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November 21, 2023

Discovery Park Expansion Opens Next to Pinnacle

A new section of Discovery Park is now open next to the Pinnacle community of new homes in Meridian ID. The new facilities will provide even more recreational opportunities for people of all ages. City officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony... Read More »


November 9, 2023

Floor Plan Profile: Ballybunion

Creating great homes for people is our number one goal as a premier home builder in Meridian ID. Great homes start with great designs, and one of our favorites is the Ballybunion. The Ballybunion is a two-story 2,880 square foot... Read More »


October 25, 2023

Meridian is the Hot Spot for Growth in Idaho

The popularity of active adult communities in Meridian, ID reflects the rapid growth in the area. What started as a quiet farm town in southwestern Idaho is now the state’s second-largest city. The population is now more than 129,000 and... Read More »


September 8, 2023

How to Choose Your Home Builder

Choosing a new home builder in Meridian ID can be easy if you know what to look for. For example, how do people in the community regard the builder? We’re thrilled that Brighton Homes has won the 2023 Best of... Read More »


August 10, 2023

Floor Plan Profile: Radiance 1 & 2

Are you looking to build a home in an active adult community in Meridian ID? Would you like a single-level floor plan with room for guests or hobbies? If that sounds like your ideal home, we have an excellent design... Read More »


August 4, 2023

Idaho Named Third Best State in the US

As a leading Meridian ID new home builder with solid roots in the Treasure Valley, we at Brighton Homes are thrilled that Idaho has been named the #3 Best State in the US by USNews. Of course, we already knew... Read More »


July 14, 2023

Backyards are a Must for New Home Buyers

Backyards are the hottest must-have feature this year for homes in Eagle ID. According to a report by Zillow, mentions of backyards are up 22% nationwide in real estate ads. This reflects increased buyer interest in having outdoor space to... Read More »



June 16, 2023

How to Choose a 55+ Community

Are you looking for an active adult community in Meridian ID?  Wondering how to choose the best place?  Just like any other home, the right 55+ community will fit your daily needs, offer the lifestyle you want and give you... Read More »


June 13, 2023

New Library Open in North Meridian

A brand new library is now open near the Quartet community of homes in Meridian ID. The library incorporates state-of-the-art features to serve residents throughout North Meridian. The Orchard Park branch of the Meridian Library District opened May 1 in... Read More »


June 6, 2023

Fun Boise Hikes for the Whole Family

People who purchase homes in Boise ID are often attracted in part by the great opportunities for outdoor recreation available in the region. One of the most popular activities in Boise is hiking. The area boasts a variety of trails... Read More »


May 18, 2023

Meridian Unplug and Be Outside

With summer on the horizon, it’s prime time for people to get out of their homes in Meridian ID, and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. Meridian Parks and Recreation wants to kick-start residents’ outdoor fun with the annual Unplug... Read More »


May 5, 2023

Join Us for the Boise Spring Parade of Homes!

It’s time for the 2023 Boise Spring Parade of Homes! Brighton Homes and other area builders will showcase their best work by opening newly built and decorated homes for public tours. Join us for this exciting annual event to tour... Read More »


April 12, 2023

Free & Fun Things to Do in Meridian ID

Families moving into new homes in Meridian ID may be pleasantly surprised to find many free things to do. Meridian and the surrounding Treasure Valley region have parks, nature reserves, and other free family entertainment and relaxation resources. Here are... Read More »


March 31, 2023

Free Outdoor Activities to Enjoy in Nampa ID

Families that make their homes in Nampa ID are fortunate to be surrounded by plenty of opportunities for free outdoor fun. The Treasure Valley has numerous parks, natural areas, and water features to keep your family busy all year round.... Read More »


March 17, 2023

Benefits of Living in a Master Planned Community

Master-planned communities are highly sought after by buyers of new homes in Meridian ID. Living in a planned community offers a range of benefits for residents. Amenities Most master-planned communities have on-site amenities for the use of residents and their... Read More »


Home builder in Boise ID Brighton Homes
February 22, 2023

Fun Things to Do in Meridian ID

There are plenty of reasons Brighton Homes has created several communities of Meridian ID homes. Meridian is a fast-growing city in the Treasure Valley region of southwestern Idaho, and the area is known for its natural beauty and wide recreational opportunities.... Read More »


