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Cities in the Spotlight: Boise

Boise is the largest city in Idaho.

Boise is the largest city in Idaho.

If you are looking for an area of the Pacific Northwest that isn't on the coast, then you may enjoy the idea of traveling to Boise with your moving containers. The capital of Idaho may have everything that you need.

Boise has a population of more than 210,000 people, which makes it the largest city in Idaho. If you want to avoid driving, or just feel like leaving the car at home, the ValleyRide system may be for you. Taking one of the Ada County routes will get you to most places in the area.

The weather in Boise varies greatly, as the summer is short, and the temperature rises and drops significantly month-by-month. The average summer high temperature is 91 degrees, while the average winter low temperature is 24 degrees, according to The Weather Channel.

Those looking to take post-high school classes, or just want options for their children later on, have a few options in the Boise Area. The city is the home of Boise State University, while there are also satellite campuses for Idaho State University and the University of Idaho.

There are no professional sports teams from the four major sports, but Boise still gives you some options. The city's baseball team is named the Hawks, and belongs to the Northwest League. The NBA Development League has a team here, named the Stampede, while the ECHL's Steelheads also play in the city. If college sports are your thing, Boise State offers NCAA Division I options.

Indoor and outdoor fun available in Boise
Boise offers many different activities, whether you enjoy exploring the outdoors or checking out local exhibits and sites. For those who want to check out history and science centers, there are many options. The Boise Art Museum has a multitude of art pieces and exhibits that may interest someone visiting the city. The area is also home to Zoo Boise, which hold many animals and insects, including a butterfly sanctuary during the summer.

For those looking for outdoor activities, there are many parks throughout the area, as well as a large amount of riverfront. This can make it easy to play sports outdoors, or just take some time to go fishing and enjoy the state's natural beauty.