Kimberly Real Estate and Information
Kimberly Real Estate and Information
Located in Twin Falls County, Kimberly is a small city of approximately 5,200 in the beautiful southwest region of the state. Its industries include agriculture, service, and manufacturing. As a rural town, Kimberly is quiet and peaceful, with a low cost of living, great schools, and friendly people.
Like other towns in the area, Kimberly is named for investors in the commercial irrigation projects of the early 20th century. The Carey Act transformed the arid land into the Magic Valley. Peter L. Kimberly, along with Frank H. Buhl and Colonel Stanley Milner, formed the Twin Falls Land and Water Company, and built the Milner Dam Reservoir. After Kimberly’s death in 1905, his partner James McMillan developed the town of Kimberly.
Shopping and Dining
Kimberly’s Main Street and adjacent streets have a plethora of local stores, including All About Beads, Laughing Daisy Gift Shop, The Quilt Barn, De Ettie’s Floral & Gifts, Ridley’s Pharmacy, Redbox Video, Jessie’s Ceramic Shoppe, American Graffiti Embroidery, and other specialty retailers. Kimberly also has access to regional shopping and dining, including Target, Walmart, and Costco. The area’s largest shopping center is Magic Valley Mall, which is a 15-minute drive. Magic Valley is home to Macy’s, Sears, JCPenney, Shopko, Barnes & Noble, American Eagle, The Children’s Place, Bath & Body Works, and more. Locals enjoy a variety of restaurants, including Hoagie Street Deli, Fiesta Ole, Maxie’s Pizza & Pasta, Rainbow Lounge, Artic circle, Big Al’s Italian Hot Dogs, Arise & Eat Farms, and Papa Kelsey’s Pizza & Subs.
Parks and Recreation
Southern Idaho is known for its outdoor living. Residents are minutes from camping, mountain biking, rock climbing, golfing, horseback riding, picnicking, fishing, and other recreational activities. Magic Mountain Resort and Pomerelle Mountain Ski Resort have skiing and snowboarding. Twin Falls Park is home to Shoshone Falls, the “Niagara of the West” in Snake River Canyon. Bridal Veil Falls is a small cascade that empties from Dierkes Lake in Shoshone Falls Park. Dierkes Lake holds an annual “Marine Mayhem,” Cardboard Boat Regatta that features elaborate designs and wild crew costumes. I.B. Perrine Bridge is the site for popular B.A.S.E. Jumping. Balanced Rock attracts thousands each year to view the 40-ton, “camel’s head” rock balancing on fewer than four feet of span. Area golf clubs include Pleasant Valley Golf Course, Twin Falls Golf Course, and Canyon Springs Golf Course. Kimberly City Park is a pretty neighborhood park with a pavilion, play ground, sand volleyball court, tennis court, and horseshoe area.
Kimberly’s excellent schools are a major draw for this area. In addition, Kimberly’s low crime rate and low cost of living are attractive for potential homebuyers, especially for those who work in agriculture. There is less noise, pollution, and traffic in Kimberly as well, and most residents have less than a 20-minute commute. Kimberly has an active business association that is invested in supporting area businesses. Kimberly real estate includes single-family homes with three or more bedrooms that are a mix of historic, established, and newer dwellings. The median house value is approximately $116,000, compared with the state’s average of approximately $170,000. Detached homes for sale are available in the $130,000s with townhouses and other attached units beginning in the $95,000 range. Kimberly Meadows Subdivision has affordable real estate and amenities.
Schools, Health, Transportation
Kimberly School District is known for its outstanding service to the community. Kimberly’s schools have received excellent GreatSchools ratings. The schools are Kimberly Elementary, Kimberly Middle, and Kimberly High. The College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls is a large community college with a diverse curriculum. The University of Idaho’s Kimberly Research and Extension Center includes 180 acres of irrigated farm, greenhouses, a dry bean research facility and laboratories, a seed cleaning complex and warehouse, and a potato storage research facility. The center also provides field and greenhouse facilities to extension faculty at the Twin Falls R&E Center and the Aberdeen R&E Center, and shares facilities and resources with the USDA Agricultural Research Service Northwest Irrigation and Soils Research Laboratory.
St. Luke’s Magic Valley medical center provides acute care medical services; Kimberly is home to Mountain View Center for Geriatric Psychiatry. For transport around the area, Trans IV Buses provide public transportation to the region. The Magic Valley Regional Airport is the local airport. The major arterials are Route 30 and Interstate 84.