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Living in Boise, Idaho

Living in Boise, Idaho is like having the best of both worlds – the natural beauty of the great outdoors and the convenience of a modern city. Here are just a few of the many reasons why living in Boise is such a unique and wonderful experience. 

First and foremost, the natural beauty of Boise is simply breathtaking. The city is nestled at the base of the foothills with easy access to world-class skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing. 

In the summer, the city comes alive with a wide variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, camping, fishing, and river rafting. The Boise River Greenbelt, a 25-mile trail system that winds through the heart of the city, is a favorite among locals and visitors alike, offering stunning views of the river and surrounding natural beauty.

But Boise isn’t just about the great outdoors – it’s also a vibrant and growing city with a thriving economy and a dynamic cultural scene. The downtown area is home to a wide variety of shops, restaurants, and entertainment options, including the Boise Art Museum, the Egyptian Theatre, and the Morrison-Knudsen Nature Center.

Living  in Boise means experiencing all four seasons in all their glory. From the colorful leaves of autumn to the fresh blanket of snow in winter to the blooming flowers of spring to the warm sunshine of summer, each season in Boise brings its own unique beauty and charm.

Overall, living in Boise is a unique and wonderful experience that combines natural beauty, cultural richness, and a strong sense of community. It truly is a place where you can have it all.

Boise History

The first European explorers to visit the area were Lewis and Clark in 1805, and fur traders soon followed, establishing trading posts in the region.

In the mid-1800s, gold was discovered in the Boise Basin, which led to a surge in population and development in the area. In 1863, Boise was established as a military post, and it became the territorial capital of Idaho in 1864.

The city grew rapidly in the late 1800s and early 1900s, with the construction of railroads, the development of agriculture and industry, and the establishment of several institutions of higher education. Boise became a center for transportation, trade, and finance in the Pacific Northwest.

Boise played a significant role in World War II as a training site for troops and a manufacturing center for military equipment. After the war, the city continued to grow and develop, with the construction of new residential and commercial areas and the expansion of its infrastructure.

In the latter half of the 20th century, Boise underwent a revitalization, with the preservation and restoration of its historic downtown area and the development of new cultural and recreational opportunities.

Today, Boise is a thriving city that is known for its vibrant economy, outdoor recreation, and quality of life.

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Boise Schools

The Boise School District is the largest public school district in Idaho, serving over 25,000 students across 50 schools. It is known for its commitment to academic excellence, innovation, and community involvement. The district offers a wide range of educational programs, including traditional K-12 schools, alternative schools, and online learning options. Boise School District is highly regarded for its 1:1 technology program, athletics program, and community partnership.

Elementary Schools

  • Adams Elementary School
  • Amity Elementary School
  • Collister Elementary School
  • Cynthia Mann Elementary School
  • Garfield Elementary School
  • Grace Jordan Elementary School
  • Hawthorne Elementary Schools
  • Hidden Springs Elementary School
  • Highlands Elementary School
  • Hillcrest Elementary School
  • Horizon Elementary School

Middle Schools

  • East Junior High School
  • Fairmont Junior High School
  • Hillside Junior High School
  • Les Bois Junior High School
  • North Junior High School
  • Riverglen Junior High School
  • South Junior High School
  • West Junior High School
  • Monroe Elementary School
  • Jefferson Elementary School
  • Koelsch Elementary School
  • Liberty Elementary School
  • Longfellow Elementary School
  • Lowell Elementary School
  • Maple Grove Elementary School
  • Morley Nelson Elementary School
  • Mountain View Elementary School
  • Owyhee Elementary School
  • Pierce Park Elementary School

High Schools

  • Boise High School
  • Borah High School
  • Capital High School
  • Frank Church High School
  • Timberline High School


Visit A Park In Boise

  • Aldape Park
  • Ann Morrison Park
  • Antelope Bitterbrush Reserve
  • Archery Range
  • Baggley Park
  • Barber Observation Park
  • Bernadine Quinn Riverside Park
  • Bethine Church River trail
  • Boise Hills Park
  • Borah Park
  • Bowden Park
  • Bowler Park
  • C.W. Moore Park
  • Camel’s Back Park
  • Cassia Park
  • Castle Hills Park
  • Catalpa Park
  • Cecil D. Andrus Park
  • Charles F. McDevitt Youth Sports Complex
  • Cherie Buckner-Webb Park
  • Chief Eagle Eye Reserve
  • Comba Park
  • Cottonwood Park
  • Cypress Park
  • DeMeyer Park
  • Eagle Rock Park
  • Elm Grove Park
  • Esther Simplot Park
  • Fairmont Park
  • Fairview Park
  • Florence Park
  • Foothills East Park
  • Foothills East Reserve
  • Fort Boise Park
  • Franklin Park
  • Golda Harris Nature Preserve
  • Gorden S. Bowen Park
  • Hawkins Range Reserve
  • Helen B. Lowder Park
  • Hewett Park
  • Hillside Park
  • Hillside to Hollow Reserve
  • Hobble Creek Park
  • Hopffgarten Property
  • Hulls Gulch Reserve
  • Hyatt Hidden Lakes Reserve
  •  Idaho Fallen Firefighters Memorial Park
  • Ivywild Park
  • J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation Bike Park
  • J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation Boise Whitewater Park
  • John Booth Memorial
  • Julia Davis Park
  • Jullion Park
  • Kathryn Albertson Park
  • Kristens Park
  • Kirstin Armstrong Municipal Park
  • Kroeger Park
  • Laura Moore Cunningham Arboretum
  • Liberty Park
  • Magnolia Park
  • Monitou Park
  • Marinne Williams Par
  • Mariposa Park
  • McAuley Park
  • Memorial Park
  • Mesa Reserve
  • Military Reserve
  • Milwaukee Park
  • Molenaar Park
  • Morris Hill Park
  • Mountain View Park
  • Noble Reserve
  • North End Native Plant Preserve
  • Nottingham Park
  • Optimist Youth Sports Complex
  • Owens Park
  • Owyhee Park
  • Parkcenter Park
  • Peace Valley Overlook Reserve
  • Peppermint Park
  • Phillippi Park
  • Pine Grove Park
  • Pioneer Tot Lot
  • Platt Gardens
  • Polecat Gulch
  • Primrose Park
  • Redwood Park
  • Rhodes Skae Park
  • Robert Noble Park
  • Shoreline Park
  • Shoshone Park
  • Simplot Sports Complext
  • Skyline Park
  • Stack Rock Reserve
  • Stewart Gulch Park
  • Sunset Park
  • Sycamore Park
  • Terry Day Park
  •  Veterans Memorial Park
  • Warm Springs Park
  • Williams Park
  • Willow Lane Athletic Complex
  • Winstead Park

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