Moving to Nampa
The city of Nampa touts a focus on “relevant and meaningful education” throughout the lifetime of residents and a belief that education starts at birth. City leadership focuses resources on ensuring citizens have opportunities throughout their entire education by providing an array of educational options, including traditional schooling, charter schools, dual-language magnet schools and alternative education. After K-12, residents have many options to continue their education close by; Northwest Nazarene University and College of Western Idaho: Nampa Campus Academic Building are located in the city, with several two- and four-year colleges located nearby.
One of the best parts of living in Nampa is the proximity to just about everything a homeowner needs to live life to the fullest. The city is home to an abundance of well-maintained parks for two-legged and four-legged residents alike, in addition to many shopping centers that house financial centers, fitness clubs, grocery stores and other general amenities right within city limits.
If there is one thing Nampa does exceptionally well, it provides opportunities for fun to its residents. Nampa’s event calendar is chock full of community events year-round, including farmers markets, festivals, rodeos and live music at the Nampa Civic Center and Nampa Convention Center. Downtown Nampa is always sure to provide a great time with a business corridor lined with antique shops, wine tasting spots, eateries and other family-friendly ways to have a great time, like the Warhawk Air Museum and the historic Nampa Train Depot.
Nampa locals enjoy eating and drinking, and it’s apparent by the large number of convenient places to wine and dine in and around the city. From casual bistros to more formal dining settings, everyone’s favorites can be found a short walk or drive away. Wine lovers are never short of adventures with Nampa’s prime placement right in the middle of Idaho’s wine country.
The city partners with several transit companies to make transportation affordable and accessible to residents of all ages. Bus service is provided by Treasure Valley Transit and ValleyRide, with stops in and around the city. Pedestrians and cyclists can safely and easily navigate the city through one of many scenic trails. Additionally, seniors are invited to take advantage of free transportation through the Nampa Senior Center.
Community members never have to travel far to get health care, whether it’s preventive services or emergency care. The health and well-being of Nampa’s residents are supported by several major and reputable health care centers and hospitals, including Primary Health Medical Group, Saint Alphonsus Medical Center and St. Luke’s Nampa Medical Center.
When it comes to safety and peace of mind, current residents enjoy both. In a poll conducted by AreaVibes.com, 54% of respondents reported that the city is family friendly, with a strong sense of community and a sense of safety at night. Forty-six percent reported that they have friendly neighbors, contributing to the many factors that make this a great place to call “home.”
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