Real Estate

Location, Location, Location…

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If you are looking to invest, buy a second home, or just hoping to relocate, no time could be better! Many homes that were once high priced have lowered considerably, bringing some beautiful and well-built houses in great locations down to very affordable prices. One can find a great deal on anything from lakefront homes to those with mountain views, river frontage, ski in/ski out properties and golf course communities. We suggest working with a realtor who is knowledgeable about the area, what it takes to acquire the property, and how to make it happen.

Employment

Working in the area

Employment options and career development in the Cascade area are available in many professions. Ranching and logging have always been major industries in the area and to this day continue to be valuable sources of employment.

The National Forests and local communities continue to provide a large number of government jobs at many levels. Currently among the largest employers in the area are the Payette and Boise National Forests, which offer career opportunities in forest management and many other areas. With two hospitals and several medical clinics in the region, the healthcare field also offers excellent chances for employment.

The provision of supplies and services to the various recreational enterprises also provides jobs at various levels. If you love the idea of working in the great outdoors, job opportunities are numerous and exist primarily in the areas of recreation services and the hospitality industry. Some of these include backcountry excursion and wilderness guides, rafting guides, instructors for various types of recreational activities and sports throughout the four seasons, positions at sporting equipment rental shops, hospitality-related jobs and restaurant and service jobs at and around local resorts.

Whatever your career or business goals, it is hard to imagine a better setting to pursue them, especially if you love great scenic beauty, fresh mountain air and unlimited recreational activities.

Highways

SH-55 – Payette River Scenic Byway

The county’s primary highway is the north-south State Highway 55, the Payette River Scenic Byway, a designated national scenic byway. It heads north from Eagle in Ada County to Horseshoe Bend in Boise County, and climbs the whitewater of the Payette River to Cascade and McCall. The route turns west at Payette Lake in McCall and ends at New Meadows in Adams County, at the junction with US-95.

Airports

The county has numerous public-use airports owned by the state, by the U.S. Forest Service, and by local municipalities.

  • Big Creek Airport (U60)
  • Bernard USFS Airport (U54)
  • Bruce Meadows Airport (U63)
  • Cabin Creek USFS Airport (I08)
  • Cascade Airport (U70)
  • Donald D. Coski Memorial Airport (U84)
  • Indian Creek USFS Airport (S81)
  • Johnson Creek Airport (3U2)
  • Krassel USFS Airport (24K)
  • Landmark USFS Airport (0U0)
  • Mahoney Creek USFS Airport (0U3)
  • McCall Municipal Airport (MYL)
  • Soldier Bar USFS Airport (85U)
  • Thomas Creek Airport (2U8)