Here are a few things you might want to know if you are moving to Boise, Idaho.

It’s a Friendly Community: The people in Boise are very friendly and happy people. It tops the nations charts in volunteerism and community outreach. There’s a lot to be happy about. U.S. News and World Report ranks Boise, ID #12th in Best Places to Live stating Boise is a recreationalist’s paradise.

Great Outdoor Recreation: Boise features many outdoor activities year-round. There are countless activities to try. You can bike, hike, or run along more than 180 miles of public trails, many close to the downtown area. The Boise River Greenbelt trail should not be missed. The Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area offers cross-country and downhill skiing and snowboarding in winter and river-rafting, tubing, and kayaking all summer long. Many ranch getaways offer horseback riding. Outside Magazine named Boise one of the 10 “Best Big Cities for Active Families”.

Diverse Boise Culture: Known as a hub for music and performing arts; The Gene Harris Jazz Festival is an annual spring event. There is a variety cultural attractions to take in such as the Boise Art Museum, the Basque Museum and Cultural Center, Discovery Center of Idaho, and the Idaho Shakespeare Festival. The World’s largest celebration of Basque Culture, called Jaialdi, is held in Boise every five years – mark your calendar for 2020.

Great Family Fun: Based on a average cost of living, housing affordability, ease of commuting, and very low crime rate; Forbes ranks Boise, Idaho #2 in Best Cities for Raising a Family. If you would like to live in a Family Friendly city, Boise is the place.

All Four Seasons: What is your favorite season? Do you like snow during the winter and a hot, dry summer? The Boise climate has all 4 seasons; winter, spring, summer, and autumn. We have your favorite here.

Traveling Made Easy: Interstate 84 is known as the Great Connector and it provides you an easy route to Portland to the west or Salt Lake City to the east. Living in Boise makes is easy to take a road trip to popular cities like Las Vegas, Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco. USA Today ranked Boise one of the top five “Best Travel-Worthy State Capitals”.

Quirky Laws: In Utah, it is illegal to fish off the back of a camel, and in Boise it is against the law to fish from the back of a giraffe. It is illegal to ride on a merry-go-round on a Sunday. It is also illegal to sleep in a dog kennel unless you are a dog.

Happy Hours: Boise has a vast variety of micro-breweries that sustain the local nightlife. Along with brew-pubs, wine bars and bistros, you can find great entertainment at comedy clubs or Boise’s many live-music venues.

Smurf Turf: The Boise State University Broncos are a huge part of Boise and many might think the blue turf at the Bronco’s football stadium was the result of some crazy prank, but it wasn’t. The blue turf was intentional chosen to gain Boise State University national publicity and it worked. The blue “smurf turf” at BSU was the first non-green field in American football history.

Boise is Growing: Both Zillow and Forbes named Boise as one of the top “Fastest-Growing Cities in America” partially due to tech and competitive industry growth potential. People are moving to Boise to build a career for themselves and to live in a great place where their family can thrive.

If you are one of the fortunate people who are bound for Boise, Mesa Moving & Storage is here to help relocation your residence.

Call our Boise office at (208) 336-7000 or stop by and see us at 7600 S. Eisenman Road.