Lies along the Boise River in the southwestern part of Idaho and the government seat of Ada County. The mountains from the northern part of the city strategically protect it from the Canadian blizzards, Boise has relatively mild winters and hot, dry summers. Boise sits on the boundary between urban and rural, wild, refined, and raw. It is safe to say that, yes, there are a number of places that are urbanized and, yes, there are a number of areas that are in the wild. It can be beneficial for one who would enjoy access to both atmospheres. When the agricultural expansion started, and the growth of the commercial lumber industry started, it had contributed rapidly to the city’s population growth as one of the largest construction companies houses in Boise. The city has always been lauded and recognized as an excellent place to raise a family because of its vast number of outdoor activities and the relatively low crime rate. It is also starting to attract retirees to settle for those who are looking for a place where they can stretch their dollar without having to sacrifice good access to health care.