A twenty minute drive south down highway 75 from the mountain resorts in Sun Valley and Ketchum rests the quiet, small town of Bellevue. Average homes sell for between 250,000, but there are plenty of high end homes and ranches to choose from as well. Just over 2,000 people call Bellevue home, but the community is largely comprised of vacation homes that are filled during ski season and summer mountain escapes.

Out of the way of the tourist atmosphere up north, Bellevue offers more seclusion and privacy at 5,000 feet. As with many vacation destinations, the Bellevue housing market tends to favor the first time home buyer, cash buyer or the real estate investor as sales and relative prices fluctuate with the seasons. Bellevue features a picturesque downtown district along the Big Wood River and several historical homes and monuments including the Henry Miller house and the Bellevue Historic district.

Much of the real estate for sale in Bellevue is undeveloped land allowing prospective residents to build a custom home to fit any need. Many property owners in Bellevue leave land undeveloped allowing the land value to continue to appreciate as the resort communities up north continue to develop and grow. The available land is more of a high desert climate than the strictly alpine feel of Sun Valley. Accordingly, the warmer climate tends to attract more permanent home owners than the vacationers in some surrounding areas.

For those families looking for vacation properties, Bellevue has plenty of options for them as well with dozens of luxury cabin style homes north starting at $900,000. To find out more about real estate in the area for your own starter home or vacation property, contact me today at (208)3 09-1560 or