Boise Real Estate
Boise, Idaho, is a city dedicated to sustaining the harmony between nature and culture. Nicknamed the “City of Trees,” Boise is the state’s largest and the capital city.
Nature is a big part of Boise, Idaho. The snow-capped Rocky Mountains serve as a backdrop, the Boise River and its riverfront paths wind through the city and skiing is a short drive away. Boise’s varied museums include the Idaho History Museum, the Boise Art Museum, the Basque Museum and Cultural Center and the interactive Discovery Museum of Idaho. Unique attractions include Old Idaho Penitentiary and historic Pioneer Village. Old Boise offers shopping, dining, culture and nightlife.
Tourists should head straight for the Greenbelt path, the ultimate way to experience Boise’s best. The path, most of it paved, runs along 23 scenic miles of the Boise River. While it gives walkers and joggers a great place to stretch their legs, the Greenbelt is also the center of a larger system of 15 parks, the Warm Springs Golf Course and the Morrison Knudsen Nature Center. Greenbelt hikers and bikers can access the expansive Ridge to Rivers trail system, with more than 125 miles of paths among valleys and foothills.
The Greenbelt also passes a major cultural destination: Julia Davis Park. Here, Boise tourists can venture into the animal kingdom at Zoo Boise, home to 200 animals across 80 species. The zoo’s neighbor, the Boise Art Museum, has a permanent collection of more than 3,000 works. Also nearby, the Idaho State Historical Museum chronicles life in the region during the prehistoric era and early settlements, with fascinating details about local fur trading and the 1860 gold rush.
Across from the art museum, visit Boise’s tribute to human diversity at the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial before crossing over the 8th Street Bridge. Follow the street northeast to Grove Street into Boise’s downtown (“BoDo” to locals) and its epicenter, the Grove. This open-air public square hosts a summer concert series and the Capital City Public Market, a popular place to buy locally produced food from April to December.