Active Lifestyle Homes

Let's Find The Perfect One

An active lifestyle is what you want.

Homes in these types of neighborhoods are centered on a unified lifestyle element. It might be the construction style, a clubhouse, pool, park, golf course or some other feature. Active lifestyle communities are usually smaller developments with features and activities that the residents appreciate (and with strong HOAs).

They will often have higher-end construction finishes with more resort-style amenities. The homes provide a lower-maintenance lifestyle as their residents may be busy professionals or retirees who travel extensively. Some of these homes may be new construction or by water.

Active lifestyle homes include single-family homes and townhomes, and they may or may not be age-regulated. There are pros to each option, but what it all comes down to is whether or not the home you ultimately choose fits your unique list of needs. I look forward to sharing my perspective.

My Mother was the Mayor of Eagle when many of the development plans in these areas were first approved. If you are looking for something specific, Feel free to reach out at 208-900-2534 or let me exactly what you’re looking for with this form.


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Eagle Area Insights

AVERAGE Home Sale PRice

$878,683  (January 2022)

The market is stabilized and prices are at a plateau.


There are plenty of school options for any active Eagle community you decide to live in. Here are just a few in the area.

Galileo STEM Academy
North Star Public Charter School
Montessori Academy Elementary School
Eagle Middle School
Idaho Fine Arts Academy
Eagle High School
Innovate Academy


There are plenty of neighborhood parks in these more active lifestyle neighborhoods, but here are a few around the area as well.

Reid Merrill Park (My Favorite)
Eagle Island State Park
Heritage Park
Friendship Park


There is plenty to do and see around Eagle! These are just a few great ideas for an afternoon or Saturday away from the house.

Eagle Island Hiking + Zip Line
Optimist Youth Football Fields
Drive in the Foothills
Eagle Bike Park + Running Trails
Branbury Golf Course
Greenbelt Riverside Trails
Spurwing Golf Course


Eagle has such a wide variety of tastes and flavors to be tried it can be hard to know where to go! Here are a few of my own personal recommendations.

Stuffed Olive Italian Restaurant
Eagle River Coffee
Cafe Yumm!
Mongolian of Eagle
Winding Creek


Eagle, Idaho is an ideal lifestyle. There is always someone willing to help out if you need it and plenty of friendly neighbors nearby. No matter where you end up living in Eagle, you can bet that you will have a clean and respectable place to call home.

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Alei’s Featured Listing

653 W Heikes Lane | Eagle, Idaho

$2,195,000 | 3 Bed | 3 Ba | 2703 sf | 5 Acres

Welcome to the epitome of equestrian living on a picture-perfect and pristine 5-acre parcel located in an area of Eagle that rarely comes on the market.

The gated entrance modern home is a sophisticated residence where upscale styling and flawless design provide a living experience blending comfort, style, and functionality.

Accentuated by a multitude of horse-enthusiast features.

Please request the “Special Amenities” associated with this property as they are extensive, including a 61’ x 40’ insulated barn with indoor/outdoor custom stalls, dedicated tack room and wash bays; oversized, interconnected paddocks, full-size arenas, and a 44’ x 30’ shop providing additional utility.

Enjoy the serene feeling of rural living while enjoying forever mountain views, yet only a short drive from Idaho’s best schools, shopping, and dining.

Private well water and no HOA assesment.

Call or text 208-900-2534 to see this home in person.


"Alei has mastered the art of getting deals done. You don't become a "Who's who in Luxury Real Estate" and not care about the process. She is a consummate professional who ALWAYS puts her clients’ best interests first. She is one of the most honest and enthusiastic Agents you will find. There is no ego or bias involved. She consistently sells luxury homes and strategically navigates complex transactions with an upbeat attitude and uncommon diplomacy.

During negotiations, Alei knows how to protect her clients and solve problems of any size to ensure that all parties feel like they are getting a fair deal. You can tell Alei believes that at the end of the day it’s about the person being happy."

— Michael Sinclair


"The finest Realtor in Eagle, Idaho. We hired Alei for her expertise in selling luxury homes and we were not disappointed. Professional, excellent communicator, excellent negotiator, trustworthy, On the ball, and in control at all times. Would we hire Alei again? In a millisecond! Alei, thank you so much for being our agent and selling our home in Eagle. You truly are the best!

Her expertise in the market, real estate regulations and the best strategies to use made our home selling experience go absolutely flawless. She makes any scenario look easy. Forever grateful!"

— Tom Kirsch


"We approached Alei randomly after she gave another couple a tour of a house in Eagle. She was warm and friendly and after talking with her for a couple of minutes we knew we found the Eagle "authority". We learned more about Eagle in 10 minutes than researching online for weeks. Alei cares about the person and the friendship...her network is unbelievable. You ask and she has someone there.

We asked her to represent us on the spot. After a well-advised offer the seller accepted our price the very next day! We have been loving life in our new home. Thanks to Alei’s always ready-to-help personality. Thank You!”

— Kim & David Montgomery


"Alei is beyond words. She provided the service and professionalism in finding our dream home that was above anything we'd ever experienced. Alei spent countless hours, days, and months, assisting us in finding the house that fit all our needs.

My wife and I have bought several houses in the past and working with Alei was the easiest and least stressful of our experiences. She is positive and happy all the time. There were many coals in the fire, yet Alei balanced the sale of our old home and the purchase of our new home flawlessly. Alei is not only our Realtor, but due to her great personality we call her our Good Friend!"

— Claudio & Ann Vela


"Because of her unrelenting work ethic, her sincerity, her knowledge of the area, her knowledge about the market and where it’s going, we would not EVER think about using another Realtor. Alei always goes way beyond the call of duty. Long after the sale, Alei always picks up her phone and treats you like a best friend. She's authentic and we'd trust her with any decision.

Alei is genuine, she’s caring, she’s friendly, and she’s real. Alei never made us feel like we were wasting her time. Alei is passionate and loyal - a dealmaker with the highest integrity. She is a wonderful person inside and out."

— Wayne & Holly Martin


"We could not have been more pleased with our experience of buying a home through Alei. We made several trips to look at homes with her but even more helpful were the video walkthroughs she did for us with thoughtful commentary on homes we were not able to see in person.

She has an amazing sense of caring and knowing what neighborhoods are valued at. She was able to get us into the home we wanted at the price we wanted. Best of all, we consider her a great friend! We picked Alei after reading a testimonial online just like this. What people say are true - she's all that!"

— Parker Fillmore


"Alei is beyond words. She provided the service and professionalism in finding our dream home that was above anything we'd ever experienced. Alei spent countless hours, days, and months, assisting us in finding the house that fit all our needs. Her expertise in the market, real estate regulations and the best strategies to use here in Idaho made our home buying experience go absolutely flawless. She makes any scenario look easy. Forever grateful!"

Every sale is complicated meaning every detail is important. Alei is completely committed to selling the property - no matter what she has going on at the time, you'll feel important. From the first meeting talking to Alei it was obvious she represents class and style."

— Linda & Greg Mansfield


"As a custom home builder in an always changing environment, it’s important to have a Realtor that is at the 'top of her game' and knows what is happening in the market moment to moment. That’s only one of the things we appreciate about Alei. She is on top of every market condition and ready to give insightful and honest advice at a minute's notice. When you work with Alei she isn't just your Agent, but a trusted friend who always looks out for your best interest. Alei has our utmost respect - she is an authority in her field and most importantly, the highest incredible person and her professional service is cream of the crop."

— Juston & Kristine Hall

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