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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



Living in Idaho affords you a lifestyle you can’t find anywhere else. This is a ruggedly beautiful state, filled with incredible scenery, recreational opportunities, and culture. You’ll find everything from gold panning, fishing, skiing, concerts, comic cons, Basque festivals, and so much more. What makes Idaho unique is that you may enjoy all of that surrounded by truly breathtaking scenery. And you never have to give up the big city life if you don’t want to.

Welcome to Sandpoint, Idaho. This town along the 43-mile long Lake Pend Oreille has been named the “Most Beautiful Town in America” by both Rand McNally and USA Today. When you visit, it’s abundantly clear why. Surrounded the Selkirk and Cabinet Mountains, with Schweitzer Mountain not




Among the vast number of Treasure Valley Traditions, the Parade of Homes is ranked one of the most popular. The Parade of Homes is a simple thing, but it is an entertaining and fun event for all involved. Much like a normal parade, the Parade of Homes is designed for builders in the area to show the public what they can do as well as their best work. Unlike a normal parade, the spectators move instead of the homes moving down the street on floats. Builders that participate in the parade choose their best homes to be open to the public for the week of the parade. During that week anyone can go around to any and all of the homes to admire the construction and design, get ideas for their own homes, and possibly shop around for homes that are on the



It took some time, but it’s totally worth it. The views are spectacular, and you can see down into Boise’s North End and across the valley from here. Leading down the hill, you may see the trail that you followed to arrive at the top. Now, you feel like you are on top of the world. The grasslands surrounding you wave like an ocean from the breeze, and birds are chirping and singing around you. There are plenty of trails to explore on Camel’s Back Park, as well as plenty of different animal and plant life to experience.

On the Trail

With close to three miles of designated trails, you have plenty of room to check out Camel’s Back Park and check out what it has to offer. The trails are for foot traffic only, as the hill of the park has become the





The Treasure Valley is a bounteous collection of astounding new construction neighborhoods and subdivisions. These subdivisions range from the proverbial suburban paradise to thriving urban condos to luxury neighborhoods in the foothills. They have spacious and affordable homes, amenities, and are near to some of the best shopping and dining places in the valley. The following are some of the most well-known and highly sought after new subdivisions in the Treasure Valley.

The Paramount Subdivision

Located on Chinden Boulevard between Linder and Meridian roads, the Paramount subdivision is in one of the best locations in the valley. It is close to many of Meridian’s best grocery stores, take-out restaurants, and the Meridian library as well