Nampa: Enjoying Life in a Boise SuburbPosted by Kevin Hughes on Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 at 2:10pm.
It used to be that Treasure Valley residents preferred to live right in the middle of the Capital City of Boise, but in recent years, Nampa has secured the number two spot in the state for growth in both the business and new home markets. Nampa residents have found that there are definite advantages to living close enough to the action, without being too close.
Big Enough and Near EnoughSince Nampa is only about 20 miles west of Boise, it's not hard to understand why commuting into the Capital City is commonplace. But more often than commuting, residents of Nampa are finding that there are more than enough enticements to keep them in their home county. Since 2000, the population of Nampa has climbed by over 57%, making it the largest and fastest growing city in Canyon County. With that kind of community base, everything you need is likely at your fingertips.
All the AmenitiesNampa is a fast-growing and changing community with a lot to offer new businesses. Treasure Valley Marketplace, right off Interstate-84 and the Karcher Interchange, houses many retailers including Dress Barn, Old Navy, Target, Costco, Best Buy, Gordmans, Cost Plus World Market, Olive Garden, Bed Bath & Beyond, Petco, Michaels, Kohl's, and Claires. There is not much need to travel to Boise for shopping and retail services, as there is also a Nampa Gateway Center which includes, JCPenney, Macy's, Sports Authority, Edwards Cinema, and the Idaho Athletic Club. A hospital and many popular restaurants are in the same vicinity.
Without the CostNampa's Canyon County location invites housing prices that can be dramatically affected by location. Property taxes are not as expensive, and the costs of a lot or acreage to build a home also take significantly less funds to purchase. Many businesses have decided to open their doors in Nampa rather than Boise for the same reasons you would consider building there. It is more cost effective and less congested than its popular neighbor, Boise. And patrons are finding a refreshing alternative to the larger crowds in the larger Capital City.
In the Spotlight
Why move to Nampa when there are many other cities nearby? Simply put, Nampa's rapidly-growing community has it all for less money. From incredible scenic, recreational, cultural, educational and business opportunities to the beautiful homes you have been dreaming of affording. It is not surprising to find that Nampa secures the number two spot in the state when it has the number one place in the hearts of many Idaho residents. Search all Nampa homes here.
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