Deb and Tom Nicholls
Deb and Tom Nicholls
2024-04-16
Kara, Gracie and Becky were great to work with during our home search. It was a long process and they were both patient and gracious with us from beginning to end. If you are in the market to purchase or sell your home, we would highly recommend City of Trees Real Estate.
Louis Spiker
Louis Spiker
2024-04-14
We recently had the pleasure of working with Renee Faught as my realtor, and I cannot praise her enough for the outstanding service she provided throughout the entire home-buying process. Renee took the time to understand our needs and preferences truly, and she was dedicated to finding us the perfect home that checked off all the boxes on our wishlist. Her attention to detail and expertise in the real estate market were invaluable in helping us navigate through the various listings and make informed decisions. What truly sets Renee apart is her exceptional communication skills and responsiveness. She was always available to answer any questions, provide updates on new listings, and guide us through each step of the home-buying process. Her proactive approach and willingness to go above and beyond for her clients made the entire experience seamless and stress-free. Thanks to Renee's expertise and guidance, we found the perfect home that exceeded our expectations. I cannot recommend Renee highly enough to anyone in search of a dedicated, reliable, and knowledgeable realtor. If you're looking for a real estate professional who truly cares about finding you the perfect home, look no further than Renee. Thank you, Renee, for helping us find our dream home!
LeeAnn Rossi
LeeAnn Rossi
2024-04-10
Tara and her team did an outstanding job helping us Selling our home!
Dennis Lanham
Dennis Lanham
2024-04-04
very easy and very professional.
Dan Zimmerman
Dan Zimmerman
2024-04-02
Francesca is an absolute pleasure to work with. She is knowledgeable and professional. Highly recommend using Francesca if you are in need of real estate services.
Meghan Yenney
Meghan Yenney
2024-04-02
Thank you to Victoria and team for helping us through buying our new home and selling our previous home! Our experience was great and so much less stressful because of them. Highly recommend!
Teena Nash
Teena Nash
2024-03-21
I can't say enough good about working with Lucas O'Neill. He is very knowledgeable and professional in his work with my elderly parent. He soldiered through a very difficult transaction with two clients that couldn't coordinate, had a rocky divorce sale, court orders, difficult title company to work with and yet he remained positive through the entire experience. I'm impressed with his ability to problem solve with all the issues we had between the two clients, two attorneys, and the inspections and repairs. The one client was really difficult to coordinate with, wouldn't provide keys or use a lockbox, locked the inspector out and yet Lucas was so good about dealing with all the crazy that was going on and still making the sale go through on the closing date. I really don't know any other agent that would have stuck around to finish the deal, and through the holidays to boot. Lucas is a keeper, and just such a good solid guy! Bravo for a job well done!
Blake Mckernan
Blake Mckernan
2024-03-19
City of Trees Real Estate has an amazing team that made our big move painless and easy! They were all very responsive on top of each step and very informative when needed. Cant thank them enough for getting us into our dream home!
Blakely Frechette
Blakely Frechette
2024-03-18
Francesca exceeded my expectations as a real estate agent. From the moment I expressed interest, she was prompt in her responses and demonstrated a genuine attentiveness to my specific needs throughout the entire home buying journey. Her professionalism and dedication made the process smooth and stress-free. I wholeheartedly recommend Francesca to anyone seeking a reliable and committed agent.

Julia Davis Park | Boise Idaho Real Estate

By: Brent Hanson

Julia Davis Park: An Urban Treasure

Carved out of the wooded area around the Boise River, this convenient downtown park makes good use out of its 89.4 acres. Filled with the fragrant bouquets derived from the blooms of more than 2000 rosebushes and providing a little respite of shade from a hot summer day, Julia Davis Park is a little venture into one of Boise’s landmark sites. But even native and longtime Boiseans may be surprised at how this lovely park first became to be.

In 1862, two brothers from Ohio, Thomas and Frank Davis were traveling through the western United States strictly with gold on their minds. And with good reason—the mining boom of the late 1800’s was in full swing and the untapped Idaho Territory was sitting pristine and ripe for the pickings. Little did they know that their stay over in the Idaho Territory was to become the site of their new home and eventually the capital city of Idaho. By the late 1860’s Thomas had planted over 7,000 apple trees near his mining claim on the Boise River on the very site of what would eventually become Julia Davis Park, stretching his original 160 acres homestead to include an additional 1,150 acres.

He met his soon-to-be steadfast and devoted wife, Julia McCrumb in 1869 and was well on his way to becoming an integral cornerstone in the development of one of Idaho’s largest cities. Devoted and civic-minded patrons of the arts and cultural venues the pair were especially inspired after a visit to Chicago to recreate a park similar to the one they had so thoroughly enjoyed from the “Windy City.” An urban destination created with a vision of nature and beauty working hand-in-hand, manicured gardens and pools of water, shaded spots for families to gather and paths to take advantage of the serene settings. The Davis’ were ready to begin plans for this high-desert town to have a city that would rival those of far more cosmopolitan locations and everyone was on board, except the city of Boise.

A Vision For Boise Residents

In 1899, Thomas tried to persuade the city planners to invest in his grand vision, offering them his prized orchards to be used for such a purpose but the city remained reluctant to consider his offer. Finally, in 1907 Thomas Davis deeded 40 acres to the City of Boise for one dollar on the condition that the park be used primarily as a city gathering place and with the death of his beloved wife in November of that year, that it would be named in her honor.

 

Ever since, Julia Davis Park has been an oasis of calm and peace amongst the highly-trafficked streets of Boise proper. Many a wedding has been held in the beautiful rose gardens and Treasure Valley fourth-grader will have the memory of visiting the Idaho Historical Museum permanently etched in their brains, learning about Idaho’s rich past and mining heritage. Not far from the museum’s doors and nestled under the canopy of large oaks, is a popular spot for young families; ‘Zoo Boise’ and during the late summer it gains a lot of foot traffic with Boise’s annual “Art in the Park”. A weekend of fun, food and of course, hand-crafted art from many a vendor.

So the next time you are visiting one of the many great venues in Julia Davis Park, raise a glass to the couple that made it possible. Julia and Thomas would be so pleased.