Boise, (pronounced by locals as Boy-see) part of what is known as the Treasure Valley, is the capital city of Idaho and is known as The City of Trees.
Located along the Boise River and nestled against foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boise offers many outdoor activities to local residents. Urban and outdoorsy. Wild and relaxing. The Boise area is a great place to live, work and visit! Whether it’s the vibrant cultural and recreational opportunities, the friendly people or the mild climate, Boise and the surrounding communities afford a quality of life second to none. Good jobs, affordable 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.
Situated where the high desert meets the western edge of the Rocky Mountains, Boise is the gateway to exceptional recreational opportunities including: world famous whitewater 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. Boise occupies a large area — 64 square miles and like all major cities, it is composed of several distinct neighborhoods.