When people have had enough of the noise, crowds, and fighting the traffic in the city, they start looking to smaller towns and suburbs as alternatives. The slower pace and friendly communities are especially attractive for raising a family. When you're keeping an eye out for areas that are great for close in country family living, Kuna, Idaho is among the best places in Southern Idaho. Kuna ID Acreage Properties in particular appeal to families looking for a typical Idaho lifestyle. With low crime, short commute times to Boise and Meridian, a national conservation area close by, gorgeous views rolling farmland, close to the Snake River Canyon and an excellent school system, Kuna has everything families look for.

Wide, Open Spaces

What's so great for families in Kuna, Idaho? For starters, even though it's about 15 minutes from the Gem State's capital Boise, living in Kuna is like being in an entirely different world. As an agricultural community of just over 15,000, the town is small. However, there is plenty of beautiful Kuna Idaho Real Estate offering breathtaking views of this part of picturesque Idaho. You may be familiar with "A River Runs Through It," but, in Kuna, a creek runs through it. That's right, Indian Creek actually flows through the city, offering a spot to swim and it's large and long enough to float, too. Additionally, families who like to participate in outdoor activities together have plenty of options from camping to hiking to fishing, hunting and more. Those who enjoy a good run will appreciate the five running courses in Kuna, as well.

Quality Schools

Schools are one of the top things that make Kuna, Idaho very desirable for families. There are seven public schools in town, in addition to one private school.  Area Vibes reports that Kuna's average school test scores beat the national average by 15 percent. What's more, the student-to-teacher ratio averages about 20:1. Additionally, though parents naturally tend to get involved in their kids' education, the entire Kuna community is known for getting involved and supporting the schools. No wonder the graduation rate is 87 percent--even higher than the state average.

Abundant Wildlife

When it comes to Kuna Idaho real estate, families who opt for Kuna acreage properties are not disappointed. The wilderness surrounding the town is home to animals such as deer, elk, geese, ducks, coyotes and even beavers. Birds of prey are the ones making most appearances near Kuna ID wildlife properties. The Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area is located just outside Kuna and over 700 raptor pairs including eagles and prairie falcons make their nests in the area each spring especially along the lava cliffs of the Snake River Canyon. The Morley Nelson area offers loads of family-friendly wildlife activities such as chick feeding and eagle flights.

More Than a Small-Town Feel

Kuna has made it onto many "Best Places to Live" listings for all of the reasons listed above plus, more than just having a small-town feel, it actually offers the benefits of living in a small town, such as friendly neighbors, laid-back atmosphere, and Kuna happens to have the third lowest crime rate in Idaho. What's more, with the fifth highest income in the state, families that settle in Kuna are able to live comfortably and keep their community clean and.

If you're interested in Kuna Idaho real estate, especially Kuna Idaho Acreage properties, see the real estate experts at Stewart Realty. Broker/Owner Jeff Stewart has over 14 years experience in real estate in the area and knows that when clients are looking for homes that are great for families, Kuna, Idaho is a top choice in the area. Give Jeff a call at 208-602-1993 or email at jeff@stewartrealtyllc.com