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Ada County is apart of the Boise Metropolitan Statistical Area (state's most populous county). It is named after Ada Riggs, the daughter of H.C. Riggs, a member of the Idaho legislature who established the county and was a co-founder of Boise. Ada is a great place to work, live and raise a family! There are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy, the public schools are above average and housing is affordable.
Boise is the capital and largest city in Idaho. It's located on the banks of the Boise River, and is ranked as one of the top 100 most populous communities in the United States. Despite being the state capital, it is an affordable place to live with plenty of factors that make it a great place to call home.Some of the many benefits of living in Boise:Low population densityAffordable housingJob opportunitesHigh quality education Low crime rateMultitude of outdoor recreational activitiesPlenty of green spaces within the cityGreat bars and restaurants
Caldwell is the first major city and western entrance to the stunning Treasure Valley and is located on the Boise River.Caldwell offers two picturesque golf courses, hiking paths and opportunities for swimming, softball, soccer, volleyball, and playground equipment for children. Agriculture continues to be a significant strength in and around Caldwell. it is also the foundation community of the J.R. Simplot Company, which continues to be one of the world’s largest processors and producers of frozen food products.Thanks to affordable housing, quality public schools and a strong sense of of community, Caldwell is a great place to call home.
Canyon County is tucked on the west end of the Treasure Valley in the heart of Idaho. Just minutes from the capital city of Boise, it features the perfect mixture of rural and urban living and boasts one of the strongest agricultural economies in the entire state, including one of the fastest growing and premier wine regions in the world – the Snake River Valley. The area’s mild climate makes Canyon County the outdoor lover's dream with easy access to activities such as skiing, snowboarding, hiking, fishing, hunting, boating, bicycling, camping, and golfing. The educational opportunities are abundant with a variety of public, private, and charter schools, as well as two fully accredited universities, Northwest Nazarene University and the College of Idaho, and the state’s largest community college, the College of Western Idaho. Canyon County is also home to two of the premier professional rodeos in the United States, playing host to the Snake River Stampede & Caldwell Night Rodeo each summer.
Eagle is a uniquely beautiful, friendly and family-oriented community nestled in the Boise foothills. With a charming country setting, Eagle offers a rich assortment of amenities for residents, businesses and visitors making it the place you'll want to live, work and play.Encompassing both the Eagle Foothills and the Boise River Greenbelt, Eagle provides an endless array of year-round outdoor opportunities from biking, hiking, fishing, golfing, skiing, snowshoeing, horseback riding, paddleboarding and more. The City is constantly investing in neighborhood and community parks throughout the city.Eagle offers career opportunities, a low cost of living, beautiful well-designed neighborhoods, excellent schools, abundant recreational choices, attractive retail and commercial developments, and a community where people feel safe.
Elmore County was established February 7, 1889, with its county seat at Rocky Bar. It is named after the Ida Elmore mines, the area's greatest silver and gold producer of the 1860s, located near Silver City in Owyhee County.A station on the overland stage route, originally named Rattlesnake, was moved west to the railroad line and became Mountain Home. On February 4, 1891, the county seat was moved to Mountain Home.With outdoor activities such as camping, boating, kayaking, sailing, hiking, windsurfing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, rafting and fishing all easily accessible to residents, Elmore County is the perfect place for the lovers of the great outdoors.
Located in Gem County, Idaho, Emmett is apart of the Boise-Nampa Metropolitan Statistical Area. Originally called "Emmettville," it was primarily a post office named after Emmett Cahalan, the son of Tom Cahalan, an early settler of the area. The post office was later moved but retained the name. A few years later the "ville" was dropped and the post office and town became simply Emmett. Emmett offers a mild climate, plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities, and beautiful landscapes. One can enjoy a high quality of life thanks to access to quality schools, affordable housing and a strong sense of community.
