University Area Real Estate

ISU campus building stands behind mid-century Pocatello home


With its energetic student body and spectacular venues, Idaho State University is the pulse of Pocatello, hosting numerous events and developing ground-breaking research. Supporting a healthy rental market, the University area is also popular with homeowners, especially in the areas north and east of campus. The eastern foothills have developed rapidly in recent years with classy subdivisions and professional plazas.



  • Dense rental market
  • Older, run-down areas
  • Higher-elevation climate and wind (foothills)


Real Estate Profile

Real estate in the University area is very comparable in price and size to the metro area average. Following are real estate statistics compiled from the Pocatello MLS on properties recently sold in the University area:


2016 Metro Average 2016 University Area Average 2015 University Area Average 2014 University Area Average
Sold Price $160,250 $145,143 $135,084 $123,914
Square Feet 2,220 2,067 2,170 1,988
Year Built 1975 1963 1957 1957
Bedrooms 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.4
Full Bathrooms 2.1 2.1 2.0 1.8
Garage Stalls 1.6 1.3 1.1 1.2
Days on Market 95 91 105 109