(DRIGGS, ID) – Having a walkable downtown area in communities throughout the Intermountain West is a major selling point for people looking to buy a home. Researchers with the Sonoran Institute say homeowners are willing to pay up to 18 percent more for a house in towns like Driggs and Victor because of their proximity to shops and restaurants. Officials say these towns present an “untapped market opportunity,” which could help further develop resort-oriented mountain areas.
Rachel Sande, EastIdahoNews.com
Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com
Ian Fennell, Idaho State Journal