1857 South Millenium Way, Suite 120
Meridian, ID 83642
With a population of just over 214,000 and growing, Boise is earning the well-deserved reputation as one of the top cities in the country. Bordered by mountains in the east and broad, flat plains to the west, Boise is a true gateway to the Rocky Mountains as well as the Pacific Northwest. As a cultural and economic center for the region, Idaho’s capital city has a lot to offer. This amazing city is often recognized for the high quality of life that residents enjoy, which includes factors like low crime, thriving economy, affordable housing, good schools and more.
Boise has so many things to see and do, and there is something for every interest.
- Idaho State Capital tour
- Boise Art Museum
- Zoo Boise
- The Discovery Center
- Basque Block,
- Egyptian Theater
- First Thursday
- 8th street sidewalk cafés, eateries and boutiques
- Idaho Shakespeare Festival
- Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts
Along with many cultural activities, there are festivals and events throughout the year, such as Hyde Park Street Fair, Tour de Fat, and Gene Harris Jazz Festival. Due to the large Basque population, Boise hosts several Basque cultural events such as Jaialdi, a festival held every 5 years.
Many residents of Boise make outdoor entertainment and recreation a priority. The Boise River Greenbelt is an urban trail system that follows the river and encourages biking, walking and more. The Boise River is a hot spot for fishing, rafting and swimming. Bogus Basin Ski Area is nearby and the nearby foothills and mountains are perfect for camping, hunting, hiking, mountain biking, 4-wheeling and more. College and professional sports teams provide year-round entertainment. Boise hosts the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl football conference championship game every December.
Like many dense urban cities, Boise is made up of several distinct neighborhoods and each has its own unique history and personality. Established Boise neighborhoods include Downtown, West Boise, Northend, The Bench, Warm Springs, Southeast Boise and several more. Whether you like the hip, urban vibe and sparkling night life of Downtown, the proximity to Boise State University in Southeast Boise or the stately upscale homes in Warm Springs—Boise has a range of neighborhoods to suite any taste and lifestyle. With homes ranging from the historic to the brand new, the real estate options in Boise are plentiful and span the spectrum of size, price and amenities.