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Living in Mountain Home, Idaho


Living in Mountain Home, ID

Treasure Valley Dave is here to discuss living in Mountain Home, ID. A new development in the Boise area is Micron, one of the world’s biggest chip makers ever, which has announced that it will be expanding its operations. 

This will be where Micron will build all of its new buildings. Their most enormous building will end up being the biggest one in the entire state — twice the size of the brand-new Nampa Amazon warehouse! 

What Does That Mean for Idahoans?

Plenty of jobs, construction jobs, and stuff like that, but they will also be hiring at least 15,000 people when it’s all said and done. So if you’re interested in working at Micron, you probably wonder, “Where will I live in Idaho?” Have you ever thought about living in Mountain Home, ID?

Before we get started, be sure to get your free City Guide of Mountain Home.

Places to Live near Micron

There’s a new housing development about a half mile from Micron. Another option in this area is Mayfield Springs. They’re going to be building a bunch of new houses over here. What’s cool about this location is that the freeway is nearby, and you’re not even 10 minutes from Micron. The new development homes are a straight shot to Micron with hardly any traffic. Plus, you have all this incredible scenery out here. 

Looking to the West is the freeway, and then to the East are the mountains with some snow. So I’m looking at this new development housing, and a whole army of yellow construction equipment is preparing to make this all come to life. 

As mentioned above, Mountain Home might also be an option for you. It’s just a few more minutes down the road, and you don’t have to wait for the houses to get built. 

Living in Mountain Home

What’s good about Mountain Home? The economy’s stable because they have an Air Force Base right outside of town, so you’ve always got that going for you. The new Micron facility is 30 miles away, and the commute is easy. 

Mountain Home is a charming little town that reminds me of Fruitland. Downtown, there’s a place called the Hub. They have a little stage, slide, and musical instruments. If this place were in California, you wouldn’t be able to hear anything because rap music would play, the chairs would be overturned, and there would be spray paint all over the benches.


I decided to pick a random neighborhood and saw a cute little Bungalow. If you live here, you’ll have plenty of space. There are tons of big trees lining the street. It should be in a movie set or something; there are even old-fashioned alleys.

Downtown is just a few blocks away, and you could walk over there, but you’re still in the old part of town. This is another option if you want to live in a more traditional place. And from where I am, you could buzz right out to the freeway.

If you want a more modern house, some neighborhoods are the right fit for you. There’s a large RV Bay; everybody has a minimum of a three-car garage. So it checks a lot of boxes here. 

Medical Services

It is a small town, so you might think, “Oh, they don’t have any emergency services.” However, there’s a Mountain Home St. Luke’s Hospital, and the Emergency Services area is at the front. So, if you’re ever in an emergency, you don’t have to be shipped in an ambulance to Boise because you can get care right here. They have long-term care facilities and specialty care services too. There is also a VA clinic, so you can have your VA Medical Services taken care of for veterans.

Rumored Casino

We have it from semi-reliable sources that a casino may be built in Mountain Home. There’s an RV park and a Dutch Bros and Super Walmart near here, but this is where they will have the casino. I’m not a big gambler myself; every day I get out of bed is enough of a risk. 

In Closing

Well, it’s been fun seeing what living in Mountain Home is like and exploring some living areas near Micron. If you’re considering moving to Idaho, or if it’s a place you want to check out, contact us. Call me or text 208-860-2004 or email our team at info@treasurevalleydave.com. We’ve all moved here from somewhere else and are so glad we did.

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