Along the cottonwood-lined banks of the Boise River, in southeast Boise, are headquarters for Albertson’s and The Washington Group (formerly Morrison-Knudsen), the campus of Boise State University, restaurants, offices, and housing ranging from apartment complexes to estate homes.
To the north, the city is bounded by the Boise Foothills. Here, public lands and planned developments are linked by the Ridge to Rivers Trail System providing lots of open space for residents to visit our natural environment.
Downtown Boise has experienced exuberant revitalization in recent years, and has become a place where citizens work, shop, eat and live. Several large condominium towers and apartment complexes provide downtown living, and the historic districts of Boise’s North End, East Boise and the Warm Springs district are just a bike ride or a walk away. An active redevelopment corporation is assuring the continued growth of downtown while preserving its many historic buildings, such as the Empire, the Idanha Hotel and the 8th Street warehouse district.