The Big Apple of Idaho has grown on the high banks of two rivers and is named for the fruit orchards that were developed in the area. Located in the hub of the Western Treasure Valley, Fruitland is less than a 60-minute commute from the state capitol, concerts, shopping, sports venues, and a variety of entertainment options; including access to world class fishing, boating, kayaking, hiking, biking, camping and snow skiing making our community one of the best sites in the Northwest to locate. Overall, Fruitland offers safety, beautiful landscapes, and high quality education.
Garden City, located in Ada County, Idaho, is surrounded by Boise, but still has its own municipal government. The legal boundaries between Garden City and Boise are hard to decipher, and the amenities offered in Boise are also available to Garden City residents.Plantation Country Club, located on the north edge of the city, is one of the longest continually operating golf courses in Idaho.The city’s greenbelt path runs almost continuously from its eastern boundary along the south side of the Boise River to the western city limits, where it meets up with the Boise City leg.On the north side of the river is a 1.5-mile nature walking path that winds through wildlife habitat from Glenwood Street to Eagle Island.Thousands of visitors come to the Western Idaho Fair held each August, and thousands more come to enjoy the races offered at Les Bois Horse Racing Track and the ball games at the Boise Hawks Baseball Stadium. Many business organizations use the fairground facilities for sales events and shows.
Garden Valley is nestled along Idaho State Highway 17, which is a National Scenic Byway. Designated the “Wildlife Canyon Scenic Byway“, it hosts exceptional wildlife viewing, hot springs and picturesque mountain scenery.Garden Valley offers breathtaking scenery, historic landmarks, and gorgeous landscapes. The wild and turbulent South Fork of the Payette River crashes through the deep river canyons creating unforgettable opportunities for both rafters and kayakers. There is also abundant wildlife along the way. You also may see chukkers, wild turkeys, ospreys, cougars, bears and wolves in the valley. Herds of elk, nearly one hundred strong, can be seen in their winter range at the Danskin Station river access.
Gem County is part of the Boise, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area and is home to the Idaho ground squirrel.Named for the state nickname, "Gem State," the county was established on March 15, 1915, partitioned from Canyon County and Boise County. Gem County is home to the Emmett City Cherry Festival and many other local events. The scenic Payette River, fed by Squaw Creek, runs through the County. Emmett is the county seat, located at the head of the “Valley of Plenty”. The area is known for its orchards, historic landmarks, the Black Canyon Reservoir, and much more.
Located in Canyon County, Greenleaf is a town that was settled by Quakers in the early 1900's and is named after Quaker poet and abolitionist John Greenleaf Whittier.The quiet community is in the Treasure Valley of Southwest Idaho, 30 miles from Boise. Greenleaf is on State Highway 19, five miles west of Interstate 84 at Caldwell and five miles east of US 95 at Wilder.Greenleaf is close to both the Boise metropolitan area and rural Idaho farmland, making it a great place to live and raise a family.
Located in Owyhee County, Homedale is apart of the Boise City–Nampa, Idaho Metropolitan Area. The town name was chosen by drawing names from a hat during a community picnic.Homedale is surrounded by the rolling hills of the Owyhee Mountains. Groomed with small farms of a variety of crops, Homedale is nestled in bountiful orchards, seasonal fruit stands and Idaho’s treasured vineyards. This serene location is only a few minutes away from surrounding cities of the Treasure Valley and only 37 miles away from Boise. Homedale’s ideal location provides a refuge from the hustle and bustle of city life without compromising metropolitan access.While living in Homedale, one can enjoy easy access to outdoor activities such as golfing, tennis, hunting, and more! The schools are also of very high quality and there is a strong sense of community.
Kuna, Idaho, in Ada County, is part of the Boise Metropolitan Statistical Area. It used to be known as the "hidden gem" within the Valley, but its great quality of life is starting to be recognized by many, and is now one of the fastest-growing cities in Idaho. Kuna offers the conveniences of city life without the hassle, a wide variety of activities for people of all ages, great schools, excellent health care, outdoor recreation and adventures, walking trails, and a close-knit community of friendly people.
