Idaho is known for its potatoes, but there is so much more to the state to experience. The City of Boise is in the southwest corner of the state, and is the largest city in Idaho. When moving to Boise, Idaho, you will most likely be relocating to flat ground. However, the city does slope up into the mountains.
Interstate 84 and 184 intersect near the southwestern portion of the city. The area has beautiful scenery with several parks and trails. The interesting greenery isn’t just located in designated green spaces. The biggest giant sequoia of Idaho is near St. Luke’s Hospital in Boise.
Be sure to pronounce the “s” in the city’s name. Long-time residents can spot an outsider in a jiffy when they open their mouths and pronounce the Boise and “Boy-Z-ee” instead of the locals’ preference of “Boy-S-ee”.
Micron Technology is a large employer in the area. St. Luke’s Health System, Walmart and the State of Idaho also provide many of Boise’s jobs. If you are moving to Boise to attend college, you will most likely move into the heavily student populated area southwest of town.
North of the city are older homes, while northwest Boise mixes a variety of old and newer homes, including Silver Lake. You’ll find additional older homes in the “Boise Bench” area. Across the river are Eagle, Middleton and Star bedroom communities. Tree lined Warm Springs is home to the city’s most expensive houses.
The city has a large Basque population, which are rooted with a Spanish influence. Festivals are held to celebrate the Basque community.
If you enjoy water sports and scenery, consider a move near The Boise River, Boise Cascade Lake and Silver Lake. These are large bodies of water that are part of the city.