Jerome Real Estate and Information
Jerome Real Estate and Information
With a population of around 10,800, Jerome is a small, quiet town known for its diversity, natural beauty, and close-knit community. Jerome is located 20 minutes north of Twin Falls, and its primary industry is dairy.
Jerome’s name comes from Jerome Hill, one of the investors in the North Side Twin Falls Canal Company. The city was incorporated in 1919. Jerome has always been an agricultural community, though other industries like manufacturing, retail, and service are also part of its economic base. During WWII, Jerome was the site of Minidoka War Relocation Center, one of ten Japanese-American internment camps. Today, Minidoka National Historic Site is maintained by the National Park Service.
Shopping and Dining
The downtown area of Jerome is its commercial center. Some local businesses include Ridley’s Family Markets, Oasis Stop N Go, and Jerome Grocery Store & Pharmacy. In addition, Jerome is close to nearby big-box shopping, including Walmart and Target. There are also area shopping centers and malls, including Lincoln Plaza, Lynwood Shopping Center, and Magic Valley Mall. Lynwood is home to St. Luke’s Clinic, Galaxy Awards & Engraving, Anytime Fitness, Attitudes Hair & Nail Salon, Mr. Juan’s College-Hair Design, Copy It, Hair Classics, Arctic Circle Hudson’s Shoes, Idaho Joes, King’s of Twin Falls, Kurt’s Pharmacy, Dollar Tree, Lynwood Merchants Association, Sleep Solutions, New China Buffett, Sakura Steakhouse, and Subway.
Magic Valley Mall is anchored by JCPenney, Sears, Macy’s and Shopko. The mall is also home to Barnes & Noble, Chico’s, Victoria’s Secret, American Eagle, Finish Line, The Children’s Place, AT&T, T-Mobile, Bath & Body Works, River Rock Grill, Five Guys Burgers, Buffalo Wild Wings Grill and Bar, Mrs. Powells, Lotus House, Jamba Juice, and more. Jerome has several popular restaurants, including El Sombrero, The Double, Oop’s City Market, Diamondz, Choate’s, Garibaldi’s, Smokin Cowboys, Idaho Bread & Pastries, and Jerome Café.
Parks and Recreation
Jerome is surrounded by natural wonders, and locals take advantage of its year-round temperate climate and sunny skies to go hiking, skiing, mountain biking, rock climbing, boating, or just to stroll the myriad parks, canyons, rivers, and falls. Parks within city limits include A Street Park, Camozzi Park, Candlelight Park, Centennial Heritage Park, Forsythe Park, Jerome Recreation Center, Modern Woodmen Park, North Park, Pioneer Park, Rotary Park, Seasons Park, Sheppard Park, and South Park. Balanced Rock brings thousands of visitors each year to visit the geologic marvel. Craters of the Moon is another regional park that draws people from around the country to visit the “vast ocean of lava flows.” The Jerome County Historical Museum provides educational exhibits and programs on the area’s western roots. Perrine Bridge is a popular B.A.S.E. Jumping destination. Shoshone Falls in Twin Falls Canyon has spectacular views of the “Niagara of the West.” Thousand Springs State Park is home to Malad Gorge, Billingsley Creek, Crystal Lake, Earl M. Hardy Box Canyon Springs Nature Preserve, and more. Three Island Crossing State Park is the site of Oregon Trail History and Education Center.
Jerome has a relatively low cost of living and homes for sale are affordable as compared to other parts of Idaho or the nation. The area is characterized by wide, open and green spaces. The median house or condo value is approximately $100,000, which is below the state’s average of approximately $170,000. The 200/100 area includes real estate in the $130,000s. This area is primarily made up of small to medium size homes and apartment complexes. The median prices of Jerome homes for sale in the city center is approximately $100,000, more than 95% less expensive than the state’s average. The Perinne/Hydra neighborhood has homes for sale in the mid-$200,000s, which is almost 87% more expensive than other Idaho neighborhoods. This area also has seasonal occupants, and is more rural, with larger lots for sale. The U.S. Route 93/400 area has real estate in the $150,000s, and includes medium-sized homes. There is a mix of owners and renters, and many seasonal occupants. Jerome real estate in the Hazelton/Eden area includes homes for sale in the $150,000s, and is very quiet and rural.
Schools, Health, Transportation
Jerome School District serves the city. The schools are Jefferson, Horizon, and Summit Elementary Schools, Jerome Middle School, and Jerome High School. St. Luke’s Jerome provides health care to the community. Jerome County Airport is the local airport. Trans IV (run by College of Southern Idaho) provides public transportation. Routes 25, 79, 93, and Interstate 84 are the major arterials.