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Boise is the capital city and largest city of Idaho and is located in the Boise river valley.

Boise is the home of Boise State University and the Hawks, a professional baseball minor league team.

Hiking and biking are popular pastimes in the foothills to the city's north or downtown along the Boise river. Winter sports are available at Bogus Basin resort just 16 miles from downtown. Fly fishing and white water sports are world class.

Boise, Idaho
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Among GreatPlacesToRetire cities, Boise ranks high in man-made hazards risk and medical care. Boise ranks low in natural hazards risk and water quality.

For more detailed city facts -- including data on home prices, population demographics, medical care, air quality, water quality and more -- click on the City Report graphic below:

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