Boise City is a city located in the Northwestern United States in the state of Idaho. Boise is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Idaho as well as the county seat of Ada County. Located on the Boise River, this is the principal city of the Boise City-Nampa metropolitan area and the largest city between Salt Lake City, Utah and Portland, Oregon. As of the 2008 Census Bureau estimates, Boise s city population was 205,314 and Boise metropolitan area is estimated to have 599,753 inhabitants, by far the most populous metropolitan area in Idaho. It is also the 100th largest US city by population.
Our Vision: To Make Boise the Most Livable City in the Country.
David H. Bieter, Mayor Welcome to the City of Trees. Whether you re a resident, a business owner, a visitor or thinking of making Boise your home, we are here to provide you with outstanding municipal services - a vital part of any great community s quality of life.
Boise possesses an independence and creative spirit not found in many other places. With our stunning scenery, abundant natural resources and year-round outdoor activities, it s no surprise Boise consistently lands on national "best places" lists for families, businesses and recreation year after year.
We place the highest priority on integrity in government, economic development and delivering services at the neighborhood level. It s all part of our vision of making Boise the most livable city in the country. Please let us know how we re doing.
David H. Bieter
Boise started its life as Fort Boise, a U.S. Army installation located at a
strategic junction on the Oregon Trail between what were then the major
settlements in southern Idaho Territory, the mining camps of Silver City to the
south and Idaho City to the northeast.
Visit Boise by air:
* Boise Airport (IATA: BOI) (ICAO: KBOI), 3201 Airport Way, is serviced by several airlines, including United, American Eagle, Delta, Alaska/Horizon and Southwest.
Visit Boise by car:
* Boise can be accessed by car via Interstate 84.
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