Boise ( (listen) BOY-see) is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Idaho and is the county seat of Ada County. On the Boise River in southwestern Idaho, it is 41 miles (66 km) east of the Oregon border and 110 miles (177 km) north of the Nevada border. The downtown area's elevation is 2,704 feet (824 m) above sea level. Its estimated population in 2020 was 240,380.

The Boise metropolitan area, also known as the Treasure Valley, includes five counties with a combined population of 749,202, the most populous metropolitan area in Idaho. It contains the state's three largest cities: Boise, Nampa, and Meridian. Boise is the 77th most populous metropolitan statistical area in the United States.
Downtown Boise is the cultural center and home to many small businesses and some mid-rise buildings. The area has a variety of shops and restaurants. Centrally, 8th Street contains a pedestrian zone with sidewalk cafes and restaurants. The neighborhood has many local restaurants, bars, and boutiques. The area also contains the Basque Block, which showcases Boise's Basque heritage. Downtown Boise's main attractions include the Idaho State Capitol, the classic Egyptian Theatre on the corner of Capitol Boulevard and Main Street, the Boise Art Museum on Capitol in front of Julia Davis Park, and Zoo Boise on the grounds of Julia Davis Park.

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  1. R

    Year-round Steel Challenge within 300 miles of Boise

    My wife and I are California transplants and we're loving the Boise area. Amply opportunity around here to shoot SC 6 months of the year, but we'd like to be able to shoot a 6-8 stage match during the winter months. What's within our 300 mile striking distance?
  2. Joe Link

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  3. Joe Link

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  4. Kruel J

    9 wounded (6 kids) in Boise stabbing attack

    Stabbing suspect attacked victims during a 3-year-old's birthday party Wow, not the Boise I remember. And the POS went after a bunch of kids....
  5. S

    Boise Area Newbie

    I moved to Idaho in 2007 from Arizona. I am a retired LEO and have been hand gunning for 55 years. Not an "expert" but I've learned a couple of things over the years Had a stroke about two years ago which seriously messed with my shooting, but I've managed to get back on target and shoot...
  6. Mygrainman

    On the road again. First stop... Boise Gun Show

    Mygrainman and the MygrainMrs. are back on the road again for another adventure... For the first stop we decided to stay in Boise(well Nampa) Idaho and check out this gun show Saturday AM... Events: Great Idaho Gun Show | Ford Idaho Center We we wanted a decent hotel as close to the event...
  7. Scoutsniper687

    Work near Boise?

    Well, I am less than a week out from moving to the Boise area and looking for work. I can't talk about where I'm moving from; it's too traumatic ha-ha! Just kidding. Anyway, I am 29 Years old, fully capable, spent 4 years in the State Military Reserve as a Military Police Officer. I am really...
  8. Glock10MM

    New From Boise Area

    Just looking for a good place to talk about guns and do some swapping!
  9. R

    Boise Police allowing stolen Firearms to return to the streets

    I had 2 firearms and equipment stolen in 2006. I have been calling periodically to see if they have been recovered or have any updates. Recently my email was hacked and had to switch over to another email system, during this time BPD had tried to contact me and were unable to because of the...
  10. awglefty

    Hello from Boise Idaho!

    Hello! I moved to Idaho 2 years ago now, I just heard about this group from a friend back home in western Washington. I recently joined the nampa range, hope to get back into some idpa or uspsa.
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