Boise is a thriving metropolis of over 215,000 people,nestles in a tree-dotted valley set against the majestic foothills with the Boise River running through the middle. The Boise Greenbelt follows the flow of the river from Boise to Eagle which is about 30 miles.

Situated where the high desert meets the western edge of the Rocky Mountains, Boise is the gateway to exceptional recreational opportunitiesincluding world famous white-water rafting, Nordic and Alpine skiing, snowboarding, hunting, fishing, backpacking, and camping. Hiking, trail running, and mountain biking are popular activities right in the metro area. Ridge to Rivers Trail System is 190 miles of nationally acclaimed trails. With an interconnected network of roads and trails, Ridge to Rivers links neighborhoods with public lands and connects people with the natural environment.

There are five ski resorts nearby, with Bogus Basin located just 16 miles north of the Boise Valley; Soldier Mountain, Sun Valley, Tamarack Resort and Brundage Mountain are only a short drive away.

Because BSU is just minutes from downtown and nestled along the Boise River, the city absolutely transforms on home game days. The streets around the stadium close down as tailgaters flood the parking lots and the entire city cheers on the Broncos.


The Botanical Gardens are in Boise's Old Penitentiary Historic District and is a living museum dedicated to enhancing our community's quality of life by fostering a love of nature and developing intellectual curiosity in people of all ages.

Quality of life, low cost of doing business, an educated and motivated workforce, and the presence of numerous post-secondary educational institutions provide a healthful environment in which to do business. The economy is a mix of business, education, healthcare, retail, manufacturing, government, and the military.

Long summer nights are enjoyed by all.Boise's residents may spend their days enjoying nature and the farmer's market by day, but they fill their evenings dining on locally sourced cuisine, enjoying a Shakespeare performance, or a casual gathering with friends at a local café patio.