Vista Neighborhood

The Vista Neighborhood, a gateway to the city, was identified as the first partnership area for the Energize Our Neighborhoods program when it launched in 2014. Throughout the three years of focused investment, Vista residents designed the strategies, prioritized projects, and served on committees and in leadership roles.

Why the Vista Neighborhood?

The city identified the Vista Neighborhood as an area rich in opportunity after reviewing citywide livability indicators, neighborhood demographics and several significant local assets.

  • The Vista Avenue Corridor is an important economic catalyst for the Vista Neighborhood and the entire city.
  • The Whitney Community Center is operated by Boise Parks & Recreation in partnership with the Boise School District. The community center is a great neighborhood resource. It offers amenities that include a free after-school program, studio space for art and dance classes, a supervised teen activity center and a community garden.
  • The City of Boise owns 80 units of affordable housing on Vista Avenue. 
  • The entire Vista Neighborhood qualifies for certain federal funds administered by the City of Boise.

Community Resources

Picnic In the Park

The Idaho Food Bank sponsors a healthy meal and fun activities, Monday through Friday at park locations around the Boise Metro Area. Free to all Children ages 1-18. Adults may purchase a lunch for a small charge.

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Food and Clothing Ministry

The Whitney United Methodist Church sponsors community dinners, lunches, a food pantry and clothing assistance to their community.

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Small Business Association Workshops

Workshops are held at the Boise District Office located at 380 East Parkcenter Blvd, Suite 330, Boise, ID 83716.

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Terry Reilly Health Clinic

Terry Reilly is pleased to announce an expansion of services in the Boise Community. The Boise – Latah clinic is your neighborhood health center – a convenient one-stop location providing quality patient-centered care for you and your family.

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The Energize Our Neighborhoods LIV initiative aligns community resources to improve livability and make measurable change. This targeted strategy from the City of Boise fosters collaboration among residents and leverages public and private investments to ensure every Boise neighborhood remains unique, vibrant and desirable. The Vista Neighborhood was selected as the first focus area.

Vista Neighborhood Association

Learn more about the Neighborhood Association, board members, current activities, and upcoming events. 

Additional Resources

Vista Neighborhood Plan (PDF)


Project Boundaries Map (PDF)


Vista Neighborhood Historic Context (PDF)


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