The City of Marsing, Idaho is located in the scenic Snake River Valley and is surrounded by beautiful views, lush wine country, and expansive outdoor recreation areas, where one can enjoy hiking, hunting, fishing, and more. The cost of living is low and there is a strong sense of community. Overall Marsing is a great place for families and anyone looking for a healthy, outdoor-oriented lifestyle.
Melba was founded in 1912 by Clayton C. Todd, who named it after his daughter.It is a small farming community located in the Snake River Valley of Southwest Idaho. The town is surrounded by fertile agricultural lands growing a diverse variety of crops which include potatoes, beans, sugar beets, onions, corn and grain. The mountains, pleasant climate, above average schools and low costs compared to other West Coast areas make Melba a great place to live.
Located in Ada County, Meridian is the third largest city in Idaho after Boise and Nampa. It is considered the state's fastest growing city and is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. Blue Cross of Idaho is based in Meridian. The Idaho State Police is headquartered in Meridian and the state police academy is housed on its campus. All police officers statewide are required to attend basic training at the facility.The city's Parks and Rec department manages 17 public parks throughout Meridian including Meridian Settlers Regional Park which hosts free outdoor movies during the summer months.The Meridian Speedway lies within city limits directly south of Old Town Meridian.Meridian shares boundaries with the two largest cities in Idaho, Boise to the east and Nampa to the west. Therefore, residents of Meridian often take advantage of the recreation and sports opportunities in those cities.Eagle Island State Park is about 2.5 miles north of Meridian and includes a man-made lake with a beach, equestrian and hiking trails, fishing, and a water slide. The Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area is south of Meridian.The West Ada School District serves the city and is the largest in the state. Housing in Meridian is affordable, the schools are of high quality, and overall, Meridian is a great place to live.
Middleton was named for its location between the old fort Boise and Keeney's Ferry (midpoint between the two). It served as a rest stop for those heading for Keeney's Ferry. It is the oldest settlement in Canyon County, with the land being parceled out in 1863 by William N. Montgomery.The wide open spaces, rolling hills, stunning Boise River valley, low crime and rural surrounding makes Middleton an attractive place to live. It is also just a half hour commute to downtown Boise. Housing is affordable and the public schools have a great reputation.
Nampa is located about 20 miles west of Boise along Interstate 84, and is a principal city of the Boise-Nampa Metro area. Nampa is aesthetically pleasing, has a rich local history, culture and is a hub of industry. It offers easy access to excellent health care facilities, cultural institutions, public spaces and outdoor recreational activities. An outstanding selection of K-12 education opportunities exist within the community, along with quality post-secondary educational offerings, including Boise State University, Northwest Nazarene University and the College of Western Idaho.
The community of New Plymouth is one of three cities located in Payette County, seven miles west of the Oregon border along the historic and scenic Snake River Basin. Boise is located 50 miles to the east. New Plymouth is a wonderful community that welcomes all who visit. The surrounding nature is beautiful, the people are friendly, and life runs at a sane pace. The streets create a horseshoe shape, giving the small town the title of the "World's Largest Horseshoe".
Notus is a small rural city in Canyon County, Idaho. It got its name from the daughter of a railroad official, who reportedly believed "notus" was of Native American origin and meant "it's all right."Notus is one of eight cities in Canyon County in the State of Idaho. It is considered the smallest town in Canyon County because of its size and population. The Union Pacific Railroad runs east to west thru Notus with hwy 20/26 on the north side and the Boise river on the south side. The city business district runs along north side of the hwy the length of the city limits and 1 block wide. Across the tracks is agricultural industry with a few homes. North of the business district are single family homes of architectural designs dating back to 1904.Providing a less congested hectic lifestyle, this quiet rural town is a short drive in the country. A large silvery sphere water tower spans high above a park that can be seen from a distance that has become a landmark. Crime is low with the help of the Community Watch program and the Canyon Sheriffs Dept. Surrounding the city are rich vibrant fields of tree groves, seed crops, onions, potatoes, corn, alfalfa and sugar beets. Sheep and cattle dot the green pastures with occasional horses and haystacks.There is a Library, Community Center, Post Office, Museum, and 2 Parks available to the public. Services not provided in the city are available within 10 miles with easy access. Being located on hwy 20/26 and only 5 miles from interstate 84 and 7 miles to hwy 95 makes it possible to travel to other points and return with light traffic. Outdoor activities including hiking, biking, fishing, boating, hunting , and wildlife viewing are easily accessible.
