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Best walkable neighborhoods in Boise ID

Ask a dozen Boiseans what makes their neighborhood “walkable” and you’ll likely get a variety of answers. That’s because walking is like meditation–while everyone might look similar doing it, their motivations can be vastly different. Some people want convenient access to great food and coffee; other people can’t live without a park nearby for their kids; while others just enjoy a serene sunset stroll as a way to unwind from a long day.

If you’re looking for a new home in Boise, you might already have a list of nearby must-haves in mind–and if not, it’s never too early to make one. To help you get off on the right foot, we’ve developed this insider’s guide to Boise’s most walkable neighborhoods. Our list includes something for every type of walker,

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Where to Watch Outdoor Movies in Boise This Summer 2021

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.

Sparklight Movie Night | Meridian

With an impressive lineup of weekly classics and new family-friendly hits, the popular Meridian Sparklight Movie Night events are returning this summer. Every Friday from June through August, you can catch a movie at Settlers Park for free. Community partners and vendors join every week so you can enjoy a refreshing beverage and stroll through booths and

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Top Major Employers and Largest Companies in Boise, ID

Idaho’s population and economy are booming – we were the second fastest-growing state in the nation last year, according to the U.S. Census. That influx of new residents has also helped make us No. 1 in the nation for economic growth, according to the 2021 U.S. News Best States rankings.

Not only are we outpacing the nation when it comes to job and career growth, we’re especially dominating in industries like technology, advanced manufacturing, food production, energy and outdoor recreation, all of which have a strong presence in our local economy.

In addition to attracting out-of-state talent, local colleges like Boise State University and the College of Idaho ensure future generations of skilled professionals will be ready to step up and lead

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Homeowners guide to geothermal energy and heating in Boise, ID

You’ve likely heard of geothermal energy or heat before, but how widely used it is in Boise may just be the city’s best kept secret. Not only does geothermal heat much of downtown, a few hundred homeowners benefit from it, too.

Imagine if you could have your own private hot springs in your backyard. Or better yet, your own private outdoor heated pool, for very little cost. Some East End residents are living this dream, thanks to geothermal heat.

What is Boise Geothermal Heat?

You’ve likely heard of geothermal energy before – the U.S. has many geothermal power plants, which use heat from deep within the Earth to produce steam that is converted into electricity.

Geothermal heat is similar but less complicated. In Boise, it simply involves

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Best Boise schools - Top schools in Idaho

Buying a new home is much more than comparing square footage and lot sizes. Buying a new home means planting roots in a new community, discovering new favorite coffee shops, and perhaps most importantly, enrolling your children in new schools. We understand that all parents want what’s best for their children. Paramount of that is helping children get the best education for their learning style and needs. In fact, for many clients, finding the right school(s) for their children is a top consideration when selecting a new place to call home.

As the saying goes, "knowledge is power," but sifting through multiple websites and educational rankings to find accurate, up-to-date information can be daunting. That’s where we come in. We've done that

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Dog Parks Boise ID

Ask any dog owner and they’ll tell you that some of their best happy hours don’t come in a pint glass. Their happiest hours are the ones spent with their best four-legged friends, letting off steam and socializing at a Boise dog park.

But dogs, like people, have their own preferences when it comes to recreating. Some like nothing more than a leisurely sniff, others like to romp with new friends, while still others like to sprint full bore in circles until they drop.

So we’ve compiled a list of our top 10 favorite off-leash dog parks in the Treasure Valley, along with what makes them so great. Here they are, in no particular order:

1. Ann Morrison Park

Downtown Boise – 1000 S Americana Blvd
Off-Leash Hours: sunrise to sunset, Nov. 1 - Feb.

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Life in the East End: One of Boise's Most Desirable Neighborhoods

If Boise has a beating heart, a place that pulses with the cultural and historical life of the city, it is the East End neighborhood. Imagine waking up on a Saturday morning and taking a quick hike up to Boise's iconic sandstone bluff, Table Rock, or a leisurely bike ride along the Greenbelt – both located minutes from your home.

Afterward, you walk downtown to meet friends for lunch. In the evening, you debate heading to nearby Outlaw Field for its popular summer concert series, but in the end you opt to open a bottle of wine and catch the faint melodies of the concert from your own backyard.

This is just a taste of East End living, which offers residents all of the convenience of an active urban life contained in a tranquil, tight-knit

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Best hot springs near Boise Idaho

Whatever the season, you can find bathers soaking up a healthy dose of relaxation in one of Idaho’s hundreds of natural geothermal hot springs. Fortunately, some of the most breathtaking springs are just a short drive from Boise.

Whether you crave the primitive pleasure of feeling sand between your toes and listening to the calm rush of a nearby river, or the luxury of soaking in a pristine and modern geothermal pool, we’ve assembled a list of our favorite nearby hot springs.

The Springs at Idaho City

1 hour drive from Boise | Maintained pool
Best season to visit: fall or winter

This cozy mountain spa has something for everyone – a large communal soaking pool, a spacious hot tub, private pools available for hourly rental, on-site masseurs,

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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 2020, the U.S. Census Bureau found that Boise topped the nation in growth in 2019 with a 2.78 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.

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Boise Pronunciation Guide: How do you say that?

Whether you’ve lived in Boise all your life or just moved to town two weeks ago, there are simply some words in Boise that are hard to pronounce (try reading “Resseguie” aloud for the first time off of a street sign).

When you can talk with confidence like a local, you feel like you belong. So we’ve compiled a list of the most frequently mispronounced local words, how to pronounce them correctly, and where they came from.

Boise – pronounced "BOY-see"

While our capital city takes its name from the French word “les bois” meaning “the woods,” the way locals pronounce it is decidedly not French.

Les Bois – pronounced "Lay-bwa"

You’ll find many entities that carry the “Les Bois” name in Boise, including a junior high. As noted, this is the

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