February 8, 2023

Home Design Spotlight: Pronghorn

One of our newest home designs is now available to build in the Arbor community of Nampa ID new homes. The Pronghorn is a two-story home with 3 bedrooms plus a versatile loft space. This floor plan is 2,205 square... Read More »



January 13, 2023

Find Your New Home at Homestead

Are you looking to move into a community of new homes in Eagle ID? Would you enjoy living in a beautifully landscaped neighborhood of spacious homes with various family-friendly amenities? If this describes your ideal location, we invite you to... Read More »


New Homes in Boise ID
January 13, 2023

What Is It Like to Live in Boise?

A large proportion of people who buy new homes in Boise ID come from outside the local area. If you’re planning to move to Boise from outside the Treasure Valley, you might wonder what it’s like to live in this... Read More »


December 21, 2022

Learn How to Use Our Self-Guided Tours

You’ve probably heard about Brighton’s self-guided home tours. You may have even considered trying it for yourself, but maybe you weren’t quite sure how it worked. Here we’ll describe how easy it is to take self-guided tours of our model... Read More »



Whitetail A - Single Story House Plans in Meridian ID
December 14, 2022

Floor Plan Profile: WHITETAIL

The Whitetail home design is a versatile one-story plan available in the Pinnacle community of new homes in Meridian ID. With a single-level layout and manageable size, the Whitetail is ideal for many buyers, from young singles and families to... Read More »


October 25, 2022

UTour-Self-Guided Tours

Shop for Your New Home with a Self-Guided Tour One of the perks of choosing Brighton as your home builder in Meridian ID is the ability to take self-guided tours of our model homes. We understand that you aren’t always... Read More »


Meridian ID Homes at Pinnacle
October 11, 2022

Community Profile: Pinnacle

Several available homes are nearing completion in the Pinnacle community of Meridian, ID homes. Pinnacle is our new lifestyle community in the SoMe district of Meridian. Much more than just a collection of homes, Pinnacle is designed to foster a... Read More »


Marquette - 2 Story House Plans in Meridian ID
September 22, 2022

Floor Plan Profile: Marquette

One of the ways Brighton Homes distinguishes itself as a premier home builder in Meridian ID is through our innovative home designs. We tap into the features and styles that are most popular with today’s homebuyers. At the same time,... Read More »


August 22, 2022

Discover the Boise Foothills

One of the biggest attractions near Boise ID homes is the area known as the Boise Foothills. Located just north of Boise, the Foothills are easy to get to from Boise and nearby communities. The Boise Foothills are public lands... Read More »


August 12, 2022

How to Help Your Child Adjust to a Move

Every year, several thousand families move to new homes in Meridian, ID. While adults plan the move, it can be an anxious time for kids. They may be nervous about moving to a new neighborhood and new school. Here are... Read More »


New Homes in Boise ID
August 9, 2022

Hillside Home Sites in the Highlands

Hillside home sites are now selling in The Highlands at Cartwright Ranch, a premier community of new homes in Boise ID. The Highlands features unique home designs in an elevated location with fantastic views of the Boise foothills. Choose your... Read More »


The Kingston Model Home at Homestead in Eagle ID
August 3, 2022

Tips for Touring a Brighton Model Home

One big advantage of working with a top-quality home builder in Meridian ID is the opportunity to tour their model homes. This is a step you want to be sure to take in the home-buying process. The model will give... Read More »


July 18, 2022

Discover Eagle, Idaho

When you move into the Homestead community of new homes in Eagle ID, you’ll have plenty of fun things to do in your free time. One of the largest attractions in the area is Eagle Island State Park. Covering 545... Read More »


July 5, 2022

4 Reasons to Move to Canyon County Idaho

We at Brighton Homes are working hard to meet the ever-growing demand for new homes in Canyon County Idaho. Nestled in the scenic Treasure Valley, Canyon County is home to the popular cities of Nampa and Caldwell and it’s not... Read More »



