The Boise metropolitan area includes Boise and the state of Idaho's two other most populous cities, Nampa and Meridian. Boise is the state capital of Idaho and has been since the territory first achieved statehood in 1890. It's the ninety-ninth most populous city in the country and a beautiful, idyllic place to put down roots by purchasing a home. Let Homes.com be your guide when you're ready to start searching for a home in the Boise area.
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Boise is comprised of eleven main urban areas, each of which is made up of several smaller neighborhoods. Downtown Boise includes the 8th Street pedestrian commercial zone, the city's Basque Block, several green spaces, the Idaho State Capitol, and many other businesses and company headquarters. Just to the south of the downtown area is Boise State University, with its campuses and surrounding student-oriented businesses. The North End is known for its quiet, tree-lined streets and neighborhoods. The Boise Highlands is known for its 1970s construction and the Crane Creek golf course. Southwest Boise is known for newer construction, ease of freeway access to Interstate 84, and its commercial avenues. Northwest Boise is an area made up of older neighborhoods and newer construction. Warm Springs and East End are known for the homes left behind by the wealthy miners and businessmen that dominated the local economy at the turn of the twentieth century. East Boise and Harris Ranch feature some of the latest developments in the city. Southeast Boise is a suburban style neighborhood sandwiched between the university and the interstate. The Bench, like the North End, is made up of older homes in classic architecture styles and West Boise is known for its status as a commercial hub.
The city's contemporary economy is built around its status as the home to several corporate headquarters. Albertsons, Boise Cascade, Idaho Pacific Lumber Company, Clearwater Analytics, J.R. Simplot Company, Bodybuilding.com, and WinCo Foods, all call the Boise metropolitan area home. The city is also known as a recent hotbed of tech development, with many internationally known software and technology companies having opened manufacturing facilities in the area. Generally speaking, Boise is a beautiful, temperate, peaceful place to live. The city is a regional hub for independent music, theater, and jazz, and is also home to an art museum, a Shakespeare Festival, a philharmonic orchestra, and several other cultural attractions of note. Whether you're interested in the Boise area for its great neighborhoods, or cultural and economic opportunities, it's a great city in which to purchase a home. But, if you're only looking to rent an apartment in the city at this time, you can find plenty of Boise Apartments at ForRent.com, where we make apartment hunting easy!