A recent study by ApartmentGuide named Boise the best big senior-friendly city in the U.S. Not only does Boise offer a scenic expanse of mountains and rivers that make it an enjoyable place to retire, but it also has many senior accommodations. These include 65 senior properties for every 10,000 residents, an average monthly rent of $1,066, 8 ASC healthcare facilities and 3 hospitals with medicare.
5 Best Activities for Seniors in Boise
If these senior accommodations don’t sell you, we have a list of 5 Boise activities for seniors that might do the trick.
1. Idaho Botanical Garden
The oldest botanical garden in Idaho, Idaho Botanical Garden has been blooming in Boise for the past 35 years. This is a tranquil location where flower and bird lovers can spend their afternoons.
2. Idaho Shakespeare Festival
The Idaho Shakespeare Festival offers a variety of plays from Julias Caesar to The Music Man. Seniors can spend their Friday nights enjoying a live performance in a gorgeous outdoor amphitheater.
3. Boise Trolley Tours
Take a 75 min tour in a replica Ms. Molly vintage open-air trolley. Sit back and take in the beauty surrounding Boise including downtown, The Capitol, Harrison Blvd., the Old Penitentiary, and so many other locations!
4. Boise Art Museum
The Boise Art Museum offers visitors the opportunity to engage and learn through exhibitions, collections, and educational opportunities. With a variety of shows and frequent updates, there’s always something new to see.
5. Explore the Boise Parks
Recognized for the Boise River Greenbelt and an abundance of local parks, Boise is a beautiful place to walk around and enjoy nature's finest.