June 15, 2022

Floor Plan Profile: TRAILCREEK

The Trailcreek is one of our favorite designs for Eagle ID new homes. This spacious one-story home is designed for comfortable living with a touch of luxury. At 3,235 square feet, the Trailcreek has plenty of room for the whole... Read More »


June 7, 2022

3 Advantages of Living in a 55+ Community

Some of the most in-demand communities of new homes in Meridian ID are those designed for active adults 55 and over. Brighton’s 55+ communities sell out quickly, and for a good reason. Active adult neighborhoods have many benefits for residents.... Read More »


Centennial - Single Story House Plans in Nampa ID
May 11, 2022

Floor Plan Profile: Centennial

Allow us to introduce a brand new floor plan for our new homes in Nampa ID. The Centennial is a one-story modern farmhouse with a bright, open feel. This spacious one-story plan is 1,860 square feet with 3 bedrooms, 2... Read More »


May 5, 2022

Visit us During the Boise Parade of Homes!

Come to the Homestead community in Eagle ID this month for fun, food, and prizes during the Boise Spring Parade of Homes! The Parade of Homes will take place May 7-22, 2022. Participating homes are open Tuesday-Thursday from 5 p.m.-8... Read More »



April 8, 2022

Team Member Profile: Ashley Wessela

Great home designs are one of the secrets to our success as a leading home builder in Meridian ID. It takes a talented team of people to design our homes, and today we’d like to highlight one of those team... Read More »


New Homes in Boise ID
April 6, 2022

Community Profile: The Highlands at Cartwright Ranch

We’re getting started on a new phase of our popular Cartwright Ranch community of homes in Boise ID. Located in Northwest Boise, Cartwright Ranch offers a rural setting in a location that’s convenient to area amenities. We’ll be ready to... Read More »


Winter Sunset B - Single Story House Plans in Meridian ID
March 23, 2022

Floor Plan Profile: Winter Sunset

Are you looking to move to a North Meridian ID active adult community? Would you like to live in a beautiful home in a great location? We have the place for you! Cadence at Bainbridge is our second 55+ community... Read More »


March 17, 2022

Community Profile: Century Farm

Our Century Farm community of new homes in Meridian ID is almost sold out! Only ten home sites are left. Five homes are under construction and available now. The available homes will be ready for closing in June, July, and... Read More »


New Homes in Eagle ID
February 14, 2022

Community Profile: HOMESTEAD

The Homestead community of Eagle ID new homes is filling up fast! There are only a few listings left in Phase 7, and we’re getting ready to start Phase 8, which will be the last phase of this popular community.... Read More »


February 7, 2022

6 Reasons to Move to Meridian ID

Are you wondering why Meridian ID homes are so much in demand these days? Maybe you’ve heard that Meridian is the fastest-growing city in Idaho. We can think of at least six reasons why people are flocking to this popular... Read More »


Shadow Valley - 1.5 Story House Plans in Nampa ID
January 18, 2022

Floor Plan Profile: Shadow Valley

We’re excited to introduce a brand new floor plan for homes in Nampa, ID. This home is large enough for a family but still manageable for a couple or a single person, and it’s ideal for those who need a... Read More »


December 16, 2021

Community Profile: ARBOR

The Arbor community of new homes in Nampa ID is growing, and we can’t wait for you to come and check it out! Arbor is located in the Treasure Valley close to Nampa and Caldwell ID. Shopping, dining, and entertainment... Read More »


New Home Caldwell, ID & Nampa, ID
December 10, 2021

Here’s why you should move to Eagle, Idaho!

We’re always thrilled to welcome new residents to our Homestead community of Eagle ID homes. There’s so much to love about this area and we’re confident you’ll be happy to live here. Eagle truly has the best of both worlds.... Read More »


November 21, 2021

Boise Winter Fun Guide

Fun winter activities are within easy reach of our Cartwright Ranch community of homes in Boise ID. Whether you want to take the whole family out for a day in the snow or you prefer to spend an afternoon gift... Read More »


Active Adult Community in Meridian ID at Cadence
November 14, 2021

Community Profile: Cadence at Century Farm

Our first two Cadence 55+ communities of Meridian ID new homes have been a great success, and we’re now starting our third active adult neighborhood! Cadence at Century Farm will continue our popular tradition of low maintenance, high-enjoyment lifestyles for... Read More »


