Boise Community Information

The city of Boise is the heart of a thriving metropolitan area of approximately 400,000 people. Nestled in the Treasure Valley and set against majestic foothills, Boise is the largest metropolitan area in Idaho. The city is rich in history, cultural events, public art and galleries, sporting events and fine dining.

Boise is recognized as the gateway to exceptional recreational opportunities due to its unique location where the high desert meets the western edge of the Rocky Mountains. World-famous whitewater rafting, Nordic and Alpine skiing, snowboarding, hunting, fishing, backpacking and camping are all available to area residents just outside city limits. Within Boise itself, residents can experience the finest in hiking, biking and fishing. Miles of biking and hiking trails wind through the foothills and the gently flowing waters of the Boise River run right through town.

The Boise area is a great place to live and raise a family. From its vibrant cultural and recreational opportunities to its friendly people and mild climate, Boise affords a quality of life that is second to none. Great jobs in many different industries, affordable real estate and safe, clean neighborhoods add up to a truly great city. If you seek a home in a diverse community where opportunity is abundant and social interaction is apparent in the form of events like the Boise River Festival, the Gene Harris Jazz Festival and the St. Luke's Women's Fitness Celebration, then Boise might be the perfect hometown for you and your family.