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Overview

Introduction to Boise

Boise, Idaho, the state capital, is the largest city in Idaho and the center of commerce and politics for the state. It is located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, and residents enjoy many outdoor activities from skiing to boating. The terrain surrounding the city is very mixed and includes desert, rivers, mountains, and lakes. Boise State University is found in the city and has over 15,000 students. Boise's downtown area is at an elevation of 2704 feet. There are a number of large corporations that call Boise home, including Albertsons, Micron Technology, and Hewlett-Packard.

Boise Culture

Boise is known as the regional hub for music and performing arts. Jazz is big here, with the Gene Harris Jazz Festival happening every spring. A range of museums provide something for every art lover and history buff, including the Boise Art Museum, Idaho Historical Museum, Basque Museum and Cultural Center, and the Discovery Center of Idaho. Theater is also popular in Boise with a number of theater groups working in the city, including the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Boise Little Theatre, and the Boise Contemporary Theatre. Boise is also home to a large Basque population, numbering 15,000, that adds to the city's cultural diversity. Every five years, the community holds a large Basque festival called Jaialdi.

Boise Sports and Leisure

Boise has a substantial sports scene that includes the minor league baseball short-season Class A team the Boise Hawks. The Idaho Steelheads play for the ECHL, and the Idaho Stampede compete in the Continental Basketball Association. College sports can be seen at Boise State University. Bronco Stadium is a 30,000-seat football facility featuring a blue AstroPlay field. Taco Bell Arena has 12,000 seats and is home to basketball games, and the MPC Computers Bowl football game is held annually. Bosie City Parks have a wide range of leisure activities available to the public, including bowling, football, golf, swimming, and tennis.

Boise Outdoors

The Boise area features a wide range of outdoor activities, such as hiking and biking just north of the downtown area. The city has an urban trail system known as the Boise River Greenbelt, and the Boise River also serves as a recreational venue for fishing, swimming, and rafting. For those after some winter outdoor fun, Bogus Basin Mountain Resort offers cross-country and downhill skiing, snowboarding, and tubing - and it is just 16 miles from the city. There are a number of motorized and non-motorized biking trails surrounding the city. Rafting and river tours are available on the Boise River. There are a number of guest ranches offering ranch experience getaways including horseback riding. Hunting and fishing are popular activities in the mountains and foothills near Boise.

Boise at Night

When the sun goes down in Boise, there is quite a variety of activities to provide entertainment and enjoyment to just about anyone. Dining out in Boise features a host of high-quality restaurants, such as four-star fine dining restaurants, ethnic eateries, trendy coffeehouses, or casual steak and potato diners. In the summer, Boise has a number of restaurants and cafes that feature outdoor patio or balcony dining. The restaurants in Boise are known for offering both quality food and affordable prices. For those interested in the bar and club scene, Boise also delivers with places like The Big Easy, a concert house that also has a bar and dance floor.

Boise Almanac

CategoryValue
County Ada County
Standard Zip Codes83702, 83704, 83705, 83706, 83708, 83709, 83712, 83713, 83716, 83703, 83714
P.O. Box Zip Codes83701, 83707, 83711, 83715, 83717, 83719, 83799
Company Zip Codes83720, 83722, 83724, 83725, 83726, 83728, 83729, 83731, 83732, 83735, 83756
Phone Area Codes208
Time ZoneAmerica/Boise
Approximate Latitude43.62
Approximate Longitude-116.32

Boise Climate

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  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Eagle22,711$95,041
Garden City11,423$55,676
Kuna17,015$63,737
Meridian88,247$72,109
Nampa87,896$48,103
Star7,255$67,008

Boise Public Libraries

Boise Public
715 S CAPITOL BLVD
Boise, Idaho
(208) 972-8258
Ada County District
10664 W VICTORY RD
Boise, Idaho
(208) 362-0181

