Boise is the states most populous area and the capital of Idaho. The Boise river flows through the city and provides a lot of recreation for the area. If you are feeling adventurous you can float the river usually beginning in June and ending the beginning of September depending on the amount of water. Boise may have gotten its name from Capt. B.L.E. Bonneville of the US Army. After trekking for weeks through dry and rough terrain, his exploration party reached an overlook with a view of the Boise River Valley. The place where they stood is called Bonneville Point, located on the Oregon Trail east of the city. According to the story, a French-speaking guide, overwhelmed by the sight of the verdant river, yelled “Les bois! Les bois!” (“The wood! The wood!”)—and the name stuck. Another popular account says that French Canadian fur trappers saw the River and called it “La rivière boisée” which means “the wooded river.” However it got its name many call it home and enjoy the recreation is offers. There is hiking, and water sports in the summer to snowmobiling and skiing in the winter.
If Boise is a community you are interested finding a home here are some links to great information on the city.
Boise has a lot to offer so depending on what you are looking for in a new home you should keep Boise on the list.