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When people think of Idaho, they probably are not thinking about great cities with massive populations and lots of traffic problems. That is something that New York and California have going for them, though people associate Idaho with wide-open spaces and a lot of nature, plus the potato. While this is probably one of the biggest draws for Idaho, it is not the only thing going on in the state. There may have been a time where Idaho was just one big empty space with a few towns sprinkled around, but that has not been the case for a while and the state is quickly moving faster and faster towards something else. Boise, Idaho, the capital of the state, is a flourishing and continually growing metropolis with a relatively large population and a lot of

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The Pacific Northwest, or the Northwest for short, is arguably one of the most scenic regions of the United States of America. WIth mountainous vistas, verdant forestry, bountiful rivers and, in fine, just about any piece of wilderness you could imagine or want, the Northwestern United States just about has it all. Idaho, the Gem State of the Northwest, is no exception, but one thing that sets Idaho apart from a good chunk of the Northwest is that, for the most part, the entire state of Idaho experiences all four seasons. This might seem like a no-brainer to most, but for Idahoans, such a fact is, in fact, quite the boon.

With that fact comes a host of possibilities for year-round enjoyment, whether it be something as simple as watching the seasons

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Winter in the Treasure Valley is somewhat like one out of a fairytale. The snow-capped mountains visible in the distance as the towns grow sleepy in the cold. There are great coffee shops and stores to find refuge in if you are wanting to stay near home and just spend a day of spending time indoors and out of the cold. There are great places to go that are indoors and outdoors for you in the winter. There are museums, theaters and more all over Boise. In the Treasure Valley, however, it is not as popular to stay indoors when there is snow on the ground. People like to find little ponds to go ice fishing at or go somewhere to ski, snowboard, and sled. There is a ski resort in Boise called Bogus Basin that is a great place to spend the day skiing or

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Of the many western U.S. Cities that boast high-quality living and unique opportunities for anybody, Boise, Idaho deserves a second look. With an impressive resume of things to do, educational opportunities, career & business options, and a distinction for outstanding living, Boise has it all; including numerous nationally recognized features. Whatever your situation is, Boise, Idaho is sure to cater to your needs.

Boise, Idaho has landed on national publications such as Forbes repeatedly for its excellent business and career opportunities & atmosphere. Boise also ranks high for cost of living and income growth. In conjunction with receiving rave reviews for business- information jobs, professional business services jobs and financial service

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Boise, Idaho is ideally located for anyone wanting to do some hiking. Since the city is nestled right next to the foothills, there is a myriad of opportunities for hiking. There are all kinds of trails from easy quick hikes, to longer ones that are more difficult. No matter what your level of skill is when it comes to hiking, the Boise area has something for you.

Let’s start off simple. If you have no hiking experience at all, but you still want to get a good jaunt in, the Greenbelt is an excellent choice. It’s also great for casual jaunts with friends or family, a leisurely break by the river, or a nice run. The Greenbelt is a paved path that runs along the Boise River. There is no elevation change, and a great thing about traveling along the

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There are a great deal of means and ways to get around when you are scheduled to be some place or you want to get across town for some reason or another. Some of the time getting around town might be more fun on a bike and at times can also prove to be a more affordable method of travel. For a large portion of the province of Idaho, a bike won't get you far due to seasonal changes as well as varying and demanding topography. For the Boise area though there is a ton of room between things which makes traveling by bike more pleasant and more of a reasonable consideration. Travel distances depending on the desired location are generally not too significant to accomplish most common travels such as going

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Enjoying the bountiful opportunities to get outdoors and enjoy the winter weather precipitate, you and yours will possibly be attempting to ward off any lingering of the winter freeze with heating systems and perhaps you've considered wood burning.

There's a calming whir of natural gas systems though the electrical heating systems may not exactly provide a similar ambiance throughout the winter that some homeowners seek to compliment their home. Homeowners may desire a more calming effect that comes with the crackling, incandescent glow, combined with the hum and buzz that a wood-burning stove or a fireplace provides while burning. With the consideration of all that is happening to maximize the efficiency standards by the Environmental

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There are certainly a lot of sights to check out when you are in Idaho’s state capital of Boise. From unforgettable exhibits in Zoo Boise and the Aquarium of Boise to one of the biggest farmer’s markets you can imagine, the attractions of the city are truly endless. This is in no small part because of Boise’s large size as well as how long the city has been around. There are many interesting things to check out while in the Boise area that will help give you a taste of what Boise was like in the earlier days of the Gem State’s existence. Taking a trip through Old Boise has a really nice and comforting nostalgic feel that is sure to please any history buff.

Renovations in what is now the Old Boise Historic District began in the 1970s. Many people

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Boise is an incredibly diverse city and has something for everyone! As the capital of Idaho, it’s the largest city, and it’s a thriving urban environment. Boise is also surrounded by nature, and the Boise River flows directly through the city. The Boise River Greenbelt follows the river, creating miles and miles of pathways and beautiful green parks, and Boise itself is full of parks.

Boise doesn’t just have parks, and while the outdoors and nature are a large part of Idaho's life, they aren’t the only things. Boise has a rich history, and this can be experienced and explored. Specifically, in Hyde Park. This urban retail area is full of unique architecture, fun specialty shops, great restaurants, and yes, easy access to the great outdoors of

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Idaho is one of the lucky places that experiences distinct four season weather with fairly temperate days and nights throughout the year. However, average winter temperatures do dip into the 30's and occasionally into the 20's overnight, so it's important to protect your Idaho home from the elements.

Keep your home in tip-top shape throughout the winter by beginning the job in autumn. One of the first things you should do is have your furnace inspected. It's important to ensure that your furnace is operational, energy efficient and of-course, safe. Have a HVAC professional come out and have a look. The repairman will clean the furnace, change the filter, check for leaks and unhealthy gases and ensure everything is operating as it should.

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