Located in Idaho’s southwestern corner, Owyhee County is bordered by Nevada on the south, Oregon on the west, Canyon, Ada and Elmore counties on the north and Twin Falls County on the east. It is the second largest county in Idaho.It is named for the river, mountains and mining area explored by Hawaiian fur trappers in 1819-1820. (Hawaii and Owyhee are different spellings of the same word.)In Owyhee, one can enjoy hiking, hot springs, farmers markets, mountain biking, kayaking, fishing and more!
Parma is the fourth largest city in Canyon County and the largest in the rural western portion. Recently, 5 million dollars worth of business infrastructure improvements have been built within the Impact Area of Greater Parma.From state-of-the-art onion storage to new and remodelled agriculture equipment production facilities, a new pharmacy and dental offices, Parma is where growth is occurring. If you are looking for the small town feel with acreage lots available, low student to teacher ratios, lower cost of real estate but within close proximity to the best southwest Idaho has to offer, Parma is a great choice for you and your family.
Payette is has many features that are normally found in larger areas, including one of the best golf courses in the northwest, a small airport, local museums, a library, public transit and a swimming pool. There are also communty festivals and it was rated 68th of the top 200 towns in America by Outdoor Life thanks to the wide variety of outdoor activities, including hunting and fishing.
Star is a city in northwestern Ada County, Idaho, United States with parts stretching into neighboring Canyon County. It was named in the 19th century by travellers on their way to Middleton and Boise who used the star on the school house to find east and west. The name stuck. Today it is a growing town west of Boise and its schools are shared with Middleton School District and West Ada School District.Star has a rich history and offers a great quality of life thanks to quality schools, easy access to beautiful outdoor recreation, affordable housing, and a strong sense of community.
Weiser is a small rural community located in Washington County. Thanks to its mild climate, it supports farm, orchard, and livestock businesses. The city sits at the confluence of the Weiser River with the great Snake River, which marks the border with Oregon. Named over 200 years ago after Peter Weiser, who was an American soldier, and member Galloway of the Corps of Discovery on the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Weiser takes pride in its rich history and is represented by many of its original buildings, which are now on the National Historic Register. Some of these historic buildings include the Galloway House, Pythian Castle and the Union Pacific Train Depot.Today, the City of Weiser upholds its reputation as a community tied together through traditional family values and a sincere sense of community, as represented in the Welcome to Weiser Sign community’s motto, “We Love Our Kids”. Continuing with its strong natural resources, agricultural and ranching heritage, the City of Weiser’s innovative spirit can be seen in the downtown revitalization, several new parks and the beautiful Vendome Events Center. Industry and business include forest products, food processing, and technical innovations.
Wilder is a small farming community which is nestled in the western side of Canyon County, Idaho near the Oregon border. The city is surrounded by vast agricultural lands growing a diverse variety of crops which include potatoes, sugar beets, onions, corn, grain, and mint. This area is unique in one crop, as it is known for growing hops that are used for brewing beer. Wilder offers all the amenities you'll need, including quality public schools, a library, restaurants, several church denominations, QRU facilities, a local fire district, and a clinic. Major medical services and shopping malls are available 10 -20 miles away in nearby Nampa/Caldwell with excellent highway access. This area caters to lovers of outdoor activities thanks to the close proximity of a local golf course, fishing, hunting, snow and water skiing, and more. The community is experiencing growth with several new housing developments in the area to offer affordable housing to those looking to enjoy rural living with the big city atmosphere of Boise only miles away.
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