Here at 123Movers we can help you find a mover in Idaho. Local or Long Distance, just let us know your moving details and we’ll connect you to an Idaho moving company in your area. Keep reading for some interesting facts about life in Idaho.
Although most famous for potatoes, Idaho also produces more than 70 types of precious and semi-precious stones. Southern Idaho generates substantial amounts of milk, like 34 million pounds a day. In fact, this state comes in at the #4 spot for milk production in the U.S. and #3 for cheese. The Gem State ranks #1 as the national producer of trout, Austrian Winter Peas and lentils. Besides gem mining, agriculture and food processing, several other industries thrive as well.
Major commerce activity includes manufacturing, health care, tourism and timber. The U.S. Air Force Base at Mountain Home, Boise State University, Battelle Energy Alliance, St. Alphonsus Health System, Encompass Home Health, Primary Health Medical Group, Idaho Central Credit Union, Edward Jones and TitleOne Corporation employ large numbers of Idahoans. Many of these businesses have located their headquarters in Boise, the largest city in the state.
Boise, also the capital, reports an average of 234 days of sunshine every year making it the ideal place to explore the outdoors. The Boise River runs through the middle of town so access to floating or stand-up paddle boarding is easy. Parks throughout the city provide ideal hiking, biking and picnicking venues.
The rest of the Gem State gets an average of 197 sunny days and 17 inches of rain each year. Even though the state is landlocked, the Pacific Ocean makes the biggest impact on its weather. The comfort index, a number based on how humid it gets during the hotter months, runs around 74 out of 100. The national average for this index is only 44, so Idaho is very comfy weather-wise.
You’ll find many folks taking advantage of the warm climate by getting out in the fresh air and playing. They jetboat through Hells Canyon, whitewater raft the Lochsa River, take a llama trek in the backcountry, off road in an ATV on old logging roads, backpack and horseback ride. Families love the thrill rides and waterpark at Silverwood Theme Park. For a stunning scene, Shoshone Falls near the town of Twin Falls drops even further than Niagara Falls.
Take a break from being active and fuel your love of the arts in Boise. The Boise Art Museum, Boise Contemporary Theatre, the Idaho Shakespeare Festival and Ballet Idaho all await your visit.
Don’t be afraid to ask for directions or recommendations. World traveler Rick Steves says that Boise is freakishly friendly and that camaraderie easily spreads through the rest of the state.
By: Michael Danzig