Retire in Boise City, ID

Livability Score
52
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
Total Population
211655
Median Househould Income
49209
Median Age
35.9
65 Years and Over
25453
Median Home Value
175800
Unemployed
8907
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Cucina Di Paolo

One of Boise's consistently validating qualities is the ability to find these tiny little places hidden away in nooks and crannies that are totally...

2. Kibrom's Restaurant

So great to have Ethiopian food in Boise! I ordered the lamb red tibs, which is the spicy version of the lamb dish (the description of exotic spices got...

3. The Basque Market

Great Tapas, shady outside patio dining area. Also a selection of Basque groceries to take home. I bought chocolate, nuts, and a Tappas sauce. They were all...

4. Café Vicino

Old friends invited us to dinner at Café Vicino. Each of the four of us raved about each of our dinner choices. From the tomato basil soup, delicious salads...

5. Bleubird

I'm from out of town and I came into Boise just for these sodas. (And to visit my sister, I guess). In a week we visited probably at least three times. I...

Golf
1. Shadow Valley Golf Course

Another one of my favorite courses in Boise.... I truly enjoy the front nine more than the back nine, however, both nines tend to efficiently and...

2. Falcon Crest Golf Course

Man, I really enjoy golfing here. They have 3 courses with a total of 36 holes. They have their main course which is super fun with beautiful landscape...

3. Quail Hollow Golf Club

I have not been since they opened this new restaurant of theirs.... However, I don't need that in order to give them a five star review. This course is...

4. Banbury Golf Club

Fun, challenging course! Water along the entire course (depending on your ball location!). Nice and flat, easily walkable.

5. Golf365

Going to golf 365 was my first experience with a golf simulator and it was incredible. Bill, the owner, was very helpful in getting us used to the...

Active
1. Boise River Greenbelt

Loved taking a stroll on the greenbelt while visiting Boise. Lots of people watching and fun activities going on. Saw numerous bikers with dogs in baskets...

2. Camel's Back Park

This is great park and has a HUGE hill that can be a great workout! There is a playground for the kids as well as a few stationary workout equipment...

3. Idaho River Sports

We rented 2 SUP's (stand-up paddle boards) at Idaho River Sports yesterday. They were very busy, but still were very helpful and got us set up with a...

4. Idaho Mountain Touring

This place is the best, by far. Extremely knowledgeable - about bikes and about local trails - and everyone I dealt with couldn't have been nicer. Their...

5. Julia Davis Park

It's not massive. It's not flashy. But it's a significant part of Julia Davis Park. What it lacks in acres of land or fancy displays it makes up for in...

Arts
1. Old Idaho Penitentiary

Very neat to see how the system worked. I liked that there were placards outside of some cells that indicated the reason for their improsonment. It was neat...

2. The Peregrine Fund World Center for Birds of Prey

I had no idea birds of prey were so cool until visiting this center. There is a short video to watch which is followed by a Q&A with two different birds....

3. The District Coffee House

Woohoo! I was finally able to come try this place! I've been following District Coffee House on Instagram for months and months here in California, so I...

4. The Flicks: Rick's Cafe Americain

The Flicks is easily my favorite movie theater in Boise. A large part of that is their specialization in independent films, i.e., the ones with believable,...

5. Reel Theatres

You cannot beat dollar movies on Tuesday! It's clean, friendly, lots of parking, even Boise Fry co across the parking lot. Yeah, you have to wait a few...

Shopping
1. Shu's Idaho Running Company

I have been buying Hoka's online for years, but have been less than happy with the recent pairs vs the ones from several years ago. As a result, I wanted to...

2. Idaho Mountain Touring

This place is the best, by far. Extremely knowledgeable - about bikes and about local trails - and everyone I dealt with couldn't have been nicer. Their...

3. Antique World Mall And The Annex

I LOVE, LOVE LOVE this place! They have...well..everything you could possibly imagine! Easy to spend an entire day here waltzing up and down the...

4. Rediscovered Books

Rediscovered Books is a gem of a bookstore. Friendly staff, free gift wrapping (who does that anymore?) and a wide selection of books. I'm told that if...

5. Fancy Pants

I didn't buy anything. However, I'd imagine living in Boise, if I needed to look real good and wanted to splurge, I'd hightail it to Fancy Pants. Jeans that...

Health
1. Pur Zen Massage Therapy

Tim took note of my medical history and integrated his work into my rehabilitation program (for a pinched nerve in my neck). The massage itself was very...

2. BoDo Chiropractic

Our family have been seeing Jen and Kyle for a few years now. Can't imagine a better experience.

3. Boise Juice Company

What a great place to eat lunch, I've tried many of their selection of Acai bowls. One of my favorites is the Popeye, it has the Acai and fruit blend and...

4. Thrive Chiropractic

I can't begin to explain how amazing Thrive Chiropractic is! I went there because my back and ribs were all over the place (I couldn't even sleep or breathe...

5. Capitol Dental

Today I had my first visit in three years to Capitol Dental, their approach is very comforting. My appointment was confirmed so I wouldn't forget and my...

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