The Highlands

Welcome to The Highlands

An affluent, tranquil community with unparalleled hilltop views

It's no secret Idaho has some of the nation's most coveted real estate, especially near the rolling foothills. So when you are searching for the ideal place to call home, then look no further than the Highlands. Located just 10 minutes north of Boise, the Highlands is one of Boise's premier master-planned communities, featuring luxury villas on some of the area's most impressive lots.

Set on 75 acres, the Highlands is a one-of-a-kind community where homeowners can enjoy the seclusion of living in Idaho but without sacrificing luxury amenities within the community and in nearby Boise. With its custom-built hillside villas and panoramic hillside views, the Highlands raises the standard of luxury Idaho living.

Located in the foothills north of Boise, the Highlands has direct access to some of the area's best outdoor recreational areas. Hike through nearby Camel's Back Park or Hull's Gulch Reserve to immerse yourself in nature. The Highlands is also just a short distance to some of the area's best golf courses and ski hills, including Bogus Basin Ski Resort. No matter the time of year, the Highlands is a recreational paradise. 

What to Love

  • Contemporary luxury homes with stunning vista views 
  • Easy access to outdoor recreational activities 
  • Home to some of the city’s best golf courses and ski hills 
  • Located just 10 minutes from downtown Boise

Local Lifestyle

When many think of master-planned communities, images of cul-du-sacs and urban grids come to mind. The Highlands goes beyond the traditional view of master-planned communities, offering unique properties integrated with the land.

Luxury villas are built into the hillside, where homeowners can see sweeping views of Boise's nature parks and city skyline. Even the streets were designed with the area's hilly topography in mind. The Highlands features 35 subdivisions, each offering a distinct design that breaks away from traditional cookie-cutter suburbs. As the Highlands continues to develop, there will be many community features, including a 6.5-acre common area, nature park, and community pool.

Dining, Shopping, & Entertainment

Living in the Highlands offers much more than fantastic views and seclusion, it also has easy access to fabulous amenities, including upscale restaurants and breweries. For many, brunch is one of the most sacred meals, and no place does brunch better than A’tavola. Located just minutes from the Highlands, A’tavola is an upscale breakfast and lunch restaurant with patio seating and a welcoming ambiance. Try the Snoqualmie Falls oatmeal for classic comfort food or one of their fresh seasonal salads. Another local restaurant known for its healthy food is Lulu’s Fine Pizza & Sushi, known for its exceptional sushi rolls and Hawaiian poke. They also serve some of Boise’s best New York-style pizza.

A popular hangout is Hawkins Pac-Out, known for its exceptional burgers and breakfast menu. What truly sets Hawkins Pac-Out apart from other restaurants is that it still has a drive-thru, where you can eat inside your car. If you'd love to relive the 1950s, order one of their signature burgers and pair it with homemade tater tots and a milkshake. 
For a relaxed night out, check out the Highlands Hollow Brewhouse, a laidback brewhouse known for its housemade beers and fantastic menu. They have four beers always on tap and over a dozen rotating varieties of beer. Grab a pint or try new flavors with their flights.

Things to Do

Of the many reasons people choose to live in Highlands, one of the area’s greatest strengths is its easy access to outdoor recreational activities. No matter the time of year, chances are you will find many Highlands residents enjoying the great outdoors.

One of the most popular recreational activities in the area is mountain biking. The Highlands offers some of the best mountain bike paths anywhere in the city, especially near Hull’s Gulch Trailhead, part of Hull’s Gulch Reserve. Hull’s Gulch is a 6.3-mile nature trail popular with hikers, joggers, and dog walkers. The Highlands is also near Camel’s Back Park, one of Boise’s most popular nature parks. Camel’s Back Park is known for its beautiful nature trails, athletic fields, picnic areas, and playground.
If you love to unwind by hitting the greens, check out Crane Creek Country Club. It features an 18-hole golf course with the Boise Foothills as the backdrop. The country club also has other luxury features, including a clubhouse, tennis court, swimming pool, fitness center, and restaurant. 


Like the surrounding communities, the Highlands is part of the Boise Independent School District. Here are some notable schools in or near the Highlands neighborhood:

Overview for The Highlands, ID

3,621 people live in The Highlands, where the median age is 49 and the average individual income is $89,595. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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49 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for The Highlands, ID

The Highlands has 1,700 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in The Highlands do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 3,621 people call The Highlands home. The population density is 1,657.448 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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51.81 / 48.22%

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The following schools are within or nearby The Highlands. 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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Highlands Elementary School
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