Moving to Nampa, Idaho

Moving to Nampa, Idaho

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Welcome to Nampa!

The Nampa Idaho real estate market is dynamic and always changing. With almost 90,000 residents, this city has seen its population double since 2000. Nampa is home to two colleges – Northwest Nazarene University and the College of Western Idaho. The city offers easy access to Interstate 84 and the recreational amenities of the Owyhee mountains to the south. The city recently opened a new 62,000 square foot public library and is currently under construction on two new large acreage city parks. Downtown Nampa is a trip back in time with brick buildings and its own historic train depot.

The history of Nampa as we know it started in 1883 when the Oregon Short Line Railway (a subsidiary of the Union Pacific) made its route from Wyoming to Oregon. The sagebrush-covered ground was cleared and leveled so tracks could be laid, providing an opportunity for safe and efficient travel to the emigrants coming from the east. Towns sprung up about every 15 miles or so along the tracks. Nampa is one such Town.

The below Nampa Subdivisions have historically strong demand:

• Astoria Park
• BlackHawk
• Dallan Woods
• Fall River Estates
• Meadows at Parkridge
• Royal Meadows
• Triple Crown Estates

Nampa is a city built on the legacy of the railroad and also on the back of agricultural irrigation. Ponds, canals, and small creeks are the norm for many of the neighborhoods in the Nampa area. One will also find many homes built along the southern shore of Lake Lowell that offer incredible views of the Owyhee Mountains

Where Did the Name Nampa Come From? It is not known for certain where the name “Nampa” came from, however as the Oregon Short Line was constructed through Idaho, unusual names were given to many of the stations. Nampa is one of these unusual names and is believed to be of Native American origin.

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