So named because it rises up above the Boise River. The Bench contains a wide range of neighborhoods and homes. Ranging from homes built in the late 1800's and early 1900's to homes being built today, and every era in between. There are small very modest homes and very large opulent homes. The Boise Bench has become an increasingly popular place to live as homes built around the time many of those in the North End were have come back into vogue.
Whatever you are looking for, there is a good chance that the Bench has something to offer.