The city of Boise (pronounced Boy-See) is named after the French word for “wooded” as fur traders who transversed the area marveled at the abundance of trees the area contained and gave it the “Boise” monicker. That’s one account of how Boise got its name.
Boise is the capital city of Idaho, and offers residents and visitors alike picturesque views and a plethora of activities to satisfy just about any interest. Boise’s downtown area offers a variety of dining and shopping options, especially on 8th street. It also features a lively nightlife with clubs, bars, and tap rooms. Additionally, it provides residency to the Boise State Broncos and the ECHL’s Idaho Steelheads. Other areas of interest include the Boise River Greenbelt, Ann Morrison Park, and Zoo Boise.
The Boise area is one of the nation’s top real estate markets. In fact, Realtor.com published an article saying Boise will be the nation’s top real estate market in 2020 due to its home prices and continued demand for housing.