Invest in the American West | Why Idaho?
Idaho is still the unfound secret to the northwest, filled with a vast array of wild forests, snow-capped mountains, fertile soil, picturesque canyons, clear rivers, and plenty of public lands to enjoy in conjunction with your private. Sparsely populated, full of scenic wonders, and featuring world-class trout fishing and hunting, Idaho is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. The diverse landscape also features over 1,300 acres of vineyards, producing wines that are receiving national acclaim.
So, WHY Idaho?
Investment: As a rule, Idaho will always provide you with more acres per dollar than the neighboring states.
Agriculture: Idaho is an agricultural state with nearly 25,000 farms and ranches producing more than 185 different commodities. Idaho is the leading producer of potatoes and produces one-third of the total production in the United States.
Potatoes and…Wine?: Idaho’s famous potatoes are making way for Idaho grapes. The diverse landscape also features over 1,300 acres of vineyards, producing wines that are receiving national acclaim. There are currently more than 50 wineries with steady growth on the horizon.
Recreation: Offering the greatest recreational opportunities year-round! The skiing opportunities in the Northwest from Sun Valley Idaho, Silver Mountain Resort Grand, and various others are incompareable and are available with ease of access from all over the state. The Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, provides more than 2,000,000 acres in the largest protected wilderness in the continental US. Not to mention the thousands of miles of groom trails for winter use throughout the state. In the summer, Idaho serves as a rafter/kayakers paradise with 3,500 miles of runnable whitewater.
Fishing: Some of the greatest streams are found in this state for various types of fishing. The Snake River, the Clearwater River, the Salmon River are the most known allowing access to Trout, Bass, Sturgeon, Salmon, and Steelhead. Give yourself a year here and you are guaranteed to find your discreet watering hole.
Hunting: Idaho is still one of the last states in the lower 48 to offer over-the-counter big game hunting tags with plenty of opportunities to hunt public lands with high success rates.
Climate: The climate in Idaho varies from the different regions within the state throughout the year ranging from 14°F to 87°F. Just be prepared for a change at any moment, another one of the beauties of Idaho. If you don’t like the weather wait 30 minutes, it can change.
The Neighbors: Idaho borders Utah to the south, Wyoming and Montana to the east and north in Oregon and Washington to the west sitting as the heartbeat of the Pacific Northwest Idaho is centrally located to everything that takes place out west.
Regardless of the region, you choose to purchase in, you are never more than an hour away from all of the recreations this state has to offer, and likely no more than two hours from your preferred commercial airline. There’s a reason why Idaho has been deemed ‘Ida-home’.
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