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Known as the City of Trees, Boise's convenient access to outdoor attractions and thriving economy draw visitors from in and around the area to enjoy the beautiful scenery and downtown amenities. While many folks may choose to spend their time at the same local hotspots, Boise has much more to offer and makes every day an opportunity for experiencing some of the best this area offers, most especially with the recent boom of newcomers and new Boise based businesses. Live like a local, enjoy area events, outdoor destinations, and discover why Boise is the ideal place to call home.

Hidden among a sea of trees and endless miles of untouched wilderness, Boise boasts the ideal balance between city living and access to the great outdoors. Boise is full…

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The start to the new year begins with endless indoor and outdoor activity opportunities waiting to be discovered within the Greater Treasure Valley. 


The Boise Foothills - Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center

3188 Sunset Peak Road

Boise, ID 83702

The Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center offers a building with exhibits centered around learning about the surrounding areas natural resources, science, as well as the local cultural and ecological heritage. The center is open Monday thru Friday 9am - 3pm and boasts two classrooms for educational programs, with outdoor opportunities from sunrise to sunset including a native plant garden, self guided trail with interpretive signage, as well as designated areas ideal for taking a midday break…

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House With Nice Yard

The end of summer does not equal the end of lawn care.

Normally, homeowners think of lawn care during the spring and summer. But the cooler months of the year is not a hiatus from taking care of your lawn. The cooler temperatures and occasional rainfall the season ushers in is a welcome change for your lawn, and the ideal time to prepare your lawn for the upcoming spring season – but only if you want thick, lush green grass.

Continue Mowing Through Fall. It might seem like your grass stops growing in the fall, but in reality your lawn is quickly absorbing nutrients and moisture to prepare for the winter that lies ahead. Keep watering and mowing your grass as needed, then as the season tapers to an end, drop your mower's blade to its lowest…

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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.

Getting…

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Rock climbing

My life isn't ordinary because I don't live in an ordinary place. I toss my gear into the hatchback and jump into the seat, ready to take on the challenges of the cliff face just above Boise, Idaho. I've been hooked to the natural terrain the Boise Valley offers ever since my first climb here, over two years ago. As I drive along the winding, scenic pathway up to the Lucky Peak Reservoir towards my favorite spot, the Black Cliffs, my heart races with anticipation.

I remind myself again to thank the Boise Idaho native, who convinced me that the best place to get my excess energy out was right there at home with him, the region's headquarters for all things recreational. It is available for all in some way or another.  It's thick in the air. It…

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Quality of life is everything. If you want to find it, move to Idaho. Arguably, Idaho boasts superiority over other states on a multitude of levels, everything from a lower cost of living to lower crime rates to awe inspiring beauty. And not to mention Idaho's best kept secrets. There is culture here. There is diversity. There are things to do. There are opportunities. Idaho is largely undiscovered with a land area of over 83,000 miles and a population of 1.47 million people. Do you want to uncover what others haven't? The journey begins with Idaho's aesthetic beauty. It's not just a desert. In fact, with more river miles than any of the lower 48, you won't believe it's a desert.  All can participate in some way in Idaho's wide ranging activities.

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Aside from the Boise River and the Boise River Greenbelt, there is a treasure that the Ridge to Rivers Partnership bestows area residents and visitors alike. The Ridge to Rivers Partnership consists of the City of Boise, Ada County, and the Bureau of Land Management Four Rivers Field Office, Boise National Forest, and the Department of Idaho Fish and Game collectively with the goal of preserving and necessary maintenance of the trails. The Ridge to River Trail System could easily be described as the epitome of opportunity for area exploration within the Boise Foothills region. As adventurers tour the trails, it becomes valuable to reserve time to pause and marvel at the gorgeous mountain views and truly stunning scenery as the trails meander across…

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          When it comes to populated cities in the borders of Idaho there is one that stands out from the rest. As the capital of Idaho, Boise is a very important city. However, many capital cities across the United States (And even in some countries) are not the most important city when it comes to the economy or the largest city when it comes to population. Just look at the capital of the United States. New York City is the economic center of the country with its banks and stock market, but Washington D.C. is our permanent capital. What makes Boise so special then, to be both the capital of the state and the most populous as well? That is the question, of course, but I think I can do something to shed some light on why Boise is such a…

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The city of Boise has been dedicated to the environment and keeping the city as clean as possible. There are many programs and ordinances in place in the city that are designed specifically to protect the water and air from pollution, to keep it as safe as possible for the residents of Boise. The waste management program of the city is no different. There’s a lot to remember, especially for the residents who are asked to participate, but the program is amazing and doing a great job of keeping the environment of Boise clean. All guidelines for Boise residents on what should be included in each different trash cart can be found on curbit.cityofboise.org, but this article should help make things clear for you as well in case you are confused, or just…

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Every celebrity seems to have their own spot that they love to go in order to take a break from the world. It can often be pretty surprising just what a particular celebrity’s vacation place of choice is. For those who are familiar with the area, it's not hard to see why a celebrity who has enough money to spend their time anywhere in the world would want to spend such a large amount of time in an Idaho city like Boise. That's the thing, this is just where famous actor Matt Damon surprisingly decides to visit and fairly often.

What is it that brings this Academy Award Winner to this area of the United States? He could go anywhere, so what is it that is so special about Boise? Well, his frequent trips to the city began back in 2002 when a special…

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