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Boise Hospitals

Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center
(Non-profit)
1055 North Curtis Road
(208) 367-2121
St. Luke's Boise Medical Center
190 East Bannock Street
(208) 381-2222
Southwest Idaho Advanced Care Hospital
(Proprietary)
6651 W. Franklin Road
(208) 685-2400
Va Medical Center - Boise
(Government - Federal)
500 W Fort St
Intermountain Hospital
(Proprietary)
303 North Allumbaugh Street
(208) 377-8400
St. Luke's Rehabilitation
600 N. Robbins Road
(208) 489-4444

Boise Public Schools

Highlands Elementary School
3434 Bogus Basin Road
ZIP: 83702
(208) 854-5050
Primary
Total Enrollment 356
North Junior High School
1105 North 13th Street
ZIP: 83702
(208) 854-5740
Middle
Total Enrollment 887
Madison Early Childhood School
2215 Madison Avenue
ZIP: 83702
(208) 854-5520
Primary
Total Enrollment 49
Boise Senior High School
1010 West Washington St
ZIP: 83702
(208) 854-4270
High
Total Enrollment 1473
Whittier Elementary School
301 North 29th Street
ZIP: 83702
(208) 854-6630
Primary
Total Enrollment 459
Washington Elementary School
1607 North 15th Street
ZIP: 83702
(208) 854-6420
Primary
Total Enrollment 338
Longfellow Elementary School
1511 North 9th Street
ZIP: 83702
(208) 854-5450
Primary
Total Enrollment 344
Inspire Virtual Charter School
600 N Steelhead Way Bldg3, Suite 164
ZIP: 83702
(208) 322-4002
Other
Total Enrollment 972
Marian Pritchett Memorial School
1617 N 24th
ZIP: 83702
(208) 854-6830
Other
William Howard Taft Elementary
3722 Anderson Street
ZIP: 83703
(208) 854-6180
Primary
Total Enrollment 321
Lowell Elementary School
1507 North 28th Street
ZIP: 83703
(208) 854-5480
Primary
Total Enrollment 368
Cynthia Mann Elementary School
5401 West Castle Drive
ZIP: 83703
(208) 854-4680
Primary
Total Enrollment 407
Hillside Junior High School
3536 Hill Road
ZIP: 83703
(208) 854-5120
Middle
Total Enrollment 591
Collister Elementary School
4426 Catalpa Drive
ZIP: 83703
(208) 854-4650
Primary
Total Enrollment 235
Horizon Elementary School
730 N Mitchell
ZIP: 83704
(208) 854-5170
Primary
Total Enrollment 668
Mountain View Elementary School
3500 Carbarton Lane
ZIP: 83704
(208) 854-5700
Primary
Total Enrollment 358
Fairmont Junior High School
2121 North Cole Road
ZIP: 83704
(208) 854-4790
Middle
Total Enrollment 800
Capital Senior High School
8055 Goddard Road
ZIP: 83704
(208) 854-4490
High
Total Enrollment 1340
Valley View Elementary School
3555 N Milwaukee Street
ZIP: 83704
(208) 854-6370
Primary
Total Enrollment 463
Summerwind School Of Math And Science
3675 North Jullion Way
ZIP: 83704
(208) 375-0210
Primary
Total Enrollment 408
Ada County Juvenile Center
6300 Denton Street
ZIP: 83704
(208) 854-4150
Other
Total Enrollment 68
Morley Nelson Elementary
7701 W Northview St
ZIP: 83704
(208) 854-4610
Primary
Total Enrollment 511
Owyhee Elementary School
3434 Pasadena Drive
ZIP: 83705
(208) 854-5850
Primary
Total Enrollment 273
Whitney Elementary School
1609 South Owyhee Street
ZIP: 83705
(208) 854-6580
Primary
Total Enrollment 553
Hawthorne Elementary School
2401 Targee Street
ZIP: 83705
(208) 854-5000
Primary
Total Enrollment 274
South Junior High School
3101 Cassia St
ZIP: 83705
(208) 854-6110
Middle
Total Enrollment 612
Hillcrest Elementary School
2045 South Pond Street
ZIP: 83705
(208) 854-5080
Primary
Total Enrollment 376
Monroe Elementary School
3615 Cassia Street
ZIP: 83705
(208) 854-5620
Primary
Total Enrollment 310
Jefferson Elementary School
200 South Latah Street
ZIP: 83705
(208) 854-5260
Primary
Total Enrollment 312
Robert Janss School
1299 N Orchard St, Suite 110
ZIP: 83706
(208) 577-5423
High
Riverside Elementary School
2100 E Victory
ZIP: 83706
(208) 854-5980
Primary
Total Enrollment 608
Koelsch Elementary School
2015 North Curtis Road
ZIP: 83706
(208) 854-5300
Primary
Total Enrollment 455
The Village Charter School
219 N Roosevelt
ZIP: 83706
(208) 336-2000
Primary
Total Enrollment 300
Timberline High School
701 E Boise Ave
ZIP: 83706
(208) 854-6230
High
Total Enrollment 1110
Garfield Elementary School
