When thinking of the Treasure Valley, one usually thinks of Boise, Meridian, Nampa, and the surrounding areas. It is actually where 6 rivers, Payette, Boise, Weiser, Malheur, Owyhee, and Burnt all drain into the Snake River….so 7 rivers total!
Due to the many resources and rich soil for farming, the region was named “The Treasure Valley” by the local chamber of commerce in 1959, and is considered the Southwest Region Of Idaho, and even includes the Eastern part of Oregon.
The climate is much warmer than other parts of the state because it is influenced the the Pacific North West, and is in what is called the “Banana Belt”, a region known for warmer than average winters. The snowfall is very minimal, and there are an average of 220 sunny days per year.
The beauty and the weather are just the beginning of why The Treasure Valley is so popular. It is a great place to raise a family, spend great time outdoors, see and participate in the arts, and so much more!
No wonder everyone wants to live here!