Emmett Emmett, Id
Nestled in the Valley of Plenty, Emmett started out as a ferry crossing for prospectors and merchants during the gold rush in the Boise Basin. Farmers settled the riverbank and planted crops to supply the pioneers and the city was finally incorporated in 1900. Today, the fertile area is still known for it’s many different types of crops and fruit orchards, including cherries.
Started in 1934, The Emmett Cherry Festival is the region’s longest running festival. Each year during the second full week of June, the city spends four days celebrating all things cherry. All of the activities are free to the public, including a fun run/walk, daily entertainment and nightly concerts, parades, and pie eating contests. A carnival is set up in Emmett City Park with rides, craft booths, and of course food!
Located on the Lower Payette River Heritage Byway, Emmett has more to offer the outdoor enthusiast than farm land. The Payette River offers fishing and boating opportunities just outside your front door. Explore the path of pioneers and prospectors on the Goodale Trail where you can still see wheel ruts from covered wagons. Take a day trip to hunt and fish at Black Canyon Dam and camp overnight at one of the parks on the reservoir. Bird watch and hike the wetlands in the Mountour Wildlife Refuge above the dam.
Just 45 minutes from downtown Boise, Emmett invites you to slow down and enjoy the outdoors. Take a look at all of the homes available in Emmett, and let us help you find your perfect place in this small city.