NAMPA, IDAHO – Nampa encapsulates the best of Idaho’s character and charm— friendly, affordable, outdoorsy, and convenient. Although Nampa is the state’s third-largest city, it is still an idyllic small town with more than 101,000 residents. Nampa is the perfect-sized city to experience what Idaho is best known for—its neighborly, laid-back lifestyle.

Those who call Nampa home can find all the conveniences of shopping, dining, and outdoor recreation without leaving the city limits. Whether it’s a newer subdivision near Costco, older home in the historic downtown area, or acreage on the outskirts of town with a view of the Owyhee Mountains, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Nampa.


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Nampa has a lot to offer for family entertainment and fun for a town this size. People from southwest Idaho come to the massive Ford Idaho Center to enjoy the best live outdoor concerts, watch adrenaline- pumping rodeos, shop seasonal trade shows, and many other family- friendly events. The aviation lover in your family will enjoy the Warhawk Air Museum. Locals enjoy the Nampa Rec Center with its five indoor pools, rock climbing, gymnastics, etc. For cultural entertainment, the Nampa Civic Center is home to the John Brandt Performing Arts Theater. And nature lovers rejoice with the abundance of wildlife and recreation found at beautiful Lake Lowell.


The neighborly people who live and work in Nampa round out the quality of life here. It’s a diverse culture ranging from agriculture to service professionals, retail to start-ups. The living and housing costs are lower than in other areas in the valley. With various parks and trails to explore and the proximity to other nearby communities, Nampa is a solid choice for those who want to retain a small-town feel while living in a vibrant and growing community.


Downtown Nampa is alive and well. Anchored by the new Library Square, this historic district’s revitalization has spurred new life into the area, including the beautiful 62,000-ft., state-of-the-art Nampa Library.

The Nampa Train Depot Museum sits in the center of downtown Nampa. Saved by a group of citizens in 1972 from demolition, this grand historic building features Nampa’s railroad history, antiques, souvenirs, etc. Nampa’s history goes back to the early 1880s when the Oregon Short Line Railroad built a line from Wyoming to Oregon, which passed through Nampa with the fanciest railroad depot.