Buhl Real Estate and Information
Buhl Real Estate and Information
Buhl is located on the old Oregon Trail west of Twin Falls, along Thousand Springs Scenic Byway. The city is known as the “Trout Capital of the World” for its production of rainbow trout, processed by Clear Springs Foods, the world’s largest producer. Buhl has a population of approximately 4,100 and is predominantly a quiet, rural community.
Founded in 1906, Buhl is named after Frank H. Buhl, an investor in the Carey Act, or Twin Falls South Side project. The Twin Falls South Side project introduced large-scale irrigation to the region.
Shopping and Dining
For a town of its size, Buhl’s downtown boasts an impressive number of shops and restaurants to meet residents’ everyday needs. Nearby Twin Falls also has a number of big box and local shopping. Some local and regional stores include From Seed to Store – A Natural Market Place & Bakery, Cloverleaf Creamery, Clos Office Supply, Ann’s Eyewear Boutique, Mimi’s Flowers, Gifts & Coffee, Black Rock Clothiers, Jones Hardware, Cosmic Jolt Books, Rivers Edge Antiques, Granny’s Drawers Antiques, and Country Flowers. Target, Walmart, and Costco are also minutes away. Magic Valley Mall is a large, regional shopping mall. It is anchored by JCPenney, Sears, Macy’s, and Shopko, and is home to Barnes & Noble, American Eagle, The Children’s Place, Bath & Body Works and more. Lynwood Shopping Center includes Anytime Fitness, Hudson’s Shoes, Kurt’s Pharmacy, SalonCentric, St. Luke’s Clinic, Sakura Steakhouse, New China Buffet, and others. Buhl’s favorite restaurants include Snyder Winery Steakhouse, La Plaza, Baby Back Shack, Papa Kelsey’s Pizza & Subs, PK Pasta Palace, and Jackson’s Kountry Korner.
Parks and Recreation
Buhl is located in the heart of Southern Idaho’s beautiful canyons, rivers, springs, falls, and mountains, which makes this area a visitor’s paradise. The “Niagara Falls of the West,” Shoshone Falls, with its over 200-foot drop and 1,500-foot width is a very popular attraction. Shoshone Falls Park has several scenic overlooks and hiking trails. Balanced Rock is a geographic marvel that is shaped like a camel’s head and is 40 feet high and perched on just a few feet. Balanced Rock Park has a creek where visitors can picnic and hike. Earl M. Hardy Box Canyon Springs Reserve is in the Thousand Springs area. City of Rocks National Reserve draws mountain bikers and rock climbers. Magic Mountain Ski Resort lies in the Sawtooth National Forest. Banbury Hot Springs is along the Snake River, and has an outdoor pool, slide, diving board, hot baths, and Jacuzzis.
Clear Lake Country Club is an 18-hole golf course with a driving range and fly fishing. The aforementioned Clear Springs Foods has a public viewing area to view sturgeon and trout species. Buhl hold an annual Buhl Fiesta that features Hispanic Heritage Dancers, live music, vendors, and children’s area. The city also holds Buhl Sagebrush Days, which has a parade, rodeo, trout feed, Fun Run, Pancake Breakfast, live music, anvil firing, and fireworks. Buhl has several parks with amenities, including Eastman Park, Skateboard Park, and Senator Park. Thousand Springs State Park is home to Malad Gorge, Billingsley Creek, Earl M. Hardy Box Canyon Springs Nature Preserve, Niagara Springs, and Crystal Lake.
Buhl real estate is affordable for many compared to other parts of the nation or even other places in Idaho. The median real estate price is approximately $122,000, less expensive than nearly 90% of Idaho neighborhoods. The median house value is approximately $97,000, compared with approximately $170,000 for the state. For detached houses, the median value is approximately $117,000. Buhl City Center is primarily suburban, with medium-sized (3+ bedroom) homes. There are detached houses, mobile homes, and small apartment buildings, and a mix of historic architecture along with newer homes built after 1995. The Castleford neighborhood of Buhl includes homes for sale just under $200,000. This area is more rural, and comprises medium-sized homes and some larger dwellings. There are seasonal occupants and year-round residents. Castleford is bucolic and quiet.
Schools, Health, Transportation
Buhl School District made national news when it was featured on the Ellen show. The school district received $100,000 from Ellen and Target for libraries, textbooks, and technology for Buhl’s Elementary and Middle Schools. The College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls is a large community college that offers classes from both Boise State University and Idaho State University. The area also has a newer hospital, St. Luke’s of Magic Valley. Trans IV, which is operated by College of Southern Idaho, provides public transportation. Buhl has its own municipal airport. The other nearby airport is Joslin Field-Magic Valley Regional. The major arterial is Route 30.