Welcome to the City of Trees!
Photos: Visit Idaho
We’re so glad you’ve taken an interest in Boise State University and the surrounding Treasure Valley. Did you know that U.S. News and World Report recently ranked Boise as being sixth on the best 100 places to live in the country? Many people are pleasantly surprised to discover that the Treasure Valley is a progressive environment that offers affordable housing, diverse business opportunities, and dozens of recreational activities. Traveling to Boise from California, Oregon, and Washington State is achieved by quick direct flights to the Boise airport or scenic automobile travel.
The Treasure Valley includes eight unique cities and small communities located in southwest Idaho, with Boise being the capital city. Boise is surrounded by the smaller, yet continually growing cities of Meridian, Garden City, Eagle, Nampa, Caldwell, Kuna, and Star. Employment opportunities in several lucrative industries are exponentially on the rise. Several notable companies such as Micron, Inc., the J.R. Simplot Company, Winco, and Hewlett-Packard have created excellent opportunities in the technology, production, and service sectors. Idaho’s cost of living is lower than national averages. This allows students, professionals, and families to thrive in a great community. Home prices are reasonable, dining options are abundant and affordable, and the state’s natural resources provide excellent recreation.
Are you Ready to Explore Boise?
Check out these opportunities and discover more of the Treasure Valley:
- Boise Farmer’s Market
- Downtown at Night
- Village at Meridian
- Local Dining:
- Bacon—5 kinds of bacon!
- Big Jud’s—World famous burgers!
- Boise Fry Company
- Cottonwood Grille—Outdoor dining on the river!
- Goldy’s—Best breakfast!
- Guru Donuts
- Leku Ona—Authentic Basque dining!
- Pie Hole—Unique and wild pizza!
- The Ram
- Solid Bar and Grill—Diverse menus!