Nestled in the heart of the Upper Valley, Rexburg proves a family-focused town while also serving as the gateway to famous vacation destinations like Yellowstone National Park.
It’s a place where families live in safe tranquil neighborhoods. Safewise.com recently listed Rexburg as one of the best places to live in Idaho.
A secure welcoming home isn’t out of reach for anyone looking to purchase one here. Houses are available in most income ranges, and property tax rates here are among the lowest in eastern Idaho.
From first time buyers to those needing more room for growing children to grandparents entering their golden years will find a lot of homes to choose from in Rexburg.
According to realestate.com, homes range in price anywhere from $130,000 for a three- bedroom one bath to significantly larger homes featuring six bedrooms, three bathrooms and a three-car garage for $345,000.
Once a family gets settled in, they’ll find there’s a lot to do here. The city features several parks like Smith and Porter Parks. Both playgrounds offer families entertainment in the form of traditional slides and swings. Yet, at Porter Park, they’ll also find a splash park and an indoor carousel.
The city is home to the Teton Lakes and Rexburg Municipal Golf Course. This is in addition to year-round, hiking, camping, fishing and boating surrounding the city.
For hot summer months, families may visit Rexburg Rapids. Their children can take swimming lessons while families may also rent the facility for private parties. Complete with traditional slides, Rexburg Rapids also comes with the 388-foot long “Lazy River.”
“It runs past the catching pool back to the slides so riders can enjoy hours of sliding fun with minimal walking,” reports the facility’s web page.
The city recently acquired “The Zone” that allows for yearlong recreation in the form of indoor soccer and volleyball – for adults and youth. Rexburg’s summer months offer racing competitions like the Teton Dam Marathon and the Rush Triathlon.
Education opportunities abound via Brigham Young University (BYU-Idaho) that overlooks the city. The university continues to expand and offers 70 bachelor’s degree programs such as engineering, business management and performing arts.
The city is also home to the Madison School District. The district recently built Madison High School as well as Burton and South Fork Elementary Schools. Classes average one teacher per 15 students.
The city doesn’t lack for art opportunities. BYU-Idaho also provides art via its Center Stage Performing Arts series. It also presents programs at the Rexburg Tabernacle often featuring its orchestra. Throughout the year, the city provides concerts, plays, and movies at its century-old Romance Theater. The Rexburg Museum offers a glimpse into the city’s past while the Legacy Flight Museum displays antique airplanes that routinely take to the skies during events.
Every summer the city hosts the Idaho International Summerfest drawing dancers from throughout the world. A farmer’s market is also held where vendors sell everything from vegetables to toy tractors.
Founded in 1883, early pioneers helped set the stage for a prosperous educated safe community located near tourist attractions, says the city.
“Whether it’s culture, arts or the outdoors, Rexburg is your gateway to adventure,” says the city.