Nampa, ID

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Nampa, ID

About Nampa, ID

Nampa, Idaho is an incredible city located in southwestern Idaho. It's known for its breathtaking mountain views, diverse culture, and vibrant nightlife. Visitors can take advantage of outdoor activities like exploring Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area or hiking at Owyhee Canyonlands to explore the local area. Nature enthusiasts can visit places like Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge or Deadwood Reservoir to gain insight into local wildlife. After exploring, sample delicious food from restaurants like The Burrito Shack or CK’s Real Food. With so much to offer, Nampa is a great place to visit for an unforgettable experience! Mid-sized capital city - Southwestern Idaho, on a river plain at the base of the Boise Mountains.

Location Details

State: Idaho
County: Canyon County
Metro Area: Boise City Metro Area
City: Nampa
Zip Codes: 83686 83651 83687
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Time zone: Mountain Standard Time (MST)
Elevation: 2868 ft above sea level
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Boise City, ID metro area is a special place in southwestern Idaho. It's got mountains, a river, and lots of history. Long ago, Native American tribes lived here. Then, in the mid-1800s, people looking for gold and a new life moved in. Boise quickly became important for trade and travel. Now, it's the biggest city in Idaho and the state capital.

The land around Boise is really pretty. There are mountains nearby and the Boise River flows right through the city. This means people can do things like hiking, fishing, and rafting without going far. The weather here has all four seasons. Summers can get hot, while winters might bring some snow, but there are mild springs and falls in between.

Boise's economy is doing well. It's got a mix of jobs in technology, healthcare, and education. Big names like Micron Technology and St. Luke's Health System are here. Farming is also big in the area around the city. Living costs are okay, especially when you compare it to bigger cities on the West Coast.

When it comes to politics, Boise and its suburbs have a mix. The city itself leans a bit more liberal, while the areas around it tend to be more conservative. Idaho as a whole usually supports Republican candidates, but Boise shows that there are different views even within the same state.

Life in Boise offers a good mix of city and nature. There's a strong community vibe, and people really enjoy outdoor activities. The downtown area is lively, with shops, restaurants, and places for art and music. There are also lots of parks and trails for getting outside and enjoying the scenery.

If you're thinking of moving to Boise, there are a few things to keep in mind. The city has been growing fast, so traffic and finding a place to live can be a bit more challenging than before. The weather's mix of hot summers and cold winters means you'll need a variety of clothes. Lastly, getting involved in the community and exploring the outdoors can help make Boise feel like home.

Nampa Cost of Living

Mild climate, outdoor recreation, and attractive setting make Nampa a great place to live.

+9.7% higher than avg
-19.9% lower than avg
$853 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-34.6% lower than avg
Nampa Crime
39.5 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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Pros & Cons of Nampa
   Mild climate
   Outdoor recreation
Economic cycles
   Attractive setting
Growth and sprawl
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We have lived in Arizona (near Phoenix) for 20 years. We are in the process of moving to the Nampa/Caldwell area. Trust me you DO NOT want to come to Arizona for an  More

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Sales tax is one area that it hard to get used to, taxes here are probably average but I was not used to paying sales tax. After I checked it out against other states  More

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Over 14 years ago

Im sure the economy is bad everywhere, but in Nampa, i believe i read the unemployment rate is near  More

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