Saturday, July 24, 2010

So much, for Why I chose Boise, Idaho as my home

Outside Magazine 

August 2010 Issue Best Towns 
Boise, Idaho is # 1 Town in USA
In its best town survey considering using the following
criteria: Quality of of sporting life, cultural vibrancy, 
resiliency of economy and stability of housing market.
Boise was considered Best in the Country. Outside
calls Boise a "multi-sport mecca" and singles out the
North End (where I live) the park system (where I 
live) the Greenbelt - ( live next to it) Bogus Basin
 and dozens of high-tech start up companies.

I guess, I'll add a few of my own:

Best small Town of 200,000 people
Best town for youthful excitement - one of
the hottest college football teams in the country
Boise State University - The BSU Broncos

Best Town that has a "Citizens First" attitude
Best small town supported by Major Airlines
If you are attracted to this town - there are no
major cities in the immediate area.  Yet this town
reaches out to Portland, Seattle, Salt Lake and
the great Northwest - Montana and Wyoming
Finally, an Oasis in the High Desert that is green
called the City of Trees - with a river system
running through it - Whitewater around it and
surrounded by National Forests... Home!

Bicycle Sports, River Sports, Mountain Sports -
Camping, Fishing, Trail systems intertwine the City
and the Mountains.  Winter Sports Skiing incl access
to Sun Valley, Idaho, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Park
City Utah, Bend Oregon. Snake River, Boise River
Salmon River, Payette River. Hells Canyon.

Wildlife: Elk, Big Horn Sheep, Antelope, large variety
of Wolf - Bear, Caribou, Moose, Deer - Salmon, Trout
Birds of Prey lace the river systems.

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