive from energetic rivers, deep lakes and high-elevation recreation in the mountains.