Boise Idaho

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It’s no secret that Idaho has a wealth of beautiful scenery, stunning hikes, and pretty rivers. For anyone who is considering visiting or moving to the Boise area, or even for those who already live in the Treasure Valley and are interested in checking out new sites, we’ve compiled a list of a few awesome places that will help people get in touch with nature.

The Morrison-Knudsen Nature Center is a great place to visit for those who are interested in seeing how fish and other wildlife live and thrive in Idaho. StreamWalks can lead guests on a fun adventure through the Nature Center. Open from dawn to dusk, the StreamWalk will cut a path through many areas of the park. Educational as well as entertaining, visitors will learn about the plants



Boise is filled with musical events and art of all kinds. Throughout the year concerts are performed regularly and festivals and music series of various genres fill Idaho’s capitol city and its surrounding cities in the area. Whether you are new to the Treasure Valley or have been here for generations and are new to the music scene in the area, it is helpful to know of popular concerts and events that take place each year, such as the Gene Harris Jazz Festival. The following is a list of some of the most popular musical attractions in the Treasure Valley:

The Gene Harris Jazz Festival

This jazz festival is an event that is put on annually by the Boise State University Department of Music. The Gene Harris Jazz Festival is comprised of



Over the past few years a lot of people have been moving to the Boise area and more and more keep coming every year. There are a lot of people who are coming here to escape their bustling city life and others just want to be closer to nature— but whatever their reason for coming, it is imperative that they know what they should expect from Boise. If you are going to move anywhere you need to do as much research as you can and, in our opinion, know the following 5 things as well. These are not all there is to know, but they are a good start. If you have any questions, contact a Hughes Group real estate agent today and they will gladly help you out.

Housing is very affordable in Boise

For those seeking to move, the first thing they should ask


Boise, Idaho plays host to many events throughout the year, but none of them bring as much magic to the valley than the Saint Alphonsus Festival of Trees. This week long affair is an enormous benefit to the community, as every year’s generous donations go directly to supporting the many units within Saint Alphonsus. This year’s proceeds are going to support the neonatal intensive care unit. In one word the Festival is dazzling; a winter wonderland is created as enormous and intricately decorated trees line the ballroom of the Centre on the Grove, and colorful wreaths decorate the walls. All of these donated Christmas trees are raffled off at the start of the festival, and then left on display until the end of the week. The entire spectacle brings



Football season is here and boy, do Idahoans love their football! Everywhere you turn you can find Bronco gear as far as the eye can see. Even WalMart is in on the fun - supplying diehard fans with the shirts, sweats, and even wig-hats for keeping warm during home games. Blue and orange are the main colors painted all over the Treasure Valley during the fall and throughout much of Idaho. The Boise State Bronco football team has been gaining speed in the last few years with several bowls putting them on the map. Have you ever wondered about what makes fans so loyal to this football team?

Boise State is a team that many other teams strive to be like. It’s a college team that plays at a very high level with high quality player who are being lead



Every state in our country has its own blend of odd location and street names and Idaho is no exception. In fact, Idaho has quite a few official place names that will shock you— some will have a legitimate and verified back story, others will not. However, we promise that all the names listed below are actual places here in Idaho. So, if you are searching for a place to live in Idaho, you’ll have to consider moving to these streets or cities.



When you are traveling anywhere in Boise, Meridian, or even Nampa, you are sure to come across this famous street. Ustick (pronounced YOU-stick) is a busy street that stretches all the way from the Boise bench out into the city of Nampa. This street got its name from the small township



Photographers in the Treasure Valley during the winter months are like Bronco fans on game day-- full of uncontainable excitement. But why? You see, in the Treasure Valley there are many amazing places to take pictures already. For instance, there are picturesque mountains, forests, lakes, streams, and rivers nearby; there is also an aesthetic downtown area with architecture that will knock your socks off, but during the winter time these photo ops go from beautiful to breathtaking. The way the overcast Boise sky shades the frosting-like layer of snow that coats the entire valley is magical, turning even the simplest of scenes into a winter wonderland.

Some of the popular places to photograph here in the Treasure Valley would have to be



Boise is a dynamic and culturally rich city. There are all sorts of different shops, schools, clubs, community event, and sports that make it fun for just about everyone who comes to visit. Some of the things that makes Boise as dynamic as it is are its distinctly diverse sectors. Boise can be broken up into 8 different parts, each blending together at times, but strikingly different as well.

The part of Boise that this article focuses on is the Boise Bench. The Boise Bench is in the literal center of the city. Equidistant from all the boundaries of the city, the Bench is a large conglomeration of shopping complexes, offices, and comfortable neighborhoods.


The Boise Bench is called the bench because it is roughly 60 feet


One of the greatest things about being part of a community is the culture. And some of the most important parts of that culture the traditional events that are held every year. The Treasure Valley, which is comprised of Boise, Meridian, Garden City, Eagle, Nampa, Kuna, Caldwell, and a dozen more small cities, is very familiar with traditions and events, hosting several hundred each year. In the Treasure Valley, there are many great events and some of them are unique to our area. The following are some of the iconic events that you can look forward to on your next trip to Boise.

Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic

Held at the start of September every year, the Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic is one of those events that simply takes your breath away.


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So, you are back for more awesome activity ideas? Well, we have quite a few amazing one’s for you, and believe us when we say, you will certainly be having an awesome year if you decide to do any number of these activities. Even if you have just moved to Boise, after doing the things on this list, you will feel at home in no time.

9. Spend So Time at Lucky Peak Reservoir and State Park

There are few places as fun as Lucky Peak Reservoir and State Park. It is the perfect place to spend a summer afternoon for anyone who enjoys to be in or around the water. Many people head up to Lucky Peak (which is only 20 miles out of downtown) to swim, boat, fish, picnic, and go on adventures. It is a very popular destination, but you will never