Did you know that Boise is the City of Trees?

Posted by Kevin Hughes on Friday, May 20th, 2011 at 5:00pm.

Boise GreenbeltWhat factors do you look for when deciding on where to make your next home?  What’s most important to you in a city or town?  Is it the picturesque scenery?  Low crime rate?  Activities and attractions for all?  Well, if all of those things are important to you, look no further than Boise.  Boise has it all.

Did you know that Boise is the city of trees?  That’s right – known for its majesty, beauty, peacefulness, and scenic landscapes, Boise is one of the most stunning cities in the United States.  Boise possesses an independence and creative spirit not found in other cities.  With its gorgeous scenery and abundant natural resources, as well as the year-round outdoor activities available to its residents, Boise is often listed on lists of “best places” to live.

Surrounded by desert, the Boise valley is a breath of fresh air. Whether you come from East or West, whether driving or flying into the area, the descent into Boise takes your breath away. Just as some of the original settlers stood on Bonneville Point and shouted, "Les Bois, Les Bois!" meaning "the woods, the woods!" you will be astounded at the beauty of the tree-lined Boise River. The greenbelt that runs right along the river is a favorite of many locals. Especially because the Boise River greenbelt not only runs right through the center of downtown Boise, but it also connects the dots between many Boise communities(including Boise, Eagle, Meridian, and Nampa), parks, and homes.

Boise RiverWhen you purchase real estate in Boise and move into your new Boise home, you’ll get to spend your days in the City of Trees surrounded by its gorgeous natural sights, full of greenery and wildlife.  Trees are so important to Boise residents, in fact, that the Boise Community Forestry's Historic & Rare Tree of Boise program was developed to recognize notable trees within Boise's city limits.  The trees may be on either city or private property. Nominations acknowledge that these trees are distinct and unique living resources of Boise's community.

City trees add the soft touch of nature to our busy lives.  They cool the city of Boise, fight pollution, beautify neighborhoods, provide habitat for wildlife, and quite simply, create a more livable, vivacious community for residents of Boise. The Boise river and the entire valley is truly one of many jewels Idaho has to offer. Check out today's new listings to find an Idaho property that will be perfect for you !

Kevin Hughes

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