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Lucky Peak State Park - Boise ID

Just eight minutes outside of Boise sits a local gem: Lucky Peak State Park.

With sandy beaches for swimming, picnic pavilions, a marina, boat ramps, fishing, and outdoor fun, the Lucky Peak recreation area is a favorite weekend spot for Boise residents for good reason. It’s an oasis, a welcoming escape from city life, just minutes from the doorstep of most local’s homes. The Boise River Greenbelt ends at Lucky Peak, making it a favorite destination for cyclists and runners.

Lucky Peak is made up of three distinct day-use areas, and this chain of outstanding parks is an icon of the Boise area. Bring the whole family to Sandy Point for a day at Boise’s beloved beach and enjoy the swimming and shaded picnic areas.

Experience a day on the water

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West Bench Neighborhood: A Cozy Boise Staple

It’s not unusual to find families who’ve lived in the West Bench neighborhood for decades.

Generations of Boisians watching this community grow and change as the neighborhood they call home continues to thrive.

Anchored by Capital High School, the Boise West Bench is also home to three beautiful city parks, a popular public pool, and a fantastic central location. There’s something for everyone on the West Bench.

Spacious and affordable homes on large lots, excellent parks, schools within walking distance, and a mature canopy of trees: these are the markers you’ll recognize in the West Bench area of Boise. This cozy suburban neighborhood has a sense of community and is known as a quiet, safe, friendly home for families and young professionals

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

School’s out, the weather is warming up, and summer has officially arrived in the Treasure Valley. With it comes a whole host of events to pack your calendar, including outdoor concerts, family-friendly fun, entertainment, food festivals, and more! Boise comes alive during the summer with ample opportunities to relax, hit the water, dine on a patio, or hike the foothills. Add these events to your calendar to kickstart your summer with a bang.

Idaho Shakespeare Festival

June All Month

June is a busy month for the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, one of Boise’s most unique and popular outdoor entertainment options. This June, the renowned troupe will be featuring The Taming of the Shrew, Witness for the Prosecution, and The Music Man in the famous

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Boise Swimming Pools Guide Best Swimming Pools in Boise ID

Summer is definitely here, with all the warm weather ahead of us it's an excellent opportunity to soak up some fun at one of Boise's community pools. Just in Boise alone, there are seven locations each filled with neighborhood personality and different amenities. Each year all pools open on the very last day of school for the Boise School District calendar, which is May 24th (1:30 pm). With more than just splash pads and water slides, during the summer season, Boise Parks and Recreation also holds swim classes and other aerobic sessions for all ages.

Where to swim in Boise

Lowell Pool - Boise North End

1601 N 28th St | (208) 608-7675 | Map & Directions »

A vintage destination here in Boise's North End, it’s practically a landmark. With its

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Where to Watch Outdoor Movies in Boise This Summer 2018

Summer nights are almost here, promising those golden evenings with family and friends, relaxing as the temperatures cool down and the stars come out. There’s something magical about summer nights, isn’t there? This year, you can add “watch a movie under the stars” to your summer bucket list and check it off at any one of these free outdoor movie events.

Movies Under the Stars | Boise

June through August, the Boise Parks and Recreation Department and Boise Schools Education Foundation will host a series of nine family-friendly movies at parks throughout town. These events are fun-filled evenings with something for everyone. Each movie night starts at 7:00 pm with field games like capture the flag and dodgeball provided by the Parks and

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Columbia Village in Southeast Boise

On the far end of Southeast Boise sits a charming neighborhood with tree-lined streets, sprawling family homes, and a serene vibe.

One of the first master-planned developments in Boise, Columbia Village is a well-established and highly desirable neighborhood. This gem of a community is bordered by Amity Road to the north, Federal Way to the west and Highway 21 to the south, with next-door access to major local employer Micron and only minutes away from downtown and the freeway.

With homes built in the 1990s, Columbia Village real estate is highly sought after. Home-hunting hopefuls are drawn to this idyllic area built around top-performing schools and the expansive 161-acre Simplot Sports Complex.

Known as a particularly family-friendly

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Why I love Boise, Idaho

Many of us already know how outsiders view living in Boise: after all, the city keeps earning accolades from publications like Forbes and Outside Magazine.

In fact, Livability just released their list of the 2019 top 100 places to live in the United States, and Boise nabbed the number one spot. But do locals share the same starry-eyed excitement over the City of Trees? What’s the insider’s take on this much-praised town?

The recently published 2018 edition of the biennial Boise Citizen Survey will give you a pretty good idea of the local view of the state of the city. Every other year, the city of Boise gauges resident’s feelings and opinions on services and government through a survey.

The most recent citizen survey was conducted by

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Boise’s West End Neighborhood: Whitewater + Wildlife + Culture

Historic and diverse with laid-back friendliness, Boise's West End neighborhood is enjoying a renaissance.

On the west side of downtown Boise, you’ll find a charming neighborhood with hundred-year-old roots and an exciting future. The West End sits between State Street and the Boise River between 19th and Veteran’s Parkway, and it’s no surprise that this area is turning a few heads recently.

In the past, the West End was popular as one of the most reasonably priced places to buy a home in North Boise. Today, the neighborhood is garnering renewed interest from prospective home buyers and renters. As the area continues to grow and attract new businesses and residents, there’s a sense of renewal and renaissance everywhere you look.

The West End

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Your Guide to Boise's Farmers Markets

When the snow starts to melt on the foothills and the ice turns to spring rain, signs of warmer months ahead pop up everywhere: tulips, cherry blossoms, green grass, and of course, farmers markets. There’s nothing that says “spring is here!” more than a lineup of booths and tents stocked to the gills with fresh local produce, handcrafted art, and more. In Boise, we’re lucky enough to have several local farmers markets to choose from within our city, and even more around the Treasure Valley. Here’s your guide to Boise's farmers' markets.

Boise Farmers Market

Schedule: Saturdays, April 6th thru October, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
1500 Shoreline Dr, Boise, ID
(208) 345-9287
website

Founded in 2013 by 25 innovative local food vendors, the Boise Farmers

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Top Major Employers and Largest Companies in Boise, ID

Boise's largest employers have seen significant business and economic growth over the past decade, particularly in the technology and innovation industries. It’s not surprising, then, that Forbes ranked the Boise metro area as the number one fastest growing economic area in 2017 and #28 in the nation for jobs and careers.

The technology, advanced manufacturing, food production, energy, and outdoor recreation industries all have a strong presence in the Boise economy. With nearby schools like Boise State University and the College of Idaho, there’s no shortage of qualified workers to feed into the area’s growing companies.

Unemployment in Boise is consistently below the national average, coming in at 2.6% in March 2019 with projected annual job

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