10 Great Things About Nampa

Nampa is just about 20 miles west of Boise, and is the largest city in Canyon county with just over 81,000 people. It's a booming city complete with shopping, and several residential neighborhoods perfect for the growing family. Below are 10 great reasons for you to consider living in Nampa, ID.
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#1 College of Western Idaho

The College of Western Idaho is Idaho's fastest growing community college just off of I-84 in Nampa. It's Idaho's newest community college and receives accreditation through its memorandum of understanding with the College of Southern Idaho.

#2 The Recreation Center

The Nampa recreation center is a 140,000 square foot recreation facility that is owned and maintained by the city. Enjoy aquatics, basketball, cardio equipment, exercise studios, indoor track, programs for kids, play center, rock climbing, racquetball, weight room, and a senior center.

#3 Nampa Parks

The city of Nampa is home to a beautiful parks system. There are a total of 24 parks, including Lakeview Park.

#4 The Idaho Center

The Idaho Center Arena is located in Nampa just off I-84 next to the College of Western Idaho. The Idaho Center is a complex of sports and entertainment venues with an indoor arena and outdoor amphitheater that can hold over 10,000 people. The Idaho Center also holds a 200-meter indoor track that will be the site of the 2012 NCAA Indoor Track Championships.

#5 The Snake river Stampede

The Snake River Stampede is one of the top ten regular season professional rodeos in the nation, and is ranked eighth in the world. Virtually all of the world champions have competed at the stampede at one time or another, all right here in Nampa, Idaho.

#6 Idaho Horse Park

The Idaho Horse Park is a full service equestrian facility with several show arenas, great seating, and stock pens and barns. Events include the Idaho Cutting Horse Weekend show, horse expo, Des Arab Arabian Horse Show, and the Idaho Paint Horse Show.

#7 Lake Lowell

Lake Lowell right outside Nampa, is the site of 11,000-acre Deer Flat Wildlife Refuge (established by president Theodore Roosevelt in 1909). Lake Lowell is a great birding spot with over 200 species. Lake Lowell is also the site of the Lake Lowell Marathon, half marathon, and 10K, & 5K.

#8 Northwest Nazarene University

NNU is a high-calibar private university totally open to all students of all ages and backgrounds. It is nationally respected and has six schools, ranging from business to education and social work.

#9 High Class Golfing

The city of Nampa owns and operates two golf courses, Ridgecrest Golf Club (27 holes) , and Centennial Golf Course (18 holes).

#10 Nampa Civic Center

The Nampa Civic Center is home to broadway shows, concerts, plays, recitals, consumer shows, various banquets and more. It is one of Idaho's largest full service convention centers.

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