1914 Broadway Avenue
ZIP: 83706
(208) 854-4950
Primary
Total Enrollment 402
Sage International School Of Boise
457 E Parkcenter Blvd
ZIP: 83706
(208) 995-0302
Other
Total Enrollment 829
White Pine Elementary School
401 East Linden Street
ZIP: 83706
(208) 854-6530
Primary
Total Enrollment 541
Liberty Elementary School
1740 E Bergeson Street
ZIP: 83706
(208) 854-5410
Primary
Total Enrollment 523
Silver Sage Elementary School
7700 Snohomish Street
ZIP: 83709
(208) 855-4485
Primary
Total Enrollment 378
Borah Senior High School
6001 Cassia Street
ZIP: 83709
(208) 854-4370
High
Total Enrollment 1563
Amity Elementary School
10000 West Amity Road
ZIP: 83709
(208) 854-4220
Primary
Total Enrollment 622
West Junior High
8371 W Salt Creek Ct
ZIP: 83709
(208) 854-6450
Middle
Total Enrollment 917
Grace Jordan Elementary
6411 W Fairfield
ZIP: 83709
(208) 854-5580
Primary
Total Enrollment 511
Pepper Ridge Elementary
2252 S Sumpter Way
ZIP: 83709
(208) 855-4130
Primary
Total Enrollment 668
Dehryl A Dennis Prof-tech Ctr
8201 W Victory Rd
ZIP: 83709
(208) 854-5810
High
Total Enrollment 14
Lake Hazel Middle School
11625 La Grange Street
ZIP: 83709
(208) 855-4375
Middle
Total Enrollment 1462
Frank Church High (altern)
8051 W Salt Creek Ct
ZIP: 83709
(208) 854-5650
High
Total Enrollment 625
Lake Hazel Elementary School
11711 Lake Hazel Road
ZIP: 83709
(208) 350-4075
Primary
Total Enrollment 464
Maple Grove Elementary School
2800 S Maple Grove Road
ZIP: 83709
(208) 854-5540
Primary
Total Enrollment 518
Christine Donnell Sch Of Arts
7075 South Five Mile Road
ZIP: 83709
(208) 855-4355
Primary
Total Enrollment 539
Desert Sage Elementary School
9325 W Mossywood Street
ZIP: 83709
(208) 350-4020
Primary
Total Enrollment 688
Eliza Hart Spalding Stem Academy
12311 W Braddock Drive
ZIP: 83709
(208) 321-2150
Primary
Total Enrollment 737
Adams Elementary School
1725 E Warm Springs Ave
ZIP: 83712
(208) 854-4190
Primary
Total Enrollment 346
Roosevelt Elementary School
908 E Jefferson Street
ZIP: 83712
(208) 854-6030
Primary
Total Enrollment 330
Joplin Elementary School
12081 West Demeyer Street
ZIP: 83713
(208) 855-4345
Primary
Total Enrollment 416
Pioneer School Of The Arts
13255 West Mc Millan Road
ZIP: 83713
(208) 855-4100
Primary
Total Enrollment 697
Ustick Elementary School
12435 W Ustick Road
ZIP: 83713
(208) 855-4120
Primary
Total Enrollment 470
Lowell Scott Middle School
13600 W Mc Millan Road
ZIP: 83713
(208) 350-4060
Middle
Total Enrollment 990
Idaho Connects Online Alt School
12639 Explorer Drive, Suite 185
ZIP: 83713
(208) 781-0647
High
Total Enrollment 163
Isucceed Virtual High School
6148 N. Discovery Way, Suite 120
ZIP: 83713
(208) 375-3116
High
Total Enrollment 323
Centennial High School
12400 West Mc Millan Road
ZIP: 83713
(208) 855-4250
High
Total Enrollment 1611
Gateway School Of Language & Culture
10901 Mc Millan
ZIP: 83713
(208) 855-4475
Primary
Total Enrollment 440
Idaho Connects Online School
12639 W Explorer Drive, Suite 185
ZIP: 83713
(208) 287-3670
Other
Total Enrollment 111
Frontier Elementary School
11851 Musket Drive
ZIP: 83713
(208) 350-4190
Primary
Total Enrollment 384
Cecil D Andrus Elementary
6100 Park Meadow Drive
ZIP: 83713
(208) 939-3400
Primary
Total Enrollment 626
Treasure Valley Math/science
6801 North Gary Lane
ZIP: 83714
(208) 854-6800
Other
Total Enrollment 69
Riverglen Jr High School
6801 N Gary Ln
ZIP: 83714
(208) 854-5910
Middle
Total Enrollment 685
Pierce Park Elementary School
5015 N Pierce Park Lane
ZIP: 83714
(208) 854-5880
Primary
Total Enrollment 394
Shadow Hills Elementary
8301 W Sloan Street
ZIP: 83714
(208) 854-6060
Primary
Total Enrollment 633
Rolling Hills Public Charter
8900 Horseshoe Bend Road
ZIP: 83714
(208) 939-5400
Primary
Total Enrollment 252
Trail Wind Elementary
3701 E Lake Forest Dr
ZIP: 83716
(208) 854-6320
Primary
Total Enrollment 673
East Junior High School
5600 E Warm Springs Ave
ZIP: 83716
(208) 854-4730
Middle
Total Enrollment 577
Les Bois Junior High School
4150 E Grand Forest Dr
ZIP: 83716
(208) 854-5340
Middle
Total Enrollment 638

