The founding vision for Hidden Springs was to build a rural community in the tradition of Idaho’s small towns, while carefully preserving the natural surroundings of Dry Creek Valley. This is reflected in the Hidden Springs land plan, which includes numerous environmental precautions and improvements, over 800 acres of permanent open space, and on-site retail and educational facilities to minimize car travel.The town is built by its founders and residents upon eight principles:
1. Rural character and farming traditions: We will maintain the rural traditions of the property by incorporating older out buildings into our landscape designs where practical, and allowing some of our open space for appropriate agricultural uses.
2. Small town: Traditional neighborhood design will be the foundation for the small-town lifestyle.
3. Natural environment: We will respect the natural environment.
4. Traditional homes: We will encourage the design and construction of homes that are comfortable and long-lasting; homes that will use energy and resources efficiently and responsibly.
5. Quality of life and healthy living: We have set aside, and will care for, large and diverse areas for outdoor living and recreation.
6. Education: We believe quality education starts at home, and we will support neighborhood schools and lifelong learning opportunities.
7. Diversity: We will offer a variety of homes so that people of many ages, incomes, and backgrounds can live at Hidden Springs.
8. Value and values: We will create a community that will provide enrichment, enjoyment, and value for many generations to come; a place where you will be proud to watch your grandchildren grow up.