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Why Boise Is Quickly Becoming a Tech Powerhouse

In 2014, TIME Magazine called Boise “a techy boomtown.” Four years later, their moniker for the City of Trees is proving more than accurate.

Over the past decade, Boise has been experiencing an increasingly rapid influx of skilled workers looking for new jobs in the tech industry and fleeing less affordable areas like Los Angeles, Portland, and Seattle.

Boise’s population boom earned the area Forbes’ number one spot in the U.S. this year for overall growth.

The migration has brought in individuals and their families looking for quality schools, lower cost of living, better access to recreation, and shorter commutes, and Boise keeps delivering on every metric.

With a projected wage growth in 2018 of 7.27% and a job growth of 3.58% in 2017

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Boise's Urban Winery Tour

The Wineries and Tasting Rooms of Boise’s Urban Wine Region

The wineries of downtown Boise and the surrounding communities are home to some of the most unique and exquisite local wines. Set in Boise and Garden City, The Southwestern Urban wine region is quickly becoming a hot spot for diverse cuisine, art, culture, and outdoor recreation. Some wine-lovers even hop on their bikes and hit the Boise River Greenbelt to tour and taste these local wineries. Read on and see for yourself why Boise's Urban Wine region is the perfect place to sip and sample Idaho wines with your friends, family or that special someone.

Telaya Wine Co.

Telaya Wine Co - Tasting room and patio space
Photo courtesy of Telaya Wine Co

Telaya Wine Co is owned by husband and wife duo Earl and Carrie Sullivan and named

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Choosing the Ideal Boise School

If you’re shopping for a home in the Boise area, you already know your decision hinges on a lot more than updated appliances or square footage; you’re vetting more than just four walls to sleep in.

You’re also examining how the particular neighborhood, community, and school district fits your family’s needs, and that’s a bigger task than taking a quick home tour. When you choose a new home, you’re also selecting a wider community to be a part of, including your child’s future school. If you plan to stay in an area for several years, you could be determining their access to every school they’ll attend throughout their K-12 education.

This means home shopping is also school shopping, and it’s time to do some homework. As with looking for a new

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Where to eat the best breakfast in Boise

Is there anything better than a scrumptious breakfast?

If you’re the kind of person who gets giddy planning your breakfast as you go to bed every night, this post is for you. Boise’s restaurant scene has a breakfast menu for everyone, from a healthy start meal to a sugar-fueled feast.

Many of the locally-beloved breakfast spots in the Treasure Valley have been around for years, while a few newcomers have already woven themselves into the area seamlessly. Whatever your preference—whether you’re hunting for biscuits and gravy, a stack of pancakes, or an artisanal omelette—there’s a breakfast waiting for you in Boise.

36th Street Bistro

At 36th Street Bistro, you can experience the quiet, refreshing atmosphere of a garden while sipping a

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The Ultimate Guide to Boise in a Day

If you’re in Boise visiting and trying to decide if the City of Trees could be home for you, you’ll want to see as much as possible.

Boise has garnered its fair share of praise for livability, outdoor access, local culture, shopping, and food and is consistently named in top 10 lists from publications like Outside Magazine and Forbes.

Nestled in the Treasure Valley, surrounded by high desert foothills and tree-covered mountains, Boise is home to a thriving cultural scene and is known as an ideal place to raise an active family.

Quality schools, a well-preserved historic and growing downtown, walkable neighborhoods, locally-owned co-ops, specialty stores and more combine to make Boise a well-loved home to a close-knit community.

You’ve

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Downtown Boise Building Projects: New Condos, Lofts & Apartments

The Downtown Boise skyline is always in flux as new apartment buildings, hotels, and retail spaces go up. You’ve probably noticed how cranes and building crews have become a familiar sight throughout downtown for the past several years. The new construction isn’t ending anytime soon, and whether you’re looking to update your address to an urban condo or just wondering what’s coming to Boise this year, you’ll find the scoop here.

The Fowler

The Fowler, 505 W Broad St - Downtown Boise, ID

505 W Broad St, Boise, ID 83702

The Fowler Apartments at 5th and Broad Street near Trader Joe’s has already earned some traffic with its addition of much-needed parking, a pizza restaurant (The Wylder), and a coffeehouse (Form & Function). The Fowler is one of several new apartment buildings downtown to

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Boise Historic Neighborhoods & Districts

Did you know Boise boasts six beautiful residential neighborhoods on the historical register?

Some of the most sought-after locations for homebuyers, many of the historic districts in Boise are near downtown, offering short commutes, high walkability, desirable amenities and local flair. Whether you are looking for Queen Anne cottage, a Craftsman bungalow, or the perfect Colonial Revival style home, you’ll see a wide array of gorgeous examples in Boise's historic neighborhoods.

Many, such as Harrison Boulevard, are also a vibrant part of the Boise community. On Halloween, you’ll notice Harrison blocked off to allow lines of trick-or-treaters to visit the historic houses. The Christmas lights every year on Warm Springs Avenue are a delight to

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Exceptional Boise Restaurants That Define Local Dining

Boise’s restaurant scene has blossomed over the past years with consistent newcomers as well as long-standing community icons. Whether you’re looking for your next date night dazzler or somewhere tasty for a working lunch, you’ll see the top culinary spots on this list. From Italian to American, breweries to wine bars, steak and seafood to pasta and vegan, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Boise.

Álavita

Alavita, Downtown Boise
Photograph courtesy of Alavita

Local and regional ingredients, inspired design, and craft cocktails define Àlavita, an Italian joint by the creators of Boise favorite, Fork. Located in the historic 1890 Boise City National Bank Building, Àlavita is an aesthetic treat for the eyes and palate from the minute you walk through the door.

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Instagram Boise ID Best Photos

Boise and the surrounding areas are magical all year long with stunning mountain views, pristine rivers and lakes, city lights, adventure-ready locales, and downtown events. If you aren’t already in love with Boise, you will be after you see these Instagram photos of the City of Trees showing off.

This Bird’s Eye View of the Idaho Shakespeare Festival Amphitheater

 

A post shared by TIME (@time) on Jun 30, 2016 at 7:43am PDT

Every single summer, we’re blown away by the sheer brilliance of the Idaho Shakespeare Festival and their unforgettable amphitheater under the stars. The photo from @time has us ready to buy season tickets right now.

This Sunset from Table Rock

 

A post shared by Premium EDC Gear

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Where to Stay in Boise, Idaho | Best Boise Hotels

Traveling to Boise for work or pleasure? You’re in for a treat. It’s not only the stunning vistas, whitewater rafting, incomparable hiking, vibrant cultural scene, and novel cuisine that will delight you. You’ll also get a chance to experience the best that Boise’s hospitality industry has to offer.

Whether you’re visiting Boise for a weekend getaway, exploring neighborhoods looking for a new home, or just eager for a staycation, our local hotels deliver.

Some of our favorite local hotels offer comfort in style, with incredible locations that will show you the heart of Boise and leave you feeling pampered. We’ve rounded up a shortlist of the cream of the crop; the hotels offering experiences you won’t get elsewhere. Get ready to grab your

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