That's obvious in just one trip down Warm Springs Avenue. The grand dame of Boise streets is lined with elegant homes that speak of history and tradition. They make Warm Springs Avenue the hottest address in the city of Boise, and the rest of the neighborhood gains something from mere proximity.
The popularity of Warm Springs Avenue is not a fad. Perhaps it's the geothermal heating district that allows the historic homes to take advantage of natural hot water for heating. Perhaps it's the elegance of the homes themselves. Perhaps it's the intertwining of Warm Springs Avenue with Boise history, from the days that Oregon Trail pioneers first used the route to travel along the Boise River. Whatever the reason, it's not likely to change soon.
That existing neighborhood includes older homes built along a grid of narrow, quiet streets tucked away between Warm Springs Avenue and the Foothills. Then it meanders up into the Foothills along labyrinthine roadways serving newer hillside developments.
Northeast Boise also gives instant meaning to Boise's title of City of Trees. Beautiful trees not only grow along the river, but also spread throughout the neighborhood. They are nowhere more evident than in beautiful Municipal Park, a riverside playground with popular covered picnic shelters. The park hosts company picnics for many of Boise's biggest and most successful corporations and family get-togethers of all sizes. An added attraction is the adjacent MK Nature Center, an educational park celebrating the beauty of Idaho.
Other parks are spread throughout the neighborhood, which also is home to Julia Davis Park, the oldest and grandest park among the three crown jewels of Boise's riverside park system. The other two parks, Ann Morrison Park and Kathryn Albertson Park, are south of the Boise River and within easy commuting distance of Northeast Boise. And Warm Springs Avenue serves as a major route to the fishing, boating, and water skiing on nearby Lucky Peak Reservoir.
Boise School District serves Northeast Boise.