Boise, Idaho has never missed a ranking our our Top 100 Best Live list, not to mention numerous other Livability rankings. As the capital and most populous city in Idaho, Boise helps set the cultural tone of the state, offering residents and visitors a rich collection of amenities from parks and restaurants to museums and music venues. Boise State University drives the economy in Boise, along with top employers like Micron Technology, St. Luke’s Health System and Simplot. While most of the city lies on a broad, flat plain, a stretch of mountains to the northeast offers great neighborhoods as well as great hiking and camping opportunities.

 

EAGLE

Welcome to beautiful Eagle Idaho!

Eagle is an upscale suburb of Boise with beautiful settings of the foothills just to the North. The Boise River spans the entire length of the city with access to the tree lined Greenbelt. Enjoy lunch or dinner on the patio at Bardenay as you watch the people enjoying the Greenbelt while listening to the sound of th flowing Boise River.

You can be in Boise in about 15 minutes all the while enjoying the view of the foothills as well as all the opportunities for shopping along the way.

You can enjoy Eagle Island Park with activities such as multi-use trails, non-motorized boats only, swimming, fishing, volleyball courts, disc golf course, horseshoe pits and a waterslide.

Emmett

Introduction to Emmett, Idaho

Emmett, Idaho, in Gem county, is located 23 miles N of Nampa, Idaho (center to center) and 324 miles E of Portland, Oregon.

Emmett History

Emmett city is in the Gem County and housed a Boise Cascade manufacturing facility that shut down in 2001. Gem County was established in 1915. This county was named after the nickname of the state, Gem State. The early settlers in the county were the fur trappers.

Emmett and nearby Attractions

Emmett Plaza

Gem County Historical Museum

Eagle Island State Park

Freezeout Hill Memorial

Things To Do In Emmett

Tourists in Emmett can spend their free hours at the Emmett Plaza, which is a great zone for hanging around. A notable place that one can visit is the Freezeout Hill Memorial. The Eagle Island Sate Park offers facilities for swimming, and also has scenic picnic areas. If one loves history, then the Gem County Historical Museum is the perfect place to visit. The annual festivals and fairs hosted by the city include the Emmett Cherry Festival, Harvest Festival Street Fair, Cowboy Poetry Gathering and Heritage Days, and Gem/ Boise Counties Fair.

Emmett Transportation

Boise Air Terminal/ Gowen Field is the nearest airport to Emmett.

Emmett Higher Education

There are many universities and colleges that offer higher education facilities. Some of these include Boise State University, College of Southern Idaho, Eastern Oregon University, and Lewis – Clark State College.

 

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