Boise, Idaho has consistently been a top ranked city to Live, Work and Play both indoors and out. In fact, the Treasure Valley may just be one of the best kept secrets around. You’ll find amenities like the greenbelt, Boise foothills, hiking and biking trails, the Boise River, Water Parks, Bogus Basin Ski Resort, local Lakes, the Snake River, gorgeous landscapes, and a melting pot of cultures and entertainment.
Have you heard about the Treasure Valley area? See the links below to learn more about Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Kuna, Star, Nampa, Caldwell, Middleton, Emmett and the surrounding area. Take a look at local Universities & Colleges, City Information, Schools and Rankings, Culture & Entertainment and Treasure Valley Employers. Grab your phone and contact Idatopia at 805.868.5140 for more information about living in Idaho.
Boise is the capital city of Idaho and sits in the heart of the Boise metropolitan area. The downtown area is rich in activity and culture with the Boise River and famous green belt running near the center of Boise, only a few blocks from the capital building. Boise is home to Boise State and a diverse blend of agriculture, agricultural processing, light manufacturing, and high-tech industries, including Micron Technology, Hewlett-Packard, and J.R. Simplot.
Eagle, ID is recognized as the higher end community in Boise Valley and the average home values prove it. Many have coined the term ‘rurban’ to describe the city but it is really a thriving business community, uncrowded and still a small town.
Not long ago, Eagle was a town that was centered around Old State street and downtown Eagle, notably the Orville Jackson store. Today there is a thriving business district along the Boise River at Eagle Rd & State Street. Here you find a hospital, retail stores, restaurants, banking, corporate headquarters and even the Eagle Pavillion which hosts concerts in the summer.
Meridian is a high-desert (elevation: 2,605 feet) suburb just west of Boise. The average high temperature is 64 degrees; the average low is 41 degrees. Average yearly rainfall is only 10 inches a year, and snowfall 12 inches. Air quality is good. The area has a high rank on the Milken Institute list of best cities for aging, although doctors per capita are below the national average. The economy is good.
Star, ID is a small town located about 20 miles west of Boise. The city has a reputation for it’s rural character and is community oriented with an active Parks and Recreation program. It is best know for Mule days in June but it is also has a reputation for being quieter and having a slower pace. The Boise River runs just south of town with foothills just to the north.
Nampa is part of the Boise Metropolitan area, also known as the “Boise Valley”. Nampa offers the finest in small-city hidden charm…with big-time fun, located just 20 miles from Boise, Idaho. The Boise Valley has it all…culture, recreational opportunities galore, friendly down-to-earth people, beautiful scenery, mild climate, good jobs, affordable cost of living, and a quality of life that can’t be beat.
The quality of life, low cost of doing business, an educated and motivated workforce, and the options for post-secondary educational institutions provides companies with a rich and healthy environment to do business. There is a mix of office, education, retail, manufacturing, health care, recreational technology, technology, government and professional communities.
Kuna is located just 20 minutes from Boise where residents can access the city’s museums, hospitals, and schools. There is plenty of room for expansion within the city lines, so we expect Kuna to continue to be a great place for growth. In fact, Forbes magazine recently named it one of the top ten places for Business and Careers. It’s well known for its outdoor activities. One of the biggest attractions for nature lovers in the area is Dedication Point. It is a point that offers panoramic views of the Snake River Canyon. It is just a quarter mile hike up, so it is an easy trek for all ages.
Caldwell is the first major city and western entrance to the magnificent and picturesque Treasure Valley and is located on the beautiful Boise River. A community full of friendly, sincere people are here to greet you and to help with all your travel needs. We can take care of your hotel and motel accommodations, your appetite with wonderful food from our local restaurants and your wish for adventure with our variety of recreation.
Caldwell is the home of two magnificent golf courses, along with green belts and walking paths for your recreational needs. There are many parks providing opportunities for swimming, softball, soccer, volleyball, and playground equipment for the children.