Boise Idaho

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Boise, Idaho is a unique city that is the capital city of quite an interesting state. When people consider moving to Boise, they often wonder what there is to do, what places are nearby, and how large the “greater Boise area” really extends. Well, for starters, there are several cities nearby with plenty of interesting draws, and most of the neighboring areas can be reached in under an hour. Meridian, Eagle, Nampa, Caldwell, Kuna, Garden City- all of these cities can be considered part of the Boise area.

Meridian borders Boise directly to the west. This city covers almost 30 square miles and the center rests only 12 miles from the capital city. There are many things to do, especially in the summertime. From enjoying the beautifully cared for


Western Idaho Fair- Western Idaho Fair, is held at the end of August in Garden City, Idaho. The fair goes one for about a week, and pricing is based on the special of the day or what you plan on doing for the day. Such as if you just want admission, or if you want to ride some carnival rides. At the fair they hold competitions for farm animals, crafts, vegetables, cooking, youth and small animals, there are also booths with great food and trinkets as well as those great carnival rides we talked about earlier. The Western Idaho Fair is held at the Expo Idaho and has air conditioning inside the convention center as well as restrooms. For your safety, there are also security guards and paramedics in case of an emergency or overheating (summers in Boise



Many people become determined to work out on a more regular basis. This is a great goal and can help in many aspects of life. However, there is a chance to become overwhelmed by the sheer number of gyms and workout classes available in the Boise and Meridian areas. This article will take the time to highlight different options available to residents of the greater Boise area and will shed light on some of the neat classes available to those who are looking for a more adventurous or specific workout.

Idaho Fitness Factory is a gym based out of the area. They boast a smaller gym that is open 24 hours and they try to keep their membership fees low. These folks are proud to offer many different workout stations and different types of equipment in



Boise is a cultural hub of art and music. There are so many musical attractions going on in Idaho’s capitol each year.  If you are new to the Boise area or are just now getting into the music scene in the Treasure Valley, here is a list of some of the most popular musical attractions in Boise:

Boise Music Festival

A huge musical attraction in Boise each year is the Boise Music Festival. Big names in popular music gather and sing for three days for the people of Boise. In 2015 and 2016, there were great line-ups with artists including Nick Jonas, Daughtry, Spencer’s Own, Nelly, Andy Grammar, and more. Local radio stations attend and hype of the event, giving away tickets and prizes to pump everyone up for the music festival. Music lovers and




There are plenty of activities to participate in around Treasure Valley, Idaho all year round. Whether you enjoy skiing or mountain biking, ice skating or playing in an arcade, there are plenty of options for you and your interests. However, some of the most popular attractions are as follows:

Wintertime fun:

Bogus Basin has enjoyment for everyone. Whether you’re a seasoned skier or a beginner, Bogus Basin will have fun for you and different options for your wallet. If you want adventure, go on whatever slope you want and take the journey down. Or, if you don’t want to ski, go inner tubing or sledding instead.

Summertime fun:

There is so much to do in the summer in the Boise area. Idaho residents’ favorites include Roaring Springs




Going out to eat is a great way to relax and enjoy yourself, but if you have a food allergy or are on a specific diet, it can be trickier. Luckily, there are many dining options throughout the Treasure Valley that cater to those who need to eat gluten-free, vegan, or even just would prefer to eat more organically. Here are several options that receive high praise for their delicious food and extensive options for those with sensitive tummies.

Starting in downtown Boise, there is a gorgeous restaurant located in the old bank building: Fork. This restaurant has an elegantly warm and inviting atmosphere with food that people rave about. Looking at the menu will set your mouth watering, and the cool part is that the menu mentions whether items



Every year, people move to Boise, almost in the thousands making it one of the fastest-growing places in America. A lot of people are coming seeking an escape from the big city, many are looking for a place to work, and even some so they can be closer to the great outdoor activities we have to offer — but do they really know what they are getting themselves into? Do they really know what Boise is like or what to expect? To help ease the transition, or at least prepare people before they make the decision to move to the amazing Boise area, here are 3 things you need to know.

Boise is neither a rural town nor a is it a metropolis

Most people, when they picture Idaho they think of endless mountain landscapes and beautiful alpine pastures and


Food: it’s not just a necessity - it’s an experience! That’s how these restaurants scattered throughout the Treasure Valley operate. Whether you are looking for yourself or to wow your guests from out of town, there are plenty of options to satisfy your cravings from breakfast to a midnight snack.

Some of the greatest places to catch a pancake or snag an omelette are the smallest ones- that’s where we’ll start our journey. Express Cafe on Fairview Ave might not have an eye-catching storefront, but that’s because they focus on crafting amazing french toast and donuts that will make you wish you could bring home the chef! The rest of the welcoming staff will also amaze as they serve you a cup of coffee and a newspaper with a smile. The Cafe opens at



Whether it’s your first time to the Treasure Valley or your hundredth, there are undoubtable a handful of restaurants that you must take some time to visit. These are places that have been featured on TV specials, gotten awards for their food, and have won permanent places in the hearts of the locals. So, the next time you are in the Treasure Valley, be sure to take a moment to appreciate these legendary dining establishments.

Merritt’s Café

From appearances alone of Merritt’s Café from the road, you wouldn’t think much of it. With its rustic exterior and seemingly random additions, this old café hardly seems like it would be a community classic, but you would be wrong. In fact, once you step in the door, smell the food and feel the


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For those of you who are new to the Boise area, or are searching to buy a house in Boise, then you may be curious what the area is like and what can be expected of each part of town. Is it commercial or residential? What kind of homes does it have? How far is it from downtown Boise? And so on and so forth. Well, if these questions have ever crossed your mind, then you are in luck — this article is for you!

To start off, let’s explain how Boise is divided. The city of Boise can be divided into 8 distinct parts: Downtown, the North End, the East End, South East Boise, the Boise Bench (AKA the Bench), South Boise, the West Valley, and North Boise. Each of these areas is different from the next and has its own amenities, atmosphere, and