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Boise Gay City Guide – A Big Town City with a Small Town Feel

Situated on the banks of the Boise River, Idaho’s capital city of Boise is a city with so much to offer. Some often describe Boise as being a big town city with a small-town feel, where locals are friendly, warm, and welcoming. With a growing arts scene, plenty of business opportunities, and recreational activities of all kinds to enjoy, Boise would make a great place to call home.

Boise was initially settled by early 19th century French Canadians. It is also settlers who gave the city its name, which comes from the French for Boise, meaning “wooded” because of the tree-lined river near which it sits. Boise was officially established following the 1862 gold rush to the area, and the community initially developed for the purpose of providing services for the nearby mines. It was also located at the crossroads of the Oregon Trail, which helped to ensure additional growth and development as well. Since that time Boise has grown to be an important agricultural center, as well as a city that is home to many other industries including lumbering electronics trade, and trucking. In addition, it has plenty of things to see and do, and recreational opportunities in the beautiful outdoor scenery that Boise provides abound, in addition to shops restaurants and other cultural amenities. Truly, in Boise, you can have it all.

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  • Boise was once crowned the number one adventure city in all of the United States by National Geographic.
  • Idaho is well-known for its potatoes – and Boise is proud of that fame. While other cities drop giant glass balls for New Year’s Eve, Boise is known for its celebration which involves a giant Idaho Potato being dropped to ring in the New Year.

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