The little city, tucked away between the Boise River on the south and the Eagle Hills to the north, long has been one of the addresses in Boise Valley.

What's the attraction? It begins with a downtown with an attitude. Built upon the cornerstone of Orville Jackson's famous store, downtown Eagle has encouraged and preserved an Old West flavor. From board shingles to old-time street lamps, it looks as if it just stepped out of a history book.

The geography helps, too. The Boise River flows through beautiful green meadows, and the Eagle Hills stand guard over the valley as well as serving as a gateway to magnificent flora and fauna. The expanse of land allows for homes on larger lots - country estates, if you will. And although the city limits of Garden City and Boise edge closer and closer with each passing year, Eagle still is considered "the country".