Explore the Treasure Valley
Boise and the Surrounding Cities offer a Special Way of Life!
Idaho as a whole is one of the safest states in the country. In fact, only Utah is ranked safer in the West. In 2017, MSN voted Boise number 8 on the list of safest cities in the world, and its safety index of 82.29 means kids can walk home from school without worry, and many people still leave their doors unlocked.
Performances at the Boise Little Theater, the Boise Contemporary Theater, and the Idaho Shakespeare Festival all draw crowds. The 208 Comedy Fest draws nationally known comedians every year.
Boise has been praised for its great schools and educational opportunities. In 2016, several Boise, Idaho high schools were mentioned on the Washington Post’s list of most challenging schools.
Boise is located west of the Rocky Mountains and just north of the Great Basin deserts. The Boise River snakes through the city, and in the summer, offers up the perfect conditions for river floating. Residents and visitors alike enjoy year-round outdoor adventures including hiking, skiing, cycling and whitewater rafting.
Boise’s climate is not a one-trick-pony. Residents get to soak up all four seasons here, with summers that aren’t too hot and winters that aren’t too chilly.
Boise can boast a low unemployment rate at 2.9%, which is 1.5% lower than the national average. The Wall Street Journal recently praised Boise as having one of the nation’s fastest-growing job markets.