Things to be Thankful for in Boise

In honor of Thanksgiving, we asked Boiseans what they’re most thankful for living in Boise. In no particular order, here’s what rose to the top:

Kind People

A man and woman wearing blue shirts that read Boise Kind

Boise truly is a kind and loving community. It’s so important that we created a Boise Kind initiative aimed at protecting and promoting our community’s core values and ensuring that Boise remains a kind and welcoming city.

Boise Foothills

Green foothills with family hiking on trail

The Boise Foothills provide a postcard backdrop that inspire and soothes the soul. An interconnected network of roads and trails courses through the hills, linking not only neighborhoods with public lands but also connecting people with the natural environment. With over 200 miles of trails, there is something for everyone.

Explore Ridge to Rivers

Downtown Boise

Photo taken from above of downtown street lined with tents for farmers market with people walking around them.

It’s shops and the Saturday market with local products. It’s sipping a craft beer or coffee surrounded by friends. It’s a place that captivates and inspires. It’s a feeling you only get in Downtown Boise.

Safe Community

Three police officers outside

The foundation of Boise’s success and high livability is the fact that Boise has become one of our country’s safest communities. The 25-year drop in crime is attributed to strong neighborhoods, community schools, opportunities for youth to be active and an engaged community.

Basque Culture

Photo of street lined with trees

Boise is home to the largest concentration of Basque people outside of Spain. Boise’s Basque Block in downtown Boise includes a museum and several restaurants. More paella, please!

Hyde Park

Street corner with restaurants

From Camel’s Back Park and historic architecture to the restaurants and North End community, Hyde Park is a beloved place nestled against the Boise Foothills.

Four Seasons

Street lined with trees in fall colors with city skyline in back and foothills behind that

Spring, summer, fall and winter. In Boise, we are fortunate to have them all, each one presenting its own beauty.

Boise River

River with people floating on tubes and rafts

The Boise River is quintessential Boise. It provides recreation, fishing and is truly the heart and lifeblood of our city.

Boise Greenbelt

Greenbelt path with people running and walking on it with grass and trees along the side

The 25-mile Boise River Greenbelt is one of Boise's most beloved parks. The tree-lined pathway follows the river through the heart of the city and provides scenic views, wildlife habitat and pedestrian access to many of the city's popular riverside parks. The Greenbelt also serves as an alternative transportation route for commuters.

Boise Parks

Outdoor covered picnic shelter with playground in background

The City of Boise is home to more than 90 parks and reserves that serve community members across the city. These green spaces provide opportunities for residents to connect with nature and improve their health and wellness. Boise’s parks are also free and accessible to everyone.

From all of us at the City of Boise, we are thankful for you, Boiseans, who make this such an amazing place to live. Happy Thanksgiving!

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