Welcome to Idaho Falls, a city with a small town feel, big city amenities and a cost of living that is the envy of the nation.
Communities in the New West have the advantages of city living with the benefits of small town ambience. Everything in the community is convenient — schools, work, recreation — all within 15 minutes.
We love rodeo in Idaho Falls. And the symphony. And jazz. Ball-room dancing. Clogging. Ballet. Renoir and Monet. Warhol and Thibeaux. The Broadway show "Cats" played to sell-out crowds. So did the last school district concert. And the tractor pull.
Geography and Climate
Idaho Falls is located at an elevation of 4,730 feet on the eastern edge of the Snake River Plain. The volcanic geology is responsible for lava flows including Craters of the Moon and the geysers and hot springs of nearby Yellowstone National Park, as well as the rich volcanic soil for growing potatoes.
Idaho Falls is surrounded by high desert sagebrush-grassland steppe, with annual precipitation of 10.9 in, mostly falling as winter snow and early spring and fall rains. The average snowfall is 37.5 in. Seasonal and daily temperatures span a wide range in this four-season climate with high average in July of 86 °F to the average low in January of 10 °F.
Idaho Falls is a service hub for the entire upper valley. The result is shopping and service ammentities of a seemingly much larger city. Idaho Falls offers a quaint retail and professional downtown, a more traditional shopping mall, retail box stores, franchises and distinctly locally owned boutiques.
The Idaho Falls area is a medical service hub for the region serving the growing medical needs of patients from several states. In addition to having two modern hospitals, a cancer center, and cardiac center, there are supporting diagnostic facilities, medical laboratories, outpatient facilities, and medical support businesses.
A Recreation Paradise
Visit eastern Idaho, and come away knowing what it means to experience "The West". Mountains that take your breath away. Unspoiled wilderness and four-star resorts. Trout-laden mountain streams and deep blue lakes. Whether you bike, boat, camp, climb, drive, fish, fly, golf, hike, hunt, ski or walk, there is absolutely no end to the recreational possibilities.
Art in Idaho
Eastern Idaho is a prolific arts center offering an array of visual and musical arts. Artists of all kinds find support through the state of Idaho Commission on the Arts, and locally through the Idaho Falls Arts Council.
Idaho Falls is home to many arts organizations representing many different art forms; music, drama, painting and other graphic arts, and dance. Professional and semi-professional groups perform in indoor and outdoor venues ranging in seating from 100 to 2000.