Boise Private Schools

St Joseph's Catholic School
825 W Fort St
ZIP: 83702
Elementary
Total Enrollment 332
Foothills School Of Arts & Sciences
618 S 8th St
ZIP: 83702
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 115
The Children's School Of Boise
1015 N 8th St
ZIP: 83702
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
St Marys School
2620 W State St
ZIP: 83702
Elementary
Total Enrollment 192
Learning Treeinc
2908 N 28th St
ZIP: 83703
Elementary
Total Enrollment 30
Cloverdale Montessori
3970 Kilarney Dr
ZIP: 83704
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
Northview Montessori School
7670 W Northview St
ZIP: 83704
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
St Marks Elementary School
7503 W Northview St
ZIP: 83704
Elementary
Total Enrollment 328
Rose Hill Montessori
4603 Albion St
ZIP: 83705
Elementary
Total Enrollment 45
Sheridan Academy
4948 Kootenai St Ste 205
ZIP: 83705
Secondary
Total Enrollment 15
Sacred Heart School
3901 Cassia St
ZIP: 83705
Elementary
Total Enrollment 140
Parkcenter Montessori
649 E Parkcenter Blvd
ZIP: 83706
Elementary
Total Enrollment 29
Calvary Christian School
111 Auto Dr
ZIP: 83709
Elementary
Total Enrollment 110
Bishop Kelly High School
7009 W Franklin Rd
ZIP: 83709
Secondary
Total Enrollment 722
Maranatha Christian School
12000 W Fairview Ave
ZIP: 83713
Elementary
Total Enrollment 59
Boise Valley Adventist School
925 N Cloverdale Rd
ZIP: 83713
Elementary
Total Enrollment 53
Teen Challenge Christian Academy
1846 Dawn Ln
ZIP: 83713
Secondary
Total Enrollment 1
Riverstone International School
5521 Warm Springs Ave
ZIP: 83716
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 291
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