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Mountain Home

Finding Apartments for Rent in Mountain Home, ID

More than 14,000 residents call Mountain Home, Idaho home. As the county seat for Elmore County and the home to a major Air Force base and Air Combat Command Station, Mountain Home has many jobs that attract professionals and military members alike to this area. In this moderately sized town, apartments are never too long of a commute to anywhere you might need to go, but there are plenty of diverse living options if you're looking for an apartment to rent in this area.

Residents have the option of renting an apartment out of complex or from a residential home converted into a rental property. Several of these complexes pride themselves on offering a prime location and a great view of the beautiful desert landscape. The most popular apartment properties can be found just off of the downtown area, mere blocks from the Mountain Home Municipal Airport.

Top Neighborhoods in Mountain Home, ID

In Mountain Home, many people opt either to love close to the city's downtown area or to live on a larger lot in one of the city's booming suburbs. Both the northern and southern ends of Mountain Home are highly suburban, featuring new constructions on appealing lots. You can also find great apartments for rent in these areas, including even some standalone homes that you can choose to lease.

Homes and apartments closer in to downtown are a bit older than the suburban constructions, but you also get the vintage character and great location that comes with these properties. What you might lose in square footage you will gain in having a highly walkable lifestyle and a charming residence.

Cultural Attractions in Mountain Home, ID

As a moderately sized city in a rural setting, Mountain Home offers a broad range of attractions and activities to keep anyone active and entertained. Within an hour of Mountain Home you can find numerous camping sites and hiking destinations, including the World Center for Birds of Prey as well as many different recreational areas along the Snake River. Off-road motorcycling and snowmobiling trails are active during their respective seasons, and several streams and rivers in the local area are popular for their fishing prospects.

Every year, residents can enjoy the Air Force Appreciation Day, one of the biggest events of the year. This day features a parade and other local events celebrating the service of Air Force personnel, including the sizable military population living in Mountain Home. City recreational leagues for various sports abound, including soccer, basketball and softball leagues for both kids and adults.

And if you're in the mood to take a short drive, Mountain Home is less than an hour's drive from Boise, the capital city of Idaho and the largest city in the region. Here you can find a wide range of entertainment options, including local theater, collegiate and professional sports, and music venues throughout the city - and all conveniently close to Mountain Home.

Dining in Mountain Home, ID

The locals in Mountain Home have fallen in love with some of their hometown eateries, with several establishments in operation for decades. Perhaps the most iconic restaurant in Mountain Home is AJ's Restaurant and Lounge, which offers both fine dining and family-friendly confines. For pizza, Fatty's is the place to go - it is consistently ranked the top restaurant on the city. Smoky Mountain Pizza is another local chain that you'll find in neighboring Boise as well. Over the years, it has built a strong following among locals and is a great place to eat and hang out.

Mountain Home is also fortunate to have a wide range of ethnic cuisine available in the city. Shiok Restaurant is a wildly popular eatery blending Chinese and Singaporean food together. Shiok also has vegan eating options for those inclined. Jade Palace is also popular for its highly rated Chinese cuisine.

Weather in Mountain Home, ID

As a desert climate situated in mountain foothills, Mountain Home certainly gets its four seasons. Temperatures can fluctuate greatly from one season to the next, with average highs in the summers hitting 94 degrees Fahrenheit. In the coldest parts of the year, meanwhile, average highs can top out at 38 degrees. Mountain Home doesn't get much precipitation relative to other locations, which is great if you're averse to rain and snow. And if you do like snow for skiing, snowmobiling or other activities, the nearby mountains typically get great snowfall every year that makes winter activities easily available. If you like a dry four-season climate, Mountain Home checks off all the boxes.

Rent Trends

As of August 2018, the average apartment rent in Mountain Home, ID is $422 for one bedroom, $763 for two bedrooms, and $678 for three bedrooms. Apartment rent in Mountain Home has increased by 14.9% in the past year.

Beds Avg Sq Ft Avg Rent
1 BR 689 $422
2 BR 892 $763
3 BR 1,195 $678


36 Walk Score® Car-Dependent

Top Apartments in Mountain Home

  1. Lincoln Square, 2 Bed, $610 - 655
  2. Skyview Apartments, 2-3 Bed, Call for Rent


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