November 7, 2021

Floor Plan Profile: Lakeview

The Lakeview home design is one of our popular plans for new homes in Nampa ID. It’s a versatile design that can work well for young couples, growing families or empty nesters. Lakeview is a 2-story modern farmhouse with 2,360... Read More »


October 17, 2021

What It’s Like Living in Boise ID

Have you been looking at new homes in Boise ID and wondering what it’s like to live there? Here’s some insider info on life in Idaho’s booming capital! First of all, Boise is a great place to live, whether you’re... Read More »


October 4, 2021

Come See Us at the Boise Parade of Homes!

Our featured home for this year’s annual Fall Parade of Homes in Boise ID will be our Fred Astaire model in Cartwright Ranch. Located at 11614 N. 24th Avenue, Boise, ID 83714, the Fred Astaire model features an urban townhome... Read More »


September 22, 2021

Fun Family Events to Enjoy in Boise ID This Fall

The fall season brings a fresh crop of fun family events for people who make their homes in Boise ID. Whether you want to be entertained, frightened or enlightened, there’s a nearby activity for you! Emmett Harvest Festival and Street... Read More »


Cadence at Bainbridge in Meridian Idaho
September 13, 2021

Community Profile: Cadence at Bainbridge

Cadence at Bainbridge is our second active adult community of homes in Meridian ID. Our award-winning first Cadence community is sold out. We created Cadence at Bainbridge to meet the continuing demand for 55+ active adult communities in the Treasure... Read More »


August 21, 2021

Visit Our New Model Home in Cadence

Our model home is now open in the Cadence 55+ community of new homes in Meridian ID. Located at 3720 W Sunny Cove Ln, Meridian ID, 83646, the model is a perfect example of the comfortable lifestyle that awaits you... Read More »


Timberstone A - Single Story House Plans in Nampa ID
August 14, 2021

Community Profile: Arbor

The Arbor community of homes in Nampa ID can help you take advantage of all that the Treasure Valley has to offer. Nampa is one of the region’s most popular towns. Boise is only 20 miles to the east via... Read More »


August 8, 2021

Discover Caldwell, ID

More people are looking for homes near Caldwell ID than ever before. The area is rich with attractions and amenities that make it an ideal place to live. Besides easy access to Meridian, Nampa and Boise, the Caldwell area has... Read More »


July 15, 2021

Family Fun in Meridian ID

In today’s competitive real estate market, new homes in Meridian ID are in high demand. Meridian benefits from a great location in Idaho’s scenic Treasure Valley. It’s surrounded by the natural beauty of the Northwest within easy reach of Boise.... Read More »


New Homes in Meridian ID
July 3, 2021

Community Profile: Cadence at Bainbridge

The Cadence community of homes in Meridian ID is the area’s newest 55+ active adult neighborhood. It combines a convenient location with on-site amenities to create a place where you can enjoy life right at your doorstep. A community lifestyle... Read More »


June 20, 2021

Discover Nampa ID

Some of the best attractions in the Northwest are within a short drive of new homes in Nampa ID. Nampa is located 20 miles west of Boise in Idaho’s famed Treasure Valley. Residents enjoy Nampa’s small-town feel and its easy... Read More »


New Homes in Boise ID
June 12, 2021

Explore Outdoor Adventures in Boise, ID

New homes in Boise ID are selling faster than ever before. The area offers a great lifestyle for all ages, whether you’re a young single, a retiree, or raising a growing family. A big draw in Boise is the easy... Read More »


June 8, 2021

Visit these Farmer’s Markets near Boise

As a long-time home builder in Meridian ID, we’re familiar with all the great things the Treasure Valley has to offer. One of our favorite things to do is visit the local farmer’s markets. We love shopping for fresh, local... Read More »


Homes in Boise ID
April 17, 2021

Join Us for the 2021 Parade of Homes

We at Brighton Homes are excited to invite you to the 2021 Parade of Homes in Boise ID. Hosted by the Building Contractors Association of Southwestern Idaho, the event will take place from April 24 to May 9. We’ve designed... Read More »


