If you have been reading the news lately, you may have noticed that Idaho seems to be having a bit of a "moment". Apparently, Idaho is the new black!
As we enter into a new year, many people use this time to plan ahead for the year to come. Well, according to a couple of major publications, those plans should include a trip to Idaho, and more specifically, the Sun Valley area. Vogue Magazine released the top travel destinations for 2017. Only 10 places were selected and only one of the 10 was in the United States. Idaho came in at number 7!
Now as residents, we completely understand why Idaho made the list, but many people are probably surprised. Idaho may seem incredibly rural to outsiders, but the culture packed into smaller cities is unparalleled. From Boise to Ketchum, to Coeur d'Alene, you can find amazing dining experiences, top-notch art galleries, and eclectic local shopping experiences. Furthermore, the smaller size creates an accessibility that is not found in large metropolitan areas. Pair the robust culture with beautiful mountains, serene lakes and fresh air and there is no doubt you will want to put Idaho at the top of your list. Sun Valley is the perfect place to get away for a weekend, a week, or just make it your new home.
Not to be outdone, The New York Times released their list of 52 places to go in 2017 and Ketchum was singled out as number 35! Highlighting the new development of the Limelight Hotel and the Auberge Hotel that is to come, NYT illustrates just how special this area is to visitors and residents alike. While the town may be experiencing some upgrades, it still holds the same charm that Ernest Hemingway liked to call home. Surely we will see growth in the upcoming years, but the commitment to hold true to a classic ski town is strong.
All this great press means 2017 is the perfect time to buy property in the Wood River Valley. We are destined to see lots of growth while maintaining the small-town appeal that makes this area so great. So whether you are looking to make Sun Valley your full-time residence, a weekend getaway, or want to invest in a rental property, the real estate agents at Engel & Völkers Sun Valley can help! Drop by today and we can show you some options!