There's a mural on 9th Street that says it all: While in the North End you need only walking shoes. This charming neighborhood is a paradise for walkers, bikers, and people who value a close-knit neighborhood feel and easy access to Boise's bustling downtown.
When the North End was originally developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, it was a fairly remote neighborhood with its own micro-town, Hyde Park. Original residents built the historic Queen Anne homes that now give the neighborhood its character, while well-to-do citizens built stately houses along Harrison Boulevard. Today's North End is a mix of architecture styles ranging from 1880s farmhouses to modern buildings that complement the neighborhood's National Historic District designation. Hyde Park has retained its community-within-a-community feel with cozy coffee shops, local retail stores, restaurants, and an old-fashioned ice cream parlor.
The North End includes beautiful, established parks such as Camel's Back and Elm Grove, and offers easy access to Boise's famous Ridge-to-Rivers trail system.