Life In West Boise

Tony Greising-Murschel

West Boise is a great place to consider living if you’re looking at neighborhoods in Treasure Valley, Idaho. So if you’re considering moving to Boise, then this might be a region you’ll want to consider.

​​West Boise is centrally located between The Village in Meridian and the Boise Town Square Mall. The Boise YMCA West is a popular community center in the area near Chinden and Eagle Road, making it a great place to raise a family and enjoy community. 

West Boise and Garden City are both located West of downtown. West Boise/ Garden City consists of over 30 neighborhoods and only a few miles from downtown Boise.  

With Garden City’s close proximity to the Boise River and the Greenbelt, residents will get out in inner tubes, kayaks or rafts and float down the river with their family and friends. The Greenbelt is used year round, with runners and bikers getting some exercise, walking their dog or getting to work. Many people also use scooters and longboards to get around town.

This part of Boise has a multitude of different options for an individual and a family to enjoy such as some incredible Boise breweries, restaurants, and other fun attractions. 

Moving to West Boise Idaho

Things to do In West Boise

West Boise has a large number of parks that are favorites among the locals. Some of the favorites in the area are Milwaukee Park, Hyatt Hidden Lakes Reserve, Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park and Winstead Park. Boise parks have a lot of green space for activities, bike paths, and even some trailheads. 

Trampoline Parks For Families

Some family friendly attractions in the west side of Boise include Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park, which features things like indoor skydiving, ropes course, trampolines and more! 

Shopping At The Mall

Boise Towne Square, or the indoor Boise Mall, is also a part of Boise, west of downtown. It features all sorts of clothing stores, health and beauty shops and the only See’s Candy store in the state of Idaho! 

West Boise YMCA

West Boise YMCA and Boise City Aquatic Center is a big attraction in Boise. You can schedule classes like yoga and cycling and enjoy the many facilities. They have a large swimming pool, basketball court and gymnastics area. The West Boise YMCA also has several weight lifting areas and racquetball courts. If you are into sports and staying active, the West Boise YMCA and Boise City Aquatic Center is a place to check out.

Boise River Greenbelt for biking and hiking

Restaurants In West Boise

Good and local food has always been something that Boise is known for, and West Boise is no exception. There are several restaurants which are favorites in the area that include

  • Original Sunrise Cafe
  • Neighbor Tim’s BBQ and Catering
  • Ironwood Bar and Grill
  • Pastry Perfection
  • Fresh Off The Hook
  • Sockeye Brewing

Schools In West Boise

School is an important part of a child’s life, and Boise offers schools to kids of all ages. Elementary schools like Valley View and Summerwind help to establish a good education for younger children. Fairmont Junior High and Capitol High School seek to further educate children and give your kids a friendly and helpful environment to help them succeed. A unique, yet pretty forward thinking private school called Heroes Academy is located next to the West YMCA. 

Homes For Sale in West Boise

In West Boise, the city of trees offers a wide variety of homes all over the area with a single or double story. A larger yard is available as well on many of these homes. Price range is roughly 360k to 1.3 million. 

Other Boise Neighborhoods:

Boise Bench Homes
East Boise Neighborhood
Collister Neighborhood, Boise
Southeast Boise Neighborhood

Tony-Greising-Murschel-Boise Real Estate Agent

About Tony Greising-murschel

Tony helps buyers find their dream home and homeowners sell for more in the Boise, Idaho area. Tony is the Real Estate Agent behind Thrive In Boise, supporting the Treasure Valley area. Call or text him at 208-891-9799