Retail, Restaurant & Hospitality
Demographics that Support a Growing Market.
Eagle is a fast-growing city with a current population of just over 32,000, with over 716,000 in the metropolitan area. The annual average growth rate between 2000-2016 was 8.13% with a post-recession (2010-2016) of 4.26%. It is estimated, based on an annual average growth rate of 4.5% that the City will reach a population of approximately 95,000 by 2050. This steady and expedient growth provides a strong market for Eagle to grow its retail, restaurant and hospitality industry.
Along with the growing population, Eagle has the highest median household income in the region at $87,026, and provides for easy transportation access, with four (4) major highways (State Highway 44, State Highway 55, State Highway 16 and US 20/26) traversing through and around the community.
AT A GLANCE:
- Median household income $87,026
- Over 49% of the population has a bachelor's degree or higher, with 53.48% having a college degree.
- >350,000 in workforce within commuting distance
- 79% homeownership rate
- Cost of Living Index is 97.1% of the national average
- Poverty level is 6.2%
- Low crime rates (crime index of 49 compared to the national average of 100)
- Diversity of housing options
- Direct connection to Interstate 84 from State Highway 55
- Major transportation routes; US 20/26, State Highway 55 (Eagle Road), State Highway 44, and State Highway 16
- High job concentration in the retail trade and accommodation and food service industry.
- Location Quotient for Accommodation and Food Service is 1.36
- Location Quotient for Arts, Entertainment and Recreation is 2.47
- Location Quotient for retail is 1.14.
Reasons to Choose Eagle
Just 25 minutes from Boise and nestled between the Eagle Foothills and the Boise River, Eagle provides companies with access to more than 700,000 people within a 60-minute drive.
Highly Qualified Workforce
The Boise Metro is made up of a labor force of over $350,000 within a 45-minute commute, with a median age of 35.6. More than 31% of the Metro areas population has a bachelor's degree and higher, and more than 49% of the Eagle population has graduate level degrees.
Flexible Commercial Options
Eagle offers an array of flexible commercial real estate, ranging from shovel-ready, build-to-suit sites to high visibility retail to acreage in several developments and business parks.
Low Cost of Doing Business
Ranked #2 lowest costs nationwide for energy. Average retail lease rates in Eagle are very competitive with the surrounding communities.
Quality of Life
Eagle is known for its rich historical roots, picturesque landscape, sweeping foothills, Boise River views, excellent schools, and unsurpassed quality of life amenities. Wherever your adventure leads you, you will find a multitude of year-round outdoor opportunities from biking, hiking, fishing, golfing, skiing, snowshoeing, horseback riding, paddleboarding and more.
- 545-acre Eagle Island State Park (swimming, waterslide, walking/biking/horseback riding trails, 18-hole disc golf course, snow hill and terrain park, and ziplines)
- 7 existing public parks + 2 future parks
- Picnic shelters/grills
- Playground equipment
- Splash pads
- Basketball courts
- Walking paths
- Wetland/riparian areas
- Dog Park (future)
- Eagle River Pavilion
- 20.85 miles of public trails and pathways, 30.51 miles of trails connected to and accessed in Eagle
- Boise River and greenbelt
- Eagle Sports Complex (skateboard park, BMX course, bike trails, cross country trails, roller hockey, basketball courts, picnic areas, and more)
- Eagle Foothills Ridge Loop (4.9 mile loop trail that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use the trail)
- Eagle 90,000 SF Tennis Club (12 indoor, climate controlled courts)
- 3-Horse Ranch Winery and Eagle Foothills AVA
- Two highly prestigious golf courses (9 within a 30-minute drive time)
- Eagle Fish Hatchery
- Eagle Historical Museum
- Firebird Raceway (unincorporated county area)
Art, Entertainment and Cultural Activities
Throughout the year, Eagle hosts a number of cultural and community events, such as; Saturday Farmer's Market, Gazebo Concert Series, Yappy Hour, Harvest Fest, Eagle Fun Days, Eagle Country Christmas, Fun Runs, sports events, camps and recreational activities.
Many other annual events are presented throughout the year at some of our fine locations within Eagle the draw crowds locally, regionally and nationally.