Top spots for retirees

Boise, Idaho

Address: 397 S. Whisperwood Way
Price: $265,500
Square feet: 2,249
Price per square foot: $118

This charmer comes with four bedrooms, three of which are on the main level. That's ideal for a retiree unwilling or unable to climb stairs often. The second story has a 512-square-foot space that can be used as a second family room. Amenities in the home include a fireplace in the living room and wood floors in the kitchen and dining room. You'll find standard appliances and sold surface countertops in the kitchen. And there's a patio that faces east.

This home is located in the Englefield Green community, which offers a clubhouse with a full kitchen, fireside lounge and a community health and fitness center. There's also a common area with a pond and walking paths. Yard maintenance, street and sidewalk sweeping are included in the $92 monthly association dues. Boise made the Forbes list for low crime, low cost of living and its semi-arid climate.

Kristine Reynolds; Woodhouse Group; 208-938-3400