Meridian ID Homes at Pinnacle
April 3, 2021

Find Fun for Your Family at Discovery Park

Discovery Park is a fun destination for families living in new homes in Meridian ID. For those who move into the new Pinnacle community, the park will be right next door. Located at 2121 E. Lake Hazel Road, Discovery Park... Read More »


March 6, 2021

Explore Meridian This Spring

Spring will bring plenty of fun things to do near homes in Meridian ID. It’s the perfect time to get out of the house and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. If you’re moving to Meridian for the first time,... Read More »


New Home Caldwell, ID & Nampa, ID
February 13, 2021

Community Profile: Quartet

Our newest community of Meridian ID homes is coming soon to North Meridian! The community will be called Quartet and is located off Black Cat Road between W. McMillan Road and W. Ustick Road. This community will feature large home... Read More »


February 6, 2021

4 Fun Facts About Meridian ID

If you’ve been shopping for homes in Meridian ID, you probably know that the area is full of fun things to do. But do you know where the name “Meridian” came from? Or where it ranks among the Best Places... Read More »


January 9, 2021

Community Profile: Pinnacle

Our brand new Pinnacle community of Meridian ID homes will be open soon! Site work is underway and we’ll be taking reservations for new homes this spring. Pinnacle will offer an unparalleled lifestyle in the SoMe district, where residents will... Read More »


November 15, 2020

More Homes Coming Soon at Cadence at Bainbridge!

Our first release of twenty homes have already been sold at our 55+ Cadence community of Meridian ID new homes. Our next release of twenty homes will be on December 15, 2020. Cadence features attractive, energy-efficient homes designed for an active... Read More »


October 24, 2020

Grand Opening: Bri at The Village

Ready to build a new home in the Cadence community of homes in Meridian ID? If so, you can start enjoying an upscale 55+ lifestyle without waiting for your home to be finished. We’re now offering special lease terms for... Read More »


New Homes in Boise ID
October 14, 2020

Come Visit our 2020 Fall Parade Home!

Brighton Homes invites you to visit the Cartwright Ranch community of new homes in Boise ID this weekend for the 2020 Fall Parade of Homes. Our participating home will be open Friday through Sunday, October 16-18th, from 11 am –... Read More »



Active Adult Community in Meridian ID at Cadence
August 20, 2020

Community Profile: Cadence

The Cadence community of Meridian ID new homes is a gated 55+ community designed for today’s active adult lifestyles. Located on W. Chinden Blvd (Hwy 20/26), the community offers convenient access to all the resources of the Treasure Valley area.... Read More »


Self-Guided Tours Now Available!

As a leading Boise ID home builder, we pride ourselves on innovation. We also understand that not everyone is available during our regularly scheduled model home hours. In order to make it easy for you to find your dream home,... Read More »


July 19, 2020

Community Profile: Arbor

The Arbor community of new homes in Nampa ID is ideal for anyone seeking a brand new home in this growing area. Located six miles from Meridian and twenty miles west of Boise, this new master planned community will have... Read More »


July 13, 2020

Tour a Brighton Home When It’s Best For YOU!

Tour a Brighton Home when it’s best for YOU! Brighton Homes is excited to introduce the newest way you can tour a home, Self-Guided Tours! You can now tour any Brighton Homes Model from 8am-8pm when models are not open... Read More »



Active Adult Community in Meridian ID
February 25, 2020

Cadence by Brighton Homes, Best in the Nation!

Brighton Homes is thrilled to announce the take home of four national awards from the National Association of Home Builders hosted by the NAHB 55+ Industry Council. These awards are judged by a panel of industry leaders ranging from architecture,... Read More »



Arcadia
June 21, 2017

The Arcadia Wins 2017 Parade of Homes Awards

Our 2017 Parade Home, The Arcadia, swept up an award in every category for the 2017 Parade of Homes. The Arcadia is nestled in the Boise Foothills at one of our newest communities, Cartwright Ranch in Hidden Springs, delivering stunning views... Read More »


August 30, 2016

Hillsdale Elementary Opens at Century Farm

The school year has begun again for kids across the Treasure Valley. A fortunate group of students spent their first week exploring the newest elementary school of the West Ada School District, Hillsdale Elementary. Located near the corner of Amity... Read More »


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