Real Estate and Community Information
If you're looking to escape the fast-paced rat race of city life, look no further than Inkom, Idaho. With affordable real estate,
low crime, and four seasons
with plenty of sunshine, Inkom is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the outdoors.
Originally named “Ingacom” by the Shoshone Indians, Inkom, Idaho, sits at the base of a giant rock formation known as “Red Hare” on the Rapid Creek.
With the advent of the railroad, homesteaders and trappers began arriving in the Inkom area in 1889, living in tents and their covered wagons until they could build their homes. By 1902, the townspeople had built the first one-room school house, with a two-room addition added in 1910. In 1912, telephone service was available. Unfortunately, many residents succumbed to the 1918 flu pandemic.
Businessmen J. Simons and J.B. Mayfield purchased a 160-acre parcel in 1928 that was rich in natural limestone and silica, the materials needed for manufacturing Portland cement. Their production facility opened in 1928, and continued to be a major manufacturer until 2010. The facility now serves as a cement shipping terminal.
The city of Inkom today has a population of nearly 900 people, with a grocery store, bank, post office, and gas station and service center. The Marsh Valley Joint School District has four elementary schools, a middle school, a high school, and one alternative school. Surrounded by mountains and rivers, Inkcom is physically restricted from becoming victim to suburban sprawl. For more information on Inkom's rich history, visit the city website
Parks and Recreation
Avid outdoorsmen can enjoy hunting, fishing, hiking, and mountain biking. Go snowboarding and skiing at the Pebble Creek Ski Area
. If you’re new to skiing, lessons for all skill levels are available. They also hold concerts in the summer. Sit among the wildflowers while you enjoy music on the mountain.
The city of Inkom has three public parks
that are used for recreation. Skyline Pavilion can be rented for family gatherings and other events. It has a sheltered picnic area with a kitchen, bathrooms, an outdoor fireplace, and a playground. Camping, hiking, and recreational trails are abundant in the nearby Caribou-Targhee National Forest.
Stuart Park Shelter and Soccer/Ball Field is used for field sports, like football, and Glen Peck Baseball Fields is where all the great baseball games are held.
Attractions and Activities
In addition to all of the great opportunities Inkom offers outdoor enthusiasts, the city also offers a fantastic place to stop for a meal. Mountain Man Grill, (208) 775-4556, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and features homemade bread, biscuits, and pizzas. If you’re thirsty for a cold one, head over to the only saloon in town, the Red Pony Bar, (208) 775-3277.
Its proximity to Pocatello, 12 miles down the road, provides additional opportunities for work, play, and education at Idaho State University.
Kids under the age of 16 can participate in Stacy’s Fun Race
during the winter months at the Pebble Creek Ski Area. They also hold Dual Slalom events for the town’s residents. When you need a little more excitement than the relaxing pace of Inkom, remember, Pocatello and all it has to offer is right down the road.
Contact Gina Call
to learn more about all the amenities the city of Inkom has to offer and get started on your Real Estate search