Located in Ada County, only 2 miles NW of Boise, this city is the one to watch right now for new development and affordability closest to Boise. It sits directly on the Boise River and connects to the cherished Boise Greenbelt. Walk along this gorgeous paved path on the river and see why the city got its name. With the gardens that grow on the river banks, wildlife, and beautiful scenery, it is an outdoor oasis in the middle of the city. You can walk to the newly completed Esther Simplot Park and go paddleboarding, surf on the specially designed waves, or simply enjoy the city.
Garden City has a population of around 12,000 and is expanding quickly. It is becoming a trendy city known for its many craft breweries and wineries. Chinden Blvd runs directly down the town, and businesses, shops, restaurants, and cafes line the street. The most popular annual event in Garden City is the Western Idaho Fair which is held at the Fairgrounds and typically draws around 250,000 people. You can also visit the popular indoor rock climbing gym, Asana, or see a show at the epic Revolution Concert House. There are gorgeous subdivisions with many different types of houses and many new developments coming onto the scene.