Its neighborhood is mostly filled with homes constructed in the 1970s, as well as a golf course/country club known as Crane Creek.Southwest Boise contains sparsely populated neighborhoods built from the 1960s to the early 1980s.Many include acre-sized plots and the occasional farmhouse and pasture.In the 1980s, growth in the area was stunted to prevent urban sprawl.The Boise Highlands is located just north of The North End.
In 2008, the American Planning Association (APA) designated Boise's North End one of 10 Great Neighborhoods.
Downtown Boise's main attractions include the Idaho State Capitol, the classic Egyptian Theatre on the corner of Capitol Boulevard and Main Street, the Boise Art Museum Boise's economy was threatened in the late 1990s by commercial development at locations away from the downtown center, such as Boise Towne Square Mall and at shopping centers located near new housing developments.
To the south of downtown Boise is Boise State University and its surrounding environs.
The area is dominated by residential neighborhoods and businesses catering to the student population.
The unique blue playing field at the 37,000-seat Albertsons Stadium on the BSU campus, home to the Boise State Broncos football team, is a major city landmark.
Northwest Boise has some pockets of older homes with a similar aesthetic to the North End.