Live, Work & Visit
Boise Quick Facts
The Boise area is a great place to live,
and visit! Whether it’s the vibrant
opportunities, the friendly people or the mild climate, Boise and the surrounding communities afford a quality of life second to none. Good
housing and a safe, clean and vibrant
downtown all add up to a great place to live.
Nestled in the Treasure Valley against the majestic foothills, Boise is part of a thriving metropolitan area of
over 550,000 people. Boise is the largest metropolitan area in Idaho, and also the most remote metropolitan area in the United States, fostering a “unique sense of community.”
Situated where the high desert meets the western edge of the Rocky Mountains, Boise is the gateway to exceptional
recreational opportunities including: world famous white-water rafting, Nordic and Alpine skiing, snowboarding, hunting, fishing, backpacking and camping. Hiking, biking and fishing are popular activities right in the metro area, accessed by miles of greenbelt along the Boise River. The foothills provide trails for hikers and bikers of all abilities.
Quality of life, low cost of doing business, an educated and motivated workforce, and the presence of
educational institutions provide valley companies with a healthy environment in which to do business. The economy is a healthy mix of business,
government and the military and professional communities.