Welcome to Emmett

Drive into the “valley of plenty,” via Highway 16’s Freeze-out Hill and you’ll see orchards and fields stretched out before stark foothills where a century ago outlaws found refuge. Head on into Emmett and you’ll soon feel that legendary small-town serenity. New housing developments are nearly hidden in the rolling hills surrounding town.

Local Life
From the tree-shaded park across from the railroad depot to the drive-in café where neighbors meet over a flavored soda, Emmett is a town linked to its past but poised for the future. Since the late 1800’s, the town has been known for its abundant cherry, apple, peach and apricot orchards, and Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the summer, you can find fruit, produce and other local products in the Farmers Market. This June marks the 70th year of the annual Cherry Festival, an event that culminates in a fun run and a parade that brings as many as 50,000 people to this community of 6,000.

Emmett History
The town began as the site of a ferry across the Payette River. Its first postmaster named the post office Emmettville, in honor of his son. In 1900 Emmettville incorporated, its name cropped to Emmett.

Freeze-out Hill, so-called after the habit of early settlers locking or “freezing” their wagon wheels in order to slide down the hill, provides the main entrance to town. Emmett is less than half an hour from the Boise Town Centre mall and Interstate Highway 84, and only forty minutes from downtown Boise.

Black Canyon Dam on the Payette River, just five miles from town, is a great spot for water skiing, fishing and picnicking. Continue north on Highway 52 through Horseshoe Bend and you’ll be en route to the resort communities of Cascade and McCall.

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2223 W Sales yard 
Emmett, ID 83617
  • Lot Size159.00 Acres
  • $/acre$31,447
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2625 Sunset Dr 
Emmett, ID 83617
  • Lot Size107.87 Acres
  • $/acre$45,332
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2920 W Central Rd 
Emmett, ID 83617
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