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Idaho has been making headlines a lot lately – in a good way. Whenever a new list is released for the best places to live, work, or play in the U.S., an Idaho city makes the list. Last week, released its list of America’s 50 best cities to live in, and not surprisingly, Meridian, Idaho made the #1 spot. weighed many aspects when determining the best places to live, including the quality of schools, how healthy the local job market is, the safety of the community, the culture of the city, housing affordability and even the climate. Each city had to have populations over 65,000 or more to qualify and data was retrieved from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Interestingly, the most desirable cities on the list had an

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New research shows Millennials (those born between 1980-2000) are starting businesses in unprecedented numbers, with over a quarter of the demographic reporting as self-employed. Boise is highly desirable for Millennials and is quickly becoming a hotspot for science and technology startups because of its big city resources yet small-town feel. recently released a report of the top 10 cities for millennial entrepreneurs, ranking Boise as the second best place to live for Millennial Entrepreneurs.

 Local Startup Services and Assistance

Idaho recognizes creating the right environment for startups is integral to the state’s economic viability. In 2012, the Idaho Global Entrepreneurship Mission (IGEM) Initiative was

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idaho attractions

There are so many amazing places in Idaho you must visit it is nearly impossible to pick just a few. From a waterfall higher than Niagara Falls to the deepest canyon in the world, those that enjoy natural beauty can never get enough of Idaho. Here are some amazing places in Idaho that you must visit.

Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area

Set aside by Congress, this 48,000 square acre area is dedicated to protecting birds of prey. From January to late June over 16 different nesting species visit the area to hatch their young. Additionally, over 700 pairs of raptors raise their young in the incredible beauty of this park.

Hell’s Canyon

While Idaho has more whitewater rafting locations than any state in the

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Anderson Reservoir - Mountain Home, Idaho

1. Outstanding Fishing

When you are coming to Mountain Home Air Force Base bring the fishing poles. There are many wonderful reservoirs to fish including Anderson Ranch, CJ Strike, South Fork and Little Camas. If you want to try fly fishing head to the South Fork of the Boise River just below Anderson Dam.

2. Whitewater Rafting and Paddle boating

Enjoy a whitewater rafting and paddleboating on many parts of the Snake River. One of the best spots is from Danskin Bridge to Anderson Ranch Dam. In fact, this stretch is just perfect for an overnight camping trip. Idaho offers the most miles of whitewater rafting of any state in the lower 48.

3. Hunting

This area is known as one of the meccas of Idaho for hunting. Many take large elk, deer,

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 boise dog parks

Although city code requires all dogs be on a leash at all city parks and facilities, the City of Boise offers a plethora of outdoor activities for dogs and their owners and there are some exceptions to the code. Within the city are 4 off-leash dog parks that are open everyday from sunrise to sunset. These special parks feature sand or mulch materials instead of grass so that the animals can have fun in a unique environment. Additionally, there are 7 off-leash pet areas in developed multi-use parks with grass. Click here for a detailed list and maps.


A fun place you might want to consider bringing Fido to is Redwood Park, located at 2675 N. Shamrock Avenue, Boise, 83713. This park allows dogs to be off-leash from sunrise to 10 a.m. and

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treasure valley, id 

Photo courtesy of The Idaho Statesman

It’s no secret the Treasure Valley boasts stellar amenities. From pocket boutique retail stores to tantalizing restaurants to parks built just for canines, we have it all. Over 22,000 locals participated in the Idaho Statesman's annual Best of Treasure Valley 2015 survey, with the primary objective to identify the best of the best in our area. You probably aren’t surprised The Village at Meridian ranked #1 for the best place to impress out-of-towners. You might already have guessed Chandlers Steakhouse boasts the best steak and Bodovino offers the best wine list, but the Statesman’s comprehensive list holds a few surprises you might not want to overlook. Are you ready to explore your community?

Check out a few

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The Mike Brown Group is excited to announce the Title One Golf Charity event held on August 28th raised over thirty thousand dollars for the Boys and Girls Club. Thank you to everyone who participated in the event. 

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If spending time on the green is your idea of the best day ever, Boise, Idaho is certain to be your new favorite place to call home. With a wealth of options, including 18 different courses that are within 18 miles, Boise is a golfer’s paradise.

Golf Course Living

There is a special way of living that golfers, those who love watching people have a good time and people who appreciate vibrant green grass can all appreciate equally – golf course living. These gorgeous communities are located along or around golf courses, providing spectacular views and outstanding amenities for the entire family.

When it comes to golf course living in Boise, Idaho, there are plenty of options, both within the city and right nearby. This provides a unique way

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When it comes to choosing a place to live, many factors go into making your choice. If you are trying to find the perfect location in Idaho, Eagle is sure to jump right to the top of your list. From its stunning location in the Boise foothills to its close proximity to downtown Boise, Eagle, Idaho has everything you might be looking for in a new place to live.

A Small Town Feel

While Eagle was listed on MSN’s Richest Towns in America list, that just doesn’t do justice to this gorgeous setting that feels more like small town living. The friendly neighborhoods, including Eagle Hills, which is located right along the beautiful Eagle Hills Golf Course only minutes from downtown Eagle, provide residents with the close-knit feel that shows what small

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When it comes to choosing a place to call home, the educational opportunities available for your children are always a major consideration. When you choose Boise, Idaho, your children will have access to numerous education options ranging from traditional public schools to private options, charter schools, online and hybrid schools, technical education and special needs options.

Public Schools – Quality Education Matters

Today, quality education is a requirement for most parents, and Boise schools provide just that. You can consider Longfellow Elementary School or Riverside, both of which are top-ranking schools on There are also numerous middle and high school public options available in the Boise school districts,

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