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Boise enjoys a rich history in its one hundred and eighty years of existence. Fort Boise was established in 1834 by British fur traders, which was located 40 miles from present day Boise Idaho, at the mouth of the Boise River. However, it was abandoned in 1854 because of frequent raids by local Native Americans. In spite of this threat, however, the United States built another fort nearby in response to the promise of gold in the near hills. Because of this and that the fort’s location along the Oregon Trail, the population rapidly increased. After the gold rush, however, the population declined. The population only began to grow again in 1872 due to the construction of the territorial prison and the U.S. Assay office in the city.
Boise’s capitol building was completed in 1886, and became the center of Idaho’s activities when Idaho became a state in 1890. And in the early 1900's, Boise again rapidly increased in population. Several key innovations occurred around this time, including the usage of a district heating system powered by the natural gasses in Idaho (which is still in use today!) as well as the expansion of irrigation to and from the city.
Boise is a quickly advancing city, that since it’s inception has only grown thanks to the wealthy of natural resources in the area. Consistently rated as one of America’s most livable cities, this capital city is a
There are several public parks available for Boise Idaho residents. Boise’s oldest park, Julia Davis Park, was founded in 1907. Julia Davis Park is thought to be the center of Boise’s cultural identity. Julia Davis park was named after Julia Davis, a local hero lived in Boise in the 1862 to 1907. Julia Davis has over 43 acres of park. Connected to both beautiful water features as well as vast expanses greenery, the park hosts plenty of space for any sort of activity. The park has two reservable pavilions, public restrooms, and is connected to the Green Belt. Also connected to the park is a Rose Garden with vasts amount of beautiful roses that bloom in the summer. Julia Davis is even home to some of Boise’s most popular attractions, including Zoo Boise and the Boise art museum.
Boise continues to grow with new developments for public entertainment. Jack’s Urban Meeting Place, or JUMP, is a public works project meant to honor local billionaire, J.R. Simplot. Simplot was the founder of the Simplot agricultural business. JUMP will be a six story community center with a museum, performance hall, art rooms, park, and multi-story parks. Slated to be finished in 2015, JUMP is just one more example of Boise’s continued growth and advancement.
Boise has a strong global identity, thanks to the public art programs that are so important to the city. For example, the Boise Art Museum, or BAM, has displayed hundreds of thousands of pieces since it’s creation in 1937. An AAM (American Association of Museums) certified facility, the Boise Art Museum displays twenty exhibits of countless art pieces every year from all over the world. But there are other sorts of museums in Boise - one of which is Freak Alley. Situated in a Boise alleyway, Freak Alley is a display of street art by artists from all over the Northwest of the United States. Every two years, new paintings are created.
Besides visual art, there are plenty of options for Boise reside to take advantage of the performing arts as well. One of the most prominent examples of performing arts is the Boise Philharmonic Symphony, a nationally touring group which both entertains and educates people about chamber orchestral music. Furthermore, there are choirs based in Boise, including the Boise Philharmonic Choir, the Cantus Youth Choirs, and the Boise Intergenerational Chorus . The dramatic arts are also popular in Boise. The Idaho Shakespeare Festival is a repertory theater group that displays major shows during the summer months and offers educational opportunities year round.
Many residents of Boise enjoy going outdoors and enjoying nature. There are several places around Boise to enjoy Idaho’s environment, for whatever amount of time you have available. For just a few hours outdoors, you can hike in the Boise Foothill, exploring Table Rock, just behind the Old Idaho State Penitentiary, or Camel’s Back Park. Or you could walk or bike along the Boise Green Belt. With 20 miles of a paved trail along the Boise River, you can get outdoors and enjoy nature without having to get too dirty.
If you would prefer to go camping in the mountains for a few days, there is plenty of opportunity for that as well. There are many camping sites not too far from Boise Idaho. One favorite location is near Sagehen Reservoir, which has many different campsites, hiking trails, and fishing opportunities.
Boise has many listings on its MLS. Likewise, there are several communities that surround Boise Idaho. These communities include Meridian, Eagle, and Nampa- just to name a few. So, living in Boise Idaho does not limit you to what Boise has to offer...though it does offer a lot! You can take advantage of Boise as well as the surrounding communities. Boise Idaho has a lot to offer its residents, including culture, history, and recreation. Look into Boise Idaho as a community of choice when you look for your new Idaho home.
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Listing information last updated on October 24th, 2021 at 8:30pm MDT.