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Planting Roots in Star

Doug Perry of Homes in Boise Brings Unique Opportunity for Future Homeowners in the Community of Star

Article by Ashley Loeb

Photography by Ashley Loeb and Provided

Originally published in Boise Lifestyle

Doug Perry’s roots are proudly planted in Boise and he now helps others plant their family roots here as well. Along with a marriage of 47 years, his family spans five generations in the Treasure Valley, including his own three children and nine grandchildren. Through his 30+ years of experience in the real estate industry, Doug found himself on a continual journey of relationship-building with the individuals and local businesses in Boise. Those relationships help him better understand and make decisions about builders and companies that would work best together or be a good fit for whichever community he is helping to develop. 

Doug started Homes in Boise in 2002 after an idea sparked for a name that would help people easily search for homes in the community. Along with fulfilling the dreams of individuals looking for a place to call home, Doug loves hearing the stories of local landowners that offer their land for development for builders to bring their craftsmanship to life. Doug has helped bring several communities to life through his local relationships with the help of twelve all-star agents including team leaders Jacob Detweiler and Raquel Petzinger. Star, Idaho is currently in the spotlight, and for good reason.

This quaint town now offers a small town feel with all the nearby conveniences as well as wide open spaces as farms still surround the main thoroughfare. Nestled between Middleton and Eagle, Star was one of the first settlements in the Treasure Valley. Homesteaded in 1863, farmers built a schoolhouse in 1870 and nailed a star to the door of a building that became a landmark for travelers and miners and eventually led to the town’s name when it was incorporated in 1902. Star is also situated on one of the later branches of the Oregon Trail which was visited by American Pioneer Ezra Meeker in 1906 as he spent his last years marking this historic path. 

The new communities of Starpointe and Inspirado that Doug has helped develop are situated in a unique location on the rim above downtown. Starpointe is now offering properties with stunning views north across open pastures with a mountain backdrop. Along with the perfect location, Doug focuses on bringing local builders to the community to help people design a quality, custom luxury single-family home. Starpointe provides open community spaces and an active lifestyle is encouraged with opportunities to enjoy the amenities of the neighboring Inspirado community which will offer a community pool, clubhouse, pickleball courts and more in addition to its array of patio, luxury and custom homes.  Jenna Englund, President of Berkeley Building Company, shared, “We are excited to be building in the beautiful community of Inspirado that sits atop a grand view of the city of Star, showcasing the beauty of the Valley that has made our area one of the top places to live in America. So much thought and detail has gone into the design of the lifestyle amenities and overall community design we look forward to doing our part to bring it all to life for our future homeowners.”

At the end of the day, it’s not easy to find a place in the treasure valley where you can sip a cup of coffee on your peaceful patio and watch the cows graze next to the river or the sun rise amid a mountain backdrop while also being able to venture to the bigger-town commercial spaces or to quickly escape for a quick getaway with the upcoming connection of Emmett’s Highway 16 to the I-84. Star is blossoming with new life and these communities give families and new homeowners the opportunity to be a part of the town’s modernization which offers an alluring escape from the hustle and bustle of other parts of the Treasure Valley and a charm that makes it well-suited to its name!