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Boise's Ridge to Rivers foothills trail system

The Ridge to Rivers system is an interconnected labyrinth of trails, paths, and roads with the postcard-worthy Boise foothills as their backdrop.

Over 190 miles wind through these foothills, giving walkers, hikers, runners, bikers, and riders a chance to experience the calming beauty of the outdoors just minutes from downtown. The Ridge to Rivers Trail System cuts through some of Boise’s most stunning terrain and offers panoramic views of the city.

Maintained by a full-time staff, Ridge to Rivers trails are well-groomed and receive heavy use all four seasons of the year.

In 2016, the City of Boise collaborated with the Ridge to Rivers staff and management to create a 10-year plan for growth and sustainability. This plan included input from

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Garden City's Live Work Create District

When you think of Garden City, Idaho you might think of Chinden Boulevard, industrial warehouses, and auto repair shops. It’s time to think again.

Garden City’s Surel Mitchell Live-Work-Create District is breathing new life into the area right outside downtown Boise near the river, and the up-and-coming community gathering there is turning heads.

The Live-Work-Create District is named for late artist Surel Mitchell who chose Garden City for the location of her studio and home.

Today, Mitchell’s vision of a mixed-use neighborhood with an artsy twist is coming to life, giving Garden City a completely reinvented mystique. The Live-Work-Create District has an avant-garde, do-it-yourself, community-based feel that appeals to many residents:

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Boise Home Buyers Are Out in Force; Prices Hit New Highs

Traffic was brisk at a recent open house in Northwest Boise. All told, 32 groups of potential home buyers made their way through the new listing in less than three hours.

Despite an ever-increasing supply of homes for sale, prices remain stubbornly high.

For the first time in more than four years, total inventory has increased for the fourth month in a row.

Helped by lower mortgage rates, the slight increase in available homes for sale has been met by strong demand from buyers.

The newest homes sales data shows the median single-family home price in Boise jumped to $314,500, setting a new record high.

This is an increase of nearly $20,000 from last month and 14.36 percent jump from 12 months ago. The previous Boise home price record of

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Things to Do in Boise ID in March | Boise March Events

Spring is creeping its way toward the Treasure Valley this month, and Boise residents are ready to get outside again and enjoy their beautiful city. The City of Trees has some exciting events lined up this month, including the growing Treefort Music Fest, plenty of shows and activities, and some spring-inspired fun, too. There’s something for everyone on the calendar this month, so there’s no reason to be bored!

Idaho Sportsman Show | Expo Idaho

February 28-March 3

Outdoor enthusiasts of all ages should head to Expo Idaho between Friday, February 28th and Sunday, March 3rd for the Idaho Sportsman Show. This gear-filled weekend will give you all the tips, tricks, and tools you need for fishing, hunting, and more. Bring the kids along to enjoy

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Exploring the Best of Boise: The Idaho State Capitol Building

The Idaho State Capitol building is a popular spot for both locals and visitors alike to tour and experience art, architecture, and history.

When you see photos of downtown Boise with its picturesque skyline and surrounding foothills, a common sight is the Idaho State Capitol building. It’s no wonder that this iconic structure is featured prominently in many pictures of Boise considering its striking architecture and beautiful grounds.

As impressive as it is from the outside, the inside of the building is even more breathtaking, with multi-colored marble from around the world, sandstone from Table Rock, floods of natural light, and a large collection of art and statuary.

Whether you’re visiting for the first time or the tenth, we have all the

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5 of the Best Downtown Boise Hotels

Downtown Boise is home to several incredible luxury hotels to fit every occasion and budget.

Whether you’re coming into town to check out Boise and the Treasure Valley for the first time, or you’re a resident and want to take a relaxing staycation, there’s a Downtown Boise hotel for you. We’ve put together this list with a variety of options in mind, from boutique and modern to cozy and traditional.

Many of these hotels have added perks like rooftop balconies and evening events to enjoy, and all of them call the bustling center of arts, culture, and food that is downtown Boise their home. Before you book, read on to find the perfect hotel for your needs.

Best Downtown Boise Hotels

Hotel 43 | 981 W Grove St, Boise, ID 83702 | Hotel43.com

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Barber Valley: Living the East Boise Lifestyle

The Barber Valley is one of the most unique areas in Boise, with a rich spirit of history and a sense of excitement for the future.

Barber Valley residents and city planners have worked carefully to preserve natural wonders while making room for expansion, and there’s a shared understanding that even while Boise booms, the Barber Valley will never become a haphazard suburbia.

With big skies, backyard access to the foothills, and a growing community, neighborhood residents know they’re putting down roots in an uncommonly beautiful area.

Situated just southeast of downtown Boise, the Barber Valley is a substantial neighborhood of over 1,700 acres. Despite its location on the Boise map, the neighborhood is technically located in the southern

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Boise Spring Selling Season Kicks Off in January With Double-Digit Price Increases

Over the last five years, the winter season has brought new highs and this one isn’t any different.

The Boise area real estate market had a banner year in 2018; it looks like 2019 is starting the same.

The median single-family home price in Ada County rose 12.45 percent to $314,739 over the previous 12 months. Up nearly $35,000 from the then record high set last January of $279,900.

In Canyon County, prices jumped 20 percent to a new all-time record high of $235,000. Up nearly $40,000 from the year prior, also a previous record.

Boise’s median price rose 15.23 percent to $295,000.

The lack of homes for sale continues to push Treasure Valley home prices to new highs.

While we continue to see a small uptick in new construction

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Things to Do in Boise ID in February | Boise February Events

The weather may still be frigid outside in February in Boise, but there’s plenty going on to keep you busy until spring. The month of love has a whole slew of events lined up to fill your calendar, whether you’re looking for a steamy date night or a warm evening away from the winter cold. Check out these things to do in Boise this month!

Whose Live Anyway? | Morrison Center

February 1

Head to the Morrison Center this February for 90 minutes of hilarity with the off-the-cuff improve style of Whose Live Anyway? Cast members Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, Dave Foley, and Joel Murray play off each other and create comedy gold right before your eyes. Just like the classic TV show, audience participation is central to this performance, so come

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What is the Cost of Living in Boise, Idaho?

Are you thinking about moving to Boise? You’re not alone. In 2018, Forbes found that Boise topped the nation in growth in 2017 with a 3.08 percent population increase.

Looking around the Boise metro area, it’s not hard to see why the City of Trees is turning heads. Surrounded by picturesque hills and snow-capped mountains, Boise has an outdoorsy vibe with enough metro-area culture and industry to please almost everyone. Commutes are short, outdoor recreation is plentiful, and amenities like the famous Boise River Greenbelt and expansive city parks have gained nationwide attention.

If you ask a new Boise transplant where they’re from, many of them will list places like southern California, western Oregon and Washington. Californians make up the

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