Life in Southwest Idaho is for Families, Fun

Life in Southwest Idaho is one of the best kept secrets in the Pacific Northwest. Plenty of sunshine, great music, world class fishing, boating and biking and some of the nicest people in the world. It’s an “employee benefit” that you won’t see elsewhere. See our list of city information below for the best information on life in Southwest Idaho.

Boise, Idaho

Boise Chamber of Commerce
It’s easy to understand why Boise is earning a national reputation for its sublime quality of life. With a metropolitan area population of a little more than 400,000, Idaho’s capital city is a commercial center in the Northwest region, an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, and a flourishing scene for arts and entertainment. Known as the “City of Trees,” Boise also offers a reasonable cost of living, a low crime rate, excellent cultural programs, numerous neighborhood parks, and nearby national forests and rivers.

Meridian, Idaho

Meridian Chamber of Commerce
Meridian is located at the heart of the Treasure Valley, and has been the fastest-growing city in the state of Idaho for ten years. Meridian is known for its excellent schools, affordable housing, children and youth programs, a growing and vibrant business climate and an active community life. Just ten miles west of Boise, the State Capitol, Meridian residents can take full advantage of a vast array of cultural offerings and professional sporting events, in surrounding areas. Meridian is also listed as ‘The best city to live in US‘ in 2015.

Eagle, Idaho

Eagle Chamber of Commerce
Eagle is one of the Treasure Valley’s premier communities and is located in Western Ada County approximately 8 miles west of Boise. Eagle is one of the smaller cities in Ada County with a population of about 20,000. Eagle is known for its family values and ensures moderate growth by its firm direction on development. Strategically placed between the foothills and the Boise River, the City of Eagle has much to offer in the way of horse and bike riding, a new state-of-the-art skate park, as well as numerous family parks.

Nampa, Idaho

Nampa Chamber of Commerce
Nampa, Idaho’s second largest city, is located in the southwest corner of Idaho, and easily accessible from Interstate 84, about 20 minutes west of Idaho’s Capitol City of Boise. Experience Nampa’s variety. You can watch a theater production, explore the area’s rich agricultural community, see world class rodeo action, take a white water rafting trip or even take in a basketball game.

Caldwell, Idaho

Caldwell Chamber of Commerce
Located just 30 minutes west of beautiful downtown Boise, Caldwell is often called “The Treasure of the Valley.” More than 31,000 people live in this community; some in the many historical homes that are unique to Caldwell.

Ontario, Oregon/ Fruitland, Idaho

Ontario Chamber of Commerce
For centuries, the Snake, Malheur, Owyhee and Payette Rivers have supported life in this area along the Oregon/ Idaho border, attracting people from all points of the compass. Named for these waterways, the Four Rivers Cultural Center represents the constant flow of varied ancestries–American Indian, Basque, European, Hispanic, Japanese–who call this area home. Ontario, Oregon, and Fruitland, Idaho offer a lot in the way of recreation, including golf, cycling routes, boating, hunting and fishing.

Additional Idaho and Oregon Links:
Visit Idaho
Travel Oregon

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