My family and I have been looking for the perfect place to live. We have searched all over the Treasure Valley from Boise to Caldwell and everywhere in between. It was one of those "in-between" places that I recently stopped to check out. Here are five things that you probably didn't know about the city of Star.

The history of Star goes back a lot further than people think. Even though it didn't officially become a city until the 1990s, Star has been around since the 1870s. There was a wooden schoolhouse that had a star on it. You could see the star from several miles away, and it became a landmark that lit the way of night travelers between Caldwell and Boise.  Hence the name, Star.

Star is home to an NFL Pro Bowler. Mike Iupati of the Seattle Seahawks lives in Star with his family. They own a five-bedroom, 7 bath, 8,577 square foot home there. His wife, Ashley, is from Nampa, and they met while he was playing college football at the University of Idaho. He's been selected to four Pro Bowls.

The grocery store competition is about to get fierce! Albertson's recently announced that it would start working on its Star location near Star Road and State Street. This will be the third grocery store in the city of Star.

The Wall Street Journal did a feature article on Star last January. The article talked about how the growth of Star has more than doubled the housing costs. According to the report, it is the fastest-growing city in the state.

Star would occasionally use its Main Street as a race track. Horse races were so popular in the early 1900s that they would close the road and race horses. Once the race was over, they'd use the shut down area to have a community baseball game.

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