Located in Canyon County, Nampa is one of the fastest-growing spots in Idaho, a great mix of old-school charm, fantastic restaurants, and affordable housing. Founded in the late 19th century to accommodate a new rail line, Nampa’s population now numbers nearly 90,000 people who enjoy its access to Idaho’s wildlife and easy lifestyle.
Nampa’s downtown is home to award-winning restaurants like Brick 29, antiques shops, bookstores, and other small businesses. Downtown is surrounded by outstanding family-run Mexican eateries, 24 parks, and two higher education institutions: the College of Western Idaho and Northwest Nazarene University.
In Nampa, you can find familiar national chains such as Costco, Sephora, Old Navy, Best Buy, and more, while the Ford Idaho Center attracts everything from national music acts to rodeos. When you want a break from it all, head out to Lake Lowell and take in the beautiful scenery.
Nampa is also a great gateway to Idaho’s emerging wine country, especially the Sunny Slope Wine District, home to 13 award-winning wineries and vineyards.