Sitting at the base of the East Foothills, the Northeast side of Boise is known for its historic homes and an eclectic mixture of architecture styles: craftsman bungalow, Queen Anne cottages, and Spanish-style giving the area a distinct and sophisticated personality. The area got its start in the 1890s after Kelly Hot Springs was discovered and used to provide water for Boise’s fire hydrants. Owners of the water company began building their picturesque homes on Warm Springs Ave, pumping naturally occurring geothermal hot water from just east of Table Rock to heat their homes. With the foothills to the north, the Boise River within walking distance, downtown Boise is just west and Lucky Peak Reservoir to the east it’s a short jaunt to some of the greatest outdoor attractions in the state while being a short commute to downtown with its urban amenities.