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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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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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36 Boise Winter Activities to Keep You Busy All Season Long

Clear, cold days, shimmering frosty mornings, and a backdrop of foothills blanketed in snow: these are the defining sights of a winter in Boise.

Despite a belief that Idaho turns into a frozen tundra during the winter, Boise and the Treasure Valley often don’t see much snow, and instead, enjoy a relatively dry and clear cold season.

As a Boise local, I’ve experienced all the goodness that a valley winter has to offer, and it’s not a short list. Here’s just the beginning of a few things you can do every winter in Boise and the surrounding areas.

Best Winter Activities in Boise

Winter Sports and Outdoor Recreation

1. Bogus Basin: But Bogus Basin has more than skiing to offer: there’s snowboarding, tubing (for the uncoordinated and younger

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BoDo - Boise Downtown condos, restaurants and shopping

With the perfect mixture of quaint old-town charm and a modern urban vibe, BoDo offers a city lifestyle with all the perks.

In the heart of Downtown Boise, you will find a shopping, dining, and commercial district locals affectionately refer to a BoDo.

This vibrant part of the Boise city center combines work and leisure, and residents of the nearby condos enjoy a short commute to downtown offices and easy walks to events and amenities.

BoDo’s natural boundaries are Myrtle to Front Street and 9th to Capitol Boulevard. Many offices, shops, restaurants, and attractions call BoDo home, and the area also neighbors Trader Joe’s, JUMP Boise, and the Boise Centre on the Grove.

BoDo residents can walk less than a mile from their doorstep to the

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Best Coffee in Boise - Local Coffee Shops

As Boise continues to grow and gain a vibrant local personality, craft beverages are making their mark on the city’s food scene. In downtown Boise alone, there are over 13 locally-owned, craft coffee shops with every vibe you can imagine—from Instagram-worthy aesthetic to eclectic, cozy to bustling, breakfast spot to late-night study haunt. Coffee has almost undeniably become a part of Boise’s identity, and we have a feeling the coffee slinging crew is just getting started.

Dawson’s Downtown Coffee House

Dawson Taylor Coffee Roasters
Wintery Spiced Latte photo courtesy of Dawson Taylor Coffee Roasters

Dawson Taylor Coffee Roasting Company has its roots in Idaho since its founding in 1995. This specialty coffee roasting company has expanded over the years, growing its

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We Know Boise's Holiday Gift Guide 2018

The holiday season is descending quickly in the Treasure Valley, and it’s time to start shopping for the family and friends on your list.

You don’t have to leave the Boise area to be Santa’s little helper this year; no matter who’s on your list, there are local makers and artists with items for everyone.

Here at We Know Boise, we’re all about shopping small and supporting local companies. When you buy from a local business, you’re not only putting something incredible under the tree—you’re also helping another Idaho family during the holidays.

Many Boise-based companies sell online, so you can even shop small from the comfort of your own home.

We’ve put together a guide with some of our favorite small shops, artists and makers to help you

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Downtown Boise Developments to Watch in 2019

Downtown Boise has been home to cranes and construction crews for the last several years as the area’s population booms. As the City of Boise, developers, and the community grapple with what smart growth looks like, a plethora of new buildings have been added to the downtown skyline. Many of these buildings projects are mixed-use, featuring multi-family housing with retail spaces and parking included.

Buildings such as The Fowler popped up in 2018 with coffee shops and restaurants intermixed with a parking garage and high-end apartments. Mixed-use buildings make living spaces more affordable while cutting commute times and providing added community value with every build. This trend is likely to continue into the future. Here are the new

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The Depot Bench Neighborhood: A Boise Bench Original

Meandering tree-lined streets, stunning sunset views of the Treasure Valley, contemporary and historic homes, and a short commute to downtown Boise—these are just some of the reasons residents love living in the Depot Bench neighborhood.

In 1925, the Union Pacific Railroad blazed its way through Boise, bringing more industry to a rapidly-growing city. Over the previous 25 years, the city had boomed from a population of around 5,000 to over 20,000.

The railroad built a depot on a hill above the bustling post-gold rush city of Boise, and with it brought the adjoining neighborhoods into city limits. This was the beginning of Boise’s Depot Bench neighborhood, so named for the iconic and historic site of the Boise Depot which still towers over

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Exploring the Boise Greenbelt

When Boise residents consider the many wonderful amenities of the City of Trees, the Boise River Greenbelt is always near the top of the list.

Following the meandering path of its namesake, the Boise River Greenbelt is a 25-mile path, nearly all paved, that connects the community like a vital artery.

The City of Boise maintains the 25-mile portion of this path that makes up the greenbelt, but it connects to a much longer system of paths and trails that stretch almost 50 miles from Lucky Peak Dam to Eagle, ID. Like branches from a tree, walking paths and trails split off from the main greenbelt and connect Boiseans to their picturesque city.

Throughout all four seasons, the greenbelt is beloved and well-used. In the spring and summer, families

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