Payette is a peaceful small town in Payette county, only 41 miles from Nampa. Located in the central part of the state, Payette is home to fewer than 10,000 residents, and they love small-town life and see no reason to leave it behind. There are high-performing schools, a low crime rate, a low cost of living, and plenty to do! Don’t let the small town deceive you; there are all the amenities you would need from a larger city, so you won’t feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere! There are beautiful parks, restaurants, local shops, and a gorgeous river running through the city. The Payette River is a popular destination for water sports and attracts people from all over the state every summer. Its central location makes it perfect for many trips, such as a day trip to Malheur Butte, an extinct volcano in Malheur County, Oregon. There are many community events, such as music in the park and Payette cruise night. Payette is truly a great place to call home!