Welcome to Eagle, Idaho
Nestled between the foothills and the Boise River, is located approximately 9 miles northwest of Boise along State Highway 44. Given its proximity to the Boise River and its wide open spaces, Eagle is considered an “upscale” area with some homes and ranches costing well over a million dollars. Eagle has been growing for several years and its current population is close to 20,000 residents. As it focuses on “smart growth”, Eagle can offer its residents much in the way of shopping, great restaurants, lodging and other services.
The Meridian School District, Idaho’s largest school district, serves the area in and around Eagle. In the Meridian district, elementary schools include kindergarten through 5th grade, middle school includes 6th through 8th grade and high school includes 9th through 12th grade. Currently (2007), Eagle has four elementary schools including the Galileo Math and Science Magnet school which is located between Eagle and Meridian but is available to Eagle residents. Eagle Middle School and Lowell Scott Middle School and Eagle High School, located west of town, service the students in the Eagle area.
Eagle is a very family-focused community and sponsors several family events including Eagle Fun Days, a 4-day annual event held in June. The event includes a bike rake, a wet and wild parade through downtown, a golf tournament at a local golf course and live music. During the event, the Eagle Volunteer Fire Department puts on the “World’s Largest Rocky Mountain Oyster Feed” as a fund raiser for the organization. The event draws crowds from the entire valley to enjoy the festivities.
During the summer months, the Eagle Saturday Farmer’s Market is held at Old Town Square and the City Hall parking area from 8:30am to 1:30pm. Local growers sell fresh produce, flowers, crafts and you can enjoy the live music that is provided by local bands.
Eagle sports two golf courses — Eagle Hill Golf Course, near the downtown area, and Banbury Golf Course, just south of town. Both courses are 18-holes and provide a great golf outing for all levels of experience.
Although Eagle offers limited job opportunities within the city, it is close to Hewlett-Packard and the technology industrial park and just a short commute to downtown Boise.
It’s small town charm, family-friendly events and “smart-growth” agenda make Eagle a great place to live.