Welcome To Nampa

Introduction

Nampa is the second largest city in the state of Idaho and is part of the Boise-Nampa Metro area. Nampa is located about 20 miles west of Boise along Interstate 84 and 6 miles west of Meridian. 

Nampa has become not only the retail and restaraunt hub of the western Boise Valley, but is home to many successful food processing and manufacturing companies. Other areas of economic growth in the Nampa area include advanced manufacturing, agribusiness, high tech, shared services and bio sciences.

More than a place to live, work and play, Nampa also offers natural beauty, local history, culture and economic well-being. Nampa has a long history of providing a business-friendly atmosphere, low operating costs, skilled employees and a great quality of life. 

Nampa brings metropolitan amenities together with a relaxed pace of life and true sense of community spirit. Many world-class successful companies have chosen to do business in Nampa, including: Amalgamated Sugar, Great American Appetizers, Woodgrain Millwork, Fleetwood Homes, Union Pacific Systems, Sorrento-Lactalis, Materne North America, Mission Aviation Fellowship, Nestle USA, JR Simplot and many more. 

Real estate in Nampa offers something for everyone.  Nampa itself offers a vast array of housing and neighborhood choices, from custom home sites in the foothills to master planned communities. Nampa is fast becoming a favorate city for local to dine with it’s vast restaraunt appeal from casual to fine dining.  If space is what you are looking for, you’ll enjoy many housing choices in the surrounding communities with acreage.

“The country roots and relaxed pace of life have attracted individuals and companies alike to Nampa in recent years. The agriculture roots of this town are interwoven in the fabric of the community.

– Scott Latham

community

Nampa has many excellent choies when it come to housing. There are several master planned communities in Nampa that offer scenic walking paths, nearby schools and other amenities. If you’re looking for acreage, even considering a horse property, you can find that too.  

 


Education

Nampa residents and employers alike benefit from a diverse and inclusive public and private school community. Nampa is committed to academic excellence and integrity, as well as a variety of local and state workforce development programs that provide assistance to employees and businesses.

 


Parks And REcreation

The City of Nampa park system is made up of open space, sports fields, a large recreation center, playgrounds, swimming pools, beautiful gardens, walking trails and picnic facilities. Being only a few miles from the Deer Flat Wildlife Refuge and Lake Lowell, Nampa boasts a variety of recreational opportunities with swimming, boating, fishing, bird watching and hiking (to name a few).

 


Art and Culture

 

Entertainment Variety

With several state-of-the-art exhibit and performance facilities, Nampa is making a name for itself in the art scene. The Brandt Center at Northwest Nazarene University is a performing arts center that attracts musical and dramatic performances. The Nampa Civic Center provides the ideal space for performing arts events, concerts, business meetings, trade shows, weddings and much more. The Hispanic Cultural Center of Idaho and the Nampa Depot Museum are magnificent tributes to the history and contributions of Nampa’s diverse community.  Discover the spirit and history of American veterans and their contributions to the freedoms we value today at the Warhawk Air Museaum.

Nampa is home to one of the top ten regular season professional rodeos in the nation, the Snake River Stampede Rodeo. With bronc riding, bull riding, steer wrestling, roping and barrel racing, this show brings the world champions of the rodeo scene.

The Ford Idaho Center is one of the most versatile and accessible facilities of its kind in the West, with an amphitheater, horse park and sports center. Fans have enjoyed memorable concerts here from top performers including The Rolling Stones, Tim McGraw, Bob Dylan, Journey, Aerosmith and more. In addition, it’s horse park hosts thousands of horses in events and the sports center plays host to numerous top-ranked collegiate meets and athletic championships.

 

  • Nampa’s historic downtown provides a quaint and vibrant environment that captures the heart and soul of residents and visitors alike
  • Voted #1 Most Affordable City In Idaho – Livability.com (2016)
  • Cost of living is 94.7% of the national average
  • City of Nampa was incorporated in 1891
  • Nampa is home to 18 public elementary schools, 5 public middle schools and 4 public high schools

 

Focus On The Children

An enormous amount of time, money and energy goes into providing Nampa’s youth with a rich childhood. Its schools, library, Boy and Girls Club and numerous non-profit community events and agencies all give young people opportunities to grow.

 


Flying M Coffee Garage

Since opening in 2006 this downtown Nampa location has become an iconic community gathering place.

 


Higher Education

Post-secondary education options are extensive in the area.  College of Western Idaho (CWI) is one of the fastest growing comprehensive community colleges in the nation.  Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) was established in 1913. It is a non-profit comprehensive liberal arts university, offering over 60 areas of study.

 


Planned Communities

 

Bringing People Together

The City of Nampa has worked hand-in-hand with developers and builders to create many well thought-out, functional and beautiful planned communities. 

Togetherness is the focus of many of the planned communities in and around Nampa. The design elements of these popular neighborhoods instill a sense of family, friendlship and community.

 

  • Population:  86,518
  • Population Density:  2,615 residents per square mile
  • Median Household Income:  $34,758
  • Average Commute:  33 minutes
  • Median Age:  30 years old
  • Average Home Sales Price:  $182,241

Wine Roots


Wine grapes thrive in the four-season climate of Southwestern Idaho. The Idaho wine industry has had remarkable growth in the past decade. Idaho is now home to over 50 wineries, with over 1,200 acres of grapes planted. A study in 2014 concluded that the Idaho wine industry had an annual $169 million dollar impact and created nearly 1,250 jobs.

Rail Roots


By 1900, ten passenger trains a day were coming through Nampa, which needed a larger train station. In September 1903, a new passenger station was completed. This same train station is now home to the Canyon County Historical Society and Museum. In 1925, Union Pacific built a new passenger depot.   

Farming  Roots


For over a century Nampa’s history has been firmly tied to its rich agricultural roots. Nampa is one of the most productive agricultural areas in the Pacific Northwest. Some of the top-producing crops include: corn, alfalfa, sugar beets, mint and onion. The Amalgamated Sugar Company opened its sugar beet plant in 1942.