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Highlands Neighborhood in Boise, ID

On Boise’s northern border sits an oasis of a neighborhood that truly has it all.

The Highlands neighborhood has something for everyone: outdoor access, closeby schools, a sprawling golf course, and a short commute to downtown. It’s nestled against the foothills and has unparalleled access to Bogus Basin Ski Resort.

The Highlands is one of the most unique communities in Boise because unlike many newer developments, it isn’t built with a standard urban grid in mind. Instead, Highlands streets curve and twist along with the geographical landmarks that border it. The neighborhood is made up of over 35 distinct subdivisions, all with their own defining characteristics. However, the area has a sense of community and cohesion and is defined by several

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

Summer may be winding down, but the events and fun certainly aren’t. Boise’s last hurrah or two before everyone heads back to school happen in August, while temperatures are firmly in the “summer” category. There’s plenty of time to catch an outdoor concert or movie, head up to the Lucky Peak Lake recreation area and sit on the beach, or dine outside at one of the many food festivals happening this month. Add these events to your calendar this month and enjoy all the City of Trees has to offer!

Idaho Shakespeare Festival

All month

Great theater in the great outdoors—that’s what the Idaho Shakespeare Festival promises and delivers, time and time again. The Shakespeare Fest is a beloved local entertainment option, and during the month of

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Best Android & iPhone Apps for Living in Boise, ID

Ready to optimize your Boise experience? There’s an app for that.

Whether you’re heading downtown and want to find a parking spot, searching for the best on-tap beer in town, or simply checking the news, we’ve rounded up a comprehensive list of the best apps for Boise. Some are Boise-specific to give you the locals-only inside scoop on the City of Trees, while others are nation-wide apps that will make your Boise life easier.

Best Apps to Wine and Dine

GrubHub
Available on: Apple App Store, Google Play
Price: Free

GrubHub satisfies your hunger for fast, simple food ordering. This food delivery app will bring Boise eats right to your doorstep (or late-night office work party) while allowing you to track your food’s progress, save past orders

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Boise's Warm Springs Mesa Neighborhood: An Insider's Guide

Two geological mesas tower over downtown Boise, both recognizable local landmarks.

One is Table Rock, a popular hiking destination. The other is Warm Springs Mesa, also known by locals as simply the “Mesa,” one of Boise’s most desirable neighborhoods.

Warm Springs Mesa is a well-established East Boise Foothills neighborhood that sits above Warm Springs Avenue on a natural plateau. Many homes in the area enjoy striking panoramic views of the Owyhee Mountains, Barber Valley, the Boise Front Range, and downtown Boise.

Right outside Mesa residents’ doors sit attractions like the historic Tram Trail and Table Rock. Families put down roots in this neighborhood with bike-friendly streets and backyard access to outdoor recreation.

When it comes to

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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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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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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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