Star is a growing town part of the Boise Metropolitan area located 17 miles Southeast of downtown Boise. On a river plain nestled between the Boise River and the foothills, Star was named for the carved wooden Star on the original schoolhouse built in the center of town in the 1870s and used as a landmark for travelers headed west toward Middleton and east to Boise.
A nice blend of rural and city with almost everything you need but an easy drive to additional amenities in the surrounding towns, Star allows you to find a way to slow down enough to truly enjoy everyday moments.
Lots to keep you entertained, including golf courses and attractions. Enjoy the perfect afternoon touring local wineries like Sol Invictus Vineyard or the adrenaline enthusiasts skydiving with DZONE.
Highlight the summer with the Lavender Harvest Festival; you can pick lavender, enjoy live music, and delicious lavender-infused BBQ. For a community event, don't miss out on the July 4th Hometown Celebration sponsored by local businesses with a parade, concert, and pie auction.
Dining out is made easy with a local favorite, El Mariachi Loco is known for its great food, service, and atmosphere.
Homes for sale continue to expand offerings with affordable new single-family homes.
Star has a population of 10,156. Star is more family-centric than the surrounding county with 37% households with children. The county percentage for households with children is 31%.
The median household income in Star is $64,210. The median household income for the surrounding county is $64,882 compared to the national median of $61,963. The median age of people living in Star is 36 years.
The average high temperature in July is 89.9 degrees, with an average low temperature in January of 23 degrees. The annual precipitation is 13.81.