Boise Idaho

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Boise is an outdoor city, there is no getting around that, but there are few outdoor activities that Boise, and Treasure Valley residents, love more than the Boise Greenbelt. The Boise Greenbelt holds a special place in the hearts of residents and visitors and has been a popular place to go for almost 50 years now (as of 2017). Our hope today, with this article, is to help those who don’t know much about the Greenbelt whether they are new residents, visitors, soon to be residents or even longtime residents of the area that just haven’t had the time to check it out. Boise and the Treasure Valley would not be as wonderful a place as it is without the wonderful Greenbelt. So, be sure to check it out for yourself.

What is the Greenbelt and why do



Looking for some summer fun in Boise during the warm months? There is so much to do, including taking part in the fun that surrounds the Boise River and Greenbelt. If you like floating rivers and soaking up sunrays, then you will enjoy having fun on a tube on the river. However, if you’re more of a dry land lover, the Boise Greenbelt that winds around the river has fun paths to stroll, hike or bike down as well. Whatever it is you like to do, you are sure to find something to do on the Boise River or Greenbelt this summer. Check out the following list of fun activities and find the ones that are best for you:

Floating the River

Ah, those warm summer days with the cool breeze bouncing off the water. Floating down the Boise River allows a



“Idaho”, the name brings to mind images of towering pine trees, placid lakes, and delicious potatoes and … is that it? No, that can’t be it because there is much more to do there, we can’t just stop at lakes, potatoes, and pine trees; while these are wonderful, they do not represent Idaho completely. You see, Idaho is a very interesting place with tons of fascinating factoids scattered through its culture and history. Today, we are going to share with you 14 of these fun facts about the great potato state and by the time you are done reading, you are not only going to know more about this state, but you’ll be all the more desperate to come and explore it for yourself.

The State Bird of Idaho is the Mountain Bluebird

While birds of all kinds




There are fun things to do Idaho’s Treasure Valley throughout the entire year. From biking down the Green Belt in the spring to sliding down a waterslide at Roaring Springs in the summer and skiing at Bogus Basin in the winter. There is far too much to write down everything you could possibly do in the Boise area, so here are a few crowd favorites to check out when in the Treasure Valley:

During the Winter

Bogus Basin has fun for all ages and difficulties, and for any budget. Whether you’re a skier who wants a little adventure, or a beginner at the Bunny Slope, there’s plenty to do up there. If you want to have some fun in the snow without the pricey adventure of skiing, Bogus Basin also offers tubing fun and sledding.

In the Summer



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