North End

Welcome to North End

A beautiful, historic neighborhood in the heart of Boise 

In recent years, Idaho has become one of the new rising stars in out-of-state relocation, and Boise has been front and center of that movement. While some are searching for the hustle and bustle of downtown, others want a more residential feel living in Boise. If you love strolling along tree-lined streets while admiring historic homes, look no further than the North End.

As its name suggests, the North End is a Boise neighborhood conveniently located minutes from the downtown core. Compared to the trendy downtown core, the North End is a more established residential neighborhood with a rich history nearly as old as Boise itself. Until recently, the North End flew under the radar and was considered a hidden gem. Today, the North End is one of Boise's most highly sought-after neighborhoods, thanks to its pedestrian-friendly streets, chic cafes, and beautiful nature parks. There's always something new to discover in this charming, eclectic neighborhood.

What to Love

  • A picturesque neighborhood with historic bungalows and craftsmen homes 
  • Ideally located five minutes from downtown Boise
  • Known for its trendy restaurants, bars, and cafes
  • Home to Camel’s Back Park and other green spaces

Local Lifestyle

If you enjoy quirky cafes, hip bars, and upscale restaurants, you will love living in the North End. As one of Boise's most established neighborhoods, the North End is best known for its historic homes, yet the neighborhood is constantly evolving. Many historic homes in the North End have been converted to modern condominiums and brand-new commercial spaces, such as cafes and shops.

Because the North End was established before cars were invented, the neighborhood is compact and highly walkable, making it one of Boise's most pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods. Whether you want to explore the historic bungalows on Harrison Boulevard or check out some of the city's best coffee shops, the North End is best discovered on foot.

Dining, Shopping, & Entertainment

One of the many perks of living in the North End is its fabulous location. Located less than five minutes from downtown, you are always close to fabulous dining and entertainment options when you live in the North End. Yet, you don’t have to venture to the downtown core to find trendy bars and restaurants. The North End has some of the best restaurants in the city. Whether it’s local fare or international cuisine, the North End has you covered. If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, start your day right at Certified Kitchen and Bakery. Known for its cozy ambiance and freshly baked goods, breakfast at Certified Kitchen and Bakery feels like stepping into your kitchen without doing the work. Try their homemade blueberry streusel muffins, or sit down for lunch if you have the time. Certified Kitchen and Bakery is also the perfect place to pick up a birthday cake.

Along with chic cafes, the North End is known for its fabulous international restaurants. From Mexican to Japanese cuisine, the North End has nearly every international dish under the sun. For authentic Mexican cuisine, try Casa Mexico. It offers daily specials, including fajitas, carne asada, and seafood burritos. For a blend of Italian and Japanese cuisine, try Lulu’s Fine Pizza & Sushi. They offer exceptional New York-style pizza and over one dozen varieties of sushi rolls. Other popular restaurants within the neighborhood include Parrilla Grill and Hyde Park Pub & Grill

Things to Do

With its tree-lined streets and charming shops, the North End is one of Boise’s most enchanting communities. No wonder so many people love exploring this beautiful neighborhood on foot. At the heart of the North End is Harrison Boulevard, where you can explore some of the city’s best-preserved historic homes.

Along with its historic properties, the North End is known for its high concentration of city parks, including Camel’s Back Park. It is an 11-acre park known for its playgrounds, practice fields, and picnic areas. It is also home to the Hyde Park Street Fair.

Located just a short distance from Camel’s Back Park is Hull’s Gulch Reserve, one of Boise’s most rugged nature parks. Hull’s Gulch Reserve is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, thanks to its many hiking and mountain biking trails. The North End is also just a short distance from Boise Whitewater Park, a one-of-a-kind city park where visitors can try urban surfing.


Like many Boise communities, Northend is part of the Boise Independent School District. Some notable schools in the area include:


Overview for North End, ID

10,572 people live in North End, where the median age is 40 and the average individual income is $59,294. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

40 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for North End, ID

North End has 5,064 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in North End do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 10,572 people call North End home. The population density is 8,274.944 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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49.23 / 50.76%

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Schools in North End, ID

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The following schools are within or nearby North End. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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9th - 12th
North Junior High School
7th - 9th
Wesleyan Preschool & Kindergarten
PreK - K
No rating available
Washington Elementary School
PreK - 6th
Longfellow Elementary School
PreK - 6th
St Joseph's Catholic School
K - 8th
No rating available
The Children's School Of Boise
PreK - 1st
No rating available
Learning Treeinc
PreK - K
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K - 8th
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